The Glenwood girls track team placed second at the Class 3A Regionals at Winterset on Friday with the Rams advancing in nine events to the Iowa State Track Meet this week is Des Moines.
Atlantic ran away with the team title with 173 points to Glenwood's 121.
“This was a very good meed, a lot of fun,” said Glenwood coach Brad Rasmussen. “I think what impressed me most about the meet was the crowd. They really got into cheering us on and I think that really helped. Having that crowd behind you really helps.”
The Rams had a particularly strong day in the relay events, getting first place finishes from their sprint medley team of Ciara Clement, Shaneice Nott, Shelby Brewster and Lydia Bienlien and second place finishes from their 4x800, distance medley, shuttle hurdle, 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams.
Rasmussen had trouble pinpoint one stand out performance – which is just the way he likes it.
“All of our qualifiers had great a great meet,” said Ramussen. “They all put in such great effort but then so did the girls that really competed hard but didn't make state. Laura Chekal (isixth n the 3,000-meters) shaved nearly 20 seconds off her personal best and Jordan Ruhr placed in both the shot and discus. They didn't make state but they really contributed and competed hard.”
Lydia Bienlien won the 400-meter dash, Jenna Turcotte the 800 and Lexi Fisher the 400-meter hurdles to round out the Ram state qualifiers.
Glenwood nine state qualifiers is a 26-year high, said Rasmussen.
Class 3A Regionals
1. Atlantic, 173. 2. Glenwood, 121. 3. Norwalk, 107. 4. Carlisle, 83. 5. Winterset, 75. 6. Creston, 74. 7.
Chariton, 62. 9. Clarke-Osceola, 15.
Glenwood State Qualifiers
Shuttle hurdle relay- second place, Glenwood (Mercedes Liparoto, Emily Robinson, Kassie Finn, Abby Brown), 1:11.34.
Distance medley relay – second place, Glenwood (Ciara Clement, Shelby Brewster, Sophie Ringsdorf, Jenna Turcotte), 4:26.69.
400m dash – first place, Lydia Bienlien, 1:02.11.
800m run – first place, Jenna Turcotte, 2:32.74.
400m hurdles – first place, Lexi Fisher, 1:10.06.
4x100m relay – second place, Glenwood (Clement, Sophie Ringsdorf, Shaniece Nott Bienlien), 52.89.
4x800m relay – second place, Glenwood (Katie Staiert, Brooke Peckham, Katie Larsen, Jenna Turcotte), 10:40.52.
Sprint medley relay – first place, Glenwood (Clement, Nott, Shelby Brewster, Bienlien), 59.22.
4x400m relay – second place, Glenwood (Ringsdorf, Katie Staiert, Turcotte, Bienlien), 1:04.18.
Rams fifth at conference meet
Harlan away with the Hawkeye 10 Conference Girls Track title on its own track last Monday.
The Cyclones scored 150 points for the team title. Atlantic was second with 129 points.
Glenwood was fifth with 47 team points.
Lydia Bienline in the 200-meters, Shaniece Nott in the 100-meters and the Rams' distance medley and sprint medley relay teams all placed third to lead Glenwood.
Hawkeye 10 Conference
Girls Teams Results
1. Harlan, 150.3. 2. Atlantic, 129.3. 3. Denison, 84. 4. Clarinda, 54. 5. Glenwood, 47. 6. Creston, 38. 7. Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 34. 8. Shenandoah, 26. 9. Kuemper, 23.3. 10. Red Oak, 3.
Long jump - fifth place, Lydia Bienlien, 14’ 6 3/4”.
4x800m relay - fourth place, Glenwood (Brooke Peckham, Katie Larsen, Kayla Anderson, Katie Staiert), 10:53.06.
Shuttle hurdle relay - fifth place, Glenwood (Mercedes Liparoto, Kassie Finn, Emily Robinson, Abby Brown), 1:13.10.
100m dash - third place, Shaniece Nott, 13.17.
Distance medley relay - third place, Glenwood (Ciara Clement, Shelby Brewster, Sophie Ringsdorf, Jenna Turcotte), 4:37.03.
400m dash - third place, Bienlien, 1:02.32.
4x200m dash - fifth place, Glenwood (Clement, Nott, Lexi Fisher, Brewster), 1:52.93.
800m run - fifth place, Staiert, 2:38.91.
200m dash - third place, Bienlien, 27.13.
Sprint medley relay - third place, Glenwood (Clement, Nott, Brewster, Bienlien), 1:54.58.
1500m run - fifth place, Larsen, 5:23.99. Sixth place, Peckham, 5:35.62.
4x100m relay - sixth place, Glenwood (Ringsdorf, Maddie Winum, Nott, Clement), 54.54.