The Storm Lake-St. Mary's girls track and field team gathered some valuable momentum for this week's district meet Friday in Holstein, winning the Wolverine Relays hosted by South O'Brien at Cherokee.
The Lady Panthers set meet records in three relays and one individual event and took six first places overall in winning the event with 115 points.
Aurelia had one of it's best meets of the season, taking second with 84 points. Clay Central-Everly was third with 78 points in the six-team meet.
St. Mary's freshman Abby Richardson won the long jump with a new meet record of 15 feet, 5 inches while Jess Lussman took the other individual first, taking top honors in the discus with a toss of 96-8.
The Panthers also set new meet records in winning the sprint medley relay, 4x400 relay and the shuttle hurdle relay.
The sprint medley team of Lindsay Clausen, Marisha Imming, Maggie Lange and senior Kassie Drey won in 1 minute, 58.91 seconds while the 4x400 team of Lange, Michelle Drey, Richardson and Kassie Drey won in a new meet record time of 4:24.72.
The shuttle hurdle team of Jess Lussman, Abby Richardson, Colleen Smith and Marisha Imming won in 1:08.96. The Panthers' 4x200 team of Lange, Richardson, Clausen and Kassie Drey won in 1:54.82.
Two other relay teams took second places. The distance medley team of Megan Snyder, Janie Imming, Michelle Drey and Becky Lenhart won in 4:49.99 while the 4x100 team of Matt Richardson, Janie Imming, Colleen Smith and Snyder finished in 55.71 seconds.
Individually, Clausen was second in the long jump (15 feet) while Kassie Drey took third in the discus (91 feet). Janie Imming third in the high jump (4-8) and Abby Mohr third in the 3000 meter run.
Lenhart added a third in the open 800 meters in 2:45.50 while Janie Imming was third in the 200 meters. Also, Mohr was fourth in the 1500 meters in 5:58.35 while Lussman was fourth in the 400 meters.
Michelle Drey added a sixth in the 200 meters while Emily Lenhart was sixth in the 400 meters.
In scoring 84 team points for second, Aurelia took three first places and four seconds.
Kristen Munden was the top scorer for the Lady Bulldogs, taking firsts in the 100 meter dash (13.37 seconds), the 100 meter hurdles (17.32 seconds) and second in the discus (96-7). The other individual first came from Wendy Nelson, who captured gold in the 400 meter hurdles in 74.08 seconds.
Munden added a second in the 200 meter dash in 28.86 seconds.
Two relay teams took seconds for Aurelia. The 4x800 team of Leah Fishman, Emily Sonksen Sara Husman and Nelson took second in 10:45 while the 4x400 team of Fishman, Sonksen, Liz Laursen and Nelson was second in a personal record time.
Taking fourth places for Aurelia were Melissa Keith in the discus (77 feet, 7.75 inches), Jill Cougill in the 3000 meter run with a personal best of 14:21, Husman in the open 800 meters (2:48), and the 4x100 relay team of Tina Wagenaar, Christa Corderman, Priscilla Otto and Laursen.
The Bulldogs added nine fifth places. They included Melissa Keith in the shot put (26-6.5), Otto in the long jump (13-3), the shuttle hurdle relay team of Jessica Cougill, Jana Radke, Wagenaar and Otto (75.88 seconds), and the distance medley relay team of Corderman, Radke, Laursen and Keith (5:10).
Adding fifths were Fordyce in the 400 meter dash (73.73 seconds), Fishman in the 800 meter run (2:51), Otto in the 100 hurdles (18.2 seconds), the sprint medley relay team of Wagenaar, Corderman, Fordyce and Husman (2:10), and Keith in the 1500 meter run in 16:09.
Cougill added a sixth in the 100 meter dash in 15.26 seconds.