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Area Roundup: Raider girls track wins at Ballard

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 11:10 a.m. CDT

The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls track team took a big step toward one of its goals for the season on Friday, winning the Class B side of an invitational hosted by Ballard of Huxley. Colfax-Mingo also participated in the meet, taking sixth.

“I am very pleased with our performances tonight,” CMB coach Jerry Meinerts said. “It was a rough start to the season with all the indoor practices, snow days, etc., but for our girls to come out and run as well as they did tonight, I am very satisfied with where we are right now. We still have a lot of work to do, and we need to keep improving.”

CMB got first-place finishes from Bridget Hurley in the 400-meter dash with a time of one minute, 4.95 seconds, Anne Deutsch in the 800 (2:39.55), Shelby Berg in the 1,500 (5:43.06) and the 4x800 relay team of Deutsch, Berg, Kayla Hennick and Hayley Leonard (10:49.38).

The Raiders also scored 45 of their 165 points in field events, as Abbie Haupert (discus), Payge Jurgens (shot put), Alex Broderick (high jump) and Toni Spencer (long jump) all placed second and Courtney Ubben (shot put) and Jenna Ziesman (long jump) placed third. Overall, CMB had 28 top-six finishers.

Leading Colfax-Mingo in its sixth-place finish was Kennedi Hostetter, who picked up three individual medals in the 3,000, 1,500 and 400. Mari Gonzales finished second in the 400 hurdles, while freshman McKinzie Tjaden also took second in the 200 and sixth in the 100.

Other points came from the Tigerhawks’ 4x100 relay team, which placed third, as well as medals from freshman Edith Erickson in the discus and Rylee Thompson in the long jump.

“Overall, I thought the girls performed well with the weather conditions we encountered,” C-M coach Zach Tomas said. “We had a lot of great things happen, but we still have some work to do, much like the rest of the state.”

Both the Raiders and Tigerhawks will be back in action today at the Raider Invititional in Baxter.

Mustang girls golf takes second at Chariton Invite

The Prairie City-Monroe girls golf team hit the road for the first time this season on Saturday, and brought back some good news for its fans.

PCM shot a 400, finishing second behind Grinnell in a seven-team, 18-hole invitational hosted by Chariton.

“Overall, I am very happy with the way the girls played today, as it was very windy all meet and it affected some of their shots,” PCM coach Val Edwards said. “Four of my five golfers placed in the top 10 for the meet, so that was exciting as well.”

The Mustangs’ top three golfers finished within one stroke of one another, as Cassidy Van Veen led the way with a 98, Kelsey Van Veen had a 99 and Taylor Phifer carded a 100. Hannah Hugen was the next one in with a 103, while Maddie Peters rounded out the team’s scores with a 104.

PCM will be back in action today at Albia in a meet that was orginially scheduled for April 18.

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