Winners of the oval; Vikes win own invite
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:58 AM
The Decorah girls track team hosted the Viking Invite Friday night, featuring eight teams from across the area.
Turkey Valley’s Amy Schmitt threw 24 feet, 9 inches, in the JV shot put. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The Vikings won the meet with 202 points. South Winn came in second with 85 while Turkey Valley took sixth with 48 points.
Decorah had 13 gold medals Friday night.
In the field events, Kassie Hoyme twice won the gold medal. She took the discus title with a best throw of 120 feet, 8 inches and the shot put with a toss of 38 feet, 9 inches.
Alexis Hove broke the tape in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 13.07 seconds. Teammate Tess Olinger stopped the clock at 27.38 seconds in the 200-meter dash, winning the event. Taylor Schuring won the 800-meter dash. Her time was 2:32.11. Olivia Sandvig went around the track in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:09.78. Amanda Taylor captured the final individual gold medal of the night. She won the 1,500-meter run in 5:05.64.
The shuttle hurdle relay was the fastest on the track. Linnea Kephart, Kylie Kerndt, Payton Hjerleid and Shaylan Martin posted a time of 1:12.88. Carli Galligan, Kerndt, Schuring and Taylor blazed around the track in the distance medley relay in 4:24.06.
Speeding around the track were Dailen Folkedahl, Sandvig, Kalle Solberg and Hove. That quartet had a time of 1:48.40 in the 4x200. In 1:55.83, Monica Tappe, Hove, Solberg and Folkedahl won the sprint medley relay.
The final two events were also captured by Decorah. Hove, Olinger, Tappe and Folkedahl won the 4x100 in 52.00 seconds. In the 4x400 relay, Solberg, Kregel, Olinger and Schuring punched the clock at 4:13.88.
“The girls had beautiful weather and amazing workers to help create a great meet. We had season best performances in 14 of the 19 events (including many personal best performances),” said Coach Dana Hogan. “I was very proud of how hard the girls worked and how they supported each other through the meet.”
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