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By Anthony Jones
The 2023 Triad Lady Knight Invite proved to be a success on April 7, with the hosts tying for ninth in a loaded field of the area’s best.
Eight of the team’s total of 44 points came from Makenna Witham in the high jump. The sophomore finished second overall after clearing a height of 5’ 3” and losing a tiebreaker for first. Winning the tiebreaker was Molly Grohmann of Waterloo, who finished third at last year’s state finals.
Junior Riley Cissell contributed more points from the field events, finishing third in the pole vault. Cissell’s best height in the event was 9’ 5.25”.
The Lady Knight 4×800 squad of Gough, Niehaus, James and Bowman secured another third place finish. Thi quartet finished eight laps on the track in 10:11.24.
In another relay, the 4×200, the team of Cissell, Schardan, Brown and Allan combined for a 1:50.02 mark. This earned them fourth place medals.
Earning her second individual medal of the meet, Cissell provided a fifth place finish for the Lady Knights in the 200 meter dash. The junior found the finish line in 27.20 seconds for her top five honors.
Sophomore Kennedy Bowman earned another fifth place medal for the home team, finishing the 1600 meter in 5:30.68. This time ranked second among underclassmen.
Triad’s next best finish was seventh overall. The 4×100 team of Cissell, Witham, Brown and Allan was among those finishers. Their time of 51.71 was just three tenths of a second away from fourth place.
The Lady Knights also took seventh place in three junior varsity relays. The 4×800 team of Mason, Phillips, Vanderbunt and York finished in 11:45.73 and the 4×200 squad of Nadler, Edwards, Rehg and Witham finished in 1:58.24. The junior varsity lineup of 4×400 Nadler, Edwards, James and Rehg finished in 4:39.52.
In the junior varsity 4×100, Triad placed eighth with a time of 56.04. This time was recorded by Nadler, Hoffstot, Smith and Rehg.
Seniors Abby Kesterson and Jaden Brown added on two more eighth place finishes for the hosts. Kesterson did so with a shot put toss of 31’ 9.25” and Brown completed the 200 meter in 27.72.