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Girls Track and Field: Girls host Irish relays

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Each meet during the early part of the schedule allows the Rosemount girls track and field team to learn a bit more about its strengths and weaknesses.

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Chalk up this week's Irish Relays as another lesson.

"There was tough competition and I feel that we performed very well in some events, and in other events we struggled a little bit," Rosemount coach Sara Hatleli said. "What came of it was that it was a good learning experience for all of us. We're just hoping for some consistency throughout the season. If we can stay consistent we will fare well and be more successful in every meet we participate in."

Rosemount placed fourth out of the six teams at the Irish Relays, scoring 98 team points.

Eagan won the meet, in which every event is scored in team relay fashion, with 128 points. Eastview and Prior Lake finished second and third, respectively.

The top finish for the Irish came in the pole vault, and Rosemount newcomer Katie Murgic led the way.

Murgic tied a school record with a vault of 9 feet, 6 inches to place first overall. Laura Lewiski and Jenna Bangerter also competed as Rosemount won the event.

In the high jump, Laura Dennis tied for first individually and the Irish finished third as a team.

Alyssa Temte was second individually in the triple jump, and Thana Hussein and Carissa Sawyer also competed as Rosemount placed third in the event.

"All the triple jumpers did really well," Hatleli said.

The Irish's 4x800-meter relay team of Ellen Fischer, Bridget Burkard, Kelsey Magnuson and Tori Grund ran the team's fastest time of the year while placing third.

Grund, Magnuson, Burkard and Emily Davis combined to place third in the 4x1,600 relay.

"But we had excellent individual times," Hatleli said. "It was really good competition."

Laurie Tyson, Lindy Parker, and Jen Fleming combined to help Rosemount finish second in the shot put.

Kaitlyn Kleiber, Temte, Hussein and Laurie Knodle led the Irish to a second place finish in the sprint medley relay.

"We'll take something away from this meet where it will be a good thing, a learning experience," Hatleli said."

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