Stephanie Russo and Hanna Fitts make the first exchange in the 4x100 meter relay.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - Considering most all races on Friday of the Sate Track meet are mostly prelims with the goal to finish in the top eight, New Haven’s Girls Track Team had a few exciting moments.
In the 4x800 meter relay finals, New Haven finished 6th and Beth Schenck won her first individual state medial by taking 8th in the high jump.
But the two biggest highlights of the day go to freshman Emma Engelbrecht’s 5th place finish in the triple jump and the 4x100 relay team (Stephanie Russo, Hanna Fitts, Nichole Zeitzmann, and Molly Munsinger) set a new school record of 52.72.
They will run in Saturday's final seeded number 3.
Pictured Emma Engelbrecht.
Others advancing into tomorrow’s finals include:
Taylor Covington advances in the 400 meter dash and will also run in the finals of the 800 meter run.
The 4x400 meter relay team (Hannah Pruessner, Molly Munsinger, Nichole Zeitzmann, and Taylor Covington) will attempt to defend their state title from last year, headed into the finals with the number one seed.
The 4x200 meter relay team (Stephanie Russo, Emma Engelbrecht, Nichole Zeitzmann, and Molly Munsinger) posted the second best time on the day and will be seeded second.
Lauren Gerlemann will compete in the long jump finals.
Pictured: Beth Schenck
The boys 4x800 meter relay team (Nathan Ford, Jonathon Stone, Keven McDowell, and Dominick Pataky) will run in the finals to begin Saturday, running the first race of the day at 11 a.m.
Saturday could be one very exciting day.
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