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Ingalls’ 10th place paces NSKAR

By Staff | May 20, 2011

DES MOINES – After two rain delays earlier in the day, the North Sentral Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted girls’ state qualifiers finally got to compete Friday evening.

Kirsten Adams was the first to take the field as she competed in the shot put. While she fouled off her first two throws, her third throw of 95 feet 4 inches was good enough for 16th place.

Coach Loren Looft said Adams was disappointed for fouling on those first two throws, but her throw of 95 feet was consistent with what she’s done all year.

Allie Ingalls recorded the highest finish for the NSKAR group as she placed 10th in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.60 seconds.

In the short race on a wet track, a few hundredths of second separated her from qualifying for today’s finals. The eighth finals qualifying time was 16.53 seconds. Sixteen girls finished between 16 and 17 seconds with the top three finals qualifiers running faster than 16 seconds.

Looft said Ingalls’ time also was consistent with what’s she’s ran this year.

“She did the best she could and that’s all you can ask,” said Looft.

The final event of the day was the 4×400-meter relay. The quartet of Sara Johnson, Genna Valvick, Cierra Brandt and Tori Johnson recorded their fastest time of the season of 4 minutes, 20.71 seconds. That placed them 21st overall.

“We’re happy when we can run our best time at state,” said Looft.

NSKAR concludes competition with the sprint medley relay at 9 a.m. today.