High School

Girls Track & Field

Head Coach: Joe Krajicek joe.krajicek@ssccards.org
Hurdles/High Jump: Dwight Freiberg
Distance:  Ramsey Fitzsimmons
Sprints: Trish Martin

Throws: Adam Hinds

South Sioux City Lady Cardinal Track and Field Handbook

2021 Season Results:  Coming Soon!

2020 Season Results:  Season cancelled because of COVID-19 Pandemic

2019 Season Results:  
2019 Platteview Invite #1 on 3-28-19Platteview Full Results    
Highlights include girls finishing in 2nd place as a team, Nya Diew setting a new school record in the shot and also winning the disc, Kenna Comstock winning the pole vault, and Megan Hansen winning the 100 hurdles.

Wayne State College High School Indoor Track & Field Meet:  WSC HS Indoor T/F Meet Full Results 
The girls track and field team opened the season on Saturday at the Wayne State College indoor meet and had a fantastic day. The girls had event champions in 8 events, and runner up performances in 5 more. Setting indoor school records were: Nya Diew with a 41'2" shot put, Kenna Comstock with an 8' pole vault, and the 4x160 relay team of Selene Guzman, Megan Hansen, McKenna Sims, and Trista Harsma with a time of 1:32. Also winning meet titles were Tasha Freiberg in the high jump, McKenna Sims in the long jump, Trista Harsma in the triple jump, Marybeth Rasmussen in the 400, Megan Hansen in the 55 Hurdles, and the 4x400 relay team of Rasmussen, Yesenia Balderas, Sims, and Hansen. Runner up finishes included Tori Harsma in the high jump, Sims in the 55 dash, Ashley Hedquist in the 1600, the 4x800 team of Rasmussen, Hedquist, Balderas, and Rylee Faling.

2018 Season Results:  
2018 River Cities Conference Meet:  RCC Conference Meet Full Results     
South Sioux City vs. Sioux City East DualSSC vs. East Running B/G  |  SSC vs. East Field Events B/G     
Dan Lennon Indoor Meet2018 Dan Lennon Full Results   The girls track team opened their season at the Dome in Vermillion, SD for the Dan Lennon Invite. This was a huge meet with over 1100 athletes entered!  Leading the way for the girls was sophomore Megan Hansen, who broke the school record in the prelims of the 60 hurdles, and then broke it again in the semis on her way to an 8th place finish.  Also setting an indoor school record was sophomore Kenna Comstock in the pole vault.  Senior Zoe Cigard ran the 5th fastest indoor 400 time in school history to place 4th.  Sophomore Nya Diew threw the shot 36' 5-1/2" to place 4th. That throw moves her to 4th all-time at SSC.  Juniors Selene Guzman, Taryn Christensen, Marybeth Rasmussen, and sophomore Megan Hansen teamed up to run the 8th best 4x200 relay in school history. Christensen also ran the 5th best 60 meter dash.  Freshman Natasha Freiberg joined our top ten list in the high jump with a 6th place finish, jumping 5'. We had a great day overall, with a lot of girls seeing or competing in their first ever track meet.


2017 Season Results:

Dan Lennon Indoor Meet2017 Dan Lennon Full Results The girls opened the season yesterday under sunny skies and 70 degree temperatures in the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the Dan Lennon Invite. This is always a great starting meet for us, with 20+ teams from three states bringing some great competition. We had a lot of good things happen!  We had 8 additions onto our all-time list.  They were:
Zoe Cigard tying the school record in the pole vault
Kayla Harris and Kenna Comstock moving into a tie for 4th in the pole vault
Megan Hansen running the 6th best 60 Hurdles
Alex Jager running the 3rd best 60 Dash
Madison Hansen running the 10th best 60 Hurdles
Nya Diew is now 9th in the shot put
The sprint medley team of Selene Guzman, Megan Hansen, Zoe Cigard, and Marybeth Rasmussen is now 10th
We get a good two weeks to train before we start our outdoor season on April 4th at Elk Point.


 2016 Season Results:



Photos by Gene Knudsen.  More photos are available at knudsenphotos.com.

2016 A1 District Meet2016 A1 District Results  The girls were in action yesterday at the A1 district meet in Grand Island. I thought we had a terrific day, as the girls all stepped up and competed against some tough competition. Our 4x800 relay team of Marybeth Rasmussen, Taryn Christensen, Augusta Thramer, and Haley Fritza finished in 1st place to earn a spot in next Friday’s State Meet. The 4x400 team of Taryn, Mary, Zoe Cigard, and Haley finished 2nd in the 4x400 in a great race to also qualify for the state meet. Haley qualified in a third event, the 800 meter run, where she finished in 3rd place in a very close race. In the field events, our high jumpers did a great job, with Ashley Hohenstein clearing 5’1” to finish in third place, and Carissa Powell clearing 5’ to finish in 4th- both of them qualified for state. Our final state qualifier was sophomore Sophie Swanson, who threw another personal best in the discus to finish in 4th place to secure her spot. I thought all of our girls had a great meet!

