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A-R runs well without seniors

By Staff | May 3, 2008

EMMETSBURG — Even without its seniors, the Armstrong-Ringsted girls track team managed to score 98 points and place third at the Lady E’Hawk Relays on Thursday.

“We had to change some things up due to the seniors being gone on their senior trip,” said A-R coach Robert Zotz. “The girls really stepped up and filled some open spots and had a good time.

The Mustangs earned three first-place finishes.

Rosie Cheever took first in the discus with a throw of 101 feet, 3 inches and Morgan Grabinoski won the 400-meter dash in 1:06.06.

Cheever, Brittney Mitchell, Krista Pelzer and Grabinoski won the sprint medley in 2:01.89.

Grabinoski added a second-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 8 inches and was also second in the 200-meter dash in 27.88 seconds. Pelzer was fourth in the 200 in 28.21 seconds.

Cheever finished second in the shot put with a throw of 34 feet, 5 inches and she also was third in the 100-meter dash in 13.71 seconds. Pelzer was fourth in the 100 in 13.74 seconds.

Traci Speltz finished second in the 3000-meter run in 13:19 with Tess Christiansen fourth in 14:47.17. Christiansen also was sixth in the 1500-meter run in 6:45.12.

Heather Rein was third in the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:20.78.

Other fourth-place finishes included the distance medley team of Taylor Grabinoski, Crystal Bush, Christiansen and Karen Payne-Beaver in 5:48.57; and the 4×200-meter relay team of Rein, Bush, Haley Fox and Pelzer in 2:04.13.

Placing fifth was Rein in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.89 seconds.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Fox, Bush, Mitchell and Karen Payne-Beaver was sixth in 1:01.90.

Overall, West Hancock won with 164 points followed by West Bend-Mallard/Twin River Valley with 125, A-R with 98, Clay Central-Everly with 75, North Sentral Kossuth with 73, Forest Ridge with 20, Graettinger/Terril with 16 and Ruthven-Ayrshire with nine.