Traveling to Columbus Junction to compete in its first outdoor event of the season the Lone Tree girls track and field team took first place overall at the Columbus track invitational on March 20. …
Traveling to Columbus Junction to compete in its first outdoor event of the season the Lone Tree girls track and field team took first place overall at the Columbus track invitational on March 20.
The Lady Lions earned the first place position with a score of 158.5 points. There were eight schools who took part in this event with the second place school being Van Buren County, with 127.5 points, and the third place school being Highland, with 116 points.
Out of the 19 events the Lady Lions took part in, they came in first eight times and also placed in all 19 events.
Freshman Ava Christofferson took first place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.50 seconds. In the same event freshman Alyson Ford took ninth place with a time of 18.76 seconds.
Sophomore Rylee Shield placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of one minute and 3 seconds.
Christoffreson also took first place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.4 seconds and fellow teammate sophomore Rylee Shield finished in second with a time of 26.46 seconds.
Sophomore Hayden Yoder finished in first place in the shot put event, with her best throw traveling 29-08 meters.
The lone competitor in the 3000 meter run sophomore Vivian Zaruba placed first with a time of 14 minutes and nine seconds. Zaruba also finished first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2 minutes and 53 seconds.
Senior Riley Krueger was the runner up in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 19.21 seconds.
This 2022-23 Lone Tree girls track and field team saw the departure of six graduating seniors, Kinley Hayes, Arlie Lorack, Chloe Mills, Lexi Norris, Danielle Pettitt, and Kasey Chown but they did gain five freshman, Sophie Bell, Ava Christofferson, Alyson Ford, Delanie Graap, and Jazmine Nino.
Up next for the Lone Tree Lady Lions is a trip to Belle Plaine where they will compete against 15 other schools, Belle Plaine, BGM, Don Bosco, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, English Valleys, HLV, Iowa Valley, Keota, Lynnville-Sully, Meskwaki Settlement, Montezuma, North Mahaska, Sigourney, Tri-County, and Twin Cedars in the Belle Plaine Girls Invitational on March 28.
Then the Lady Lions stay home when they host a track meet against Keota on April 3. The next day, April 4, Lone Tree will travel to WACO to battle seven other schools, English Valleys, Iowa Valley, New London, Springville, Tri-County, Van Buren, and WACO in the WACO relays.
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