Girls Get Season Underway at ISU Indoor Classic

The Wildcat girls track and field team opened its season at the Iowa State Indoor Classic March 19.  For the first time at this meet the girls were able to fill all events with competitive athletes in the most talented indoor field in the state.  The night was highlighted by three top-10 finishes, capped by freshman Ainsley Erzen setting school indoor records in the 3000 and 1500 meters. Erzen earned a victory in the 1500 and fourth in the 3000 in a field that included five individual state champions from multiple classes.  She capped off her night with a spectacular lead off leg in the 4x400 in 59 seconds! Senior Adelynn Ahartz picked up a ninth-place finish in the long jump with a new school indoor best in that event of 15 feet 7.25 inches.  Every competitor was able to set a new indoor personal best in each event in which they competed.  Sophomore Ella Andersen impressed with new personal bests (including outdoor performances) of 12:00 in the 3000 and 5:44 in the 1500.  Her previous best marks coming into the meet were 12:36 and 6:05.  

3000 Meter Run:

  • Ainsley Erzen – 10:42.40 (4th)
  • Ella Andersen – 12:00.01 (26th)

60 Meter Hurdles:

  • Cam Mesecher – 10.20 (18th)
  • Tristine Viers – 10.71 (38th)

60 Meter Dash:

  • Paige Mercer – 8.68 (31st)
  • Natalea Statler – 8.71 (34th)

4x800:

  • Madi Watts, Jasmyn Hernandez, Mady Taylor, April Emmick – 12:28.26 (47th)

Sprint Medley:

  • Natale Statler, Paige Mercer, Tristine Viers, Cam Mesecher – 2:03.48 (29th)

800:

  • Allie Beck – 3:01.03 (64th)
  • Jasmyn Hernandez – 3:11.84 (83rd)

1500:

  • Ainsley Erzen – 4:58.24 (1st)
  • Ella Andersen – 5:44.64 (37th)

4x100:

  • Natalea Statler, Paige Mercer, Tristine Viers, Adelynn Ahartz – 54.36 (15th)

4x400:

  • Ainsley Erzen, Cam Mesecher, Mady Taylor, April Emmick – 4:35.45 (28th)

High Jump:

  • Sydney Berg – NH

Long Jump:

  • Adelynn Ahartz – 15-07.25 (9th)
  • Madi Watts – 12-04.25 (68th)

Shot Put:

  • Allyx Lee – 30-06.00 (41st)

Payton Kain – 26-00.25 (74th)