Girls’ track at Bellevue

Norv and Mary Coblentz · Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The West Liberty girls track and field team participated in the River Valley Conference Meet at Bellevue May 4, scoring 15 points.

"The River Valley Conference features one of the strongest collection of girls track teams in the state," West Liberty Co-head Coach Dennis Riley said. "The Competition in this meet is not for the weak of heart. If you don't perform at an elite level, you will be left behind. Thirteen teams in 19 events were battling for eight places in each event. I though the girls rose to the occasion and competed well where we could. Even though we could do no better than 13th place, our 15 points were Well-deserved.

"There were several fine efforts, but no one on West Liberty's team matched Emilie Burke's three 400 meter races, posting three season bests in 63.75, 67.63, and 64.71.

"With one week to go, I hope her efforts rub off on everyone else."

In the field events, Morgan Nichols turned in a third-place performance in the discus. She had a throw of 107-11. Ella Filerio had a throw of 87-09.5. Abby Jacques put the shot 29-00.5, and Miranda McHugh put the shot 27-09.

In the dashes, Emma King finished the 100m dash in 17.84, and Jocelyn Baltazar finished in 17.90. McKenzie Cole ran the 200m dash in 36.24, and Maddie Law finished in 35.22.

Burke’s time of 1:03.63 in the 400m dash was good for eighth place. Styler Wendt finished in 1:22.62.

In the 800m run, Elizabeth Baca had a time of 3:01.34, and Nealey Martin-Thomas finished in 3:09.05.

Jimena Fierro finished seventh in the 3000m run with a time of 12:02.92. She ran the 1500m in 5:41.40.

The 4x200 team of Nixsia Melchor, Belinda Heckman, Jaida Dalton, and Reghan McNaul placed eighth with time of 1:58.42.

The 4x100 team of Melchor, Yadisha Mendez, Alexis Partida, and Katie Schneider finished in 55.93.

The 4x400 team of Jaida Dalton, Belinda Heckman, McNaul, and Burke finished in 4:32.27 for seventh place. The same team ran the sprint medley in 1:59.82 for sixth place.

The 4x800 team of Martin-Thomas, Skylar Wendt, Ahtziri Aragon, and Cole finished with a time of 13:27.18.

The distance medley team of Mendez, Partida, Schneider, and Baca finished with a time of 4:59.84.

Team scores: 1) Cascade 151, 2) North Cedar 115.5, 3) Monticello 90, 4) Mid-Prairie 62, 5) Tipton 56, 6) West Branch 50.5, 7) Bellevue 44, 8) Wilton 42, 9) Northeast 36, 10) Comanche 32, 11) Regina 24, 12) Durant 17, 13) West Liberty 15

West Liberty at Columbus Junction May 2

“The West Liberty girls track team competed in the seven-team Wildcat Relays,” West Liberty Head Coach Dennis Riley said. “They finished sixth out of seven but competed well after having prom last weekend. I think we could have done a little better overall, but the weather finally cooperated.”

West Liberty results: Sprint medley relays; 4th 2:-4.96 Jaida Dalton (13.26), Belinda Heckman (14.70), Emilie Burke (28.88), Reghan McNaul (1;08.42). 4x800: 6th 12:56.31 Nealy Martin-Thomas (3:09.51), Elizabeth Baca (2:57.31), Skylar Wendt (3:19.88), Ahtziri Aragon (3:29.87).

3000m run: 3rd Jimena Fierro 12:07.25. Shot put: Ella Filerio 26-11; Abby Jacques 21-06.5. Discus: 2nd 109-06.5 Morgan Nichols; Filerio 3rd 94-02. 100m dash: Jocelyn Baltazar 17.33; Emma King 17.39. Distance medley: 1st 5:00.31 Katie Schneider (29.69), Yadisha Mendez (32.02), Jaida Dalton (67.84), Belinda Heckman (2:51.40).

4x200: 4th 2:00.66 Nixsia Melchor (29.45), Mendez (32.43), Alexis Partida (29.89), Reghan McNaul (28.87). 400m dash: Burke 3rd 65.09; McKenzie Cole 82.01. 800m run: Elizabeth Baca 3:09.85, Skylar Wendt 3:32.25.

200m dash: Cole35.93; Maddie Law 34.71. 1500m run: Jimena Fierro 3rd 5:53.16. Martin-Thomas 6:44.74. 4x100: 4th 55.90 Melchor (14.16), Dalton (13.87), Mendez (13.44), Partida (14.37). 4x400: 3rd 4:47.86 Heckman (71.75), McNaul (73.58), Fierro (75.17), Burke (67.44).

Throwers’ 4x100: Wendt (15.63), Aragon (16.12), Nichols (17.77), Schneider (12.93).

Team scores: 1) West Burlington-Notre Dame 127, 2) Louisa-Muscatine 90, 3) Durant 88, 4) Wilton 87, 5) Columbus 64, 6) West Liberty 61, 7) Wapello 58
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