Packer girls open season

Published 5:07 pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Austin girls track and field team opened its season with a second-place finish at the four-team Faribault invite Thursday.

Kendall Hackensmith took first in the 300-meter hurdles for Austin, Carolyn Hackel took first in the 200-meter dash, Karyn Potach took first in the 400-meter dash, Madison Overby took first in the 3200-meter run and Rachel Quandt took first in the high jump.

“We had some great performances tonight given the fact we have only had one full practice at the track which has made it difficult for our field event athletes to get technique practice accomplished,” Austin head coach Nancy Jones said.

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The Packer 4 x 800-meter relay team of Haley Splinter, Merideth Fritz, Potach and Overby took first, the 4 x 200-meter relay team of Quandt, Splinter, Maddie Kinney and Hackel took first and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Splinter, Fritz, Paige Raymond and Potach took first.

The Packers totaled 96 points. Faribault won the meet with a score of 109.


4 x 800-meter relay: Haley Splinter, Merideth Fritz, Karyn Potach, Madison Overby (first, 10:59.4); 100-meter hurdles: Rachel Quandt (second, 17.85); Kendall Hackensmith (fourth, 18.25); 100-meter dash: Emily McAlister (third, 14.49); Haley Tignor (fourth, 14.55); 300-meter hurdles: Kendall Hackensmith (first, 53.27); 800-meter run: Merideth Frtiz (second, 2:59.57); Abby Collins (third, 3:06.47); 200-meter dash: Carolyn Hackel (first, 27.78); 4 x 200-meter relay: Rachel Quandt, Haley Splinter, Maddie Kinney, Carolyn Hackel (first, 1:57.62); 4 x 100-meter relay: Anna Bachmeier, Jennifer Bogle, Emily McAlister, Nicole Schoen (second, 1:00.22); 400-meter dash: Karyn Potach (first, 1:08.8); 3200-meter run: Madison Overby (first, 12:12.7); Paiton Schwab (second, 13:09.54); 4 x 400-meter relay: Haley Splinter, Merideth Fritz, Paige Raymond, Karyn Potach (first, 4:46.75); Discus: Taylor Milland (second, 76-7); Shot put: Taylor Miland (second, 27-5); High jump: Rachel Quandt (first, 4-10)