Cowgirl track & field team goes to Wartburg, Iowa State

Courtney Harle sprints down the track in the finals of the 55-meter dash at Wartburg. The sophomore finished third in 7.81 after qualifying from her prelim heat. Photo by Kristi Nixon-Mid-America Publishing

Last Tuesday, the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows girls track & field team traveled to Waverly for the Wartburg High School Indoor meet. Highlights were led by Courtney Harle making the finals of the 55-meter dash, where she posted a 7.81 for third overall. She put up a 7.86 in her prelim heat earlier, besting 58 other entries. Sid Magee was 15th in that same event with an 8.07. The 4x2 relay was seventh in 1:57.63 out of 27 entries. Harle also tied for 11th in the high jump, clearing 4’ 6”. Meleah Johnson was eighth with a 14’ 9.5” best mark in the long jump.

Magee came back with a 29.79 for 17th in the 200, followed by Mariah Frye at 30.25 for 20th out of 59 entries. The 4x8 grouping came in 18th at 11:52.99. Kenzie Goodell was 23rd with 12’ 9” in the long jump, while Kylie Klaver was 24th in 15:09.74 in the 3000. Katherine Lopez was 32nd in 6:46.70, with Morgan Middleton 35th in 7:05.88, in the 1500. Maya Jackson finished in a tie for 31st at 10.70 in the 55-meter hurdles, with Jadyn Jondle 40th in 11.16. Morgan Middleton finished 38th with a 27’ 2” toss in the shot put, with Emma Keller at 23’ 3” for a tie for 51st in that event.

“We need the weather to get nicer before we go outdoors,” stated head coach Monty Harker. “I look forward to seeing how our sprint relays and shuttle relay turns out. A lot of freshmen will have to step up, so we’ll see if they do. We didn’t get a chance to compete with very many schools we will see this year, so that is another unknown.” 


For the full story, see the March 22 edition of the Monitor.