The Raider girls track team won five events at their own meet on Friday - among other high placings - to top off a week where they had scored even higher three days earlier.

 

“On Tuesday, we came off a tough week prior and competed very well,” Coach Jami Holum said, adding that Hudson won eight of the 16 relay events and were in the top three in 13 of the 16.

“The distance medley team posted a time that qualifies for one of the national meets, the Nike Nationals, and all of the girls competed better as a team than most of the meets up to that point,” Holum said. “It was a great showing overall.”

The distance medley team of Nicole Bruegger, Ashley Iverson, Katie Cumming and Kristin Pelzel covered the 4,000 meters in 12:30.21. Some of them would be on a band trip on Friday and miss a chance to repeat at home.

 

The Wisconsin-Minnesota Classic was an individual meet without team scores where the athletes competed singly against some of the best from the western Wisconsin and metro area.

Highlights from the Friday meet included Cumming bettering her school record in the 3200 meters to 11:10.56, and also running what Holum called a remarkable 5:05.65 in the 1600 meters. Also, Sharyn Dahl improved her senior record in the 100 hurdles to 15.75. Each of those athletes won in two events and Alex Johnson and Hilary Feyereisen were one-two in the pole vault, as well.

“The girls will be easing into the next couple weeks, with one competition at Rochester Mayo prior to the Big Rivers Conference meet,” Holum said. It is set for Tuesday, May 15, at River Falls, with regionals and sectionals to follow. “The key for the girls for the next couple weeks will be to maintain their health and build upon the endurance that they have achieved throughout the early parts of the season,” Holum said.

This week, the junior varsity travels to Eau Claire Memorial on Thursday, May 3rd, and the varsity to the Rochester Mayo Invitational on Saturday, May 5th.

For individual results, see page 7B of the May 3rd Hudson Star-Observer print edition.