Reitz Memorial Girls’ Track & Field team defended their title at Central Stadium against the 6 other city schools Thursday and Friday with a convincing win earning 231 team points. Mater Dei finished 2nd with 123, followed by Evansville North, Bosse, Reitz, Central and Harrison.
The Thursday Prelims set the stage for Memorial advancing all three student-athletes in each of the preliminary heats: 100m (McGuire (featured image), Clark, and Bell), 200m (Hayhurst, McGuire, and Clark), and 100 hurdles (Kalna, Jung, and E. Moran).
Two final running events Thursday night added to a dominate day one. The 4 x 800 relay team of Wittmer, Felker, Brasseale and Morphew finished first with a 10: 05.2, over 36 seconds faster than the 2nd place Mater Dei tandem. Not to be outdone, all three 3200m Tigers scored with Vogel placing 1st (11:48.76), Schnautz 2nd (12:19.89) and Gries 4th (12:44.90).
Friday the 7 teams returned for the City Tournament finals and Memorial picked up with they left off with a deep pool of talent winning half of the events (80 points) including all 3 relays, and having at least one Tiger in the top 4 of all 16 events. Those 2nd-8th place finishes added up to 151 of the 231 team points.
Memorial’s best won the events, but the team won the day pushing the total score 108 points over the next best opponent by chasing the clock and chasing the tape. Here are a few examples:
Audrey Weyer- Freshman
High Jump. 5th place. 4′ 10″ (PR)
Pole Vault. 4th place 7′ 6″ (PR)
Margaret Schulten- Sophomore
400m. 5th place. 1:04.96 (PR)
Long Jump. 7th place. 14′ 10.5 (PR)
High Jump. 2nd place. 5′
Ellie Moran- Sophomore
Long Jump. 2nd place. 15′ 8.75 (PR)
Team Managers committed to tracking numbers:
Courtney Cox, Ava Edwards, Allie Hildebrandt and Olivia Stratman
Memorial’s 2019 City Champions:
200: Ellen Hayhurst 26.71
400: Ellen Hayhurst 1:00.20
800: Allison Morphew 2:19.36 (PR)
1,600: Jacqueline Brasseale 5:18.21(PR)
3,200: Clare Vogel 11:48.76
4×100 relay: 52.03 (PR)
(Olivia Clark, Emma Holt, Ja’Kiah Bell, and Hope McGuire)
4×400 relay: 4:09.08
(Mallory Whittmer, Jacqueline Brasseale, Allison Morphew, and Ellen Hayhurst)
4×800 relay: 10:05.2
(Mallory Whittmer, Seve Felker, Jacqueline Brasseale, and Allsion Morphew)
Come support Memorial’s Track & Field program as they go to Castle on Tuesday and Harrison on Wednesday before stopping to celebrate the upcoming Holy Weekend.