AMES - The Webster City girls' track team rolled up four top-50 finishes at its first meet of the season - the ISU Indoor - here on Monday.
Senior thrower Katie Holdgrafer kicked off her final campaign on the right foot with a 33rd-place finish in the shot put with a best toss of 33 feet, 9 1/4 inches. Teammate Carrie Gerdes also was strong in the long jump with a 36th-place result; her best splash landing was 14-4 1/4.
"It was a good start to the year and provides us with focus for what we can improve on," WCHS co-head coach Theo Clark said.
Clark and Kristy Manson took over the reigns this season for departed coach Duane Harding, who guided the Lynx to numerous North Central Conference and regional championships during his time in charge.
Lynx sophomore Kaylee Schnathorst took 45th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.00 seconds), and the 4x800 relay of Morgan Moline, Kenady Highland, Lissa Villa and Liz Wells finished in 50th (12:27.00).
WCHS will return to the track on Saturday to take part in the Buena Vista University Indoor in Storm Lake.
Webster City Results
Long Jump - 36. Carrie Gerdes 14-4 1/4.
High Jump - 63. Nicole Heinrichs 4-0.
Shot Put - 33. Katie Holdgrafer 30-9 1/4; Jan Ryherd 26-10.
3,000 Meters - 57. Morgan Moline 13:09.57; Kenady Highland 13:44.95.
60 Hurdles - 45. Kaylee Schnathorst 10.58; 149. Heinrichs 12.84; 156. Hannah Myers 14.28.
60 Meters - 91. Schnathorst 9.00; 164. Harleigh McKee 9.68; 177. Ashley Price 10.05.
4x800 Relay - 50. Webster City 12:27.00 (Moline, Highland, Lissa Villa, Liz Wells).
Sprint Medley Relay - 59. Webster City 2:09.95 (Faith McClain, McKee, Gerdes, Schnathorst).
800 Meters - 88. Gina Moline 3:00.11.
1,500 Meters - Morgan Shannon 5:37.15.
4x100 Relay - Webster City 58.60 (McClain, McKee, Gerdes, Myers).
4X400 Relay - Webster City 5:00.12 (Heinrichs, G. Moline, Price, Wells).