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May 10, 2013

Panthers slosh to sectional title


Erie/Prophetstown’s wins in relays came in the four-by-100 (50.12), the four-by-200 (1:45.74) and the four-by-400 (4:06.04). The Panthers were second in the four-by-800.

Fulton and Morrison each qualified one runner for the state meet.

Lakin Goodman of Morrison took second in the 400-meter dash. She finished in 1:03.87, taking second to Amanda Kereta of Henry-Senachwine (1:02.63).

Fulton/Fulton Unity Christian’s Averi Leitzen placed third in the 1,600, but her time of 5:33.57 was more than a second below the state-qualifying standard for the event.

There were only two other events where athletes advanced in that manner — the 300-meter low hurdles in which five individuals moved on and the four-by-400. Robinson blamed the weather for limiting the number of athletes who met the qualifying standards that exist for all 18 events.

“One coach said he thought it was a little discouraging because our sectional usually has extra qualifiers,” Robinson said. “It definitely affects extra qualifiers. I think the field events are affected more. We were on the bubble in the shot put and discus, and the weather didn’t give them quite as much opportunity.”

Still, Robinson said the Panthers would have “a shot to do some great things” at state.

The Panthers won the unofficial state indoor meet, and Robinson said they might be able to earn a team medal next week.

“We have that potential,” he said. “The girls were in good shape from basketball, had a good indoor season and right now I think we know we’re in the game, but there’s still work to be done.”

Iowa runners wait a day

CLINTON — Thursday’s rainy weather caused officials at the Iowa Class 4A state-qualifying meet in Dubuque, which included Clinton, to postpone the meet a day. The schools will meet this afternoon.

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