Despite four honor roll performances and a school record the Brainerd Warriors girls' track and field team didn't handle the competition.
The Warriors placed fifth in the Section 8, Class 3A True Team meet Tuesday at Adamson Field. Grand Rapids won the meet with 734.75 points followed by Moorhead with 680.
"We just competed and that's one thing about sports is you can't control your competition," said Warriors head coach Geri Skogen. "Our girls did the best they could and they gave good efforts and that's what I expect.
"In this meet you have to try and beat someone rather than go for a personal best. Overall, they worked hard and did the best they could."
Although Brainerd had a difficult time beating someone else the Warriors did manage to break some school marks. Sarah Bernu threw the discus 107 feet to place her on the honor roll and finish in fourth place. Julie Pelzer's time of 17.683 in the 100 hurdles was good enough to put her on the honor roll. Beth Cairns' vault of 5 feet also placed her on the list.
One school record fell, thanks to a 8-6 effort in the pole vault by senior Crystal Yaunick.
Despite the team finish Skogen is seeing personal improvement on the team.
"We've improved a lot and we're dropping time all the time," said Skogen. "But again our competition seems to be one step ahead of us.
"Hopefully we'll continue to have good practices and get into these big meets. You need depth in this meet. Your first through third people there can't be a lot of difference. Some events we're stronger than others."
Other top finishers for Brainerd were Molly Zauhar's fifth-place finish in the 100 hurdles and Pelzer's third-place finish in the 300 hurdles.
Girls' team scores -- 1-Grand Rapids 734.75, 2-Moorhead 680, 3-Alexandria 557, 4-Bemidji 490.25, 5-Brainerd 428, 6-Little Falls 402.5, 7-Hibbing 381.5
4x800 relay -- 1-Moorhead 42.98, 4-Little Falls, 6-Brainerd (Ashley Lachelt, Courtney Drake, Cori Severson, Abbie Tuomi)
100 hurdles -- 1-Jacenta Spandl (M) 14.879, 5-Molly Zauhar (B) 9-Nicole McCoy (LF), 11-Julie Pelzer (B), 12-Stephanie Petersen (B), 13-Alexis Sandy (LF), 18-Ashley Thompson (LF)
100 dash -- 1-Angela Baltd (GR) 13:00, 10- Angie Holtz (LF), 14-Erin MacDonald (B), 15-Holly Hoheisel (LF), Nichole Vernier (LF), 20-Crystal Yaunick (B), 21-Beth Cairns (B)
4x200 relay -- 1-Grand Rapids 1:49.54, 5-Brainerd (Kirsten Larson, Jacki Tautges, Erin Schellin, Katie Majka), 6-Little Falls
1600 run -- 1-Jessia Goeden (GR) 5:16.33, 4-Becky Anderson (LF), 6-Sarah Bratsch (LF), 12-Abbie Toumi (B), 13-Emily Gustafson (LF), 18-Mary Ramsdell (B), 20-Ariel Starzinski (B)
4x100 relay -- 1-Moorhead 52.34, 6-Brainerd (Yaunick, Zauhar, Majka, Peterson) 7-Little Falls
400 dash -- 1-Andrea Vake (H) 1:01.33, 6-Megan Steiger (B) 9-Rachel Davich (LF), 10-Schellin (B), 12-Larson (B) 18-Kristy Feia (LF), 21-Tyler Young (LF)
300 hurdles -- 1-Spandl (M) 48.02, 3-Pelzer (B), 4-McCoy (LF), 12-Zauhar (B), 13-Emily Stricker (B), 14-Thompson (LF), 20-Alexis Sandy (LF)
800 run -- 1-Veronica Sackett (GR) 2:20.78, 3-Anderson (LF), 12-Angela Bratsch (LF), 13-Courtney Drake (B), 14-Severson (B), 17-Lachelt (B), 19-Sarah Zetah (LF)
200 dash -- 1-Baltd (GR) 26.59, 8-Larson (B), 14-Tautges (B), 15-Carrie Bryniarski (LF), 16-Steiger (B), 18-Feia (LF), 21-Tara Cluka (LF)
3200 run -- 1-Jessica Goeden (GR) 11:28.27,8-Holly Beto (LF), 11-Emily Gustafson (LF), 12-Trista Schilling (LF), 17-Ramsdell (B), 18-Susie Carlson (B), 19-Rachel Lander (B)
4x400 relay -- 1-Grand Rapids 4:06.56, 4-Brainerd (Steiger, Schellin, Tautges, Pelzer), 6-Little Falls
Shot put -- 1-Audra Sorenson (M) 38-0 1/4, 2-Beth Miller (LF), 6-Amy Kittleson (B), 7-Sarah Bernu (B), 12-Janelle Callahan (LF), 15-Yaunick (B) 18-Feia (LF)
Discus -- 1-Beth Miller (LF) 118-5, 4-Bernu (B), 12-Kittleson (B), 16-Cassie Yaunick (B), 17-Shelby Swanson (LF), 20 Callahan (LF)
Long jump -- 1-Jenny Valean (M) 15-3 3/4, 6-Stasya Zarling (B), 11-Nichole Vernier (LF), 13-Tautges (B), 17-Holly Hoheisel (LF), 19-Annie Bahr (B), 21-Tyler Young (LF)
Triple jump -- 1-Kayla Lightfoot (GR) 35-6 1/4, 8-Natalie Dunphy (B), 12-heather Wilder (B), 14-Davich (LF), 17-Swanson (B), 19-Sandy (LF), 20-Thompson (LF)
High jump -- 1-Spandl (M) 5-2, 7-Severson (B), 8-Struss (B), 12-Nichole Vernier (LF), 12-Miller (LF), 17-Emily Sticker (B)
Pole vault -- 1-Bitzy Wohlrabe (GR) 9-6, 5-Colleen Roach (LF), 6-Yaunick (B), 10-Beto (LF), 11-Holtz (LF), 19-Beth Cairns (B)
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