Fisher earns silver

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Kiersten Fisher of Southeast Valley compete during class 2A girls 100 meter dash on Saturday at Drake Stadium

DES MOINES — Kiersten Fisher completed her second state meet with two more medals here Saturday, including a silver in the 100.

Fisher, a sophomore for Southeast Valley, followed up her state championship performance on Friday in the high jump by running 13.07 in the 2A 100, finishing only behind Crestwood senior Katie Saner.

Moments later, Fisher competed in the 100-meter hurdle finals, taking eighth in 16.17. She was the only runner to be in both finals here inside Drake Stadium.

“I do wish I would have had more time in between events, but there was nothing I could do about it,” Fisher said. “So I just went and competed as well as I could.”

Fisher became the school’s first state champion with her showing in the high jump. Last year, she was second in the 100, third in the 200 and fifth in the high jump.

“I am very happy with the way state track ended,” Fisher said. “I’m glad to be leaving with three medals. This weekend was amazing. I came with a mission and I did just what I wanted to.”

Newell-Fonda’s 4×400 relay picked up a fourth place medal in 1A, with Bailey Sievers adding a seventh in the 800.

Sievers, Macy Sievers, Olivia Larsen and Maggie Walker went 4:12.34 in the relay, with Sievers recording a time of 2:23.40 in the 800.

“We went into the (4×400) finals with the eighth-best (prelim) time, so we knew we wanted to place higher,” Bailey Sievers said. “So a fourth place finish was an incredible ending to the weekend. This was week definitely one to remember.

“We made so many memories and broke so many school records.”

The Mustangs were also 21st in the sprint medley with Macy Sievers, Emma Stewart, Ella Larsen and Walker finishing in 1:58.27. Stewart and Olivia Larsen are the lone seniors graduating from the two relays.

Rachel Fehr, who won the first individual running state title for West Bend-Mallard in the 400, added a third in the 1A 800 on Saturday. The sophomore finished in 2:20.71.

Fehr also ran the anchor on the sprint medley that placed fourth in 1:53.47. She was joined by Kayla Hoskins, Kara Fehr and Isabell Gehrt.

The Wolverines were also fifth in the 4×400 with Briley Banwart, Monika Fehr, Gehrt and Rachel Fehr clocking a time of 4:13.52. Only Gehrt is graduating from the relay runners.

Bishop Garrigan’s shuttle hurdle relay of Gracie Rosenmeyer, Reese Rosenmeyer, Laurel Degen and Emma Grandgenett finished eighth in 1A in 1:11.31.

The Emmetsburg sprint medley placed ninth in 1:53.80 behind Jenna Joyce, Abbie Schany, Taylor Steinkamp and Delaney Joyce.

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