Girls Compete at USD Track Meet

Williams takes first place in 1500 in indoor early season meet


Senior Alaena Pelzer lifts off into the sand pit at the USD indoor track meet.

Dillon Sonntag

On Saturday, March 26, the girls’ track team traveled to the University of South Dakota to compete before the outdoor track season started.

The throwers had a good day Coach Iekel said. In the shot, Cheyenne Elliott, a sophomore, threw a 32-01.5 feet and sophomore Sidney Svobada threw 31-0.  Junior Anna Iekel threw a PR at 25-0/

Senior Tiffany Williams had a good day also, taking first place in the 1500. She ran a PR in the 800 and took second with a time right under 2:30 for the first time ever.

Freshman Karsyn Rush came in fifth in the 400 and third in the 3000. Iekel said, “As we learned from XC, [Rush] is a very good distance runner; she and teammate Sierra [Parker] took off too quickly at the start and they both paid for it.  But that’s part of being a freshman and learning to run the different distances efficiently.”

Belicia Smith had a good day in the hurdles and 800, said Iekel. He also commented on the 1500 runners, saying they ran well together. “Megan [Behrends] ran a good 800 in her first attempt in competition at the distance,” said Iekel.