Taking five first places, eight seconds and two thirds, the Storm Lake High girls track and field team took second place here Friday in the Spencer Invitational.
In taking second, Storm Lake recorded 135 team points, "the most points we've scored in a long time," said Storm Lake coach John Brostad.
Storm Lake was led by sophomore Kata Harvey, who took first places in the 400 meters (62.10) and ran a leg of the winning 4x100 relay team along with Trish Halder, Angie Schmidt, and Steph Rude (52.41 seconds).
Sophomore Morgan Darrow continued her fine throwing season, taking first in the shot put with a toss of 38 feet. Sophomore Heather Kessler added a first in the 100 hurdles in 15.38 seconds and the sprint medley relay team of Halder, Maleia Miller, Amber Woodford and Michaela Brungardt won in 1:56.85.
Six individuals and two relay teams added seconds for Storm Lake.
Individually, Veronica Kurtz was second in the high jump (5 feet), Ty Zimmerman was second in the discus with a season's best toss of 107-7, Heather Kessler was second in the 400 hurdles in 71.89 seconds, Harvey was second in the 300 in 27.38 seconds and Brungardt second in the 400 in 63 seconds. Freshman Maleia Miller added a second in the 100 dash in 13.26 seconds.
The shuttle hurdle relay team of Heidi Hammen, Amy Kessler, Tiffany Segebart and Heather Kessler was second in 1:09.69, while the 4x200 team of Jaye Lynn Kwikkel, Lindsay Guenther, Woodford and Rude was second in 1:56.24.
Brungardt added a third in the discus with a season's best toss of 105-7, while freshman Amy Kessler was third in the 400 hurdles (74.49 seconds).
The Tornadoes' distance medley relay team of Kwikkel, Elisha Lenhart, Amanda Proczak and Julie Manatham was fourth in 5:14.00 while the 4x800 team of Amanda Cavanaugh, Lindsey Dreher, Julie Manatham and Ashley Solem was sixth in 11:49.44.
Segebart added a fifth place in the 100 hurdles with a season's best time of 17.92 seconds, while Schmidt was fifth in the 100 dash in 13,75 seconds.
Heather Douglas and Karina Gonzales ran season's best times in the 3000 meters in 13:38 and 14:12 respectively.