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Mount Ayr track and field has early success

The first outdoor meet of the track and field season was under way March 29 in Earlham with the Earlham Early Bird.
It was a fantastic night for the Raiders and Raiderettes as athletes put up times that saw them break records and place themselves on the MACHS All-Time Leaderboards.
The Raiders and Raiderettes saw gold medals early in the meet in the boys 800 medley relay consisting of Preston Fleharty, Jaydon Knight, Austin Cole and Ryce Reynolds, which set a new meet record and also third on the MACHS All-Time leaderboard,
Addy Reynolds took gold with a first place finish in the 200 meter with a time of 26.86.
Ryce Reynolds broke the Mount Ayr schools record in the 400 meter hurdle event, his first time running it, with a time of 55.82, beating the previous mark of 55.83, set by Grant Staats in 2015.
The Raiderette 800 medley team of Kaylie Shields, Jaxy Knight, Payten Lambert and Addy Reynolds saw themselves fourth on the MACHS All-Time leaderboard after finishing their race second overall with a time of 1:54.96.
Weather ended up moving in late into the meet and at the conclusion of the girls 1500 meter run, in which Karlie Larsen and Karly Elwood both competed, the meet was called.
Larsen finished 17th in the 1500, with a time of 6:18, while Elwood was 21st with a time of 6:41.
“We were excited with the performances our kids put down in less than desirable conditions,” said coach Brad Elliott. “It gives us a boost of confidence in where we are this early in the season.”

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