The STC Trojan tracksters competed in the NICL indoor meet on Thursday March 27. The event was held at Wartburg College. Other teams from the NICL that competed included: Hudson, Union, South Hardin, Dike New Hartford, East Marshall, BCLUW, West Marshall, Jesup AGWSR and Denver.
Samantha Holtz continues to find success in the shot put. She placed second on Thursday with a throw of 36'3". Holtz's season best came at the Wamac indoor last week with a throw of 38'11.50". This throw earned her first place and set a new STC shot put record. Holtz was also named KCRG athlete of the week in a broadcast on Friday March 28.
A highlight for STC distance runner Taylor Ellenbecker was in the 3000 M. She nabbed second place with a time of 11:49.84. Her season best in the 3000 was 11:48.65 at the ISU track classic, earning her 20th place. This was an improvement over her time at the A.D. Dickinson Relay where she finished 25th with a time of 12:05.46.
Belle Tyynismaa competed in the 200 M Dash earning fourth place at the NICL indoor meet.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham
Coach George Corum was pleased with the results of the night. "No official team scores were kept, but as coaches, we like to see how our team ranks against the competition. Based on the top eight performers in each event STC finished runner-up to the perennial powerhouse Hudson", said Corum.
Corum was also impressed with several of his team members including Belle Tyynismaa, Lauren and Allison Yuska, Madie Bacon and Jensen Vodochodsky. "They had stellar performances for STC. The team continues to work hard and with 14 pr's and 15 top eight finishes during the meet, their efforts are paying off", enthused Corum.
Shot Put: 2-Holtz 36'3", 6-Keahna 31'10"; Long Jump: 10-L. Yuska 13'8.5", 13-Slaven 13'6.50"; High Jump: 4-Madie Bacon 4'10", 9-Anderson 4'6"; 55 M Hurdles: 6-L. Yuska 9.8, 12-Wise 10.60; 55 M Dash: 5-Peters-8.04, 11-Culbertson 8.42; 3000 M Run: 2-Ellenbecker 11:49.84, 14-Hoskey 14:45.37; 4x800: 5-Balderas, Tyynismaa, Bacon and Vodochodsky 11:04.12; 200 M Dash: 4-Tyynissmaa 28.22, 12-Peters 26.65; 1500 M Run: 8-Hoskey 5:56.24, 5-Ellenbecker 5:36.66; 400 M Dash: A Yuska, Tyynismaa; Distance Medley Relay: 5-Peters, Climer, Bacon and Vodochodsky 4:52.60; 800 M: 11-Balderas 2:52.78, 8-Ellenbecker 2:50.03; 4x200 M Relay: Peters, Climer, Anderson and L. Yuska 1:59.97; 4x400 M Relay: 3-Tyynismaa, A. Yuska, Bacon and Climer 4:29.54