Marshall girls distance relay wins at Howard Wood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Katelyn Leibfried, Anna Kuecker, Landrey Graven and Taleigha Bigler put together a big performance in the distance medley relay for the Marshall girls track and field team over the weekend. The group ran a time of 12:58.88 to give Marshall a first-place finish in the event at the Howard Wood relays in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The DMR includes four legs: the 1200 meters, 400, 800 and 1600. The Tigers’ victory came in an event that was not separated by class size.

Marshall also got a third-place finish in the Class AA 4×800-meter girls relay. Leibfried, Allyson Sample, Kuecker and Bigler combined to run a time of 9:30.48 in the event.

Sample was also the Marshall girls’ top individual finisher with an eighth-place finish in the 3200 meters, running a time of 11:05.03. 

On the boys side, Josh Leibfried was Marshall’s top individual witha seventh-place finish in the 1600 meters at 4:23.48. He also was the anchor in the boys DMR relay, wich also included Kohen Holcomb, Alex Franson and Mykel Paulson. The team placed second in the eventh at 10:40.79.

Autumn Deutz placed ninth in the girls pole vault at 10-09 while Franson took 10th in the boys 400 meters at 50.96. 

Canby/Minneota put together eighth-place finishes in the 4×800-meter Class A relay and the spring medley relay.

Marshall will next compete in true team sections at Jordan today.


400M All schools: 10-Alex Franson (MAR), 50.96. 1600m all schools: 7-Josh Leibfried (MAR), 4:23.48. DMR 4000M all schools: 2-Marshall (Kohen Holcomb, Alex Franson, Mykel Paulsen, Josh Leibfried), 10:40.79. 


3200M All schools: 8-Allyson Sample (MAR), 11:05.03. 4x400M A: 9-Canby/Minneota (Brynn Kockelman, Taylor Ourada, Claire Stoks, Braelyn Merritt), 4:15.15. 4x800M A: 8-Canby/Minneota (Rachel Jelen, Mya Pesek, Claire Stoks, Braelyn Merritt), 9:57.05. 4x800AA: 3-Marshall (Katelyn Leibfried, Allyson Sample, Anna Kuecker, Taleigha Bigler), 9:30.48. SMR 1600M A: 8-Canby/Minneota (Karlie Wollum, Natalie Stoks, Claire Stoks, Braelyn Merritt), 4:26.52. DMR 4000M All schools: 1-Marshall (Katelyn Leibfried, Anna Kuecker, Landrey Graven, Taleigha Bigler), 12:58.88. Pole Vault all schools: 9-Autumn Deutz (MAR), 10-09.


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