Lady Wolverines Run At Richard Ryan Relays
GOWRIE – The Lady Wolverines of West Bend-Mallard/Gilmore City-Bradgate opened their track and field season on Monday, April 4, running in the Richard Ryan Relays at Southeast Valley in Gowrie. Despite windy and cold conditions, Coach Eldon McKimmey’s squad competed well against a strong field of competitors.
WBM;GCB finished sixth overall out of eight teams. South Central Calhoun won, followed by Eagle Grove, St. Edmond, Manson Northwest Webster and GT/RA, along with Paton Churdan and South East Valley.
Leading the way for the Lady Wolverines was the Shuttle Hurdle Relay team of April Schmidt, Callie Clark, Trissa Schmidt and Ashyln Banwart, as they won the event in a 1:19.68 clocking.
Also earning a first place finis was Trissa Schmidt in the 400 meter hurdles, as she turned in a time of 1:18.78 to win the event.
In the two individual distance events, the Lady Wolverines, Anna Zaugg earned second place finishes in both the 3000 meters and 1500 meter runs, as she finished with a 12:56.85 in the 3000 meter run and then was clocked at 5:45.55 in the 1500 meter event.
The 4×400 relay squad, comprised of April Schmidt, Callie Clark, Autumn Mogler and Trissa Schmidt would finish third overall with a time of 4:47.81.
WBM/GCB’s 4×200 relay, with the quartet of Ashlyn Banwart, Isabell Gehrt, Anna Zaugg and Autumn Mogler would earn a fourth place finish with their 2:01.78 clocking.
Autumn Mogler earned a fifth place finish in the long jump, as she came away with a leap of 14’2.5″ for the placing.
Also earning a fifth place finish was the 4×100 relay group fo Ashyln Banwart, Autumn Mogler, Isabell Gehrt and Luna Micheletti, as they finished with a :58.18 clocking.
In the 100 meter hurdles, Callie Clark ran a :21.50, which was good for sixth place to round out the effort for the Lady Wolverines.
“Being a young squad, we made some mental mistakes that are fixable,”?noted Coach McKimmey. “Not warming up properly on a cold night and improving our exchanges on the relays can be fixed. Our hurdlers performed well and Anna Zaugg came away with some excellent early season times in the 3000 and 1500 meters.”