Alta junior Dee Hinkeldey didn't let a soggy, slightly chilly afternoon hurt her performance in the Alta Co-Ed Invitational track and field meet here Tuesday.
Hinkeldey, the defending Class 1A State 400 meters champ and the two-time defending 1A state champ in the 400 meters, set a new school record time Tuesday in the 100 meter dash, finishing first in 12.84 seconds.
Hinkeldey added an individual first place in the long jump. She took her first jump in that event along with teammate Megan Suhr well after the other competitors had finished.
Hinkeldey jumped 15 feet, 7.5 inches, good for first place, and she didn't risk another jump with the runway already slippery. The gifted junior also anchored the Cyclones' first-place 4x100 relay team.
Paced by Hinkeldey, the Cyclone girls took second to girls team champion Remsen-St. Mary's, with Storm Lake-St. Mary's third.
R-SM won with 151 points to 137 for the Cyclones and 123 for the Panthers. Aurelia was third with 80 points and Pomeroy-Palmer fourth with 70 points.
In the field events, Suhr was second in the long jump (15-3.5) for Alta, while freshman Kelsie Peterson was second in the high jump (4 feet, 2 inches). Brianna Aube was third in the shot put (23-6.25) and Katie Connolly fourth in the high jump (4 feet).
The Cyclones' 4x100 relay team of Suhr, Jessy Bibler, Jahde Hammer and Hinkeldey took first with a new school record time of 54.06 seconds. Suhr added a first place in the 200 meter dash (28.7 seconds) and a second in the 100 dash in 13.35 seconds.
Hammer finished second in the 100 low hurdles in 17.39 seconds, while the Cyclones' 4x800 team of Christine Sand, Connolly, Beth Sager and Peterson was second in 12 minutes, 5.80 seconds.
Alta's shuttle hurdle relay team of Hammer, Connolly, Chelsea Brugman and Bridget Brugman took third in 1:15.38, while the 4x200 team of Jaimie Stevicks, Chelsea Brugman, Bridget Brugman and Bibler added third in 2:07.69. The distance medley team of Bibler, Bridget Brugman, Brianna Aube and Hammer also took third in 5:06.67, while the 'Clones' sprint medley team of Stevicks, Chelsea Brugman, Sager and Sand was fourth in 2:24.
Individually for Alta, Beth Sager was third in the 400 meters (1:12.93), with Bridget Brugman fourth in the 100 low hurdles (18.58 seconds). Aube added a fourth in the 3000 meters in 13:35.45, while Christine Sand was fourth in the 800 meters (3:18.71).
Aube finished fifth in the 1500 meters in 6:20.52 and Jaimie Stevicks was sixth in the 200 dash in 34.2 seconds.
Storm Lake-St. Mary's took third on the strength and depth of its relays, and by two individual first places from versatile junior Jess Lussman.
Lussman won the discus with a toss of 101 feet, 4 inches, and won the 100 low hurdles in 17.36 seconds. Freshman Christine Becker won the 1500 meters in 5:38.53, while veteran Abby Mohr was second in the 3000 meters in 12:22.48.
The Panthers scored heavily in the relays, taking first in four of seven. The shuttle hurdle team of Colleen Smith, Becky Lenhart, Lussman and Abby Richardson won in 1:10.32, while the 4x200 team of Megan Snyder, Smith, Maggie Lange and Becker took first in 2:01.94.
The Panthers' 4x400 team of Lenhart, Lange, Richardson and Becker won in 4:42.22, and the distance medley team of Snyder, Lange, Lenhart and Becker took first in 4:40.65.
The 4x100 team of Snyder, Lenhart, Lange and Richardson was second in 55.76 seconds while the sprint medley team of Camille Pickhinke, Becca Murray, Lussman and Smith was third (no time available).
In the field events, SM's Jenny Welch was second in the shot put with a toss of 24-1.5, while Leigh VanderWoude was sixth with toss of 18-10.5.
Panther junior Abby Richardson was third in the long jump with a leap of 15-1.5, with Becca Murray taking fifth in the discus with a toss of 57-4.
In the open events on the track, Mohr took third in the 1500 in 5:55.10. Megan Snyder was fourth in the 100 dash in 13.82 seconds, and senior Colleen Smith was fifth in the 100 low hurdles in 18.73 seconds. Also, Camille Pickhinke took fifth in the 100 dash in 15.32 seconds
In taking fourth, the Aurelia girls were paced by a first place by the 4x800 relay team of Jessica Mann, Tiffany Johnson, Leah Kai and Wendy Nelson (11:36.24).
The Bulldogs' shuttle hurdle team of Jessica Cougill, Kristine Munden, Katee Dean and Priscilla Otto was second (1:11.33) and the sprint medley team of Munden, Dean, Nelson and Kai was second in 2:13..
Aurelia's 4x100 team of Nelson, Otto, Munden and Dean was third in 58.58 seconds, while its 4x400 team of Cassie Sleezer, Kayla Bruns, Mann and Kai was fourth in 5:18.07. The distance medley relay team of Mann, Desiree Thatcher, Sleezer and Bruns was fifth in 5:16.82. The 4x200 team of Jill Cougill, Bruns, Kai and Mann was fifth in 2:16,
Individually for Aurelia, junior Kristen Munden took second in the discus (94-4.5), with senior Wendy Nelson adding a second in the 800 meters in 2:50.49.
In the field events, Aurelia's Priscilla Otto was fourth in the long jump (14-.37).
In open events on the track, Cassie Sleezer was third in the 400 low hurdles (1:30.47), while Otto was third in the 100 lows in 17.64 seconds.
Taking fifth places for the Bulldogs were Desiree Thatcher in the 3000 meters (14:24.88), Jill Cougill in the 400 meters (1:29.45) and Katee Dean in the 200 dash (31.17 seconds).
Cougill added a sixth place in the 3000 meters in 14:43.02), while Thatcher was sixth in the 1500 in 7:25.92.