Warriors girls claim first, Vike boys second at North Fayette Valley
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:30 AM
A day later than planned, area track teams took the field in West Union to compete at the North Fayette Valley Invite.
South Winn’s Brittany Shindelar took second in the shot put. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
In the boys division, North Fayette Valley won its own meet, posting 159 points. Decorah was second with 145 points. South Winn easily came in third with 101 points. Turkey Valley grabbed 38 points, good for eighth.
The South Winn girls took first in its division with 147 points.
The South Winn girls took first with three gold medal events. The Warriors swept the individual hurdle events. Lexie Warth was the 100-meter champion in 16.87. Senior Kennidee DeVilbiss took the 400-meter hurdles title in 1:10.96.
The 4x800 also came across the line first. DeVilbiss teamed with Josie Kriener, RaeAnn Klimesh and Tiana Bullerman to produce a time of 10:29.10.
Eight events came in second place.
“Our girls have really begun to improve on their competitiveness and confidence over the last three meets or so. We are competing with a lot more determination, and it is starting to pay off with better performances,” said SW girls coach Kevin Kearney. “It was a total team effort that allowed us to win the meet, and it was critical that we had as many girls contributing fourth, fifth and sixth place finishes.
“In particular, Kennidee DeVilbiss had an outstanding meet for us. She was near her lifetime best in the 400 hurdles, and she was right at her season bests in the 4x800 and 4x400. Brittany Shindelar has continued to improve and become more consistent in her throws and turned in a good performance for us. Tiana Bullerman, Rae Ann Klimesh and Josie Kriener all had very good nights for us as well, turning in some great efforts in several tough races.”
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