Girls track finds first meet a learning experience

This article submitted by Dave Rangaard, track coach on 04/01/97.

e Paynesville girlís track team had a very positive learning experience at their first indoor track meet of the season on March 22. The meet was held at St. Cloud State University and sponsored by Sartell High School.

ďWe look at this meet as a chance to participate on a college indoor track and compete against quality competition,Ē Randgaard said. ďThe coaches try to use this meet to put the girls in events where they can achieve the most success and help the team as well. We had many personal bests at this meet.Ē

Team scores were not kept for this meet. Teams competing were BOLD, Crosby-Ironton, Foley, St. Johnís Prep, Wadena-Deer Creek, and Paynesville.

The girlís next indoor meet will be held on Friday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Johnís University.

Individual results:
3200 meter relay:
Carin Frenchick, Cindy Lang, Erin Aagesen and Paula Leyendecker,10:57 first. (This relay team set the tone for us by winning the first event. Aagesen had the fastest split with a time/of 2:38.);
400 meter dash: 1:04.5, Tiffany Rausch, first;
200 meter dash: 28.9, Courtney Karsch. This win was the surprise of the meet for us, Randgaard added; Rausch, third, 29.1;
55 meter hurdles: Steph Tangen, second, 9.5; Larson, personal best, sixth, 10.0;
1600 meter relay: Rausch, Benson, Aagesen, Leyendecker. second, 4:43. Rausch had the fastest split time at 1:06;
55 meter dash: Karsch, personal best, third, 7.8; Trish Lieser, seventh, 8.4;
800 meter relay: 2:01.8, Krysta Larson, Amber Michaelis, Karsch, and Tangen, third;
800 meter run: 2:44, Leyendecker, indoor personal best, fourth; 2:45, Aagesen, indoor personal best, fifth;
Triple jump: 29í8Ē, Joy Hemmesch, personal best, fifth; 29í5Ē, Benson, sixth;
Long jump: Michaelis, indoor personal best, fifth, 14í10Ē; Larson, sixth, 13í4Ē; Melissa Winter, seventh, 12í9Ē;
High jump: Gina Benson (Gina won this event for the second consecutive year.) first, 5í; Michaelis, fourth, 4í8Ē; Hemmesch, sixth, 4í 3Ē;
Shot put: Teresa Rodriquez, personal best, third, 31í1Ē; Jesse Hennen, indoor personal best, sixth, 29' 8".

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