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PCM relays, Baxter’s Hinegardner shine at ISU Indoor Classic

Prairie City-Monroe freshman Margo Chipps, right, hands the baton to senior Ashley Miller during a relay at the Pekin indoor meet last week. On Monday, Chipps and Miller helped the Mustang girls place 23rd in the sprint medley relay at the annual ISU indoor meet in Ames.
Prairie City-Monroe freshman Margo Chipps, right, hands the baton to senior Ashley Miller during a relay at the Pekin indoor meet last week. On Monday, Chipps and Miller helped the Mustang girls place 23rd in the sprint medley relay at the annual ISU indoor meet in Ames.

AMES — Baxter’s Sailor Hinegardner continued to show that she’ll be a major factor in Class 1A this season when it comes to hurdles and the long jump.

And Prairie City-Monroe girls’ track coach Bridget Martin may have found another 400-meter runner.

Hinegardner claimed two top-10 finishes in the 60-meter hurdles and long jump on Monday in the 25th annual Iowa State High School Indoor Classic at the Lied Athletic Recreation Facility, and the PCM girls finished in the top 25 of three different relays.

Hinegardner wound up fifth out of 88 jumpers in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 0 inches, and she finished ninth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 10.04 seconds.

There were 126 runners in the 60 hurdles event. PCM junior Megan Cowman finished 21st in 10.39 and freshman Margo Chipps crossed in 30th with a time of 10.63. Cowman’s other individual event was the 60 meter dash and she was 55th out 146 runners in 8.9 seconds.

The top finish for the Mustangs came in the 4x400 relay. The foursome of junior Paytan Schut, sophomore Kate McCarthy, senior Ashley Miller and sophomore Sierra Foster finished in 11th with a time of 4 minutes, 24.16 seconds.

The 4x800 relay finished 18th and the sprint medley relay was 23rd.

The 4x800 team included Schut, sophomore Sayde White, junior Kirstin Ives and senior Baylee Smith, and they finished in 11:07.86.

The sprint medley team included sophomore Hannah McCarthy, Miller, Foster and Chipps and they finished in 2:03.72.

The next best area finisher came in the 1,500. Baxter junior Lauren Ratliff was 24th out of 108 runners with a time of 5:30.72. PCM’s Smith was 36th in 5:47.34 and White was 56th out of 108 runners in 6:03.53.

Two Baxter distance runners competed in the 3,000.

Junior Brenna Thomson was 28th out of 79 runners in 11:59.94 and sophomore Holly Jessen was 58th in 13:27.50.

Three area runners were in the 800, which featured 126 runners. Leading the way was PCM’s Kate McCarthy, who finished 31st in 2:40.63. Baxter’s Ashlee Johnson finished 45th in 2:44.11 and PCM’s Ives took 56th in 2:49.04.

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