The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 9, 2014

Girls face tough tests

CAMANCHE — On an early April night, three girls set personal bests in their respective events. One of them even set a school record.

Prince of Peace’s Sydney Laufenberg walked away from the discus competition feeling a little frustrated about her third-place finish there, but she did manage to set the school record in the shot put, making a throw of 38 feet, 7 1/2 inches Tuesday at the Indian Relays hosted by Camanche.

“It was probably just stress I guess, but I thought I did really good in the shot,” Laufenberg said. “I don’t think I got out of the back quite right tonight.”

Laufenberg knew she had a personal best but still didn’t think she had the best shot put performance in the school’s history.

“I thought it was pretty average, really,” she said after her discus throws.

The old school record also belonged to Laufenberg, when she threw the shot 37-plus feet last year. She also holds the discus school record, but her best throw in that event Tuesday came on here final heave with a 113-foot throw. She had a 112-foot throw to lead off the competition and was in the lead at that point.

However, her middle two throws upset her. They went 95-2.5 and 97-4.

“I just need to work out getting out of the back right, and not be so stressed,” Laufenberg said.

She also thought she needed to make adjustments in the other field event, despite breaking her own record.

“I need to stop opening up so early,” she said.

High jump PR for Tubbs

Clinton sophomore Elle Tubbs also had a personal best during the Indian Relays. She notched her best jump in the high jump with a leap of 4-10, and that mark forced a tie for first with Western Dubuque’s Paige Deppe.

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