ABE girls take secondPublished 10:55am Monday, May 7, 2012
The Ashby-Brandon-Evansville girls team placed second at the Hank Emmel invite in Pelican Rapids on Thursday, May 3. The host team Pelican Rapids won the meet with 109 points to ABE’s 84. Fourteen teams participated in the track meet. The ABE boys placed eighth in the meet. Otter Tail Central boys walked away with the team title with 143 points. ABE scored 27.
Several individual girls placed in open events to aide to place second. Senior Heather Strese won the shot put with her throw of 36 feet and then placed sixth in the discus going 93-05. Megan Friedrich, a junior, started the meet by placing second in the 100 meter dash in a time of 12.90 seconds and second in the 100 hurdles in 16.46 seconds. She then placed third in the triple jump, with a mark of 32-06.
Sophomore Caroline Jansen also placed in several events. She placed second in the triple jump with her leap of 34 feet. Jansen was fourth in the long jump going 15-03, and fourth in the 300 hurdles in a time of 52.82 seconds. Freshman Mariah Hansen ran a personal best time in the 400 dash in 1:03.29 seconds. Freshman Becca Hansen also had a great race in the 100. She placed fifth finishing in 13.22 seconds. Eighth-grader Melissa Haseman ran the mile for the first time and placed third in a time of 5:56.14.
The girls 400 relay won the event in 52.78 seconds.
“We decided to change the order of this relay,” said head coach Jennifer Froemming, “and it paid off for us. They ran their best time for the season tonight.”
Hunter Plaster started the relay followed by Megan Friedrich, Mariah Hansen, and Becca Hansen. The 1600 relay was second in 4:31.49. Mariah Hansen ran a strong first leg. She was accompanied by Hunter Plaster, Mariah Hansen, and Melissa Haseman.
The girls 800m relay came in sixth. Hunter Plaster, Madison Krupke, Elizabeth Vinson and Aliza Johnson worked together to finish in 2:00.61.
Johnson also aided two relays in the meet. The boys 3200 relay placed second in a season best time of 9:01.96.
John Haseman started the relay, Gavin Saxton ran second leg, followed by Johnson in the third leg and then senior Qadry Kehoe. The same group of boys ran the 1600 relay and placed sixth in a time of 3:50.50.
“I’m very happy with the performances of the girl’s and boy’s teams. There were 14 teams at the meet. For our two young teams to come out and place second and eighth is a great accomplishment,” said Froemming. “We look forward to seeing how we can compete at the True Team meet on Tuesday where everyone’s performances count towards team points.”