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The Raiderettes battled sickness and injury last Thursday, missing six girls from their lineup, but still taking second in the meet just behind a tough Nodaway Valley team.
The Raiderettes were most notably missing speedster Adalyn Reynolds who noticed some issues during the POI Conference meet last week. A stress fracture was found and she was sidelined, but has a possibility of competing at the state qualifying meet on Thursday, May 9.
The girls who were competing at the Raiderette Relays here in Mount Ayr did well. Gracie Mobley saw a first place throw in the discus with a throw of 104-05.
The Raiderette 4×200 team of Tiril Sjøberg, Keirston Klommhaus, Ryann Martin and Payten Lambert took first in a time of 1:51.48, nudging out Nodaway Valley who finished in a time of 1:51.95.
The 4×100 Raiderette team, which was the same as the 4×200 also took first in their event with a time of 53.4.
The Raiderettes placed fourth at the rain shortened Central Decatur Coed Invitational Monday night after nine events.
Ryann Martin was able to score some points for the Raiderettes, leaping 16-02 in the long jump to take the only first place finish for the Raiderettes.
MacKenzie Shields came in second in the high jump, clearing 4-10 and Keirston Klommhaus saw a second place finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.45.
The Raiderettes will head to Panora on Thursday, May 9 for the state track qualifying meet that is set to begin at 4 p.m.