Mustang girls place second at Gilbert

by Brad McClellan

The Mustang girls’ track team traveled to a varsity meet looking for some competition on April 17 at Gilbert. The girls placed second overall with 125 points and had many notable performances.

The girls got first in the 400 meter dash. Sophomore Paytan Schut got a 64.94, a season best time. In the 400 meter hurdles senior Jayci Vos got a 66.99 another season best time and another first place. In the 1500 meter run sophomore Kirstin Ives got a 5:35.78, with another first. The girls also placed first in the 4×400: Schut, senior Tatum Nearmyer, freshman Kate McCarthy and senior Rachel Stafford ran 4:17.13, a season best time.

Junior Ashley Miller got a 13.60 second place finish in the 100 meter dash. Next was the 200 meter dash where Miller got 28.56. At the 800 meter run Stafford got 2:29.10, another season-best time. For shot put sophomore Maddie Samson threw 33-10.25, and for discus Samson threw 108-04, a lifetime personal record.

The girls seem to be having a great season this year and are looking forward to it.

“We had another beautiful night to run tonight and had some great competition to run with. The girls ended up 2nd place tonight in a mainly 3A field. We continued to see season best performances tonight and are happy to moving in the right direction. The positive attitudes of the girls right now seem to be contagious and that atmosphere is creating positive results on the track as well. Our throwers are getting it done for us in the ring, and from hurdlers to sprinters to distance runners, the girls have been doing a nice job stepping up and doing their part to help the team. We have a nice balance on the team this year, and it is really fun to be a part of.” said coach Bridget Martin.