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Cardinal girls finally compete in Boone track meet

Newton’s Morgann Eide, seen here competing in an indoor meet earlier this season, is the Cardinal’s top hurdler this year.
Newton’s Morgann Eide, seen here competing in an indoor meet earlier this season, is the Cardinal’s top hurdler this year.

BOONE — Newton High’s girls were to have opened the 2015 outdoor track season at Boone. It didn’t happen because of Mother Nature.

The Cardinal girls competed in the Boone Girls’ Invitational Monday, which had been rescheduled from March 26. It’s a start to a three-meet week for the Newton girls’ track team. The Cardinals are at Ames Tuesday then it is the Cardinal Invitational at Newton’s H.A. Lynn Stadium Thursday.

Newton’s varsity, which competed without several athletes, finished fifth with 59 points. Boone won the meet with 135 points followed by Gilbert with 122, Harlan with 96 and Des Moines Christian with 72 points.

Sarah Kalkhoff won the discus with a throw of 127 feet, 5 inches. Haley Revell took fourth with a toss of 100 feet. In the shot put, Kalkhoff placed second with a throw of 36-7.75 and Revell was sixth at 31-2.

On the track, the top individual performance for Newton was turned in by Morgann Eide finishing second in the 100-meter high hurdles in 16.92 seconds. Alexis Stout was third in the 400 hurdles in 1 minutes, 13.29 seconds and Kaelee Knoll placed sixth in 1:26.23.

Newton’s 4x100-meter relay team of Liz McVey, Alex Hutchinson, Stout and Leela Spencer posted a second-place time of 52.76 seconds. The same foursome placed third in the 4x200 relay race in 1:52.77.

The Cardinal shuttle hurdle relay team of Eide, Fran Lucas, McVey and Anna Barr took third in 1:12.73. Newton’s Michaella Cope placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run in 14:05.47.

Hailey Coy posted a third-place time in the 400 meters in 1:05.29. Coy combined with Eide, Audrey Lucas and Jordan Banfield for fifth place in the sprint medley relay race in 2:07.55.

Newton’s 4x800 relay team of Autumn Hunt, Megan Van Dalen, Sarah Prendergast and Destiny Lautenbach took third in 10:58.90. The distance medley relay team of Taylor Shipley, Serenity Stier, Sydney Hook and Knoll finished fifth in 5:10.95.

Knoll, Hook, Prendergast and Lautenbach combined for a 5:19.27 to place fifth in the 4x400 relay race.

Stier won the junior varsity 200-meter dash in 31.27 seconds followed by Hook in second place at 31.74. Shannah Ergenbright placed third in the 100 meters in 16.27 seconds. Shipley was second in the 100 high hurdles in 17.74 seconds and Audrey Lucas was third at 18.23.

The 4x200-meter relay team of Brooke Wolfe, Bethany Risius, Kayla Botterbrodt and Ergenbright took second in 2:21.90. Stier, Wolfe, Risius and Ergenbright placed second in the 4x100 relay in 1:03.35.

Miranda Ervin took third in the junior varsity discus event with a throw of 65-2 and Bailey Wall was fifth at 63-4. Ervin placed fourth in the shot put at 27-3.5 and Wall took fifth at 24-10.5.

Newton’s junior varsity scored 55 points for third place. Boone won with 122 points and Harlan had 44 points. Gilbert scored 22 points.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535

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