SE girls fare well before weather hits

CLARION — The St. Edmond girls track team was putting together a strong showing here Tuesday night at the Cowgirl Relays before rain halted the event.

Standings were finalized after the 800 with the Gaels in fourth with 185.5 points. West Fork finished first followed by West Hancock and Belmond-Klemme in Class B.

Iowa Falls-Alden claimed the Class A title with Clarion-Goldfield/Dows placing fourth and Pocahontas Area fifth.

“We were really having a great night before the rain came pouring down,” SEHS head coach Monica Shelly said. “We continue to see significant drops in our times and as a coach, that is exactly what you want to see keep happening. The girls are working so well together and have great goals.

“I’m excited to see how the rest of the season goes.”

Aubrey Bemrich and Abby Landwehr were individual winners, with St. Edmond also claiming the 4×800, sprint medley and distance medley relay titles.

Bemrich went 2:41.54 to score her victory in the 800, with Landwehr clocking a time of 11:34.41 in the 3000.

Emma Alstott, Caroline Shelly, Aleksandria Aljets and Bemrich won the 4×800 in 11:16.03, with Aleah Anderson, Ella Vratny, Gracie Harvey and Avery Galles capturing the sprint medley in 2:04.50.

Mya McClain, Harvey, Shelly and Landwehr finished the distance medley in 4:44.69 for the title.

Galles was also second in the 100, with the 4×200 relay of McClain, Vratny, Jacey Ash and Harvey securing silver. Sydney Schulte placed fourth in the 3000.

“Our freshmen have really stepped up,” Shelly said. “They have been working hard on the relays to improve handoffs and starts. I can really throw them in at different places and they all do really well.”

Eagle Grove’s 4×200 relay claimed first in 2:04.76, with the distance medley relay placing second. Maxx Flumerfelt was third in the discus.

Clarion-Goldfield/Dows’ Courtney Harle won the 100 (13.10), Raven Kinnetz claimed the 400 (1:03.44) and Morgan Middleton the discus (102-9.5). The Cowgirls also claimed first in the sprint medley relay (1:58.43).

For Pocahontas Area, Elle Melhon won the 3000 (12:39.72) and Kaylee Shivers the high jump (4-foot-10).

St. Edmond is scheduled to run Thursday in Manson.