Masters of the track; SW, TV compete at UIC meet
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:53 AM
South Winn and Turkey Valley boys and girls track teams saw what the Upper Iowa Conference will be like Tuesday night as they competed in the UIC meet at Luther College.
Turkey Valley’s Johanna Blazek was the champion of the 55-meter dash.
No team scores were kept.
Highlights for Turkey Valley
The girls team had three events take first and three take second place.
The 4x800 relay of Stephanie Martin, Kirsten Huinker, Shelby Reicks and Sadie Nymeyer took top honors to start the meet. The quartet finished in 10:27.96 to win the crown.
S. Reicks took her first ever UIC individual medal. The freshman won the 1,500-meter run in 5:35.44.
Blazek was the victor in the 55-meter dash. The junior posted a time of 7.61 seconds to edge out the competition.
Martin finished in the runner-up spot in the 1,500-meter run. She clocked in a 5:40.67.
Chloe Reicks started her season strong by taking second in the shot put. She had a best throw of 32 feet, 1.5 inches.
Blazek added another individual medal to her resume. She was second in the 200-meter dash in 28.25 seconds.
“Being our first meet of the year, it is always nice to get our first marks and times. I was really pleased with some of those times and distances,” said Coach Brian Schmitt. “I am happy where we are at from a training standpoint, as we have yet to get outside and on the track due to the weather.
“We have our starting marks for the season and now just need to improve on them as the year progresses in order to achieve some of our team and individual goals.”
For the boys, two events finished second. The distance medley relay took the silver in 4:13.96. Ryan Izer took an individual medal. He completed the 3,200-meter run in 10:44.75.
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