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It was another strong performance for the Mount Ayr Raider and Raiderette track and field teams in a rainy and windy Panora last week with more school records broken and a meet win by the Raiderettes, while the Raiders came in at fifth overall.
The Raiderettes scored 94 while Central Decatur put up 88 and Madrid, Woodbine and Ogden in a three-way tie for third with 73 points to round out the top three.
Depth helped the Raiderette team overcome a little adversity after senior Addy Reynolds fell ill after her first gold of the night apart of the 800-sprint medley team of Kaylie Shields, Jaxy Knight and Payten Lambert.
Reynolds came back later in the night to help the Raiderettes score more points with a third place finish in the 200 meter dash, along with Knight who placed fourth.
The Raiderette 4×100 team of Lambert, Knight, Shields and Reynolds would later take second-place with a time of 51.99 to set a new school record.
Championship events for the Mount Ayr girls came in the 4×100 shuttle hurdle relay with Maddie Stewart, Tegan Streit, Kacee Klommhaus and Ryleigh Haveman, the 800-sprint medley and the 4×400 team of Stewart, Madison Shields, Anne Newton and MaKenna Jones.
Podium finishes for the Raiderettes came in the 400 meter dash with MaKenna Jones in third, 200 meter dash with Reynolds in third, 400 meter hurdles with Lambert in second, the 4×100 relay team in second, a third place finish in the 4×200 relay with Shields, Aubree Clark, Stewart and Knight.
In the field events, the Raiderettes saw a third place finish in the long jump by Lambert and a third place finish in the shot put by Zoey Larsen.
The Raiders found success in multiple events, including the 400 meter hurdles that saw Ryce Reynolds, the fastest 400 meter hurdler in the state of Iowa, break the record he had set just a week before. Reynolds took first with a time of 55.73, beating out Woodbine by close to seven seconds.
The Raiders finished in fifth with 67 points, following leaders ACGC with 139 points, Woodbine with 81, Central Decatur with 77 and Greene County in fourth with 75.
Other championship performances by the Raiders came in the 800 meter run with Adler Shay, 400 meter dash with Reynolds, the 4×400 relay team of Shay, Jaydon Knight, Austin Cole and Reynolds and the 800 sprint medley team of Preston Pleharty, Knight, Cole and Shay.
The Raiders saw a podium finish in the 4×200 with Shay, Knight, Cole and Hunter Case taking third
With the cancellation of the meet in Centerville, April 7, the Mount Ayr track and field teams traveled across the border to Lathrop, Missouri to enter a small squad on Saturday.
Addy Reynolds set a new school record in the 400 meter dash, a goal she has had since she started running, with a time of 59.49, beating the old record set in 2007 by Lindsey Triggs.
The Raiderettes saw another win in the 4×400 with a time of 4:22.73 and was ran by Lambert, Stewart, Knight and Reynolds.
In the girls 300 meter Hurles, Lambert set a time of 52.88 which was good for second and Stewart set a time of 54.30 to place third.
In the 400 meter dash that Reynolds set the new school record and placed first, Jaxy Knight finished third with a time of 1:09.12.
In the 4×200, the Raiderette team of Lambert, Stewart, Reynolds and Knight finished second with a time of 1:50.56.
The Raiders saw Adler Shay finish first in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:00.95, which placed him seventh on the MACS All-Time leaderboard.
Ryce Reynolds took second with a time of 2:02.13.
In the 400 meter dash, Austin Cole finished fourth with a time of 55.58.
The Raider team of Shay, Knight, Reynolds and Cole finished third in the boys 4×200 with a time of 1:38.30.
The team of Shay, Knight, Cole and Reynolds finished the 4×400 by a time of 3:36.47 to take first.