Girls track: Undefeated so far this season

This article submitted by Courtney Karsch on 4/21/98.

The Paynesville girls track team is off to an excellent start this year by winning their second home meet. The last meet the girls won by 191 points. The total at this meet was 287 which is now a new school record for an outdoor meet.

Here are the team scores:
Paynesville..............................287
Melrose.....................................96
Sauk Centre.........................90. 5
Dassel Cokato..........................75
Eden Valley-Watkins..........59. 5


Again the 3200 meter relay made a great start for the meet. They earned a first place finish with a time of 10:45.62. The members of the relay are Carin Frenchick, Erin Aagesen, Leanne Kolb and Paula Leyendecker.

Hurdlers, Desi Petkoff, Amber Michaelis and Cindy Lang, earned a lot of points for the team with first, second and fourth places in the 100 hurdles.

In the long distance runs, Jenny Hess and Cyndi Bollman had two great races and earned first and third places.

In the mile run Erin Aagesen, Camille Flanders and Leanne Kolb ran great races. They earned us, first, third and fourth places.
Not only did the girls do good in their running events, but also in the field events. Gina Benson, Mandi McCool and Joy Hemmesch scored a lot of points when they earned second, third and fourth places in the triple jump.
In both the shot put and the discus, Teresa Rodriquez did an excellent job by getting first in both.

ďThe girls far exceeded my expectations and really ran away with this meet. I am proud of their efforts and accomplishmentsĒ, said Coach Randgaard.


New London-Spicer meet
On Friday, April 17, the Paynesville girls won their third meet, which now gives them a record of 16-0.

Team scoring:
Paynesville 157
Litchfield 147
Atwater 108
New London 90
Benson 40
Buffalo Lake 35
BBE 30

From the beginning the 3200 relay has won every meet. Frenchick, Bollman, Kolb and Leyendecker received another first place with a time of 10:48.7.

Erin Aagesen ran an outstanding race in the two-mile. She ran it in a 12:38.5 which is now her personal best.

In the high jump, Mandi McCool did an excellent job, jumping her personal best, 5í0Ē.

ďThe girls had to battle adversity in this meet. We were missing three team members and each girl had to step up their performance. We Ďbattledí in this meet and came through with our third consecutive championship. This was our toughest competition so far this year,Ē commented coach Randgaard.

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