2016 RCC Conference MeetGirls 2016 RCC Meet Results  The girls were in action yesterday at home, as we hosted the River Cities Conference Championships. We had a goal this season of winning this meet, and the girls were on a mission from the very first event to get it done; and they did, winning the team championship in convincing fashion! We scored 153 points - Beatrice was in 2nd place with 97.5. We crowned 6 conference champions along the way, with senior Haley Fritza winning four gold medals. Haley teamed up with Marybeth Rasmussen, Taryn Christensen, and Augusta Thramer to set a new conference record in the 4x800 meter relay, lowering their time this season to 9:56.20, and moving up to #6 all time at SSC. Haley won the open 400 meter dash in 61.31 seconds, the 6th fastest time in school history, and the 800 meter run in 2:29. Our 4x400 of Taryn, Marybeth, Zoe Cigard, and Haley capped the meet off with a big win in the 4x400 relay, finishing in 4:17. Our throwers also had a standout day, with senior Dani Lane overtaking junior Jenna Cox on her final throw to become a conference champion with a throw of 33’2 ½”. In the discus, sophomore Sophie Swanson unleashed a season best throw of 113-6” to win that event. We had conference runners-up in the shot put with Jenna, the 4x100 relay team of Selene Guzman, Taryn Christensen, Carissa Powell, and Kori Fischer, and juniors Carissa Powell and Ashley Hohenstein tied for second in the high jump, both clearing 4’11”. Senior Makayla Hansen placed 3rd in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Overall, our team depth was the major factor in our win, as we placed three girls in 4 events, and 2 in 3 events.
In the JV division, senior Aspen Campbell was the winner of the shot put, with a new PR throw of 28’7”, and she also finished 2nd in the discus. The 4x400 relay team of Tori Knowles, Telma Ibarra, Ximena Alvarez, and Emely Alvarez placed 1st as well.
Next stop is Grand Island on Wednesday for the district track meet, where we hope to qualify a few girls to the state meet.

2016 Sioux City Metro Championships: The girls were at Olsen stadium yesterday on a beautiful afternoon for the Sioux City Metro Championships. With our varsity girls running a limited lineup, it gave some of our younger girls a chance to step in and compete at a varsity meet. I thought everyone had a great day, with numerous personal bests achieved, as well as a 20year old school record falling in the day’s last event. Senior Haley Fritza ran one of the best times in the state this season in the 800 in winning the city championship in that event. Also finishing as city champs were the shuttle hurdle relay team of Makayla Hansen, Madison Hansen, Carissa Powell, and Ashley Hohenstein, winning that race by almost 6 seconds. Although they finished 2nd in the race, our 4x400 team of Taryn Christensen, Marybeth Rasmussen, Zoe Cigard, and Haley Fritza ran the fastest time in school history. Congrats to those girls- that was an old record! Makayla Hansen had a great day in the hurdles, finishing in third place in the 100’s and 5th in the 400’s. Our 4x100 team of Selene Guzman, Haley Fritza, Carissa Powell, and Kori Fischer ran a season best 52.59 to take 3rd place in that event. Marybeth, Taryn, Augusta Thramer, and Emma Young teamed up to take 3rd in the 4x800 relay. In the field events, Kori Fischer took 3rd in the long jump, Sophie Swanson was 2nd place in the discus, Dani Lane was 5th in the shot put, and Carissa was 4th in the High jump.

2016 City Meet Freshmen Team Scores  In the freshman division, Ximena Alvarez was 2nd in the 400 meter dash, Chelsie Gonzalez was 3rd in the 800, Yasmin Abdullahi was 4th in the 1500. Our 4x400 team of Ximena, Karla Ortiz, Jocelyn Valdovinos, and Kristina Baccum finished in 1st place. The sprint medley team of Jenny Aldana, Ruby Garcia, Karla Ortiz, and Ximena Alvarez finished in 2nd place. Jennifer Arriaga was 4th in the shot, with Jocelyn Valdovinos right behind her in 5th place. In the discus, Karla was 3rd, Jocelyn Valdovinos was 5th, and Jennifer Arriaga was 6th. Great job girls!

2016 South Sioux City InviteSSC Invite Results  The girls were in action yesterday at Cardinal Field for the South Sioux City Invitational- a meet made up of 9 schools from Omaha, Columbus, and Sioux City. We had a fantastic day, topping the 100 point mark on our way to a solid 3rd place finish. We had 4 1st place finishes on the day- the 4x800 relay of Haley Fritza, Taryn Christensen, Marybeth Rasmussen, and Gus Thramer got it started, with Haley opening up a big lead on the first leg and everyone else did their part to break the line in 10:19. The shuttle hurdle team of Madison Hansen, Makayla Hansen, Ashley Hohenstein, and Carissa Powell won that race in a time of 1:13. Haley ran the 4th fastest time in school history on her way to victory in the 800 meter run, clocking a 2:23 to put her on the state leader board in that event. Capping the night off in the final race, Taryn, Marybeth, Zoe Cigard, and Haley won the 4x400 relay in a great race with Columbus, finishing time of 4:12. Carissa Powell was 2nd in the high jump, Ashley Hohenstein was 3rd in the same event. Kori Fischer was 3rd in the triple jump and 5th in the pole vault. Carissa was 4th in the triple jump and Ashley was right behind her in 5th place. Sophie Swanson moved up to 8th on our all time charts in the discus with a throw of 111’ 3” to finish 4th in that event. Last night was also senior night- thanks to our 8 seniors for all that they have contributed to our program over the past 4 years! Those seniors are: Aspen Campbell, Abby Driebelbis, Dani Lane, Andrea Lira, Augusta Thramer, Makayla Hansen, Macin Appleton, and Haley Fritza.

