The Holden High School track and field teams opened the season at the Class 3, 4, & 5 UCM Indoor Relays on Monday, March 20, with multiple top-six medals.
Freshman Adalyn Campbell highlighted the meet by placing first in the 400m dash.
Several Lady Eagles competitors placed back-to-back in events in top-six finishes as the Eagles boys team put several individuals in the top-six.
“I was very pleased with our results from the UCM Meet,” said Holden track and field coach David Diener. “We had great showings with many top-six finishes, and many of them placing in the top three, the biggest highlight being Addy Campbell finishing in first in the 400 and then starting off the 4×400 team as they finished in second place,” noted coach Diener. “Addy Wooster then came out in her first meet, and finished second in the pole vault. So just a couple of big performances early in the year by some freshmen.”
Campbell timed out at 1:03.55 in her first high school 400m dash to take the top spot in the race at the UCM Relays.
Campbell, Alli Iles, Marah Klover, and Gracie Carver toted the baton in the 4x400m relay for a time of 4:32.68 in the relay team’s second-place finish.
Sophomore Kia Harmon turned in a sprint race medal finish in the 60m dash. Her time of 8.45 seconds in the finals put her in fifth place. Harmon tacked on a second individual medal by placing second in the high jump with a height of 4’-11”.
Senior Marah Klover placed third in the high jump with a clearance of 4’-11”.
To go with Harmon and Klover’s back-to-back medal high jump finishes, freshman Addilyn Wooster and sophomore Izzy Guinn went two-three in the pole vault. Wooster vaulted a height of 9’-11” in her silver medal finish. Guinn cleared 7’-6.5” to collect the bronze medal.
Freshman Malea Brewington added a distance race medal by placing fifth in the 3200m run with a time of 14:06.10.
Senior Tyler Hankins turned in the Eagles boys team’s top finish by clearing 5’-10.75” in the high jump to place third. Hankins added a medal to his collection by placing fifth in the pole vault with a height of 11’-7.75”.
Junior hurdler Masyn Powell cleared the barriers in the 60m hurdles in a time of 9.01 seconds to place sixth.
In the distance medley relay, senior Zach Willis, sophomore Rett Hankins, sophomore Jackson Treece, senior Ruben Wiesmann carried the baton to a fourth-place finish in a time of 12:45.04.
Willis turned in a sixth-place finish in the 1600m run by clocking a time of 5:02.50.
“We were expecting some good times from our returning athletes, and they showed up very well with Masyn Powell, Tyler Hankins, and Zach Willis all scoring individual top-six placements,” said coach Diener. “Then on the girls side, Izzy Guinn, Kia Harmon, Marah Klover all placed individually in the top-six.
“The distance medley relays both placed as well with Abby Miller, Grace Kendrick, Lilly Carver, and Malea Brewington getting sixth for the girls. Rett Hankins, Jackson Treece, Rueben Wiesmann, and Zach Willis finished in fourth with an impressive last mile by Zach Willis to climb up several spots.”