The North Tama girls continued the long tradition of Redhawk excellence on the track with a first place finish in the Iowa Star Conference Meet on Friday, May 4th. The girls earned a total of 118 points, blowing away the competition. The nearest team was Don Bosco, which finished a distant second with 89.5 points.
The day was one of great success across a wide spectrum of events, with strong individual and team performances in nearly every event the ladies participated in.
Nicole Schlichting set a school record in the Shot Put with a throw of 35' 1.25", nearly a foot farther than the second place competitor. Her first place finished set the tone for a dominant day by the Redhawk ladies.
The 4X100 Relay team of Josie Youel, Shannon Stuart, Anna Kvidera and Kailey Kladivo finished first with a time of 53.44 seconds, earning them the gold.
The Sprint Medley Relay team also brought home the gold with their time of 1:59.3. Youel, Stuart, Kvidera and Jessi Jacobs contributed to that win.
The third gold of the day in the relay events went to the group of Youel, Stuart, Jacobs and Abi Watson, who ran a 4:34.6 in the Distance Medley Relay.
The girls also finished third in the 4X200 Meter Relay at 1:58.4, and fourth in the 4X400 Meter Relay at 4:39.7.
In the jumping events, the girls gained some valuable ground in racking up points for the team. Josie Youel and Kailey Kladivo finished second and third, respectively, in the Long Jump with leaps of 15' 8.25" and 15' 4.75". Kladivo earned the gold in the High Jump with a leap of 5' 0". She was the only athlete at the meet to reach the five foot mark.
In the Discus, Nicole Schlicting finished third with a throw of 90' .75".
Kladivo and Anna Kvidera earned points for the team with second and fifth place finishes in the 100 Meter Dash. Kladivo ran a 13.4 and Kvidera clocked in at 13.69. Kvidera also finished fifth in the 400 Meter Dash at 64.85.
The distance events were a sweep for the Redhawk ladies, who relied on the running of freshman Abi Watson. She brought home two gold medals in both the 1500 Meter and 3000 Meter Run. Her times of 5:16.7 and 11:41.5, respectively, earned the team 20 points and two golds.
The North Tama girls participated in districts on Thursday, May 10, with the meet ending too late to be included in this edition. The Traer Star-Clipper will have results of the girls as they work their way through district and state meet action. Let's go Redhawks!