Girls’ Track Dominate in Clarinda

Erik Andersen, Staff reporter

The girls’ track team went to Clarinda on April 2, and they dominated the competition. The girls performed at a high level and competed with all of the teams that had a greater number than they did.

The girls performed well for having low numbers on the team at the time. The numbers were low because most of the team are dual sport athletes and participated in soccer that night instead.

The girls had eight wins on that evening and four first place individual positions for Megan Carley in the 100M Dash, junior Tori Castle in the 800, senior Maddie Shipley in the long jump, and sophomore Lucy Thiel in the shot put. They also won the 4×200, 4×800, sprint medley, and distance medley.

“We left the meet early to lack of teammates due to the soccer game, and we were five girls shorter, along with some girls out with injuries,” senior Jessica Vohs said.

The track meet went well for the athletes that ran because they outperformed the opposing teams. Senior Megan Carly started the 4×800 yesterday. Even though she thinks she did bad with time, she still ran faster than the other runners.

They did a very good job, and they eventually won the meet with only seven of members of the team participating in the meet. Carly only has this season left and she is looking to go out with a bang.

“My goals as a senior is to make it to state in 4 events and to win the 4×400 state championship,” Carly said.

The team will move on through their season and their next meet is April 4, in Harlan. So, go support the cardinals as they sprint towards another victory.