Monti is third in home opener

Claire Tuetken of Monticello (right) hands the baton to Marisa Kehoe in the 4x800-meter relay at the Panthers’ home meet March 29. Monticello won the event and finished third in the meet. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Emma Althoff strides to victory in the 3,000-meter race March 29 at Dean Nelson Field.
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

Monticello recorded top-three finishes in 11 events, including two wins and two runner-up finishes, to finish third in the season-opening girls track meet March 29 at Dean Nelson Field.


Distance events proved strong for the Panthers; accounting for both wins. Emma Althoff was first and Karle Kramer second in the 3,000-meter run, and the 4x800-meter relay team of Triniti Etzel, Lydia Recker, Claire Tuetken and Marisa Kehoe also won.


“I thought the meet went well,” Monticello coach Vallerie Lynn said. “It was really exciting to see the distance girls run. They scored a lot of points in the distance events.


“Some outstanding performances were from Triniti Etzel, who ran personal bests in her races; Marisa Kehoe, who ran a great anchor leg to bring the 4x800 a first place; and Keziah McQuillen, who ran an awesome anchor in the 4x400, where we were just edged out by Cascade.”


There were other big efforts too. The Panthers had third place finishes in the high jump with Madison Butterworth, the long jump with Katie Sauser, and Cora Mescher in the discus. Mescher was also fourth in the shot put.


Kehoe had a runner-up finish in the 1,500. Other third place finishes came from Reagan Schneiter in the 100, Etzel in the 400, Kinzi Schlarmann in the 800, and the distance medley relay.


“In field events Katie Sauser was a nice surprise in the long jump,” coach Lynn said. “She hasn’t been out for track since her freshman year. Cora Mescher had some solid throws in both the shot and discus.


“I was very happy with how well the freshman and sophomores competed, with this being their first varsity meet. We have a lot of work to do, but this team is young and working hard.”


March 29

Monticello Co-Ed


  1, Marion 145; 2, Northeast, Goose Lake 137; 3, Monticello 124; 4, Dubuque Hempstead 96; 5, Cascade 90; 6, Bellevue 73; 7, Midland 27.


     High jump: 3, Madison Butterworth, 4-6.

  Long jump: 3, Katie Sauser, 13-3.5.

  Shot put: 4, Cora Mescher, 32-3.5; 8, Dori Paddock, 26-8.5.

  Discus: 3, Cora Mescher, 82-3; 6, Breanne Stahlberg, 69-11.

  Sprint medley: 4, Monticello (Jordan Norton, Emma Hynick, Olivia Zimmerman, Lauren Verhagen), 2:12.85.

  3,000: 1, Emma Althoff, 11:55.30; 2, Karle Kramer, 12:59.86; 6, Faith Hansen, 14:26.36.

  4x800: 1, Monticello (Triniti Etzel, Lydia Recker, Claire Tuetken, Marisa Kehoe), 10:56.50.

  100: 3, Reagan Schneiter, 14.58.

  Distance medley: 3, Monticello (Reese Cox, Savannah Freese, Lydia Recker, Keziah McQuillen), 5:01.92.

  400: 3, Triniti Etzel, 1:07.52.

  4x200: 6, Monticello (Reese Cox, Lauren Bader, Gabi Barnhart, Kaylin Noll), 2:09.12.

  800: 3, Kinzi Schlarmann, 2:45.57; 4, Emma Althoff, 2:45.85.

  200: 5, Jordan Norton, 30.35.

  400 hurdles: 4, Savannah Freese, 1:30.95.

  1,500: 2, Marisa Kehoe, 6:04.98; 6, Katie Roher, 6:14.89.

  4x100: 6, Monticello (Jordan Norton, Olivia Zimmerman, Lauren Verhagen, Emma Hynick), 58.32.

  4x400: 2, Monticello (Lydia Recker, Triniti Etzel, Claire Tuetken, Keziah McQuillen), 4:31.84.



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