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Girls track and field: Schow, Burns battle in hurdles

Rachel Schow successfully defended one of her conference titles and narrowly missed gold in two other events while leading the Rosemount girls track team to fifth out of 10 teams at last Wednesday’s South Suburban Conference Championships.

Pushed by Lakeville South senior Shaina Burns, Schow broke her own conference record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.61 seconds. Burns edged Schow by three-thousands of a second in the 100 hurdles, 14.502-14.505, and Schow clocked in at 12.49 seconds to grab runner-up honors in the 100-meter dash. The three races accounted for 26 of Rosemount’s 60 points at Eastview High School.

Lakeville South outscored Prior Lake 147 ½-131 for the team championship.

Josie French reached the finals in four events and helped the Irish score 13 points. She was fifth in both the high jump and triple jump, eighth in the 100 and fifth along with teammates Marisa Knott, Jenna Eichten and Kailey Askew in the 4x100 relay.

The Irish’s top relay finish came in the 4x800 where Sydney Hansen, Liz Evenocheck, Madison Schroeder and Morgan Lawler raced to a second-place time of 9:41.24.

Lawler shined individually, as well, placing third in the 400 finals. Evenocheck reached the finish eighth in the 1,600.

The Rosemount 4x400 came in seventh and the 4x200 placed eighth.