By Jay Rickertsen
For the Herald
DES MOINES — With a win in the girls class 2A distance medley relay, Northeast gave the school a boys/girls sweep in the event.
The relay team of Audrey Moehr, Demi Diedrich, Trista Shannon and Morgan Casey won the event in a time of 4:12.27 also giving Casey her second gold medal in as many days after winning the 3,000-meter run on Thursday.
Casey, also a state cross country champion, took the baton in third place before overtaking the leaders and holding on the for the win.
On the strength of the two wins, the Rebels sat in fourth place overall with 20 team points.
Big day for Indians puts them in top 10 in 2A team race
The Camanche girls track and field team edged into the top 10 of the Class 2A team standings with 14 team points scored Friday. The Indians sat in eighth place heading into today’s action.
Sarah Powell got things started with a third-place finish in the discus. Powell’s toss of 135-3 was just over four feet shy of Becca Fisher of Sheldon’s winning toss of 139-9.
Meanwhile on the blue track of Drake Stadium, the Indians’ 800 relay team of McKinzie McDaniel, Ashtyn Dixon, Ashley Gonzalez and Courtney Harksen was placing second.
The foursome ran a time of 1:45.89 to net eight team points.
“It was good,” McDaniel, a senior, said. “It is a great way to finish my career.”
Ashley Gonzelez, a sophomore, also placed 11th in the 100-meter hurdles.
“I’m just so happy to be here,” Gonzalez said. “I was not as nervous as last year, but I was nervous. Coming in we were confident we could do well.”
Hudson won the event with a time of 1:44.44.
“We knew it would be close with Hudson,” Harksen said. “I knew I had to work my butt off to get close to them. There is just such good competition here.”
The Indians also have a chance to score more team points today as they qualified third in the 400-meter relay with the same quartet as the 800. The team turned in a preliminary time of 50.69.
By Jay Rickertsen