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A/W, Storm warm up nicely at Manlius

MANLIUS — Mother Nature brought back another dose of wintry weather Monday stretching over into Tuesday. After much debate, Bureau Valley chose to run its first invitational meet, and the girls competing seemed to warm unto the idea.

Bureau Valley (134) took second to Annawan/Wethersfield (180) in the seven-team Bureau Valley Invitational field.

“After debating all day on whether to have the meet, the weather turned out alright.  You will always run into that during track season though. It is nice to have a group of volunteers to help out like we did last night, things seemed to go pretty good,” BV coach Dale Donner said.

Things turned out pretty good for the Storm, especially junior Lindsey Hoffert. She won a pair of events, taking top honors in the 200 (28.9) and the long jump (15-0 1/2). She also placed second in the 100 (14.35) and third in the 400 (1:06.99).

Donner said his girls competed well.

BV’s Regan Weidner (12:35.38) took second in the 3200 and 1600 (5:50.37), finishing behind A/W’s Kirstie Ramsey (12:23.04, 5:44.79) in both events.

Helena Arnadottir, Bureau Valley’s foreign exchange student from Iceland, came in second in the triple jump (31-4). Sydney Lebahn landed second in the shot put (34-4) and discus (99-1).

The Storm also placed second in the 4x100 (55.28) with Haley DeVoss, Marissa Mungia, Katelin Johnson and Tianna Kennedy, second in the 4x200 (1:58.83) with DeVoss, Mungia, Johnson and Tasha Richardson.

“Annawan/Wethersfield is a good team, and like us they were also undefeated in the outdoor season going into tonight’s meet. Something had to give, and they were just better than us. We will see them again at the Brockman Invitational in May,” he said.

“We have a few things to work on still, and hopefully we can get back into winning form at Hall this weekend for the Rollie Morris. Aurora Christian is very strong, and we will have our hands full. Our goals will be the same as last Saturday (at Mendota) — do everything we can to win the girls side, and if we cannot, score enough to help try to win the coed title.”

Karissa Roman of A/W won the 300 hurdles (50.49) and high jump (5-7). Other winners for A/W include Lindsey Brown in the 100 hurdles (17.7), Kayla DeMay in the 100 (14.22), Olivia Draminski in the 800 (1:01.99).

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