2016 Sioux City RelaysSC Relays Results  On Saturday, we competed at Morningside for the Sioux City Relays. After competing the day before, we lightened some girls workload to keep them healthy, but still had some great performances in what we did. Makayla Hansen was 3rd in the class A 100 hurdles, and then came back to run the 8th fastest 400 meter hurdle race in SSC history, 1:15.6, Carissa cleared 5’2 to place 5th in the high jump, Sophie Swanson made the finals in the discus with a personal best throw of 107’8”, and our 4x4 team of Taryn, Marybeth, Zoe, and Haley came back to run the 3rd fastest time in school history in the 4x4 with a 4:09.36. Great job girls! Next up is a varsity meet on Thursday at Papillion, and the JV team is at Ponca on Thursday as well.

Jo Duscato Omaha Central InviteOmaha Central Results  The girls track team had a busy weekend - competing on Friday at the Jo Duscato Omaha Central Invite held at Burke Stadium, and then bouncing back the next day at the Sioux City Relays. The girls competed very well, and stepped their performances up in the face of tremendous competition. At Central, our 4x800 relay team of Haley Fritza, Taryn Christensen, Marybeth Rasmussen, and Gus Thramer ran one of the best races in school history in that event, finishing in 2nd place with the 4th fastest time in Nebraska this year- 10:05.4. Carissa Powell cleared 5’ to place 3rd in the high jump, with Ashley Hohenstein clearing the same height to come in 4th place. Taryn, Marybeth, Zoe Cigard, and Haley Fritza teamed up in the 4x4 to run the 5th fastest time in school history to come in 4th place in that race as well- 4:12. Haley squeezed in a 5th place finish in a great 1600 field, and Dani Lane threw a season best in the discus to snag a 6th place medal. The girls finished in 6th place among the 11 teams there.

9th Grade/JV Meet Results:  9th/JV Boys & Girls Full Results  The JV girls track team was in action for the first time this season at home for a city school invitational. We had some great performances from the girls! Many were competing in their first track meet ever, so it was fun to see them compete. First place finishes were Tori Knowles in the 300 hurdles and Emely Alvarez, Maria Alvarez, Aisling Reyes, and Abby Dreibelbis teamed up to win the 4x800 relay. Kayla Harris placed 3rd in the 1600, Telma Ibarra was 2nd in the long jump, Ruby Garcia was 3rd in the long jump, Hayden Comstock was 3rd in the high jump, and Jocelyn Valdovinos was 2nd in the shot put. Great job girls!!

Gretna 2016 InviteGirls Full Results  The girls were in action on Saturday at Gretna High School on a windy, cool day for the Knights of Columbus Invite. We had several good performances on the day, and a couple of 1st place finishes. Leading the way was junior Carissa Powell, clearing 5’ to win the high jump. Taryn Christensen, Marybeth Rasmussen, Zoe Cigard, and Haley Fritza combined to win the 4x400 relay in a season best time of 4:19- a great time in 30mph wind gusts! Finishing in 2nd place, we had Sophie Swanson in the disc, with a season best throw of 104’8”, Marybeth Rasmussen in the 800 with a 2:39, and Taryn, Marybeth, Emma Young, and Augusta Thramer in the 4x800 with a time of 11:10. Haley Fritza had a third place finish in the 1600, and 4th in the 3200. Marybeth was 4th in the 400. We had a pretty good day, as we ended up in 4th place as a team in a competitive field. Our next meet is Thursday at Omaha Burke for the Jo Duscato Invitational.

EP-J Huskies 2016 InviteTeam Results / Full Girls Huskie Invite Results / Quadrathlon Results  The girls were in action yesterday for their first outdoor meet of the year in Elk Point South Dakota, competing in the Husky Invite.  We had a pretty good day overall, with 5 2nd place finishes.  We had a couple of more additions to our top ten lists, with senior Haley Fritza posting a career best 1600 time of 5:31 to finish 3rd in the race right behind a couple of South Dakota State Champions.  This time puts her #5 overall at SSC.  Junior Kori Fischer cracked the top ten list, coming in at #10 with her long jump of 15’11”.  Our 4x8 team of Taryn Christensen, Marybeth Rasmussen, Emma Young, and Haley Fritza was 2nd overall with a great time of 10:25.  Those same girls teamed up for a 2nd place finish in the 4x4 as well.  Sophomore Sophie Swanson finished second in the discus with a throw of 103’3”, and junior Carissa Powell was 2nd in the high jump with a jump of 4’11. Sophomore Zoe Cigard was 2nd in the Quadrathalon, an event unique to this meet which consists of the shot put, the long jump, the 200, and the 400 meter dash.   Our junior varsity competes on Thursday at Vermillion, while the next varsity meet is this Saturday at Gretna for the Knights of Columbus Invitational.

