Decorah girls track and field team win Hudson Invitational

Posted: Wed, Apr 11, 2018 11:43 AM

Eleven teams showed up for the Hudson Invitational on Tuesday. Decorah came away victorious with a final score of 136 points, 62 points higher than the next team Benton, who finished with 74 points.

"We overcame the cold and competition to have a successful night," said head coach Cristy Nimrod.

Rose Gullekson took second place in the 100 meter dash finishing at 13.47. Allie Hafner finished in fourth place with a time of 13.74.

Katie Nimrod won the 200 meter dash in 27.15. Brynne Valkosky finished in third place in 28.11. Nimrod finished third in the 400 meter dash at 59.64.

Shayla Betts finished in third place in the 800 meter run in 2:30.24. Meg Sessions finished in sixth place in 2:33.69. Brooke Courtney finished in eighth place in the 1500 meter run with a time of 5:32.46.

The Vikings did well in the relays, placing first, second or third in all events. The 4 x 100 meter relay team won first place in 51.21. It was a second place finish for the 4 x 200 meter relay team with a time of 1:49.23. The 4 x 400 meter relay team finished in first place at 4:06.16. The 4 x800 meter relay team took third place with a time of 10:22.21. The 400 meter shuttle hurdle relay team finished in third place in 1:10.27. The 800 sprint medley relay team finished in second place in 1:53.71. The 1600 distance medley relay team took third place with their time of 4:36.95.

Points were earned in three field events with Jordyn Hussain placing sixth in the discus with a throw of 96 feet, 9 inches. Ambria Pipho placed fifth in the high jump as she cleared 4 feet, 10 inches. Hailey Nierling threw the shot put 35 feet, 4 inches earning third place.

Decorah will host a track and field meet on Thursday with teams from Charles City, Cedar Rapids Xavier, Center Point-Urbana, Central Elkader, Clayton Ridge, Dubuque Senior HS, Dubuque Wahlert Catholic, South Winneshiek, Waterloo East, Waterloo West, West Delaware, Waverly-Shell Rock all competing.