Track and Field: Girls finish fifth, advance three to stateRosemount track and field coach Sara Hatleli sees the positives when she looks at her Irish team.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
Rosemount track and field coach Sara Hatleli sees the positives when she looks at her Irish team.
Even during inconsistent performances, the coach can the see bright spots from the athletes.
In the final meet of the season, even where the focus is on individual athletes, the team was earning the coach’s praise.
“I thought the kids really put forth their best effort,” Hatleli said. “They rose to the occasion. They competed to the best of their ability.”
Rosemount placed fifth as a team with 64 points. The Irish also advanced three athletes to this week’s state meet.
Katie Murgic will compete at state in the pole vault. Shade Pratt will run in the 400-meter dash, and Alyssa Temte will participate in the triple jump.
Pratt qualified for state by winning the 400.
“She has started to turn it on after a setback with an ankle injury,” Hatleli said. “She just continues to shine, and cut down on her times.”
Pratt placed third in the 800 with Tori Grund finishing in sixth.
Murgic won the pole vault with a new school record height of 10 feet, 9 inches. She was also eighth in the 200.
Temte placed second in the triple jump.
“It was down to her last attempt,” Hatleli said. “She jumped out of her mind, just the way we knew she could.”
Kelsey Magnuson was fourth in 3,200 and eighth in the 1,600.
Natalie Busher and Laura Dennis were fifth and eight, respectively, in the high jump.
Laurie Tyson was fourth in the shot put, with Lindy Parker placing eighth.
Nicole Floersch placed fourth in the discus, while Ashley McDonald finished in seventh.