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Cardinal girls compete in ISU High School Classic

Newton High’s Tessa Keeton ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay in Monday’s meet at Iowa State University 
in Ames.
Newton High’s Tessa Keeton ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay in Monday’s meet at Iowa State University in Ames.

AMES — Newton High’s Haley Revell unleashed a throw of 37 feet, 1 inch to claim fifth in the shot put at Monday’s 24th Iowa State Girls High School Classic indoor track meet. It was her best throw of the three-meet indoor season.

Morgann Eide ran 13th in the 60-meter hurdles in 10.229 seconds at the ISU Lied Recreation Athletic Center in Ames. Hannah Boecker was 72nd in 11.661 seconds in the field of 96 competitors.

Newton’s 4x400-meter relay team of Rachel Berkland, Tessa Keeton, Lakin Jenkins and Abbie Barr posted a 15th-place time of 4 minutes, 29.21 seconds. It was the final event of the meet.

“This was another great meet for the team as we wrap up our indoor season,” Newton coach Rachelle Tipton said. “We have loved seeing the competetive drive the athletes have and this meet was no different.  Many girls saw time drops and height increases.”

Tipton said Revell was excited to be throwing a distance she ended last season. Tipton said the 4x400 was the exclamation mark on the meet.

“Each member of the 4x400 relay team ran a great leg. It is going to be fun watching this relay continue to improve,” Tipton said.

Miranda Ervin placed 26th with a throw of 30-7 in the shot put field of 70 throwers. Boecker and Barr each cleared the high jump bar at 4-8, finishing in a tie for 28th among 60 competitors.

Jenkins turned in a leap of 12-10 to place 44th in the long jump. Kenna Winther finished 54th in the field of 72 jumpers with a distance of 12-3 1/4.

On the track, Sydney Hook placed 79th in the 60-meter dash in 9.30 seconds and Audrey Lucas was 88th in 9.49 seconds.

Molly Coy and Gerima Blair went 50th and 51st, respectively, in the 1,500-meter run in 6:07.56 and 6:08.41.

“The 1,500 was a new event for Molly and Gerima. They were willing to see their potential in the race and gave it a try. For never running it before they ran a smart race and made moves at the right time,” Tipton said.

The Cardinals’ 4x800-meter relay team of Jenna Smith, Michella Cope, Rosemary Abrams and Brittney McConnell was 43rd in 13:06.73 seconds.

The 800-meter sprint medley relay foursome of Randi Walters, Teddie Brunsmann, Liz McVey and Karley Leiker took 46th in 2:17.11.

Newton’s girls open their outdoor track season March 30 at Boone. Tipton and Rachel Tomas are co-head coaches this season.

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

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