STORM LAKE - Freshman Carrie Gerdes provided the highlight and the youthful Webster City girls' track team continued to earn its stripes here on Saturday during the Buena Vista University Elite Indoor Invitational.
Gerdes turned in a personal-best long jump of 16 feet, 1 1/4 inches to finish in the runner-up slot against the large field of competitors. She turned in one of six top-10 results for the Lynx.
"We had a solid meet ... the girls continue to show significant gains in the early going," Webster City co-head coach Theo Clark said. "Our best performance (came) from Carrie Gerdes."
Morgan Shannon also picked up a medal; she earned the bronze in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 38.10 seconds.
Shannon, Kenady Highland and the Moline sisters, Morgan and Gina, teamed up to place fourth in the 4x800 relay. The finished the 2-mile race in 11:48.00.
Nicole Heinrichs had an all-time best clocking in the 400 (1:06.31) to place fifth, and she joined forces with Hannah Myers, Lissa Villa and Ryann Powell to take fifth in the shuttle hurdle relay (45.7).
Buena Vista University Elite Indoor Invitational
Saturday, March 17
Webster City Results
Long Jump - 2. Carrie Gerdes 16-1 1/4.
Shot Put - 7. Katie Holdgrafer 30-5; 12. Catie Boyd 27-11 1/2; 23. Jan Ryherd 23-3 1/2.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 5. Webster City 45.7 (Hannah Myers, Nicole Heinrichs, Lissa Villa, Ryann Powell).
4x800 Relay - 4. Webster City 11:48.00 (Morgan Moline, Morgan Shannon, Kenady Highland, Gina Moline).
55 Hurdles - 11. Myers 10.47; 20. Harleigh McKee 8.94; 33. Kelsey Flockhart 9.59.
4x200 Relay - 11. Webster City 2:03.73 (McKee, Hannah Harfst, Myers, Gerdes).
1,500 Meters - 11. Highland 6:00.18.
400 Meters - 5. Heinrichs 1:06.31; 13. G. Moline 1:11.49; 21. Villa 1:18.20.
800 Meters - 3. Shannon 2:38.10; 8. M. Moline 2:49.19.
200 Meters - 11. Faith McClain 30.69; 21. Brooke Arkland 34.21; 25. Flockhart 39.98.
Senior Katie Holdgrafer was also strong during the field events portion of the meet; she finished seventh in the shot put (30-5).