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Newton Middle School Girls Track Team Completes Season

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013 11:49 a.m. CDT
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The eight grade middle school track team consists of (front row, from left) Allison Winchell, Michaella Cope, Bridget Carson, Ryanne Rausch, Madison Mann (second row) Morgan Allen, Molly Davros, Megan Van Dalen, Taylor Shipley, Kaytlin Ahn, Hadley Braaksma (back row) Jessie Harlan, Shonna Roush, Sarah Prendergast, Courtney Jacobsen, Jordyn Soule, Ellie Horn. Not Pictured: Hannah Yeager, Emma Meyer, Amie Williams, Taylor Tremmel
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The seventh grade middle school track team consists of (front row, from left) Haley Revell, Serenity Stier, Hannah Boecker, Addy Blom, Rylie Bakalar, Josi Swihart, Alex Doepp, Kallista Rogers (second row) Shannah Ergenbright, Halee Mundell, Emily Hopman, Lane Dethrow, Morgann Eide, Jaden Adams, Audrey Lucas, Liz McVey, Hanna Herduin, Cassie Wildung (back row) Miranda Ervin, Morgan Altman, Kira Kingery, Jaclyn Michener, Alexis Stout, Tessa Keeton, Natalie Camp, Madison Bleeker. Not Pictured: Jordan Banfield, Paige Huffaker, Jazzmyne Kaldenberg

Despite the weather, the Newton seventh and eighth grade girls track team had a very successful season. 

With the lack of practicing outside for a lot of days, the team improved on their performances throughout the season.  All of the girls worked hard despite the conditions.

There were three school records broken this season.  The seventh grade shuttle hurdle team of Lane Dethrow, Liz McVey, Audrey Lucas, and Morgann Eide ran with a record time of 1:17.09. 

Morgann Eide broke the seventh grade 100 meter hurdles record with a time of 17.21.  Taylor Shipley broke the eighth grade 100 meter hurdles record with a time of 17.06.

The future of Newton girls track looks bright.  The coaching staff looks forward to next season. 

The team was coached by Dave Hook, Kayla Long, and Eric Vander Velden.