Dan Lennon Indoor MeetDan Lennon Class A Results  The girls were in the Dakota Dome yesterday for the Dan Lennon Invitational. This is always a huge meet- lots of quality kids from the surrounding states. I think we had a fantastic day- we set a couple of school records, and had some girls do some great things. Leading the way was junior Carissa Powell, who jumped an indoor record breaking 5’4” to finish in first place in the high jump. She barely missed at 5’6”, and hopefully is just a matter of time before she adds the outdoor school record to her name as well. Also on the awards stand yesterday was senior Haley Fritza, running the 3rd fastest indoor 400 time in school history to come in 4th place. Our 4x400 relay team of Taryn Christensen, MaryBeth Rasmussen, Fritza, and Zoe Cigard missed setting the school record in that event by less than a second, finishing in 4th place with a time of 4:20. Kori Fischer and Augusta Thramer are the new indoor school record holders in the pole vault as well. Also adding their names to our all-time list were senior Dani Lane (6th best shot put), Kori Fischer in the long jump (6th best), Ashley Hohenstein in the high jump (tie 4th best), the sprint medley team of Carissa Powell, Selene Guzman, Rasmussen, and Christensen (8th best time), and Alex Jager in the 60 meter dash (8th best).
Our next meet is Tuesday, April 5th at Elk Point.


2015 Season Results:

2015 NE District Meet:   Full Results   Congratulations to Carissa Powell and Haley Fritza for qualifying for the Nebraska State Track Meet next week in Omaha. Carissa qualified by finishing in a tie for 2nd place in the high jump, going over 5’1”. Haley made it in the 3200 meter run, running the 6th fastest time in school history, 12 minutes and 13 seconds. Also showing well for the girls were senior Maggie Sedivy, just missing the state meet in the discus, finishing in 5th place with a career best throw of 114’9”, Ashley Hohenstein, finishing in a tie for 7th at 4’11 in the high jump, Brooke Heinemann running one of her best 100 meter races, narrowly missing finals with a 13.25, and the 4x100 relay team of Kori Fischer, Dany Nuno, Carissa Powell, and Brooke, running a very good time of 52.93 to finish 5th in a race run in the rain. Good job girls!

2015 River Cities Conference Meet:  The girls traveled to Beatrice yesterday for the River Cities Conference track meet. We were unable to finish the meet due to lightning, but what we did get done, we did well in. Leading the way for the girls were Conference Champions Maggie Sedivy in the shot put, and Haley Fritza in the 3200.  Maggie threw a personal best 38-2.5” throw on her final attempt to go from 3rd place to 1st, and also threw a personal best 114’ in the discus to finish third there.  Haley ran away from the field during the last 600 meters of the race to win the 3200, and came back to get 3rd in the 800. Kori Fischer was a conference runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 7’ to add her name to the school record list.  Kim Fischer and Ashley Hohenstein tied for third in the high jump, Brooke Heinemann was 4th in the 100, Emma Young was 4th in the 800, Zoe Cigard was tied for 3rd in the pole vault, and Dani Lane placed 4th in the shot put. We had a few more chances for some good things to happen if the rain would have stayed away, but as it is, we had a very successful day!

2015 City Meet:  Individual Results / Team Scores  The girls competed yesterday at the City Track meet, hosted by Sergeant Bluff. Leading the way for us was a quartet of city champs, including Maggie Sedivy in the shot put (36-6), Carissa Powell in the high jump (5’1), the shuttle hurdle relay team of Kim Fischer, Jade Moravec, Dany Nuno, and Makayla Hansen (1:13.9) and Haley Fritza in the 1500 (5:09). Haley’s time was the 4th fastest 1500 run in school history. Our high jumpers went 1-2-3, with all of them clearing at least 5’ for the first time. Sophie Swanson picked up a 3rd place in the discus for us, Makayla was 4th in the 100 hurdles, and added her name to our all time list in the 400 hurdles, finishing 5th in 1:16 to move into 7th position in SSC history. The 4x8 team of Haley, Macin Appleton, Gus Thramer, and Emma Young ran a season best time to finish in 3rd place. I thought we competed very well, and I think we are prepared for the conference meet on Thursday.

