Woodbury girls track & field: Royals take seventh in all-relay Filly ClassicThe Woodbury girls track and field team traveled to Stillwater High School for the annual Filly Classic last week, taking seventh place out of eight teams in the all-relay meet.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury girls track and field team traveled to Stillwater High School for the annual Filly Classic last week, taking seventh place out of eight teams in the all-relay meet.
The Royals totaled 70 points to take seventh. Stillwater won its home meet, scoring 138 points to edge fellow Suburban East Conference squad Forest Lake, which had 111 points.
In the meet, teams earned 12 points for first place, 10 points for second place, eight points for third place, six points for fourth place, four points for fifth place, three points for sixth place, two points for seventh place and one point for finishing eighth.
Woodbury had one first-place finish, two second-place finishes, three third-place finishes, one fifth place finish, two seventh and two eighth place finishes.
“The score on the board doesn't show the number of individual gains at this meet,” Woodbury head coach Kaycee Moore said. “Had this meet been scored individually, the final result would have been different, but we lacked the depth needed for relay scoring.”
In the meet, Woodbury’s triple jump/long jump relay team of Grace Rogers, Maddy Haut, Greta Eisenrich and Damola Badewa came in first place with a total distance of 95 feet, 2 inches. Forest Lake finished second with a distance of 95-1. Also, Woodbury’s 1600-meter medley relay (200,200, 400, and 800) finished in second place as team members Faith Adeola, Nikkol Roberts, Christina Doherty and Emily Twohig ran a time of 4 minutes, 29.7 seconds. Stillwater won the event in 4 minutes, 20.4 seconds. “Nikkol found out she was running the 200 about two minutes prior to the race and she stepped up big time for our team,” Moore said.
Woodbury also took second place in the 4x300-meter hurdle race as Lisa Huska, Devan Roman, Jessica Griffin and Maria Versaguis totaled a time of 3:19.8 to finish second to Stillwater (3:17.6).
“The event was jam packed with honor roll qualifying athletes and every athlete had a personal best of the season,” Moore said.
Next, Woodbury is set to compete in the True Team Section Meet on Thursday at Stillwater.
“We will use this meet to look back and learn, but must keep our focus on meets to come,” Moore said. “Today is a new day, and tomorrow has potential for great things. These girls can step up to the challenge.”