The Melcher-Dallas girls’ track team turned in a solid performance at their home meet on Tuesday, April 22. The Saints placed third, while Marion County rival Twin Cedars was fifth.
Murray and Lamoni battled it out for the win. Murray finished on top with 153 points. Murray was close behind with 132. Melcher-Dallas finished third with 98 points. They were followed by Seymour 58, Twin Cedars 42, Mormon Trail 33, and Moravia 24.
The Saints placed first in three relays. Picking up gold medals were the 4x200 relay team of Anastasia Dennison, MacKenzie Suntken, Kaylee Houston, and Maddie Roland 2:17.87, the 4x400 relay team of M. Suntken, Roland, Sydney Suntken, and Jenny Petersen 5:11.58, and the sprint medley relay of Jordan Godfrey, Dennison, Megan Roush, and Petersen 2:16.87.
Melcher-Dallas turned got silver medal performances from; Godfrey 100-meter dash 14.20, Hannah Wilson 3000-meter run 14:13, and the shuttle hurdle relay of Hailey DeJong, S. Suntken, Houston, and M. Suntken 1:23.60.
Those earning third place were Houston shot put 28’7¾”, Wilson 1500-meter run 6:32.20, and the 4x100 relay of Dennison, DeJong, Kerri Seibert, Petersen 1:04.97.
Other place winners included fourth place-Roush 100-meter dash 14.54, Godfrey 200-meter dash 30.66, and the distance medley relay team of Godfrey, Roush, Dennison, and Roland 5:46.14, fifth place-Roush 200-meter dash 30.94, Petersen 400-meter dash 1:15.94, S. Suntken 100-meter hurdles 19.48, S. Suntken 400-meter hurdles 1:21.53, Roland long jump 12’4”, and Houston discus 73’4”, sixth place-Wilson800-meter run 3:09.65 and DeJong 100-meter hurdles 20.88.
Twin Cedars was led by Brittney Roby. She took second in the 100-meter hurdles 18.56 and the discus 92’. The Sabers also got a second place performance from their distance medley relay team of Maddie DeWit, Kaylee Bruns, Elizabeth Rowley, and Roby 5:33.37.
Bruns picked up a bronze medal in the 800-meter dash with a clocking of 2:52.87. Twin Cedars had three fourth place finishes. Those finishing in fourth place are Roby 400-meter hurdles, Marissa Lundy discus 74’4”, and the 4x100 relay team of DeWit, Rowley, Maria Moore, and Lundy 1:07.17.