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Rebels, Chargers load up on state track entries

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Sioux Central girls track team qualified seven events for state en route to placing second team-wise behind North Iowa here Saturday in 1A co-ed district action.

The top two boys in each event automatically advanced to the state meet, while the first place girls finishers, along with the next 12 best times around the state advanced to the mega meet which will be held this Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Freshman Brooke Scharn led the way for the Rebel girls, qualifying for four events.

In the long jump, senior Briana Scharn leapt 16-5.75 to win the event and qualify four straight years.

The shuttle hurdle team of Stephanie Thompson, Rachel Peterson, Caitlin Patten and Brooke Scharn ran to first place and a new school record in 1:07.98.

In the 4x200, Tricia Hogrefe, Christina Blomgren, Brooke Scharn and Briana Scharn won in 1:49.80. Hogrefe is a four-time qualifier in the event. She and Briana Scharn ran on last year's fourth place state squad in the event.

Briana Scharn got second in the 400 hurdles in 1:06.44. It was the fourth consecutive year she's qualified in the event; she finished sixth last year.

The 4x100 team of Brooke Scharn, Blomgren, Kelsea Kulp and Hogrefe got second in 52.53.

Brooke Scharn zoomed to second place in the 100 hurdles in 15.08.

Hogrefe chartered a 13.05 jet for silver in the 100, as she qualified three straight years in the event, placing eighth last year.

The Charger girls finished in fifth place.

Diana Johnsen steamed 15.87 for third place in the 100 hurdles, which was good enough to qualify.

Teammate Kacie Woodley charged 1:08.86 for fourth place in the 400 hurdles to qualify in that event.

Holly Hofmaster qualified with a third place jump of 15-9.5 in the long jump.

Laurens-Marathon's 4x100 team of Johnsen, Jordan Sundblad, Kelsey Meyer and Megan Hofmaster qualified. They placed fourth in 52.63.

Additionally, the Chargers' shuttle hurdle unit of Sundblad, Megan Cleveland, Woodley and Johnsen qualified after posting a third place time of 1:08.89.

On the boys side, Trevor Tiefenthaler will represent the Rebels in the 400 after clocking a 51.44.

Sioux Central's distance medley team of Josh Dahlin, A.J. Tiefenthaler, Nate Cowell and Trevor Tiefenthaler ran 3:41.96 to qualify. Trevor, a sophomore, ran a blazing 1:59.8 anchor leg in that race.

Teammate Nick Sennert is state-bound in the shot (48-4.5), as is Connor Lindquist in the 3200 (10:33.32).

For Laurens-Marathon, Keton Joynt will go in the 100 after running 11.38, and Travis Leuer will try to improve upon his fourth place finish in the high jump last year. Leuer jumped 6-6 to qualify Saturday.

Additionally, four Charger boys relay teams made state.

The 4x100 team of Jason Gustafson, Ryan Sernett, David Brechler and Joynt ran 45.79.

The 4x200 team of Sernett, Leuer, David Brechler and Joynt finished in 1:35.27.

The 4x400 unit of Tyler Koenig, Caleb Jamison, Ryan Stumbo and Gustafson clocked in at 3:33.74.

Finally, the shuttle relay team of Josh Gunnarson, Sernett, David Brechler and Gary Brechler finished in 1:00.53, as the foursome mastered an event foreign to the boys competition before this year.

"Travis in the high jump and our shuttle hurdle team should have a shot at doing pretty well," said Chargers coach John Jamison. "We ran OK (at districts) but we didn't have our best day. Hopefully we'll run better at state."

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