Girls track team remains unbeaten

This article submitted by Courney Karsch on 4/28/99.

girls track The Paynesville girl's track team is still undefeated after last week's meets.

On Tuesday, April 20, the girls headed over to New London for a meet. Knowing there were only going to be four teams, the girls didn't have as much competition as they had in the past.

In the dashes, Rachel Koehn had her personal best in the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.7. In the 400-meter dash, Tiffany Rausch won first place with a time of 1:03.8. Tiffany, above right, also finished first in the 100-meter dash; Courtney Karsch, left, finished third.

To add more points and to help out the team was Pieper Garmon, Amy Mueller, and Carla Hemmesch. Garmon ran her personal best with a time of 1:07. Mueller placed fifth and very close behind was Hemmesch, also with a personal best of 1:10.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Katrina Orbeck ran her personal best with a time of 54.9. She has been practicing and it paid off.

In the longer distance, the two-mile run, Jenny Hess ran her personal best as well, with a time of 11:45.

"The team had a very solid meet. Some of the girls had personal bests and are really starting to improve in their events," said coach Dave Randgaard.

Shot put: Jansen, second, 29' 11.5"; J. Hemmesch, fourth, 28' 6";
High jump: Michaelis, first, 4'10"; Benson, second, 4' 10" McCool, sixth, 4' 6";
Triple jump: Bachman, first, 31' 5"; Benson, third, 29' 8";
Pole vault: Bachman, second, 7' 6"; J. Hemmesch, third, 6' 6";
Long Jump: Michaelis, second, 15' 3/4"; Bachman, third, 14' 3".

Team scores
Paynesville 174
New London-Spicer 125
Big Lake 83
Belgrade 22

Willmar meet
On Thursday, April 22, the girls traveled to Willmar for the coldest meet of the year. They ran very well and again took first for the second consecutive year. The team was mentally tough. They over came the weather conditions and won the meet.

The 3200-meter relay ran an excellent race with a time of 10:51.8. The team members are: Frenchick, Kolb, Lieser, and Mayer.

Michaelis ran an excellent time in the 100-meter hurdles. She earned first place with a time of 17.4.

Hess is still undefeated in the 1600- and 3200-meter run. She ran the 1600 in 5:28 and the 3200 in 11:50.

Rausch ran her personal best in the 200-meter dash. Her time was 27.1, which earned her a second place.

This was a big meet to win. The teams record is now 23 wins and one loss. "Our team depth was very critical in winning this meet. We picked up more than one place in many events, which increased our team total enabling us the chance to be the champions," said Randgaard.

Team scores
Paynesville 158
Willmar 141.5
ACGC 107
Marshall 103
Montevideo 82.5
New London-Spicer 73.5
Belgrade 11.5

Individual results
3200-meter relay: second, 10:51.8;
100-meter hurdles: Michaelis, first, 17.2; Orbeck, seventh, 19.0;
100-meter dash: Rausch, second, 13.3; Karsch, third, 13.6;
800-meter relay: fifth, 2:02;
1600-meter run: Rausch, first, 1:03;
400-meter relay: fourth, 56.2;
300-meter hurdles: Michaelis, second, 50.8; Lang, seventh, 55.25; Orbeck, eighth, 55.28;
800-meter run: Frenchick, third, 2:43.5; Mayer, sixth, 2:46.4; Kolb, eighth, 2:46.4;
200-meter dash: Rausch, second, 27.1, Karsch, sixth, 28.4;
3200-meter run: Hess, first, 11:50;
1600-meter relay: fourth, 4:34;
High jump: Michaelis, second, 5'1"; Benson, sixth, 4' 6";
Triple jump: Bachman, second, 32' 0";
Long jump: Michaelis, first, 15' 7.5"; Bachman, second, 14' 4.5";
Pole vault: Bachman, third, 7' 6"; J. Hemmesch, sixth, 7' 0".

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