BAXTER – The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter girls’ track team did just enough to get past Colfax-Mingo for the team championship at the Raider Relays Monday in Baxter.
CMB defended its home turf by winning five events and totaling 13 medals. The Raiders scored 144 points to beat out Colfax-Mingo’s score of 138 for first out of six teams.
"This was truly a team win tonight for our girls tonight," CMB head coach Jerry Meinerts said. "We were down by two points going into the last two events, and our girls responded by finishing first in the 4x100 and second in the 4x400 to win the meet. There were numerous personal best tonight in both relays and individual events."
Maddy Poage, Toni Spencer, Bridget Hurley and Mackenzie Schmitz formed the winning 4 X 100 team for CMB. They ran a time of 53.01 seconds to just edge Nevada’s :53.07 for the title.
In the 4 X 400 Megan Ritter, Aly Holsinger, Kathleen Baldwin and Abbie Haupert teamed up to run a time of 4:39.17. That effort was over seven seconds faster than their seeding coming into the meet, enabling them to edge past Colfax-Mingo by eight-tenths of a second for the crucial points to clinch the team title.
Field events played a huge role in the victory for CMB. The Raiders won three of the four events and totaled five medals.
"Our field events helped us win this meet tonight," Meinerts said. "We came out of the field events with 50 points."
Payge Jurgens won the shot put and Haupert claimed the discus title for CMB.
Jurgens’ best throw of 35 feet, 10 inches easily beat the runner-up toss of 31-6.25 by Colfax-Mingo’s Kayla VanDusseldorp. Haupert blew away the competition in the discus as her best throw of 115-11.5 was 17 feet better than anyone else in the event.
Nicole Davies stepped into a varsity throwing role and placed in each event to help get CMB over the top. Davies was third in the shot with a throw of 29-11.75 and fifth in the discus with a toss of 83-1.
Spencer won the long jump with a jump of 14-9.75 and Ritter took fourth after peaking at 13-4. Poage placed third in the high jump with a jump of 4-8 and Hurley came in fifth with an effort of 4-4.
CMB added two more silver and three bronze medals on the track.
Heather Jessen placed second in the 3,000 with a time of 13:19.04. Poage, Bekah Pearson, Haupert and Schmitz combined to run a runner-up time of 1:57.44 in the 4 X 200.
Poage, Ritter, Pearson and Hurley took third in the sprint medley with a time of 2:03.43.
Schmitz edged Spencer for third in the 100 as they ran respective times of :12.84 and :12.85. Spencer added a third-place time of :27.67 in the 200.
Final team scores: 1. CMB 144 points, 2. Colfax-Mingo 138, 3. Saydel 120, 4. Nevada 87, 5. Bondurant-Farrar 69, 6. Twin Cedars 15.
Individual results – CMB
Shot put – 1. Payge Jurgens, 35-10; 3. Nicole Davies, 29-11.75
Discus – 1. Abbie Haupert, 115-11.5; 5. Davies, 83-1
Long jump – 1. Toni Spencer, 14-9.75; 4. Megan Ritter, 13-4
High jump – 3. Maddy Poage, 4-8; 5. Bridget Hurley, 4-4
3,000-meter run – 2. Heather Jessen, 13:19.04; 4. Chasity Moody, 14:.29.38
4 X 800-meter relay – 4. CMB (Chantel Maxwell, Patience Engle, Veronica Condon, Stephanie Twohey), 11:57.65
100-meter dash – 3. Mackenzie Schmitz, :12.84; 4. Spencer, :12.85
Distance medley relay – 4. CMB (Ritter, Elizabeth Jones, Kathleen Baldwin, Maxwell), 5:04.09
400-meter dash – 1. Hurley, 1:05.78; 4. Aly Holsinger, 1:15.32
4 X 200-meter relay – 2. CMB (Poage, Bekah Pearson, Haupert, Schmitz), 1:57.44
100-meter hurdles – 9. Taylor Ross, :19.68; 10. Sydney Ziesman, :20.42
800-meter run – 7. Jessen, 3:00.08; 9. Maxwell, 3:04.08
200-meter dash – 3. Spencer, :27.67; 7. Schmitz, :30.78
400-meter hurdles – 6. Moody, 1:28.45
Sprint medley relay – 3. CMB (Poage, Ritter, Pearson, Hurley), 2:03.43
1,500-meter run – 4. Lyndsay Bianchi, 6;05.82; 6. Twohey, 6:15.53
4 X 100-meter relay – 1. CMB (Poage, Spencer, Hurley, Schmitz), :53.01
4 X 400-meter relay – 2. CMB (Ritter, Holsinger, Baldwin, Haupert), 4:39.71