Decorah girls track & field team wins the Decorah Girls Relays

Posted: Sun, Apr 15, 2018 9:35 PM
Grace Syverson hands off to Bella Knutson in 800 Sprint Medley (Photos by's Clara Knudson)

The Decorah Viking girls track & field team beat Dubuque Wahlert HS and Dubuque Senior HS on Thursday to take first place in the 14-team Decorah Girls Relays.

The Vikings had 14 top-three finishes in the events, including four first place finishes.  Decorah won the 4 x 800 meter relay, the 4 x 100 meter shuttle hurdle relay, the 4 x 400 meter relay and the 4 x 100 meter weightwoman relay.  Decorah also took second in the Distance Medley Relay, the 4 x 200 meter relay.

In individual events, Olivia Battle and Lydia Ihde took second and third places in the 400 meter dash, while Grace Syverson and Bella Knutson finished second and third in the 100 meter hurdles. Ambria Pipho took second in the 400 meter hurdles, then finished third in the high jump, clearing four feet, 10 inches.  Brooke Berns finished third in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.36 seconds.

The Vikings finished with 120 points, while Dubuque Wahlert had 108 points and Dubuque Senior earned 73 points.

Ambria Pipho, Grace Syverson Katie Bjergum and Bella Knutson won the 4 x 100 meter shuttle hurdle relay
Ambria Pipho finished third in the high jump, clearing four feet, 10 inches (Click on photos for larger images)
The 4 x 800 team of Sarah Mikkleson,Shayla Betts, Jenna Galligan and Katie Nimrod placed first
Bella Knutson clears a hurdle in the 4 x 100 shuttle hurdle event