The Lady Jeffs track team traveled to Seward on Thursday March 14 to compete at their first track meet of the season. The track meet was hosted at Concordia University’s indoor track facility.
Due to poor weather the team has had limited time with their field events and time on the track. Although, the girls did not let that hinder their performance. The Lady Jeffs team received first place.
“The girls did an outstanding job yesterday competing against tough Class B competition,” Girls head track coach Matt Edson said. “It was an exciting day yesterday, and going to be a fun season!”
Sara Huss ’20 placed first in the girls 200 meter dash with a time of 28.21. Huss also won the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:03.39. Cora DeBoer ’20 ran a 1:08.78 placing second in the 400 meter dash. Senior Mikasa Lierman placed first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:40.82.
The girls 4 by 400 meter relay team consisting of Huss ’20, DeBoer ’20, Joy Ondrak ’19, and Jami Mans ’22 placed first with a time of 4:32.61. Mikasa Lierman ’19, Ellie Ohlde ’21, Alissa York ’22, and Mikwena Lierman ’21 made up the 4 by 800 meter relay and finished with a time of 11:16.00 which gave them first place.
Claire Shumard ’20 vaulted 9’1 which tied the school record and gave her a first place finish for the meet. Ohlde ’21 placed second with a vault of 8’7.
Izze Schwab ’20 threw 35’11 in the girls shot put placing first. Mikwena Lierman placed first in triple jump with a jump of 33’07.
At the beginning of the year, the girls came up with some goals for the season: Push your teammates everyday, be positive and have a good attitude, 10 plus girls make state, break school records, 25 letter winners, win every meet.
The lady Jeffs next meet will be Tuesday, March 19 at Thayer Central. Saturday March 23 will be the Fairbury Invite at 9:30 am.