Saint Ansgar's Addy Carlson was voted the Top of Iowa Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year by coaches, and the Saints' track and field team finished second Thursday in Greene.
"It’s a nice honor, and coming from the coaches, I believe they recognize the hard work she puts in and the leadership she provides for our team," Saints coach Phil Baldus said. "She is the heart and soul of our distance program."
Kira Baldus (discus), Taylor Hanna (400-meter dash) and the 4x400m relay team each placed first.
Carlson finished second in the 3,000m run with a personal-best time of 11:13.58. The 4x800m relay team placed second in a season-best time of 10:32.24.
"It’s the end of the season and, as coaches, we are expecting athletes to perform their best," Baldus said. "Tonight that happened for us."
The Saints will compete this Thursday, May 9 at the district track meet.
Jex Schutjer throws the discus for the Saints.
Braden Powers with the hand off to Skylar Blunt.
Skylar Blunt his leg of a relay for the Saints.
Skylar Blunt pushes to finish for the Saints.
Addy Witt runs at the front of the pack for the Saints.
Saint Ansgar's Addy Carlson was voted the Top of Iowa Conference Female Track Athlete of the Year by coaches.
Carter Salz clear the high jump for the Saints.
Brianna Minnis in the long jump for the Saints.
Ryan Wagner runs for the Saints.
Jack Sievert with a high jump attempt for the Saints.
Jack Sievert with another high jump attempt for the Saints.
Jack Sievert clears the high jump for the Saints.
Hali Anderson pushes herself to overtake her Green Devils opponent.
Skylar Blunt runs in the middle of the pack for the Saints.
Skylar Blunt with the hand off to Mark Bless.
Mark Bless with the hand off to Sawyer Smith.
Seth Hersey runs a leg of a relay for the Saints.
Mark Williams runs the hurdles for the Saints.
Jack Sievert over the hurdles for the Saints.
Collin Kramer sails over the hurdles for the Saints.
Brianna Minnis over the hurdles for the Saints.
Taylor Hanna runs for the Saints.
Taylor Hanna is challenged by an Osage runner.
Megan Gooder with the hand off to Madison Soltau.
Sam Juenger with the hand off to Ryan Cole.
Avery Hendrickson running neck and neck with Sydney Midlang of Osage.
Collin Kramer pushes himself to beat his Osage opponent.
Jack Sievert and Collin Kramer run the hurdles at the conference meet.
Seth Hersey finishes his run for the Saints.
Hali Anderson runs the hurldes for the Saints.
Derek Petersen runs the hurdles of the Saints.
Riley Witt is in the middle of the pack for the Saints.
Addy Carlson runs for the Saints.
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