Make that 10 in a row; Decorah girls track controls NEIC title for 10th straight year
State qualifying meet Thursday at Waverly-Shell Rock; State May 22-24
Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:07 AM
It’s a decade of dominance for the Decorah girls track team.
Holt Johansen (R) gets the baton to teammate Cole Svestka (L) in a recent meet.
For the 10th straight year, the Vikings won the Northeast Iowa Conference title, this time posting 236 points. Crestwood was an oh-so-distant second with 92 points.
Waverly-Shell Rock was on top of the trophy stand for the boys for the first time in three years. The Go-Hawks posted 170 points. Decorah came in second with 133 points.
The meet, held at New Hampton, was originally scheduled for Thursday, May 8, but was moved to Monday, May 12, due to rain.
What a night
The Decorah girls scored first in 17 of the 19 events, including one meet record.
Kassie Hoyme shattered the NEIC record in the shot put. She had a best put of 41 feet, 11 inches, which set a new school record. The previous meet record was 41 feet, 8 inches, set in 2003 by Tami Magner of Waukon. She also won the discus event, throwing 106 feet, 10 inches.
Taylor Schuring was a three-time individual champion. She took the 400-meter run title in 1:00.40, then followed that with the 800 crown in 2:33.05. In the high jump, she cleared 4 feet, 10 inches.
Decorah also swept the sprint titles. Alexis Hove was the fastest woman on the track in the 100-meter dash in 12.82. Teammate Dailen Folkedahl captured the 200-meter dash title in 27.12 seconds.
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