Girls track: Rosemount tied for third at Lake RelaysAs Rosemount girls track and field coach Sara Hatleli has summarized each of the past three meets, she eventually makes her way to a revealing stat. In the past three meets, the Irish have posted their best-ever finish at each respective meet.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
As Rosemount girls track and field coach Sara Hatleli has summarized each of the past three meets, she eventually makes her way to a revealing stat.
In the past three meets, the Irish have posted their best-ever finish at each respective meet.
It’s one thing Hatleli won’t ever tire of saying.
“The promising thing is, I still don’t believe every one of our athletes have had their best meets on the same day,” Hatleli said. “There is still more to come.”
Rosemount finished tied for third at last week’s Lake Conference Relays at the Bierman Field on the University of Minnesota campus. The Irish scored 116 points, equaling Eden Prairie in the relay-style format where each individual counts toward a team total in each event. Eastview won the team title with 136 points and Lakeville North was second with 124 points.
“We know we have the talent. It’s a matter of whether the girls believe in themselves or not,” Hatleli said. “I think finally we are starting to go into meets with the confidence that we can compete with a lot of the schools out there.”
The recent finishes will add to the confidence level.
At the Lake Conference Relays, Rosemount won four events.
The sprint medley relay team of Shade Pratt, Rachel Schow, Madeline Phillips and Thana Hussein covered the distance in 4 minutes, 20.81 seconds to place first.
Laura Dennis, Hussein, Tori Grund and Pratt teamed up to win the 4x400 relay with a honor roll-qualifying time of 4:05.89.
The distance medley relay team of Sara Feeser, Dennis, Pratt and Grund crossed the line in 12:39.20 to finish first.
Dennis, Natalie Busher and Kirsten Hoffman totaled a height of 14 feet, 8 inches in the high jump, placing in a tie for first.
“The high jumpers did a great job,” Hatleli said. “We had a lot of athletes in multiple events and we were stretched thin. They were able to perform well in multiple events.”
The 3x100 hurdle relay placed second with Alyssa Temte, Busher and Tina McGivern combining on the effort.
“That was a huge improvement from last year,” Hatleli said.
Busher, Temte and Hoffman then combined to place second in the triple jump relay. The three added up to a distance of 98-7.
Katie Murgic had the top pole vault finish. She currently has the state’s top mark with a height of 11-6.
The True Team section meet was scheduled for Tuesday, but postponed due to rain. The meet was rescheduled for Thursday at Apple Valley, barring another weather postponement.