The environment was overcast but the spirits of the STC Girls Track and Field Team were anything but. The Trojans ran away with a first-place win (143 points) in their first home meet of the season. STC hosted Benton, BCLUW, Columbus Catholic, East Marshall, GMG and Newton for the STC Early Bird meet.
The Trojans nearly cleaned house in the field competition with first place finishes by Sabrina Holtz in the shot and discus and a first-place finish in the high jump from Stacey Slaven. Shae Slaven went on to take 2nd in the long jump. Slaven had a lot to celebrate Tuesday as she took first place in the 100M Dash and it was also her birthday! In relay events the Trojans saw first place finishes in the sprint medley and distance medley. Twin sisters Lauren and Allison Yuska, each brought in a first-place finish, Lauren in the 100 M Hurdles and Allison in the 400 M Hurdles. For Allison, the first place finish in the 400 M Hurdles was also a meet record. Lastly, senior distance runner Jensen Vodochodsky killed it with two first place finishes, one in the 800 as well as in the 1500 M Run.
Lauren Yuska (center) comes over the second to last hurdle during the girls 100 M Hurdles on Tuesday, April 4. Yuska finished first place. To the far left is STC’s Kelsie York-Morris who set a season best taking 6th in the 100 M Hurdles. More photos from the STC Early Bird Meet can be found on 2B.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham
(* denotes personal record, ** denotes 2017 best)
Shot Put - Sabrina Holtz, 34'4 (1st)
Discus - Sabrina Holtz, 95'5 (1st)**
High Jump - Stacey Slaven, 5'0 (1st)
Long Jump - Shae Slaven, 15'5.25 (2nd)
Sprint Medley Relay - Shae Slaven, Stacey Slaven, Lauren Yuska, Allison Yuska, 1:56.27 (1st)
4x800 M Relay - Mallory Thede, Kelsie York-Morris, Espy Waseskuk, Jaden St. John, 11:58.29 (3rd)
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - Lauren Yuska, Rachael Wise, Makayla Backen, Kelsie York-Morris, 1:16.62 (3rd)
100 M Dash - Shae Slaven, 13.57 (1st)
Distance Medley Relay - Caitlyn Stochl, Jaden St. John, Katie Riha, Jensen Vodochodsky, 4:46,29 (1st)
400 M Run - Allison Yuska, 1:02.92 (1st), Espy Waseskuk, 1:12.50 (4th)
4x200 Relay - Katie Riha, Jaden St. John, Mallory Thede, Espy Waseskuk, 2:07.24 (4th)
100 M Hurdles - Lauren Yuska, 16.66 (1st)**, Kelsie York-Morris, 19.22 (6th)**, Makayla Backen, 20.67 (13th)*
800 M Run - Jensen Vodochodsky, 2:43.76 (1st)**, Mallory Thede, 2:58.40 (6th)
200 M Dash - Caitlyn Stochl, 30.77 (6th), Makayla Backen, 35.55 (12th)*
400 M Hurdles - Allison Yuska, 1:08.31 (1st, and set meet record)**, Espy Waseskuk, 1:32.46 (7th)
1500 M Run - Jensen Vodochodsky, 5:37.27 (1st)
4x100 - Disqualified
4x400 Relay - Mallory Thede, Katie Riha, Kelsie York-Morris, Caitlyn Stochl, 4:52.65 (5th)
Team Results - 1. STC 143, 2. Newton 131, 3. GMG 94, 4. East Marshall 90, 5. BCLUW 73, 6. Columbus Catholic 42