IKM-Manning Girls Track & Field Profile

2020 Spring Sports - What Might Have Been

2020 Roster
 Seniors: Lexi Branning (T/S), Kamryn Lesle (S), Emily Kerkhoff (S/H).
 Juniors: Alexa Ahrenholtz (S/HJ), Lauren Danner (S), Erin Fineran (T).
 Sophomores: McKenna Mullen (MD/D), Taylor Ferneding (S), Jessica Christensen (S/H), Bianca Cadwell (S/MD), Emma Deets (MD/D), Macie Doyel (S/MD/LJ).
 Freshmen: Mabel Langel (S/T), Julianna Stribe (MD/S), Maddy Snyder (S/H), Kaitlynn Spoelstra (MD/D), Emmie Ring (S/MD/H), Amber Halbur (S/H/LJ), Bailee Germer (S), Morgan Hansen (S/MD/D).
S - sprints; MD - mid-distance; D - distance; H - hurdles; T - throws; J - jumps.

Returning Team Award Winners
 Distance Runner MVP: Bianca Cadwell; Fields Events MVP: Lexi Branning; Hurdling MVP: Emily Kerkhoff.

Returning Western Iowa Conference Medalists
 100 Dash - 2nd: Alexa Ahrenholtz, 13.53; 800 Run - 5th: Bianca Cadwell, 2:45.05; 100 Hurdles - 8th: Emily Kerkhoff, 18.26; High Jump - 1st: Ahrenholtz, 4-6; Long Jump - 7th: Jessica Christensen, 11-2.5; Shot Put - 4th: Lexi Branning, 35-2; Discus - 6th: Branning, 96-0.
 4x100 Relay - 8th: IKM-M, 58.79 (Kerkhoff, Kamryn Lesle); 4x200 Relay - 3rd: IKM-M, 1:55.44 (Ahrenholtz, Branning); 4x400 Relay - 7th: IKM-M, 5:09.64 (B. Cadwell, Lesle); 4x800 Relay - 6th: IKM-M, 11:26.26 (Macie Doyel, McKenna Mullen, B. Cadwell); Sprint Medley - 4th: IKM-M, 2:00.17 (Branning, Ahrenholtz); Distance Medley - 7th: IKM-M, 5:26.41 (Kerkhoff, Lesle, Lauren Danner).

Returning State Meet Qualifiers
 High Jump - 16th: Alexa Ahrenholtz, 4-10; 100 Dash - 20th: Ahrenholtz, 13.34.
 4x800 Relay - 23rd: IKM-M, 10:51.82 (Bianca Cadwell, Macie Doyel, McKenna Mullen); 4x200 Relay - 21st: IKM-M, 1:52.26 (Ahrenholtz, Branning).

Comments from Head Coach Robert Cast
 “Well, we had some high expectations for our season. I feel we had quite a few successful athletes returning and had some young athletes coming in that were going to be nice additions to our squad and help make for a successful season. I feel we were going to be pretty balanced and able to field athletes in most of the events.
 “Obviously our goal was for athletes to continue to improve and achieve their own personal goals and the team goals we had. Qualifying more events for the state meet this year was a main goal we were shooting to accomplish, and I know we had the talent, work ethics, and attitudes to get that accomplished.
 “For all our squad, having our season cancelled is a tough thing to accept, but now we need to just focus forward and establish new goals. I feel particularly bad for our seniors - a lot has been taken from them. I know these three senior girls will be successful as they move forward. They were hard workers, had great attitudes and were good leaders. They will be missed next year.”

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