As Munsinger ran through the finish line, she was neck and neck with the Helias runner, who went on to win the race by 0.01 seconds. The girls did, however, set a personal best time of the season--58.83 seconds, which earned them second place.The girls’ 4X400 meter relay team of Pruessner, Covington, Munsinger, and Zeitzmann set a season best time at 4:15.41; that, too, earned them a second place finish behind Sullivan. “Sullivan’s 4X4 has been one of our biggest competitors this year. I thought each runner on our team did a good job keeping up with them. In the end, they just ran the better time,” stated Munsinger.
Individually on the girls’ side, Englebrecht placed first in the triple jump and second in the 200 meter dash, setting a new personal best time--27.57 seconds. Munsinger placed fifth in the 200 meter dash; Covington placed sixth in the 800 meter dash. When asked about how she felt about running after senior trip, Taylor said, “Going into the races, I was worried about how our times would differ from us being on senior trip. Overall, it was a good meet to put us back into our races and get us to where we were before.” Other top finishers included Gerlemann, who placed fifth in shot put; and Schenck, who placed third in the high jump. Schenck stated, “I was impressed with how well the seniors were able to push through their exhaustion.”
As for the boys’ side, the boys team of Jon Stone, Nathan Ford, Dylan Goodwin, and Dominick Pataky ran a season best time of 8:57.66 in the 4X800 meter relay, earning them third place. The boys’ 4X4 team of Alex Majors, Keven McDowell, Brady Kruse, and Stone also ran a season best time--3:45.33--earning them a fourth place finish.
Individually, Majors placed second in the 200 meter dash, running a season best 24.04, and fourth in the 400 meter relay, with teammate McDowell coming in right behind him, in fifth place. Majors said, “I did not plan on running that time. I just wanted to beat the guy next to me because he beat me in the previous race.” Also, Jon Stone placed 5th in the 800 meter dash
Coach Tucker stated, “Overall, this was our best teams performance of the season, and we set a lots of PR’s.” The Shamrocks competed hard, and the seniors responded well after having a week off from running due to senior trip. The Shamrocks will run again Friday night at South Callaway before racing Monday at the Four Rivers Conference Track Meet.
-by Molly Munsinger