Girls Track and Field: East Ridge has a strong showing in Mounds View
The East Ridge girls track and field team traveled to Mounds View High School on Tuesday for one of the first meets of the season.
It was a good chance to open the season and have different opportunities for many of the girls on the team to do field and track events.
It was a strong day for the Raptors as many runners ended in the top 10 or top 20 to finish a day full of sun and warmer weather.
The day started with the 100 hurdles and Rachel Okeleye was the top finisher for the Raptors as she finished 14th with a time of 17.51. Megan Gerhardt ended the 100 dash in 11th place with a time of 13.78.
The Raptors finished fifth and seventh in the 4x200 relay with times of 1:50.15 and 1:54.00 respectively. In the 4x100, East Ridge finished seventh and ninth overall with times of 53.90 and 55.17 respectively.
The 200 dash was a successful event for the Raptors as they had four runners finish in the top 20. Megan Clark was the top finisher for East Ridge as she ended in sixth place with a time of 27.56.
Nam Phuong Dao finished in 10th place with a time of 28.20, while Rosanna Meier and Meghan Boyles finished 14th and 19th overall with times of 28.59 and 28.95 respectively.
The 4x400 relay team finished in fourth place with a time of 4:13.63.
In the field events, East Ridge had three girls finish in the top 30 for pole vault. Caroline Eggert, Emma Grant and Julia Kothe ended the event in 14th, 20th and 28th place respectively.
Sydney Shaffer finished the long jump in 12th place with a jump of 15-03. Gerhardt also had a strong outing in the triple jump with a 30-01 jump.
The East Ridge girls team will be heading to Edina on Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m.