By SAGE HOLMES - VT Sportswriter
The Vinton-Shellsburg Vikette varsity track and field team and head coach Heather Kalous have had a dominating start to the 2021 season, winning the non-scored Union Early Bird Girls' Track and Field meet, earning a third-place finish in Class A of the Jesup Invitational, a second-place finish at the Marion High School girls' track meet, and a tenth-place finish at the Ruth Ahrens Girls Relays at Iowa Valley High School. At Iowa Valley Vikette junior sprinter Leah Hendrickson won the 100 meter dash in a time of 13.82 seconds, was second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 28.82 seconds.
Senior Kayla Griffith and sophomore Jade Coots were first and second in the 400 meters respectively. Sophomore Aspen Ahrenholz won the 800 meters in a time of 2:59.89, sophomore Molly Haisman and senior Lydia Radeke were first and second in the 1500 meter run. Leah Hendrickson was second in the 100 meter hurdles, freshman Margaret Elwick was fourth in the 400 meter hurdles, Lydia Radeke won the 3000 meters. Rachel Bane won the long jump and Kayla Griffith was fourth in the high jump. Brylee Bruce and Geordyn Webster were first and second respectively in the discus and Abby Bartz won the shot put.
At Union, Leah Hendrickson was second in the 100 meter dash and 100 meter hurdles and won the 200 meter dash. Brylee was second in the 200 meter dash and won the discus. Abby Bartz, Sophia Kreutner and Geordyn Webster were first, second and third respectively in the shot put. Peytin Clemensen and Rachel Bane were third and fourth in the long jump.
At Jesup, Hendrickson third in the 100 and 200 and fourth in the 100 meter hurdles. Lydia Radeke was fifth in the 1500 meters. Peytin Clemensen and Rachel Bane were third and fourth in the long jump.
IOWA VALLEY: https://ia.varsitybound.com/sports/girlstrack/2020-21/Scores?date=2021-04-12&level=varsity