It has been five days of runs in the sun as the Woodward-Granger Hawks’ girls track and field team were kept busy competing in three meets in just five days.
At the Carroll Co-Ed Invitational this past Monday the Hawks managed a fifth place finish with 66 team points. Two girls recorded the team’s two top three finishes.
Riley Jamison, Hawks, earned a second place finish in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:38.39, just a little over three seconds shy of the top spot. Teammate Regan Kaufman placed sixth.
Fellow Hawk runner Chole David took the third place spot in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:21.25.
As a team the Hawks earned three third place finishes in the 4x800, 400-meter shuttle hurdle relay, and the 800-meter sprint medley relay.
In the 4x800 Katelyn Peters, Anna Tague, Natalie Helbling and Emma Drake combined for an 11:18.64 run and six team points.
The Hawks were awarded another six points in the 400-meter shuttle hurdles relay with a time of 1:25.51.
The evening was capped off with the team’s final third place finish in the 800 relay with a combined 2:02.73 run, almost three seconds behind first place.
The host Carroll with 152 points took the top spot with second place going to IKM-Manning with 111, and third was Greene County with 100.
Maple Valley A-O placed fourth with 86 and the Perry Jayettes’ 48 points landed them in sixth place.
A few days prior on April 7, the girls finished in sixth place with 44 team points at the Bomber Relays in Huxley.
Once again the 4x800 team took third with a time of 11:52.01. The 1600-distance medley team of Tague, Helbling, Drake and Katelyn Bandstra scored second place with a time of 4:46.89.
The 4x400 team of also recorded another third place finish with a time of 4:37.77. Individually in the 1500-meter run, Peters fell over seven seconds short of first place with a run of 5:40.35.
Final results was CMB in first with 192 points, Roland-Story in second with 112 points, Carroll in third with 96 points, Forest City took fourth with 85, and Clarke in fifth with 48. Pleasantville finished seventh with 10 points and South Hamilton was last with zero points.
The Hawks had a great outing on April 6, when they hosted three teams at this season’s Cavanaugh Relays.
It was a dominating first place finish as the host Hawks earned 165 first place points. Southeast Valley finished second with 140 followed by Perry with 137 and Des Moines Christian came in fourth with 74 points.
Savannah David, Hawks, claimed the top spot in the 100-meter hurdles with a 19.88 run. In the high jump Helbling sprung over everyone for first place with a 4-04.00 jump. Fellow jumper Bandstra’s long jump of 13-09.00 earned her a first place finish.