The Iowa Mennonite girls track and field team opened their outdoor season Tuesday April 4 at the Raider Invite in Williamsburg. Weather conditions forced a cancellation last Thursday at Danville and a one-day postponement of the Raider Invite. Nine athletes represented Iowa Mennonite scoring ten team points. Meet highlights include Calli Shaw’s fifth place in the 400 meter dash with a near personal best time of 1:06.73. Emma Beachy threw a season best shot put distance and placed sixth in the discus with a best throw of eighty seven feet eleven inches. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Sarena Gerber, Greta Schrag, Payton Hart and Avery Blauvelt ran a season best time of 13:00.33 to place seventh.
Three young men represented Iowa Mennonite in the boys division of the Raider Invite. It was the first time competing in track and field at the high school level for senior sprinters Juan Andino and Adrian Gonzales. Freshman Logan Thomas ran the 800 meter run and threw the shot put. The track and field teams compete next in Lone Tree April 10.