3 high jumpers over 5' in a meet for the first time in school history

54th Annual SSC 2015 Invite:  Individual Results /  Team Scores  We hosted our 54th annual South Sioux City Invitational yesterday. The conditions were ideal, quite possibly the best ever for our meet, and our performances were outstanding. Leading the way for the girls was senior Maggie Sedivy, throwing a new personal best 37’5” in the shot, and nearly a personal best 111’4 in the discus to place second in both events. Our high jump trio also had a good day, with Carissa Powell getting back over 5’2 to place second, and Ashley Hohenstein and Kim Fischer both clearing 4’10 to place in a tie for third. Our pole vaulters did well, with Zoe Cigard clearing a new personal best 7’ to tie Gus Thramer and equal her school record. Kori Fischer cleared 6’6 for a new personal best as well. In the triple jump, Kim jumped 33’10 to place 3rd. The 4x1 shuttle hurdle team of Makayla Hansen, Kim Fischer, Jade Moravec, and Madison Hansen placed 2nd with a time of 1:13.68. The 4x8 relay team of Haley Fritza, Macin Appleton, Gus Thramer, and Emma Young placed 4th with a season best time of 10:30, and the 4x1 team of Kori Fischer, Dany Nuno, Carissa Powell, and Brooke Heinemann ran a season best time of 52.81 seconds. Dany Nuno added her name to our top ten charts, as her time of 51.16 is now 10th. She placed 5th with that time. Makayla Hansen placed 6th in the 100 hurdles with a 17.91. Haley Fritza placed 4th in the 1600 with a 5:48. The girls scored 60 points to finish in 4th place, a great showing for us. Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped the meet run very smoothly!


Photos by Gene Knudsen.  More photos are available at knudsenphotos.com.

Dakota Valley Invite:   Team Scores & Results  The girls were in action at Dakota Valley yesterday and came away with a team runner-up finish. We had a great day, highlighted by Ashley Hohenstein winning a second consecutive meet in the high jump, with the 4th best jump all time at SSC of 5’3”. Gus Thramer became the first SSC girl to win a pole vault competition, and Maggie Sedivy improved on her personal best by over a foot to win the discus with a toss of 112’6”. The 4x1 relay team of Kori Fischer, Dany Nuno, Carissa Powell, and Brooke Heinemann tied for 2nd , the 4x8 relay of Haley Fritza, Zoe Cigard, Gus Thramer, and Emma Young took second as well. Our triple jumpers had a great day- Kim moves up to 4th all time with a jump of 34’ 4” and Crystal jumped a personal best 33’4”. Brooke was 3rd in the 100, running a personal best 13.0 seconds, and also finished 5th in the 200. Haley was 3rd in the 400 and 5th in the 800, Gus was 3rd in the 3200. Dany Nuno had personal bests in the long jump (15’4) to take 3rd, and the 300 hurdles (52.9) to finish 4th. Makayla Hansen was 6th in the 100 hurdles and 5th in the 300 hurdles. Hannah Tindall was 5th in the 3200. Carissa was tied for third in the high jump. Sophie Swanson was 4th in the discus, and Dani Lane was 6th. Maggie was 3rd in the shot put. Our medley team of Madison Hansen, Kori Fischer, Zoe Cigard, and Emma Young was 5th place. We host the SSC Invitational on Thursday!



Photos by Gene Knudsen.  More photos are available at knudsenphotos.com.

Papillion Dennis Smith Invite:  Sophomore Ashley Hohenstein broke out of her jumping slump to beat everyone in the field, clearing 5’ to take the gold medal. Carissa Powell was just an inch lower, clearing 4’11 to finish in 5th place. Maggie Sedivy put herself in 7th place on our top ten list in the discus, throwing 111’ to finish in 5th place. Crystal Holloway also jumped her way to 7th all time at SSC with her jump of 32’5”. The 4x800 relay team of Haley Fritza, Macin Appleton, Augusta Thramer and Emma Young ran a season best time to finish 4th in a great field. Also placing for us was the 4x1 relay of Kori Fischer, Dany Nuno, Carissa Powell, and Brooke Heinemann, who ran a great time to get 6th place.

Ponca Invite:  Madison Hansen led the way with two first place finishes in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles. Jenna Cox placed second in the disc and second in the shot, both with personal best throws. Kayla Harris finished 4th in the shot put. The distance medley relay team of Tori Knowles, Kayla Harris, Sydney Hirsch, and Aisling Reyes placed 3rd, Aisling also placed third in the 1600, and third in the 4x400 along with Tiana Douangdara, Sydney Hirsch, and Kayla Harris. Emily Ramirez placed 4th in the 1600, and Hannah Tindall placed 6th. Tiana also placed 5th in the triple jump.

