Crestwood girls’ track team fourth at SW, competes hard at NEIC meet

CALMAR - The Crestwood girls’ track team racked up many solid performances to help the squad place fourth place overall  with 71 points at the South Winn Invitational on May 3.
Decorah won the meet with 194 points and Turkey Valley was second at 100.
Kinze Shea won gold in the 400 dash in 1:04.33 seconds. Kyleigh Foster was third in the 800 in 2:37.91. Olivia Ollendick won gold in the 1500 in 5:30.39. Mikayla Lane took gold in the 400 hurdles in 1:21.18. The 4x800 team placed second in 10:32.87.
Crestwood Co-Head Coach Cassie Lichty praised the Cadets for a stout team effort.
“Overall we were pleased with our team’s performance at South Winn,” Lichty said. “We used this meet to fine-tune areas we still need to improve and refocus before the end of our season. 
“We’ve thrown a lot of challenges and changes at the girls this year. To see so many kids hitting personal best times at our home meet (on April 29) and at South Winn was encouraging, exciting and shows their ability to persevere through adversity. We are really proud of how far our kids have come and are excited to watch them battle and compete at conferences and districts. 
“Freshman Kinze Shea has been running extremely well. She placed first in the open 400. Olivia Ollendick has also been competing well and has a heart for taking on any race or challenge we throw at her. 
“Mikayla Lane also brought home a gold medal in the 400 hurdles. She has steadily been improving this season and working hard to fine-tune her race. It was great to watch that pay off for her,” Lichty said.
DECORAH - Crestwood’s 4x800 meter relay team grabbed gold at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet on May 6 in a personal best time of 10:23.34 seconds.
Kyleigh Foster took third place in the 800 meters in 2:33.09.
The Cadets placed seventh in the team standings with 19 points. Decorah won the NEIC title with 128 points. New Hampton took second with 116 points.

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