Trojan girls’ track team kicks off indoor season
IOWA CITY — Fairfield senior Sydney Howard and junior teammate Marisa Repp earned a pair of top-10 finishes Monday at the Demon Indoor on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.
Howard, the Class 3A defending state champion in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, turned in a fifth-place time in the 200, while Repp jumped fifth in the high jump at the season-opening indoor meet.
Howard completed the 200-dash in 27.71 seconds. Repp, who also finished 13th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:08.63, cleared the bar at 4-feet, 10-inches Monday.
The meet, which consisted of many of the top schools in eastern Iowa, went unscored.
Other top individual finishes for Fairfield included a 23rd-place finish from sophomore Mackenzie McClure in the 200-dash (29.50), as well as a 28th-place time by sophomore Alexis Ring in the 60-meter hurdles (10.77).
The Trojans also had three relay teams finish in the top 20, led by a 16th-place finish in the 4x800. The team consisting of seniors Erin Thompson, Jessica Lamb, junior Sesali Martin and freshman Taylor Ferrel finished the race in 11:02, ahead of conference rivals Mount Pleasant (19th, 11:06) and Washington (23rd, 11:13).
Fairfield also took home 17th place in the 4x400 relay and 19th in the distance medley. The quartet of Lamb, Martin, Repp and Ferrel completed the 4x400 in 4:38.62, while the distance medley team of McClure, Ring and freshmen Abby Melcher and Ferrel squeezed into the top 20 at 5:15.36.
The Fairfield girls now prepare for a March 14 trip to Pella and the Central Indoor. The outdoor season commences March 28 at the Mount Pleasant Relays.
Meanwhile, the Trojan boys open their season Thursday at the boys’ Demon Indoor.
Demon Indoor @ Iowa City
High Jump — 5. Marisa Repp (4’10”)
60-hurdles — 28. Alexis Ring (10.77), 46. Grace Smith (11.57), 51. Olivia Wallerich (12.40)
60-dash — 39. Emma Kuehl (9.13), 43. Gabrielle Kuehl (9.18), 45. Mackenzi Harwood (9.22)
4x800-relay — 16. Fairfield ‘A’ (Thompson, Lamb, Ferrel, Martin, 11:02.73)
200-dash — 5. Sydney Howard (27.71), 23. Mackenzie McClure (29.50), 53. Mackenzi Harwood (31.58)
400-dash — 13. Marisa Repp (1:08.63), 34. Sydney Howard (1:11.22)
1500-run — 46. Sage Richmond (6:25.77)
Distance Medley — 19. Fairfield (McClure, Ring, Melcher, Ferrel, 5:15.36)
4x400-relay — 17. Fairfield ‘A’ (Ferrel, Lamb, Martin, Repp, 4:38.62)