Track competes at Waco

The Iowa Mennonite girls track and field team tied for fifth place in the eight team field of the class B division Thursday in Wayland. Emma Beachy won the discus with a best throw of ninety-five feet one inch. Rubye Ney placed second in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:12.58. This was her best time yet this year. The team had four third place finishes. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of Sarena Gerber, Mackenzie Gutierrez, Avery Blauvelt and Greta Schrag ran a season best time of 12:39.39 for third. Suzanna Yoder had third in the 100 meter dash in 14.30, the 200 meter dash in a personal record time of 28.51 and in the long jump with a season best jump of 14-06.25. The 4 x 400 meter relay team of Gerber, Shaw, Ney and Yoder placed fourth in a season best time of 4:43.16. Rachel Geyer was fifth in the 3000 meter run. The sprint medley relay team of Adria Ebersole, Rachel Miller, Mackenzie Gutierrez and Calli Shaw ran a season best time of 2:05.77. Ainsley Shaw had personal bests in the 3000 and 800 meter runs. Calli Shaw ran a personal record time in the 200 meter of 29.43 to place sixth. “It is great to have everyone competing at their best level at this point of the season,” Coach Gingerich commented.


Girls’Results     Danville127
Name EventTimePlacePoints Highland99
  SMR    New London68
AdriaEbersole     Lone Tree67
RachelMiller     WMU57
MackenzieGutierrez     IMS57
CalliShaw 02:05.776 sb1 Waco54
  3000m    HLV48
RachelGeyer 15:51.252   
AinsleyShaw 16:06.776 pr1   
GretaSchrag 12:39.393 sb6   
SuzannaYoder 14.336   
CalliShaw 05:19.0452   
SarenaGerber 01:12.0344   
PaytonHart 01:22.948    
AinsleyShaw 03:44.9211 pr    
SuzannaYoder 28.513 pr6   
CalliShaw 29.436 pr1   
  400m H       
RubyeNey 01:12.582 sb8   
PaytonHart 07:27.157    
SuzannaYoder 04:43.164 sb4   
  Long Jump      
SuzannaYoder 14-06.253 sb6   
  Shot Put      
EmmaBeachy 23-0510    
EmmaBeachy 95-01110   

Four athletes competed for the boys team. Adrian Gonzales had great improvement in the long jump improving 23.5 inches over his previous best in the long jump. His jump of 17-09.25 placed him second in the class B field. He also ran a personal best time of 26.37 in the 200 meter dash. Logan Thomas ran personal bests in the 400 and 800 meter runs.  Jim Wang competed at his first track meet of the year running the 100 meter dash. Adrian Venegas threw both the discus and shot put for his first track and field outing. The track and field teams compete again May 4 at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference north division meet in Winfield.

BoysResults    Team Scores  
Name EventTimePlace Lone Tree152
  100m   HLV 96
AdrianGonzales 13.159 Winfield-Mt. Union90
JimWang 13.9612 WACO 68
  400m   Highland60
Logan Thomas 01:07.7112 pr New London57
  800m   Danville34
Logan Thomas 02:40.5411 pr IMS 8
AdrianGonzales 26.3710 pr    
  Long Jump      
AdrianGonzales 17-09.252 pr    
  Shot Put      
AdrianVenegas 28-08.2514    
Logan Thomas 26-0615    
AdrianVenegas 82-0812