More indoor records set as girls take first

This article submitted by Courtney Karsch on 4/05/00.

The girls' track team traveled to St. John's University this past weekend for an indoor meet. The team took first place, won nearly half the events, broke two school records, and reached personal bests. It was their last indoor meet of the year and they performed wonderfully. "We had two more school records broken and. . .many positive results," said head coach Dave Randgaard.

The Bulldogs were first in six of the 13 events. They scored 135.5 for first place, with Mayer-Lutheran second with 115.5 and ACGC third with 111.5. Six teams competed in the meet.

Some individual highlights were Jenny Hess in the 3,200-meter run, Amanda Mayer in the 1,600-meter run, the 1,600-meter relay team, and Melissa Bachman in the pole vault.

Hess set a new school record in her race with a time of 11:04.5, breaking her own record by 50 seconds! Hess received first place in both the 1,600- and the 3,200-meter runs.

Mayer ran her personal best in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:55.3 and received third place for her great run.

At St. John's, they only had one relay and that was the 1,600-meter relay, so the Paynesville girls stacked their relay and it paid off. They got first place with a great time of 4:39. They defeated every other team by five seconds! The team members were: Sara Lieser, Tiffany Rausch, Mayer, and Carin Frenchick.

The pole vault is a relatively new addition to the girls' lineup of events. Bachman is a sophomore and she definitely knows how to use her skills in the pole vault. She set a new school indoor record, breaking her own record of 7'6". Bachman jumped 9'0" on Saturday and got first place as well.

Each member of the team contributed something to the first-place effort, whether it was a personal best, a new school record, a good place in their event, or just cheering each other on. Good job girls!

"The team did very well. We were pleased with our newcomers on the team and had an outstanding leadership shown by our senior captains. We still can improve in all our events and will work towards doing that," said Randgaard.

The girls had a meet yesterday at ACGC. Their next meet is at home on Tuesday, April 11. Hope to see you there!

Team scores
1. Paynesville- 135.5
2. Mayer-Lutheran- 115.5
3. ACGC- 111.5
4. BOLD- 60.5
5. Sauk Centre- 36.0
6. Albany- 35.0

Individual Results 55-meter hurdles: Bachman, second, 10.1 (personal best); Katrina Orbeck, sixth, 10.3 (personal best); Hannah Braun, ninth, 10.9 (personal best);
55-meter dash: Courtney Karsch, third, 8.0; Heidi Jansen, seventh, 8.2 (personal best);
200-meter dash: Tiffany Rausch, first, 28.6; Karsch, second, 28.9; Carla Hemmesch, eighth, 29.8;
400-meter dash: Rausch, first, 1:03.9; Danielle Lieser, fourth, 1:09; Sara Lieser, seventh, 1:11 (personal best);
800-meter run: Carin Frenchick, second, 2:37.7; Amanda Mayer, third, 2:42.1; Leanne Kolb, ninth, 2:51;
1,600-meter run: Jenny Hess, first, 5:20.8; Amanda Mayer, third, 5:55.3 (personal best);
3,200-meter run: Hess, first, 11:04.5 (new school record); Jana Zumwalde, 13.37;
1,600-meter relay: Sara Lieser, Rausch, Mayer, Frenchick, first, 4:39;
Shot put: Joy Hemmesch, eighth, 29' 9";
High jump: Ashley Wall, sixth, 4' 8" (ties personal best indoors);
Long jump: Bachman, sixth, 13' 11 1/2"; Danielle Lieser, seventh, 13' 11";
Triple jump: Bachman, third, 31' 2" (personal best); Mayer, fourth, 30' 7" (personal best);
Pole vault: Bachman, first, 9' 0" (new school record); Joy Hemmesch, sixth, 7' 0" (ties personal best indoors).

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