Warriors continue to be model of consistency in track and field events

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The squad of Grace Kuehl (left), Tori Sylvester, Delaney Scherf and Hannah Asche won the 800 sprint medley relay at the MFL MarMac Girls Invite on April 27. It was one of several relays the Warriors won that day. (Photos by Bev Hamann)

Gracie Cummer was 16th, Alivia Wiley eighth, Madylen Gregerson 13th and Savannah Orr 14th in the 200 meter dash at MFL MarMac.

Savannah Orr placed 11th in the long jump at MFL MarMac.

Lexi Loan, Gracie Cummer, Madylen Gregerson and Taylor Moser made up Central's shuttle hurdle relay team that placed second in the meet at MFL MarMac.

Delaney Scherf won the 800-meter run at the April 27 meet in Monona.

By Willis Patenaude, Times-Register


Last week got off to a warm start for the Central girls track and field team, which competed in the comfort of the sun at the Waukon Indian Relays, ending in a “very good meet,” according to coach Martha Bauder. 


The Warriors tallied 15 personal records and eight season-best times along with two wins and 26 top 10s across the 16 events they competed in. When the final scores were tallied, Central placed sixth with 70 points. 


Some of those points came in the field events, where Hannah Asche finished second in the long jump with a distance of 15-10, followed by Lexi Loan who jumped into ninth. 


In the high jump, Brooke Tieden placed third with a final jump of 4-10, while teammate Eva-Rosa van der Heide finished ninth with a height of 4-02. 


The shot put featured Delaney Scherf finishing seventh with a throw of 31-04.50, and Madelyn Gregerson was 14th.


The discus was led by Layla Embretson, who threw her way into ninth with a distance of 79-06. Staci Herman finished 14th. 


The sprints were heavy with activity for the Warriors, with multiple runners in each race. The 100 included Grace Kuehl finishing fifth in a time of 13.66 seconds, followed by Tori Sylvester in sixth with a 13.86. Both were less than a second out of first place. 


The 200 also featured Kuehl, who raced to eighth in 28.70 seconds. Sylvester was once again close behind, placing 10th with a time of 28.82. 


Asche crossed the line third in the 400, in 1:02.89, and Eva Embretson finished seventh. 


The distance races featured one of the Warriors’ two wins, as Scherf was victorious in the 800 by almost two seconds, with a personal-best time of 2:32.46. In the 1500, Alexis Thiese finished 12th. 


Taylor Moser was in action in both hurdles races, running the 100 in 18.21 seconds for eighth place. She was sixth in the 400 event, running a 1:18.74. Loan also ran in the 100 hurdles and placed 11th, and in the 400 hurdles, Jaydin Dettman was the top finisher in third, running a personal best 1:12.50. 


The second victory for the Warriors was in the 4x800 relay, with Scherf, Moser, Dettman and Asche running a 10:20.74, to take the race by almost two seconds. 


Kuehl, Tessa Sylvester, Tori Sylvester and Eva Embretson crossed the finish fourth in the sprint medley, and it was a similar result in the 4x400, this time with Scherf, Dettman, Moser and Asche. 


Central sent out Loan, Gracie Cummer, Gregerson and Moser in the 4x100 shuttle hurdle, where they finished fifth in 1:16.58. Kuehl, Tessa Sylvester, Herman and Loan also brought home fifth in the 4x100, in 56.65 seconds.


The Warriors’ second meet of the week was at MFL MarMac on April 27, where they put up 129 points, 27 top 10s and five wins in 19 events. Athletes also had nine personal bests and five season bests. 


The field events continued to be a source of success and consistency for the Warriors, with Tieden once again leading the high jump, clearing 4-10 for a second-place finish. Eva Embretson cleared 4-02 for fifth. 


Asche won the long jump with a length of 16-06.50 feet for a new personal best distance, and Loan finished eighth. 


Scherf led the team with a sixth-place effort in the shot put, reaching a distance of 29-03, and Thiese finished 15th. 


The discus featured Layla Embretson’s personal-best throw of 82-07 to finish seventh, while Herman threw to 68-07.50 to place 15th. 


Central also put together a solid meet on the track, with Loan placing fifth in the 100 in 14.66 seconds, less than a second out of first place. Alivia Wiley placed ninth. Wiley returned for the 200, where she placed eighth, while Gregerson putting in a 13th-place run. 


In the 400, Reese Berns ran a 1:11.11 to cross the line in second, and Eva Embretson was right on her heels in third, in 1:13.32. 


The 800 was another win for the Warriors, as Scherf claimed victory by over three seconds in a personal-best time of 2:31.47. In the 1500, Thiese ran to third, while Coral Rork was ninth. Layla Embretson raced to fourth in the 3000. 


Leaping over the hurdles were Moser and Loan in the 100, with Moser leading the way in fourth, less than a second out of first. Loan earned sixth. 


Moser took fourth place in the 400-meter event, just behind teammate Dettman in third. 


The relays were a highlight for the Warriors, as they either finished second in or won all but one of them. 


One victory came in the 800 sprint medley, as Kuehl, Tori Sylvester, Scherf and Asche ran away with the race. Kuehl, Tori Sylvester, Dettman and Asche won the 4x200 by over three seconds, and in the 4x400, the Warriors dominated the competition with Scherf, Dettman, Tori Sylvester and Asche winning by 18 seconds. 


Loan, Cummer, Gregerson and Moser earned second in the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle. The 4x100 was also a second place for Kuehl, Oakley Armstrong, Cummer and Herman whose 56.06 was less than a 10th of a second behind first place. Central additionally finished second in the 4x800, with Berns, Eva Embretson, Rork and Thiese running a 12:31.19.


Lastly, the team of Herman, Savannah Orr, Armstrong and Layla Embretson finished the distance medley in sixth. 


The Warriors’ next meet was May 1 at Edgewood-Colesburg. On May 4, they will compete at the Upper Iowa Conference meet at Clayton Ridge.

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