E-Hawks Qualify Pair Of Events For State Track, Lady E-Hawks Shut Out
SIOUX?CENTER – The Class 2A District and Regional Track Qualifying meet at Sioux Center provided lots of near-misses for Emmetsburg’s track and field teams. When the final race was finished, the Lady E-Hawks would end up without a State Track Qualifier for the first time in several years, while the E-Hawks managed to earn trips to Des Moines for two events.
The State Track Championships will be run this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
For Coach Tyler Beving’s E-Hawks, a pair of disappointments in the shuttle hurdle relay and 4×200 relay were offset by a school record time in the 4×100 relay, as Brady Berkland, Brady Christensen, Andrew Wellik and Allen Jensen would win the automatic qualification by winning the event with a time of :44.28.
Also earning a trip to the State Meet was Cody Henderson,, as his time of :15.64 in the 110 high hurdles and third place finish at Sioux Center earned him an at-large qualification to state.
The E-Hawks, Shuttle Hurdle Relay looked to be a strong contender, but a fall by lead-off runner Chad Loomis would relegate the squad to a seventh place finish with their time of 1:03.27.
The 4×200 relay, through confusion at the starting line, missed the start of their heat and did not compete.
Emmetsburg’s Distance Medley relay finished 12th with a time of 4:27.65 to cap off the relay events.
Brady Berkland would finish ninth in the 100 meter dash with a :12.47 effort and Brady Christensen was tenth with a :12.55. In the 200 meter dash, Andrew Wellik finished fourth with a :23.48 time and Brady Berkland was tenth with a :24.41 clocking.
Clayton Henderson would finish tenth in the 110 hurdles with a :17.57 effort, while Austin Lietz finished the 1600 meters in 5:23.89 to finish 21st. In the 400 hurdles, Chad Loomis finished ninth with a time of 1:00.22.
Andrew Garrelts earned seventh place in the discus with a throw of 125’11“, and in the shot put, Garrelts threw 43’10”?to place fifth while Arik Kerr threw the orb 41’4″ to finish ninth.
The girls’ competition was extremely tough on Thursday, as a pair of fifth-place relay finishes were the best the Lady E-Hawks earned.
The 4×200 relay finished fifth in a time of 1:53.02, and the Shuttle Hurdle Relay also took fifth with a time of 1:14.42. The Sprint Medley Relay turned in a 1:59.89 to place sixth, as did the 4×100 relay with its’ :53.94 effort. The Distance Medley relay would finish eighth overall with a time of 4:48.68.
Earning a fifth place finish individually for Emmetsburg was freshman Mikki Mundus in the 100 meter dash with her time of :14.56. Hadley Egland would finish eighth in the 100 meter hurdles with an :18.38 clocking, while Mikki Mundus took ninth place in the 200 meter dash with a :29.66 effort.
Rachel Ruddy finished tenth in the long jump with her leap of 13’11.5″, while Jacque Carlson earned 13th place in the discus with a throw of 91’5″. Tara Harris finished 14th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:56/75 and Alyson Berven placed 15th in the 100 meter hurdles with her :18.89 clocking.
Taylor Reimer earned a 16th place finish in the 800 meter run with a 2:51.81 time, while Rachel Ruddy also finished 16th in the 100 meter dash with a :15.42 effort. Maura Soukup placed 18th in the 1500 meter run with a time of 6:17.49, while Britni Will finished 20th in the discus with her throw of 82’5″ and Rachel Ruddy finished 21st in the 200 meter dash in a time of :33.42.