A Peek into the Girls Track Season

The girls have competed in 8 meets so far this season.


Laney Brosam

Senior Caroline Pellett keeps her eyes on the finish during the 100m hurdles. Pellett has been in track, among other activities, throughout her high school career and will be playing softball at Simpson College next year.

Lexie Trotter, Editor

The girls track team started their season off with a scrimmage at the middle school against AC-GC and Treynor. Following that, the freshmen and sophomores went to Glenwood to get some experience under their belts.

The first real meet the girls attended with the whole team was at Clarinda on April 6. The team took first place in the distance medley and ended the night as the runner ups. In the 200 meter dash Haley Rasmussen took first place running a 27.12. Rasmussen also took first in the 400 m dash. Atlantic took first in the Distance Medley running a 4:40.86. In that same week a select few from the team went to Red Oak and got 2nd in their class. 

The Trojans kicked off the next week strong going to Creston and leaving as the champions of the Lady Panther Relays. The whole team came together with multiple individual and relay wins. In field events Nicole Middents took first place in high jump, Rasmussen got 2nd in long jump, and Abbi Richter placed 2nd in shot put. The girls placed first in the 4×800, 4×400, sprint medley, and distance medley. Later that week the team went to Glenwood and placed 6th with a win from Taylor McCreedy in the 3000 run and a second place finish in the 4×400 .

On Saturday the 17, a select few went to Sioux City for the Sioux City Relays. The day started strong with the 4×800 taking a 3rd place finish and a new best time for the season. Later the day the 4×200 team got 5th, with another season best. Richter threw a PR in shot put and placed 16th. Ava Rush ran the 1500 and earned a PR and 6th place. McCreedy also ran the 1500 and placed 4th for a season best. The Sprint medley team finished 5th, the 4×100 got a season best and earned 5th place, and senior Caroline Pellett ran the 100m hurdles and finished 5th in class B. To end the day, the 4×400 team took 3rd place.

Most recently, on April 20 the team went to Lewis Central. The team finished 7th place with 59 points. On April 22 the team went to Carrol and took home the title of Champion. The victorys started in the field events with Rassussen in long jump and continued in the running events with Rassussen in the 200m dash and the 400m dash. Rush took first place in the 800m run, Chole Mullenix in the 400 hurdles. The relays took first in the 4×400, 4×800, and the distance medley.