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North Crawford girls track team brings home a conference championship
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THE 2017 NORTH CRAW-FORD GIRLS TRACK TEAM dug deep to find what it took to overcome some obstacles on the way to winning the Ridge & Valley Conference Girls Track Championship on Tuesday, May 16 in Viro-qua.

The North Crawford girls track team came home with a conference championship trophy as they scored 136 points to Ithaca/ Weston 122, Wauzeka-Steuben 98, Kickapoo-Lafarge 89, De Soto 87, and Seneca 4.

Field events were a big part of the team win as Maggie Schellhorn was first in the pole vault with a career best of 9' 3". Brianna Mack was first in the long jump with 16' 5" jump and first in the triple jump-she jumped 32' 8". In the shot put, Elena Esparza was second with a 28' 10.75" throw a (PR), Jasmine File was third with 28' 9.5" and Macenzie Hanson was 13th with 23' 8.5". In the discus, Jasmine was second with a 96' 4", a career best and Elena was ninth with 73' 3". Rachael Peterson was second in the high jump with a 4' 8" and Marina Molto was fifth with a 4' 4".  Marina has only been jumping for two weeks. Laura Galvez was seventh in the long jump 12' 5.25" a (PR) and in the triple jump was ninth with a 25' 5".

The 4x800-meter relay team started the night out right with a first place finish in 11:35.51, team members were Maggie Schellhorn, Bernadette O'Brien, Nora O'Brien, and Ashley Ingle with a (PR). The 4x200-meter relay team of Rebecca Spencer, Rachael Peterson, Kari Sanchez, and Brianna Mack were second in 1:55.39 just behind Kickapoo/LaFarge by .06 of a second. The 4x400-meter relay of Maggie Schellhorn, Kylie Heisz, Rachael Peterson, and Marina Molto was second in 4:39.58 a (PR) for them.  The 4x100-meter finished in first place, but was disqualified for being out of the exchange zone.

Maratha Bransky was second in both the 800 and 1600-meter runs with a (PR) of 2:44.68, a 6:09.33 in the 1600. She was fifth in the 3200-meter run with a 15:23.77.   It was a very strenuous night for Martha due to the heat, multiple races and little recovery time, but she refused to give up. 

In the 100-meter dash,   Rebecca Spencer was fifth in 14.45 and Karina Sanchez was sixth in 14.82

Marina Molto was fourth with 29.51 in the 200-meters, fourth in the 400-meters in 1:07.98 (PR), 

Maggie Schellhorn was fifth in the 400-meters in 1:09.63

Valentine D'Ales 400-meters 12th 1;19.45 her (PR)

Bernadette O'Brien was fourth in the 800-meters in 2:51.61

Nora O'Brien was fourth in the 1600-meter run in 6:21.33 and Katie Schellhorn was sixth in the 3200-meters in 16:19.67

Kylie Heisz was fourth in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles with a 19.83 and a 1:00.02 respectively and in the pole vault she was seventh with a 7' 0".

“It was a great team victory as the girls overcame some setbacks, but stepped up in other events to make up the difference for the team, as the 4x100-meter relay team finished in first place, but was disqualified for being out of the exchange zone and also due to a heat injury that took Nora O’Brien out of the 3200-meter run, just after she had run real well in the 1600.”