CEDAR FALLS — The Clinton River Queens had their first chance to showcase their talent this year at the A.D Dickinson Invite at the University of Northern Iowa on Monday afternoon, and Coach Tony Steen is pleased with what he saw.

“We saw some really good things against some of the best teams in the state. We also saw some things that we need to work on,” Steen said. “But overall I thought this was a good meet for the first time competing this year.”

The annual event, which features a huge number of schools from all over the state, kicked off competition for Clinton. The River Queens were going up against schools of all sizes, including schools out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Des Moines. Some events see nearly 200 entries.

In the field events, senior Sarah Goldensoph found herself in the top 25 percent of the field in shot put with Kimberly Powell following just a few places behind.

Sprinter Madi Eberhart had a good showing, finishing 36th in a field of 139 in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.54. She had a similar place in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 29.04. Meghan Hill also finished in the top half of the 200-meter dash with a 29.82.

Tahlicia Bailey had a good 400-meter run, finishing with a time of 1:07.30 which landed her in the top quarter of the runners.

The River Queens have nearly two weeks off before traveling north to Dubuque for the University of Dubuque High School Indoor Classic on Friday, March 16.

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