Nearly twenty-five top five finishes highlighted what was a successful entry into the outdoor season for the Dallas Center-Grimes track and field team in the DC-G Early Bird meet.
The Fillies were able to showcase their talents in front of the home town crowd and they certainly did not disappoint. It was a non-scoring meet but there was plenty of scoring done by the Fillies.
The field events led the way for DC-G highlighted by Aldina Husic topped the 20 person discuss field earning first place with a toss of 102 feet, 10 inches. Sophomore Sarah Frett added some first place firepower as well topping the long jump field with a mark of 16 feet, four and a half inches. Teammate Haylee Hidlebaugh also had a nice showing in the long jump finishing right behind Frett in second with a jump of 13 feet, eight and a half inches. Senior Amber Fistler came a mere five inches short of first place in the shot put event with her toss of 32 feet, two inches.
Carsyn Vance was one of many who highlighted the individual events finishing second place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 17.35 seconds. Grace Mikota and Miranda Muhlstein had strong showings in the 400 meter dash taking second and third respectively with times of 1:07.43 (Mikota) and 1:07.62 (Muhlstein). Abby Weddle and Courtney Stanley held down the second and third places in the 200 meter dash with times of 28.57 seconds (Weddle), and 29.83 seconds (Stanley).
Returning letter winner Natalie Paulson picked up a third place finish in the 800 meter run thanks to her time of 2:43.51.
Next up for the Fillies will be a short road trip to Adel on Tuesday, April 3 where they will participate in the annual Hugh Norman Coed Relays. Dallas Center-Grimes will face off against a seven team field including host A-D-M, Clarke, Carlisle, Nevada, Van Meter, Bondurant-Farrar, and Winterset. The meet will kick off with field events starting at 4:30 p.m.