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Twin Cedars Girls Take Team Title to Highlight Melcher-Dallas Invitie

Spurred by seven first-place finishes, the Twin Cedars girls track and field team came away with the team title at Tuesday’s Melcher-Dallas Invitational. The host Saints finished in third place. On the boys’ side, Melcher-Dallas finished 30 points in front of Twin Cedars as the two squads locked up third and fourth places, respectively.

The Sabers’ sprinters and the Saints’ middle distance runners shared the spotlight in the girls’ competition. Gold medals for Twin Cedars came from Ayla Crosby in the 100 Meter Dash, Samantha Hamman in the 100 Hurdles, Brittany Roby in the 400 Hurdles and Madison Alger in the 800 Meter Run; along with winning times by the 4×100, 4×200 and Shuttle Hurdle Relays teams. For Melcher-Dallas, it was another big outing for Delaney Jensen, who claimed individual golds in the High Jump and 1500 Meter Runs, and also anchored the winning Distance Medley Relay team The Saints also earned gold in the 4×800 Meter Relay.

On the boys’ side, Melcher-Dallas’s Cody Alexander took first in the 800 Meter Run and placed second in the 400 Meter Dash. The Saints’ 4×400 and Distance Medley Relay teams also earned silver medals, as did Kenneth Wadle in the Long Jump. For Twin Cedars, their boys 4×200 Meter Relay team had the fastest time of the evening, while the 4×100, 4×800 and Shuttle Hurdle Relay teams all added second-place finishes.

Top Finishers:
Twin Cedars Girls

100m – Ayla Crosby — 1st
100h – Samantha Hamman — 1st
400h – Brittany Roby — 1st
800m – Madison Alger — 1st
4×100 – Kassidy Swayne, Brooke Dunkin, Alee Hugen, Ayla Crosby — 1st
4×200 – Kassidy Swayne, Brooke Dunkin, Elizabeth Rowley, Ayla Crosby — 1st
Shuttle Hurdle – Kassidy Swayne, Brittany Roby, Samantha Hamman, Alee Hugen — 1st

Melcher-Dallas Girls
High Jump – Delaney Jensen — 1st
1500m – Delaney Jensen — 1st
4×800 – MacKenzie Suntken, Lacey Fee, Abby Borchert, Maddie Roland — 1st
Distance Medley – Amanda Marlin, Madyson Riebhoff, Lexi Crozier, Delaney Jensen — 1st

Melcher-Dallas Boys
800m – Cody Alexander — 1st
Long Jump – Kenneth Wadle — 2nd
400m – Cody Alexander — 2nd
4×400 – Chase Wetterling, Troy Lee, Kenneth Wadle, Cody Alexander — 2nd
Distance Medley – Trent Flesher, Ross Dawson, Chase Wetterling, Kenneth Wadle — 2nd

Twin Cedars Boys
4×200 – Dylan Roberts, Tim Loeffler, Daniel Williams, Zack Gomez — 1st
4×100 – Zack Gomez, Daniel Williams, Drew Carlson, Tim Loeffler — 2nd
4×800 – Levi Jones, Trevor Bailey, Brent Parker, Otis Roby — 2nd
Shuttle Hurdle – Levi Jones, Drew Carlson, Derek Springer, Dylan Roberts — 2nd