Girls Run First Meet at Ames

The season opened March 10 with an indoor competition.


Coach Matt Mullenix

Girls track competed in the Lied Fieldhouse in Ames.

Abbi Richter, Staff Writer

The Atlantic girls track team competed in their first meet of the season at Iowa State University on Thursday. The first event of the night for 3A was Shot Put. Abbi Richter threw an indoor PR of 30’ 6”. She placed 14 out of 29. Chloe Mullenix scored the first team points in the open 400, placing 8. 

Ava Rush placed third in the open 800 with a time of 2:28. “It’s really nice to compete against other teams,” Rush said. 

Rush also anchored the sprint medley relay with first leg run by Madison Huddleson, Jada Jensen, and Mullenix, placing 14th.

The 4×1 team placed 16th with a time of 56.28 with Huddleson, Nicole Middents, Aubrey Guyer, and Jensen.

The 4×800 placed 16th with Mariah Hadley, Claire Wiederstein, Hailey Huffman, and Mariah Huffman, with a time of 12:00.45. 

Sophomore Avery Knuth and freshman Morgan Botos ran the 60m hurdles with respective times of 12.04 and 11.26.  “I was a little nervous coming into [the meet] because it was my first [high school] meet. But once I got my first race done, I was more excited than nervous for the rest of my races,” Botos said.

Middents ran a 60m sprint in 8.91. Callee Pellettclocked in with a time of 9.60. 

DeArment placed 21st in the 1500 with a time of 6:15. 

The team is coached by Matt Mullenix, Derek Hall, Matt Best, Josh Rasmussen, and Roger Warne. The next meet is Saturday, March 19, at NWMS, Maryville, in Hughes Fieldhouse.