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Le Mars Track and Field Teams Have Strong Showings in First Outdoor Meets

The Le Mars track and field teams were the first to get outside when they hosted their spring early meet on Thursday night.

The Bulldog girls finished in a strong second place with a total of 103 points. It was a pleasant sight for Head Coach Tami Dunn who says it was nice to see her team compete hard early in the year in their first outdoor meet.

The Bulldogs have some strengths at all levels on the track this year. The strongest level is their mid-distance which allowed them to win the sprint medley and place second in the distance medley. Coach Dunn says they used the indoor season wisely to see who was going to work best at different distances.

Madi Huls stole the show in the short distance sprints for Le Mars. She finished second in the 100 and won the 200 and 400-meter dashes. Coach Dunn says her performances are made more impressive considering how good she is as a teammate.

The Bulldogs can use this meet to build some confidence heading into the rest of the season. Coach Dunn says confidence is key in all events at a track meet.

The Bulldogs will head to Sergeant Bluff-Luton for a meet on Tuesday, April 4th.

The Bulldog boys were able to claim the team title in their meet totaling 120 points as a unit. Head Coach Caleb Van Otterloo was just happy to see the team give all they had running in some events for the first time this season.

Once again, the Bulldog boys are proving to be a very versatile team that can put up good results in pretty much every event. That comes from versatility as a team and as individuals on the team. Coach Van Otterloo says it is very beneficial to have guys that want to do a lot of different events.

This meet was Sione Fifita‚Äôs to shine in. Fifita has already made his presence known by breaking the school record in the high jump at a meet earlier this year. He won the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes and took second in the high jump and as part of the 4×100-meter relay. Coach Van Otterloo says he is just a fun athlete to coach with a strong competitive drive.

This first meet was nice for the team to see what kind of things remain on their list for improvement. Coach Van Otterloo says a lot of it is just fine-tuning things which can come with more time outdoors, finally.

The Bulldogs will also head to Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Tuesday, April 4th for their next meet of the season.

Click here to open a PDF of results from the LCHS Spring Invite