Girls track takes 2nd in home meet

The New Prague Trojan girls track team had a close meet, finishing just behind first place Mankato East at the New Prague Triangular April 15.

The Cougars won the meet with 86 points, nine better than the Trojans, with 77. Farmington was third with 21 points.

First place finishes for the Trojans came from Kristin Busch in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 6 inches, Sara Gerold in the shot put with a throw of 33-7, junior Emily Bisek in the 100 m. hurdles in a time of 18.53 seconds, Jenny Hendricks in the 1600, in 5:44, Katie Theisen in the 300 hurdles, in 49.24 seconds and Amanda Wagner in the 800 m., in 2:39.

Finishing in second place for the Trojans were Theisen in the triple jump, Melanie Deutsch in the high jump, and the pole vault, Becky Theisen in the discus and the 100 m., the relay team of Megan Hedstrom, Wagner, Hendricks and Annie Connelly in the 4x800 m. relay, the team of Erin Hammes, Whitney Trecker, Busch and eighth grader Emily Bisek in the 4x200 relay, the team of Deutsch, Erin Sand, Kimby Kukacka and Hammes in the 4x100 relay, Katelyn Meger in the 3200 m., and the team of Trecker, Katie Theisen, Busch and Becky Theisen in the 4x400 relay.

In third place were Katie Theisen in the long jump, Deutsch in the 100 m. hurdles, eighth grader Emily Bisek in the 200 and Ellie Stasney in the 3200 m.

Placing fourth were Becky Theisen in the long jump, Hedstrom in the high jump, Hammes in the pole vault, eighth grader Emily Bisek in the 100 m., Kelsey Kalina in the 1,600 m., junior Emily Bisek in the 300 hurdles, Connelly in the 800 and Megan Wagner in the 3200.

Busch took fifth in the shot put.

The team will compete Thursday, April 21, at the Farmington Relays, and on Saturday, they will compete at the Austin relays, beginning at 10 a.m.

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