JV / Freshman Meet:  The girls JV/Freshman track team was in action last night at Cardinal Field here in SSC for a meet with the City Schools. We had a lot of really nice performances from the girls, made even more impressive by the 35mph wind that was blowing the entire night. Leading the way was freshman Sophie Swanson, winning the discus with a personal best throw of 104’9”- a fantastic step up from where she has been at this season. Dani Lane placed third in the disc as well, and second in the shot put, throwing over 32’ for the first time in a while. Hayden Comstock cleared 4’4 in the high jump, Kelsey Schmith jumped 13’6 in the long jump. On the track, the 4x8 team of Emily Ramirez, Cristina Franco, Maria Alvarez, and Lizeth Basilio placed 1st. Madison Hansen won the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles in convincing fashion. Emma Young and Zoe Cigard went 1-2 in the 800 meter run, both running solid times of 2:41 and 2:47 for the first attempt at that race. Nice job girls!

Jo Duscato Invite:  The girls were at Omaha Burke Stadium on Thursday, April 16th for the Jo Duscato Invite. It was a beautiful day to compete, and the girls did a nice job. We had a lot of good performances, and even though we didn’t score a lot of points, we felt we made some positive strides. Carissa Powell finished 4th in the high jump, clearing 5’, the 4x8 relay team of Haley Fritza, Augusta Thramer, Macin Appleton, and Dany Nuno placed 4th in a season best time, Kori Fischer, Dany Nuno, Carissa Powell, and Brooke Heinemann ran a season best time in the 4x1 to take 6th place, Kim Fischer was 6th in the triple jump, and Maggie Sedivy was 6th in the discus. Augusta Thramer set a new school record in the pole vault, clearing 7’ to finish in 7th place.

Gretna / Knights of Columbus Invite:  Gretna/KOC Invite Resutls  The girls track team was in action over the weekend at the Knights of Columbus Invite in Gretna. We had a very successful day, especially in the field events. Freshman Zoe Cigard cleared opening height (6’) in the pole vault to become the first female vaulter to do so in school history. Hopefully her new school record will be broken repeatedly over the next month. Carissa Powell put herself into 7th place in our all-time list in the high jump, soaring over 5’2” to claim the title. Kim Fischer cleared 4’10” to take 6th. Maggie Sedivy shrugged off a forgettable performance in the discus to throw a personal best 36’10” in the shot put, putting her 10th in our all time charts. She was 3rd place with that throw. In the triple jump, Seniors Kim Fischer and Crystal Holloway both added their names to our all-time charts, Kim is now 5th with her 33’2 jump, and Crystal is 10th with her 32’2. Kim finished 3rd and Crystal was 4th. On the track, the 30mph winds made for some interesting conditions- times were definitely slow in the events longer than 200 meters, but I felt we handled it well. Haley Fritza finished 2nd in the 800 and 4th in the 3200, Brooke Heinemann was 5th in the 100 and the 200. Our 4x1 team was 4th (Emma Young, Dany Nuno, Powell, and Heinemann), and Makayla Hansen snagged a 6th place medal in the 300 hurdles. Our 4x8 team of Macin Appleton, Crystal Holloway, Dany Nuno, and Emily Ramirez placed 3rd as well. We came in 5th place as a team, well short of what we wanted, but had some great performances along the way.

EP-J Huskies InviteHuskies Invite GIrls Results   The girls competed yesterday at the Elk Point Invite. Conditions made for a challenging day for everyone, with temperatures in the low 40’s and a steady drizzle coming down. I think the girls learned a lot of valuable lessons ranging from the importance of a proper warm-up to the way their mental state before competition affects their performance. We will no doubt be better on Saturday. Despite everything, we did some really good things yesterday, highlighted by Carissa Powell winning the high jump, with a jump of 4’10. Ashley Hohenstein and Kim Fischer also placed in that event, finishing in a tie for second and 6th, respectively. Brooke Heinemann placed 5th in the 100 meter dash, running 13.65. Makayla Hansen had a really good day for us, placing 4th in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.62, and also finishing 4th in the 300 hurdles (54.91). Jade Moravec scratched out a 6th place in the 300’s as well. Haley Fritza placed 3rd in the 800 and 5th in the 1600, and Augusta Thramer placed 6th in the long jump and 4th in the 3200. Also placing in the 3200 was Emily Ramirez (5th) and Hannah Tindall (6th). Freshman Kayla Harris led three Cardinal placers in the quadrathalon- an event that consists of the shot put (canceled) the long jump, the 400, and the 200. Kayla was 3rd, Kelsey Schmith was 5th, and Sydney Hirsch was 6th . Unfortunately, they decided to cancel 3 of our stronger events- the shot put, the discus, and the triple jump. We ended up 3rd place as a team, and if the other events were held, I feel we would have competed for the overall team title a little better.

Dan Lennon Invitational - Indoor at USDDan Lennon Invite 2015 Full Results  The girls started off their season yesterday in the Dome at Vermillion for the Dan Lennon Invite. This is always a big meet, with some great teams from South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. I think the girls all competed well, many of them exceeding expectations. Leading the way for the girls was sophomore Carissa Powell, setting a new personal best of 5’ in the high jump to finish 3rd out of 37 jumpers. Just behind her, with her own personal best of 4’10 was senior Kim Fischer. Kim tied for 5th place; good enough for a spot on the awards stand as well. This was the first time in memory that we have had two athletes finish in the top 5 in a single event at this meet. Also having a good day was senior Maggie Sedivy in the shot put- Maggie threw an indoor personal best throw of 35’8” to finish 7th out of 41 throwers. Crystal Holloway and Kim Fischer also set new personal bests in the triple jump- Crystal jumping 32’3” and Kim jumping 32’. We have a couple of weeks off to get some much needed work in before our next meet on April 7th in Elk Point.


