Girls win at home, stay undefeated

This article submitted by Michael Jacobson on 4/19/00.

Relay race The girls' track team remains undefeated so far this season after four track meets. Their last meet was held last Tuesday at home against some outstanding competition. Even though the weather was a little funny and cold that day, the girls came out on top.

It may not be a surprise, but Jenny Hess again broke the school record in the 3200-meter run. The old record was 11:11 and Hess ran it in 11:08! Hess just keeps on doing a great job in her races.

Already this year, the Dogs have seen improvements in the 100-meter hurdles as three girls placed. Hannah Braun, a freshman placed eighth, Katrina Orbeck placed fifth, and Missy Bachman placed third. These girls scored many points for the team.

The 1,600-meter run remains a strong race for Hess and Amanda Mayer as Mayer placed third with a time of 5:56 and Hess placed first with a time of 5:20.

Danielle Lieser sprints ahead during a relay after taking the exchange from Carin Frenchick.

The 300-meter hurdles is one of the more challenging races of track and as a freshmen, Braun has really come through and succeeded. Braun placed fifth in the hurdles last week and close behind her was Orbeck with eighth place. Both of the girls work hard and are a good asset to the team. "Hannah's race was a big surprise and was her personal best as well," said head coach Dave Randgaard.

The 800-meter run is another solid race for the Dogs. Carin Frenchick, a captain, placed a close second with a time of 2:37.2. And right behind her was Mayer in third with a time of 2:39.4. They scored 15 points for the team.

In the 200-meter dash, three regular runners placed great in this race. Carla Hemmesch placed sixth, Courtney Karsch placed fifth, and Tiffany Rausch placed first with a time of 28.6. These girls scored 17 big points for their team.

In this last meet, the discus throwers had much better throws. Ashley Wall placed eighth, Heidi Jansen placed seventh, and Joy Hemmesch placed fourth with a throw of 89'0".

There were also two more personal bests reached last Tuesday. Rachel Koehn reached hers in the high jump, jumping 4'6". Braun reached her personal best in the pole vault reaching 7'6" and getting fourth place.

The girls had a very successful meet and it set them on the right track for their upcoming meets. "This was a big step for the team. I was impressed with our effort and desire to win," said Randgaard.

The girls competed yesterday at Annandale and their next meet is the following Tuesday, April 25, in Minnewaska at 4:15 p.m.

Team scores
1. Paynesville -193.5
2. ACGC -187
3. BDRSH -105
4. St. Cloud Cathedral- 54
5. Annandale -53
6. Benson -47
7. Eden Valley -29
8. Maple Lake -27

Individual Results
110-meter hurdles: Melissa Bachman, third, 18.24; Katrina Orbeck, fifth, 19.2; Hannah Braun, eighth, 19.59;
300-meter hurdles: Braun, fifth, 57.2; Orbeck, eighth, 58.7;
100-meter dash: Tiff Rausch, third, 13.58; Courtney Karsch, fifth, 13.81; 200-meter dash: Rausch, first, 28.6; Karsch, fifth, 29.84; Carla Hemmesch, sixth, 29.94;
400-meter dash: Rausch, first, 1:04.91, Danielle Lieser, eighth, 1:09.73;
800-meter run: Carin Frenchick, second, 2:37.2; Amanda Mayer, third, 3:39.4; Leanne Kolb, eighth, 2:47.81;
1,600-meter run: Jenny Hess, first, 5:20; Mayer, third, 5:56;
3,200-meter run: Hess, first, 11:08 (new school record); Jana Zumwalde, fourth, 14:37; 1,600-meter relay: second, 4:34.7;
3,200-meter relay: Frenchick, Danielle Lieser, Kolb, Zumwalde, third, 11:09.6;
Discus: Joy Hemmesch, fourth, 89' 0"; Jansen, seventh, 76' 7"; Ashley Wall, eighth, 74' 7";
Shot put: Jansen, fifth, 29' 4"; Joy Hemmesch, 29' 1"; High jump: Wall, third, 4' 6"; Koehn, fifth, 4' 6";
Long jump: Bachman, second, 14' 2.5"; Wall, sixth, 13' 9";
Triple jump: Bachman, second, 31' 5.5"; Mayer, third, 30' 8";
Pole vault: Bachman, first, 9' 6"; Braun, fourth, 7' 6"; Joy Hemmesch, sixth, 7' 0".

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