The Carlisle girls track and field team competed at the prestigious Drake Relays against the best high school track and field athletes in the state of Iowa. While the weather did not cooperate, that did not slow down the Wildcats. The day started with the first event at 8 am- the 100 meter hurdles. Aricka Lambson and Jocelyn Haack were one of only three teams to have multiple athletes qualify for the event. Lambson ran a career-best time of 15.13 to finish eighth in the prelims, qualifying her for the finals later that morning. Haack had entered the competition with the 32nd best time, the final qualifier. She more than held her own as she ran a fantastic time of 15.49 to place 15th overall. Lambson would go on to finish seventh in the finals with another outstanding time of 15.23.
The day continued with the 4x100 meter relay team leading off the evening session. The squad of Jocelyn Haack, Aricka Lambson, Agatha Beier and Taylor DuBois ran a season's best time of 51.35 to win their heat. The team finished 36th overall, moving up 25 spots from their qualifying position.
Closing out the night was the school record 4x400 relay team of Madi Hoekstra, Taylor DuBois, Jocelyn Haack and Aricka Lambson. This was the first time the Wildcats had ever qualified a 4x400 relay and the environment running under the lights on the famed blue oval was a special experience. The girls would come up just short of their school record qualifying performance, finishing in 23rd with a time of 4:11.
The Wildcats will now turn their attention to the championship portion of their season as the conference meet takes place May 4 at Winterset. Field events begin at 4 p.m. with running events to follow at 5 p.m.