2014 Season Results:

2014 Class A-4 District Championships:  2014 District Full Results  The girls competed in the A-4 district yesterday in Papillion.  Carissa Powell and Ashley Hohenstein were state qualifiers in the high jump- good to see them have their best meet on their biggest stage so far.  Also placing for the girls was the 4x100 relay team of Audra Thramer, Kori Fischer, Carissa Powell, and Brooke Heinemann, narrowly missing a trip to state with a 4th place finish.  The 4x800 meter relay team placed fifth, consisting of Mackenzie Neimeier, Macin Appleton, Ashley Borchers, and Natalie Akins.  Senior Hailey Hinds ended her track career with a 6th place medal in the 100 hurdles.  The competition there was very tough, but I thought we had a pretty good day and competed about as well as we could have.  Good luck to Ashley and Carissa on Saturday as they compete in the Nebraska State Track Meet.

2014 River Cities Conference Track Meet2014 RCC Full Results   The girls were in action yesterday at Ralston for the River Cities Conference Track Meet. Leading the way for the girls once again was sophomore distance runner Haley Fritza, with her 1st place finish in the 1600. Haley teamed up with Mackenzie Neimeier, Macin Appleton, and Danielle Kersting to take second in the 4x800 relay. Also finishing second was the 4x1 team of Audra Thramer, Kori Fischer, Carissa Powell, and Brooke Heinemann. Ashley Hohenstein took third in the high jump, with Carissa Powell finishing 4th and Audra Thramer 6th. Maggie Sedivy took 4th in the shot put, with Dani Lane getting 6th. Dani also took 6th in the discus. Brooke Heinemann was 4th in the 100 dash, with Kori Fischer getting 6th. Brooke also placed 5th in the 200. Hailey Hinds was 5th in the 100 hurdles and Jade Moravec was 6th. Jade also got 6th in the 300 hurdles. Daniell Kersting placed 4th in the 3200. Overall, we finished 5th as a team. 26 points separated us from being runners-up- something that I think was out there for us to take, but we came up on the short end of too many close finishes. We have our Class A District Meet on Wednesday, May 14th.

2014 City Track Meet:  South Sioux City hosted the annual City Meet at our home track yesterday. For the third straight year, the Lady Cardinals were city runner-up to Heelan. We scored 108 points to outdistance East for second place. Leading the way for the girls was sophomore Haley Fritza, who won the 3200, the 1600, placed fourth in the 300 hurdles, and fifth in the long jump. Also running their way to a City Championship was the shuttle hurdle relay team of Hailey Hinds, Jade Moravec, Kim Fischer, and Crystal Holloway, with a first place time of 1:14.41. Third place finishers for the girls included Maggie Sedivy in the discus (100’3”), Carissa Powell and Ashley Hohenstein tied for third in the high jump (4’8”), Hailey Hinds in the 100 hurdles (17.84), Jade Moravek in the 300 hurdles (52.82), the 4x800 relay of Macin Appleton, Ashley Borchers, Natalie Akins, and Emily Ramirez (11:53), the Distance Medley team of Kori Fischer, Jade Moravek, Ashley Hohenstein, and Mackenzie Neimeier (4:50), and the sprint medley team of Brooke Heinemann, Kori Fischer, Carissa Powell, and Audra Thramer. Fourth place finishers included Dani Lane in the discus (99’ 10”), Kim Fischer in the 100 hurdles (18.12), and the 4x400 team of Kori Fischer, Carissa Powell, Ashley Hohenstein, and Madison Beach. 5th Place finishers were Audra Thramer in the high jump (4’8”) and the 400 (66.45), Jade Moravek in the 100 hurdles (18.31), Crystal Holloway in the 300 hurdles (54.59), the 4x200 relay team of Lila Peterson, Sydney Hirsch, Madison Hansen, and Madison Beach (2:03.55). The girls all competed at the highest level they have all season- a good sign heading into the conference meet on Thursday at Ralston.

53rd Annual South SIoux City Invite:  53rd Annual SSC 2014 Invite Results: IndividualTeam   The girls were in action yesterday at the 53rd annual SSC Invite, and came away with a 4th place team finish. We scored 49 points to finish behind Columbus, Westside, and Northwest; we did however finish ahead of Heelan, North, West, and East, and Bellevue East. Several girls had great performances for us- the shuttle hurdle relay team of Hailey Hinds, Jade Moravek, Kim Fischer, and Audra Thramer took first place, Maggie Sedivy threw 108-7 ½” in the disc to take 2nd, right behind her with a new personal best throw of 105’3” was Dani Lane in third. In the high jump, Ashley Hohenstein finished in a tie for third place, Crystal Holloway and Kori Fischer placed 5th and 6th in the triple jump, Sedivy placed third in the shot with a throw of 35’ 5”, Kim Fischer placed 5th in the 100 hurdles, and Haley Fritza took second in the 1600 meter run.

