The Ottumwa Courier


April 30, 2013

Mustang girls track set new marks at Brookhart Relays


MOUNT PLEASANT — Another round of record-setting efforts led to another great night for the Davis County girls track team Monday at Fairfield's Brookhart Relays. Fresh off a pair of top-ten finishes at the Drake Relays, sophomore Kate Birchmier set another new benchmark in program history with a record toss in the discus as the Mustangs finished second as a team with 148.5 points, 29.5 behind Mount Pleasant.

"This was a great meet on a nice night for our girls track team," Davis County head girls track coach Josh Husted said. "This is the best that we have done (as a team) since I have been at Davis County. It seems like our girls are getting better in each meet. "

"We had several hall of fame performances, school records, and meet records broken in this meet. Our girls are also climbing the ranks within 2A across Iowa."

Birchmier toss of 137-11 broke the previous school record set back in 1981, giving the sophomore a sweep in the field along with a win in the shot put after winning with a toss of 39-10.25. Other Mustang winners on Monday included Chandra Smith in 3,000-meter run (12:08.6) and Maggie Hougland in the 400 meter dash (1:04.59).

Fairfield finished third as a team in their home meet with 135 points. Centerville also finished sixth on Monday.

Brookhart Relays

at Fairfield Trojan Stadium


Team scores — 1. Mount Pleasant 178, 2. Davis County 148.5, 3. Fairfield 135, 4. Washington, 5. Fort Madison, 6. Centerville.

Davis County Girls Results

Shot put — 1. Kate Birchmier 39-10.25, 3. Marissa Shuey 36-10.5.

Discus — 1. Birchmier 137-11, 6. Shuey 87-6.

High jump — 2. Kassidy Sharp 5-1, 3. Lauren Lynch 4-10.

Long jump — 2. Hayleigh Sharp 16-10, Cami Guiter 12-8.

3,000 run — 1. Chandra Smith 12:08.6, 3. Madeline Nelson 12:59.02, 6. Sophia Cook 14:01, 9. Sydney Spargur 14:39.

100 hurdles — 3. K. Sharp 16.15, Kristin Fipps 17.96. 

100 dash — Jennifer Buckingham 13.99, Macy Grooms 14.69.

4x800 — 2. Davis County (Shelby Graves, Maggie Hougland, Addie McKee, Ally McClure) 9:53.44.

200 dash — 6. Mason Roberts 29.47, Mercedes Northup 30.43.

1,500 run — 2. Graves 5:22.67, Kalleigh Tharp 5:35.94.

4x200 — 3. Davis County (Mallory Wells, Northup, McKenna Harward, Madison Roberts) 1:56.96.

400 dash — 1. Hougland 1:04.59, 6. Smith 1:10.07.

400 hurdles — 6. Wells 1:20.44, Spargur 1:32.5.

Sprint Medley — 5. Davis County (Buckingham, Connor Wilfawn, K. Sharp, Lynch) 2:03.34.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 2. Davis County (Sharp, Fipps, Wilfawn, H. Sharp) 1:10.02.

Distance Medley — 1. Davis County (McClure, Lynch, H. Sharp, Kalleigh Tharp) 4:31.57.

800 run — 2. McKee 2:26.46, 4. McClure 2:29.74.

4x100 — 5. Davis County (Bremer, Dixon, Grooms, Wright) 57.87.

4x400 — 1. Davis County (H. Sharp, McClure, Graves, McKee) 4:23.74.

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