Crestwood girls track team wins Postville meet, takes second at Decorah

POSTVILLE - Nine golds and three silver medals lifted the Crestwood girls’ track team to its second straight team title at the Postville Relays on April 2. The Cadets racked up 171 points with Sumner-Fredericksburg finishing second with 118.
Cadet senior Katie Saner grabbed gold in the 100 dash (13.42 seconds), the 200 dash (28.03), the 400 (1:02.09), and she took second in the long jump at 15 feet, five inches. Hope Dohlman was first in the 800 meters in 2:37.58. 
Cassidy Ihns captured first in the 1500 meters in 5:20.00. Rachel Steffen took first in the 400 meter hurdles in 1:15.54. Sharon Goodman won the discus with a throw of 123 feet, six inches. Kristen Reicks won the shot put with a toss of 36-2.
Crestwood Head Coach Jim Obermann was thrilled with his team’s performance.
“One nice thing about our team is that we have good depth in many areas and so we are able to keep our athletes fairly fresh throughout the meet,” Obermann said. “I really thought we competed very well.  Despite a very difficult night to compete with the wind and cold, I thought we were sharper at this meet than we were last week.  
“The wind kept some of the performance times and marks down a bit, but it is all relative.  Once we get warmer springlike conditions, our times and marks will improve.  I just really like the competitiveness of this group and how they get focused on their responsibilities.
“We had many girls perform very well, again, despite the conditions.  Our throwers, especially Kristen and Sharon, once again threw well, and Katie and Lexi went 2nd and 3rd in the long jump.  We scored 40 pts. just in the field events and that puts you in a position to do well in the meet.  Those field events are so important in achieving a good team score.  Coach Slifka and Coach Steffen do a great job with the field event girls.
“Katie Saner had a really strong night winning the 100, 200 and 400 events, and really posted a great time in the open 400 under pretty tough conditions.  She really ran tough last night.  
“Hope Dohlman had a really strong night as well, and Mattie Slavin and Cassidy Ihns continue to be consistently strong middle distance and distance runners for us.  All three of these girls have excellent range and can compete in a variety of distances.
“Rachel Steffen also was strong once again, and she is really starting to get a handle on the tough 400 hurdle race as she won that event last night.  I also thought Keelee Andera showed excellent toughness in three relays and anchored a strong sprint med team for us.  Annie Mast was once again her usual tough competitor.
“Libby Labosky stepped in last night and ran a strong 3000 meters.  Libby is another one of our athletes who can compete well in a variety of events to help the team score. Our shuttle hurdle team had a strong race, led by a strong anchor from Lexi Hoppe.
“We had many good performances by many kids not mentioned, and that is what makes this a fun team.  We have many important contributors.  We are just ready for a little warmer weather,” Obermann said.
Team standings: 1. Crestwood 171 points; 2. S-F 118; 3. Waukon 81; 4. Kee 77; 5. Central Elkader 60; 6. Turkey Valley 30; 7. West Central 28; 8. MFL-MM 20; 9. Postville 3.
Cadet results
100 dash: 1. Katie Saner 13.42; 11. Noel Lloyd 16.14.
200: 1. Saner 28.03; 8. Kyleigh Foster 33.31.
400: 1. Saner 1:02.09; 13. Abbie Bergan 1:36.91.
800: 1. Hope Dohlman 2:37.58; 3. Mattie Slavin 2:48.08.
1500: 1. Cassidy Ihns 5:20.00.
3000: 3. Libby Labosky 12:59.75; 5. Kendel Slavin 13:23.38.
100 hurdles: 2. Lexi Hoppe 18.10; 5. Emma Cotant 18.97.
400 hurdles: 1. Rachel Steffen 1:15.54; 8. Sam Balk 1:27.38.
4x100 relay: 5. CW 58.84 (Cotant, Keelee Andera, Krista Riley, Hoppe).
4x200: 4. CW 2:06.77 (Andera, Trista Foster, Dana Theus, Balk).
4x400: 2. CW 4:40.57 (Annie Mast, Dohlman, M. Slavin, Ihns).
4x800: 4. CW 11:08.02 (Steffen, Dohlman, Sarah Mashek, M. Slavin).
Sprint medley: 2. CW 2:07.53 (Trista Foster, Riley, Mast, Andera).
Distance medley: 2. CW 4:46.47 (Andera, Steffen, Mast, Ihns).
Shuttle hurdle: 1. CW 1:17.47 ( Cotant, Balk, Katlin Born, Hoppe).
High jump: 2. Sharon Goodman 4-6.75; 7. Rachel Steffen 4-6; 9. Michaela Walton 4-0.
Long jump: 2. Saner 15-5; 3. Hoppe 14-7.
Shot put: 1. Kristen Reicks 36-2; 7. Cameron Ollendick 32-9; 11. Hallie Frohn 28-5; 23. Dalin Kitchen 20-0.
Discus: 1. Sharon Goodman 123-6; 8. Hallie Frohn 87-4; 14. Kristen Reicks 73-8; 21. Dalin Kitchen 60-7.
Decorah Meet
DECORAH - The Crestwood girls’ squad turned in another stellar performance on April 5 at Decorah as the Cadets took second overall with 116 points.
Sharon Goodman broke the school record she set in the discus on March 28 by posting a throw of 132 feet, 1 inch on April 5 to grab gold. Katie Saner took first in the 200 in 26.98. 
Hope Dohlman nabbed gold in the 1500 (5:18.45), Cassidy Ihns was first in the 3000 (10:51.71), Rachel Steffen took first in the 400 hurdles in 1:12.20 and Kristen Reicks took gold in the shot put with a throw of 36-5. The 4x800 and sprint medley teams also won gold.
“I thought in many ways it was our best performance of the outdoor season,” Obermann said. “We had many season best results, PRs (personal records), and we competed well in every event.  We won eight events and that is impressive with the number of quality teams at this meet.  Overall, it was a very positive step forward for the entire team.
“Sharon Goodman had another stellar night in the discus as she broke her own school record, and I believe she will just keep bettering that mark this season when the weather conditions are good.  She has continued to work hard to improve her throwing skills and she has gained confidence.  She has put herself in the conversation as one of the best discus throwers in the state.  Kristen Reicks continues to improve in the shot put as she won gold again.
“Katie Saner was very impressive in anchoring our sprint medley to victory and she ran a great race in the 200 meters with an excellent time for this early in the season.  She also had her season’s best jump in the long jump.
“Our middle distance and distance girls once again were strong in all of their events, as we won the 4x800, 3000 meters, and 1500 meters.  Hope Dohlman was especially impressive in the 1500 meters with a comeback win with a gutsy finish in the race.  Cassidy Ihns also had a dominant run in the 3000 meters.
“Rachel Steffen won her first 400 meter hurdle race of the year with an excellent time.  Rachel had a good night all around once again and she continues to impress.  I was also very impressed with Mattie Slavin as she continues to be a very consistent and reliable performer in the 800 and 400 meters.  I also felt like Keelee Andera had her best meet of the season as well as she continues to be strong in the sprints.
“It was a beautiful night to run and we are starting to get more contributions from a variety of team members.  What is most satisfying is we have many team members who are willing to compete in whatever event is necessary.  It was also good to get all of our team members involved as this meet allowed for unlimited JV participants,” Obermann said.
Team standings: 1. Decorah 137; 2. Crestwood 116; 3. W-SR 97; 4. New Hampton 64; 5. Waukon 50; 6. Prairie du Chien 44; 7. SW 35; 8. Turkey Valley 31; 9. MFL-MM 11.

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