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Colfax-Mingo girls manage shuffling to take fourth

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 11:21 a.m. CDT

OGDEN —Colfax-Mingo’s girls track team battled through injuries and quick-pace meet Thursday to secure a fourth place finish at Ogden.

Tigerhawk girls’ Head Coach Zach Tomas said several absences due to out-of-state travel and injury caused the team to shuffle athletes into unfamiliar events, posing a unique challenge for the girls.

“It made some of the girls do some events they may not be the most comfortable with doing,” he said.

Despite the changes, Tomas said several girls clocked personal best times. The Tigerhawks finished with 58 total team points, and Gilbert took the event with 173.

This was one of the fastest meets we attend,” he said. “This made rest time between games difficult to come by, but the girls had great attitudes and worked through the adversity.”

The best finish of the evening for the Tigerhawks came in a second place finish in the 4x200-meter relay. Jessica Albright, Brianna Cooper, Dakota Hostetter and McKinzie Tjaden crossed the finish line in 1 minute 54.87 seconds.

In the 100-meter dash Tjaden placed third in 13.60 seconds. Iva Moore took third in the 1,500-meter run in 5:44.05. Erin Earles took tenth in the 200-meter dash in 32.08. Third place in the 3,000-meter run went to Kennedi Hostetter in 12:41.81.

In the 400-meter dash, Bailey Pease took fifth in 1:09.95. Dakota Brodka finished tenth in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.87.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Albright, Cooper, Hostetter and Tjaden placed third in 54.27 seconds. In the 4x800-meter relay, Pease, Moore, Taylor Shepley and Cassie Craig took fourth place in 11:41.40. Sixth place in the 800-meter sprint medley went to the team of Bryanna Bill, Reagan Nichol, Eva Donnermayer and Craig in 2:15.77.

Nichol, Earles, Hostetter and Moore took the fourth place spot in the distance medley, clocking a time of 5:07.46. In the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay, the team of Anna Blom, Bill, Nichol and Dakota Brodka took fifth in 1:25.97.

In the field, Kayla Van Dusseldorp placed fourth in the shot put, with a throw of 31 feet 9 inches. Tigerhawks Anna Baldwin and Jena Teed took fifth and sixth respectively in the discus, throwing distances of 86’ 5” and 85’ 7.5”.

The C-M girls will be back in action Tuesday in a meet in Montezuma.