Girls track: Girls perform among state’s best in LakevilleIn the first meet of the season, Rosemount girls track and field coach Sara Hatleli tried to test out a few of her athletes in new events. While the Lakeville Mega Meet last week represented the first big meet of the season, the Irish were likely still trying a few things out during the early-season meet.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
In the first meet of the season, Rosemount girls track and field coach Sara Hatleli tried to test out a few of her athletes in new events.
While the Lakeville Mega Meet last week represented the first big meet of the season, the Irish were likely still trying a few things out during the early-season meet.
Rosemount still stood out with an eighth-place finish out of 20 teams.
Individually, Katie Murgic had the top Irish finish, winning the pole vault competition. Murgic cleared 11 feet for the second time this season, easily surpassing the 10-foot mark that equaled second place.
Rachel Schow was 13th in the 100-meter dash in 13.24 seconds. Schow was also 18th in the 200 with a time of 28.40.
Madeline Phillips crossed the line in 65.32 seconds to place 19th in the the 400.
Tori Grund was eighth in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 25.69 seconds. Amanda Newman added a 20th-place finish in 2:33.91.
Natalie Busher and Tina McGivern followed each other across the line in the 300 hurdles. Busher placed 15th in 51.38 seconds and McGivern was 16th in 51.74.
The 4x400 relay team took eighth place, while the 4x800 relay team placed 10th.
Busher, Laura Dennis and Kirsten Hoffman helped Rosemount to one of its best point performances in the high jump.
Busher cleared 5 feet, 3 inches for second place. Dennis finished third with a height of 5-2 and Hoffman wasn’t far behind in 11th, clearing 4-10.
In the discus, the Irish had two athletes reach the final round.
Ashley McDonald placed fifth with a throw of 111-9. Hannah Buecksler had a throw reach 101-7 to place seventh.
Alyssa Temte was 18th in the triple jump with a distance of 31 feet, 1 inch. Kirsten Hoffman cleared 30-11.5 inches for 19th place in the event.