| Ogden girls showed their mental toughness in running back-to-back meets at Gilbert and Jefferson (hosted by East Greene).
"Any time you run back-to-back meets, times are not as likely to improve," said Coach Dave Neubuaer, "but tonight (Tuesday, April 17) our girls competed very well and their effort was outstanding."
At East Greene
The 4x800 relay consisting of Maddie Diggs, Sydney Bishop, Michaela Halbur and Kate Christensen continues to be strong and snagged another 2nd place finish.
The 4x100 ran a season best time of 57.60 and placed fourth. Also placing in the relays was the 4x200 and sprint medley.
Allissa Shannon continues to run well in the 3000 and placed third in the event.
Diggs put in a good night taking 2nd in the 400 and 3rd in the 200.
Although the 1500 is not a normal event for Halbur, she ran a good time of 6:08.02 for third place. Neubauer feels that with experience, this could be another good event for her.
1. Des Moines Christian 179
2. Woodward-Granger 166
3. Jefferson-Scranton 71
4. Coon Rapids-Bayard 54
5. OGDEN 43
6. East Greene 38
7. Glidden-Ralston 23
8. Paton-Churdan 10
Here's how the Bulldogs finished:
SHOT PUT: Olivia Johnson, 5th, 27' 3"; Megan Waterbury, 19' 9".
DISCUS: Johnson, 78' 7"; Kara Kieffer, 56' 4".
3000 METER RUN: Alissa Shannon, 3rd, 13:27.30; Megan Kennedy, 14:53.54.
4X800 RELAY: Maddie Diggs, Sydney Bishop, Michaela Halbur, Kate Christensen, 2nd, 12:00.
100-METER DASH: Jenna Sheirbon, 6th, 16.19; Kristen Bennett, 20.25.
400-METER RUN: Diggs, 2nd, 1:07.55.
4X200 RELAY: Mikayla Roberts, Liz Good, Sheirbon, Christensen, 6th, 2:06.77.
100-METER HURDLES: Monique Engman, 22.64.
800-METER RUN: Bishop, 3:02.84; Kennedy, 3:16.13.
200-METER DASH: Diggs, 3rd, 29.77; Betty Henderson, 35.79.
SPRINT MEDLEY: Engman, Roberts. Sheirbon, Christensen, 6th, 2:19.00.
1500-METER RUN: Halbur, 3rd, 6:08.02; Shannon, 6:21.13.
4X100 RELAY: Roberts, Sheirbon, Good, Diggs, 4th, 57.60.
With the bump up in size of schools competing at Humboldt, Coach Neubauer knew points were going to be hard to come by.
But the size difference is precisely what he likes about going to meets such as the one Monday, April 23.
"Our girls get to see what it is like to compete with 3A and 2A schools. Our team is not afraid of the competition - it brings out the best in us," said Neubauer.
Bulldog Maddie Diggs had an outstanding night last Monday, placing first in the 400, 2nd in the 200 and 3rd in the 100, all season best times for the junior sprinter.
Also having a good night was Michaela Halbur who finished fifth in the 3000 meter run, and after running a season best time in the 800, just missed placing in that event.
Neubauer was pleased with the distance races of Sydney Bishop and Alissa Shannon.
The relay races did not place, however each relay saw a season best time.
1. Algona 167.5
2. Humboldt 96
3. Prairie Valley 71
4. Estherville 71
5. St. Edmond 55.5
6. Hampton-Dumont 51
7. Pocahontas Area 46
8. OGDEN 27
Here's how the Bulldogs finished:
SHOT PUT: Olivia Johnson, 28' 6"; Liz Carter. 28' 3.5"; Shannon Wirtz, 23' 8"; Maddie Moses, 22' 11"; Bailey Porter, 22' 3"; Megan Waterbury, 20' 2".
DISCUS: Johnson, 82' 5"; Kieffer, 52' 7"; Moses, 46'; Porter, 41' 7".
3000 METER RUN: Michaela Halbur, 5th, 13:13.42; Alissa Shannon, 6th, 13:27.84; Megan Kennedy, 14:38.23.
SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY: Megan Ross, Monique Engman, Jenna Sheirbon, Morgan Bennett, disqualified.
100-METER DASH: Maddie Diggs, 3rd, 13.62; Betty Henderson, 16.81; Kristen Bennett, 19.11.
DISTANT MEDLEY: Mikayla Roberts, Liz Good, Kate Christensen, Sydney Bishop, 5:22.27.
400-METER RUN: Diggs, 1st, 1:03.15; Marissa Elsberry, 1:16.91; Chelsea Price, 1:22.99.
100-METER HURDLES: M. Bennett, 18.62; Engman, 20.89.
800-METER RUN: Halbur, 2:47.08; Kennedy, 3:20.72.
200-METER DASH: Diggs, 2nd, 28.32; Henderson, 35.32.
SPRINT MEDLEY: Roberts, Good, Sheirbon, Christensen, 2:12.37.
1500-METER RUN: Bishop, 6:17.73; Shannon, 6:26.51; Johnson, 6:47.91.
4X100 RELAY: Megan Ross, M. Bennett, Sheirbon, Diggs, 57.19.