PELLA — PCM’s girls used the May 8 Pella Dutch Co-ed Invitational as a final tune-up before state track meet qualifying competition May 11. The Mustang girls finished third with 97 points.
The lone event win by the two area teams came in the 800-meter run as PCM sophomore Paytan Schut posted a winning time of 2 minutes, 25.98 seconds.
Pella’s girls rolled to the team title at their home meet with 182 points. Grinnell was second with 132 points. Placing fourth was Pella Christian with 88 points just ahead of Oskaloosa with 86 points. Knoxville was sixth at 62, Newton finished seventh and Pella’s junior varsity was eighth with 23 points.
PCM freshman Lexi Kuecker used a leap of 15 feet, 6 1/2 inches to snare third place in the long jump.
In the 100 hurdles, sophomore Megan Cowman finished second 17.07 seconds. Mustang senior Jayci Vos placed second in the 400 hurdles in a season-best time of 1:06.14.
The Cardinals and Mustangs battled for third in the shuttle hurdle relay race. The Mustang team of Cowman, Kuecker, sophomore Morgan Uhlenhopp and Vos squeezed out third in 1:10.13. The Cardinals were fourth in 1:10.25.
Junior Ashley Miller was third and sixth in the 100 in 13.38 seconds. She was third in the 200 in 27.29.
The Mustang 4x800 relay team of Ives, freshman Sayde White, sophomore Sloan Hjortshoj and freshman Hailey Schutte was third in 10;36.81.
Kuecker, freshman Sierra Foster, Miller and senior Rachel Stafford combined to give PCM a third-place finish in the sprint medley relay race in 1:55.01.
PCM’s distance medley relay team of Kuecker, freshman Kate McCarthy, Schut and Stafford placed third in 4:28.69.