Dennis Smith Ivitational, Papillion LaVistaDennis Smith Invite Full Results.  The varsity girls track team was in action on Thursday at Papillion LaVista stadium for the Dennis Smith Invitational. Leading the way for the girls in a very difficult meet was junior Maggie Sedivy, throwing a personal best 108’8” in the discus to take third place. Freshmen high jumpers Ashley Hohenstein and Carissa Powell also placed for us, with Ashley clearing a personal best 5’ to take 4th, and Carissa clearing 4’10 to tie for 6th. Despite our lack of team points, our girls competed well against some of the best Class A competition in the State. Next meet is Dakota Valley tomorrow, weather permitting!

The junior varsity track team was in action Thursday as well at the Ponca Invitational in Ponca. Leading the way with a 1st place finish in the 100 hurdles was Madison Hansen. Also placing for the Cardinals were Sydney Hirsch in the 400, Emily Ramirez and Yazmin Guardado in the 1600, the 4x1 relay of Aspen Campbell, Abby Driebelbis, Madison Hansen, and Anahy Gonzalez.

Gretna Knights of Columbus Invitational:  Gretna Full Results  The girls competed Saturday at the Gretna Invitational and came away with some solid individual performances. Leading the way for the girls was sophomore Haley Fritza, pulling off a difficult meet slate of the 3200 (2nd place), the 1600 (5th place), the 800 (4th place) and running a leg on the 5th place 4x400 meter relay. Senior Hailey Hinds ran a good 100 hurdles race, finishing a close second place. Freshman Carissa Powell placed 3rd in the high jump. It was a nice day, some really good competition, and some good times ran by our girls. Next up is Omaha Central on Thursday, where we will see 11 Nebraska Class A track teams.

Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies InvitationalHuskies Invitational Results   We had our first outdoor meet of the season yesterday at Elk Point Jefferson- I thought the girls had a good day.  We had three individual champions on the day- Maggie Sedivy won the discus with a toss of 105’8”, Carissa Powell won the high jump with a jump of 4’11”, and Audra Thramer won the multi-event quadrathalon, which consisted of the long jump, the shot put, the 200, and the 400.  She won three of the four contested events.  Also placing for the girls was Sedivy (2nd- shot put), Dani Lane (3rd Shot, 4th Discus), Haley Fritza (2nd 800, 4th long jump, 4th 1600), Ashley Hohenstein (4th high jump), Brooke Heinemann (6th 200) Tiana Douangdara (6th 400), Danielle Kersting (5th 3200) and the 4x200 relay (5th), 4x400 relay (3rd) 4x100 relay (4th), and 4x800 relay (4th).  The complete meet results are at the link above.  The team finished in third place overall, a good start to our season.  

Dan Lennon Invite:  The girls started off their season yesterday at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the Dan Lennon Invite. This is a great way to get started, as we see competition from 3 states, with a lot of good kids competing. Leading the way for the Cardinals were sophomore Haley Fritza and Junior Maggie Sedivy. Haley placed 7th overall in a loaded 1600 field, running a personal best time of 5:40 seconds, a mark that moves her into our third best indoor 1600 time. Maggie placed 8th overall in the shot put, throwing 34’3-1/4”, putting her 5th on our all time indoor list in that event. Brooke Heinemann ran the second fastest indoor 60 meter dash in school history, 8.55, to finish 12th out of 71 sprinters. Freshman high jumper Ashley Hohenstein jumped 4’10” in her first varsity action, finishing in a tie for 10th. Our first outdoor meet will be on April 8th at Elk Point.



2013 Season Results:

NE Class A-2 District Meet:  NE District Results

Freshmen City Track Meet: 
The SSC girls used a combination of team depth and quality performances to outdistance Heelan by 32 points to keep the City Championship in South Sioux City for the second year in a row. Leading the way for the girls were Dani Lane, who won the shot and the disc, and Haley Fritza, who won the long jump, 1500, and came in second in the 800. Shaylee Fischer won the 100 hurdles, and Shirley Rodriguez won the 3000 meter run. Second place finishers for the girls were Macin Appleton in the long jump and the 400, Gus Thramer in the 1500, Cristina Franco in the 300 hurdles, the 4x800 relay team of Abby Driebelbis, Macin Appleton, Andrea Lira, and Shirley Rodriguez, the 4x200 team of Abby Driebelbis, Aspen Campbell, Shaylle Fischer, and Macin Appleton, and the 4x400 relay team of Cristina Franco, Aspen Campell, Andrea Lira, and Abby Dreibelbis. Out of 18 girls, we had 16 score at least one team point for us.

City Track Meet
The girls competed at the City Meet at Olsen Stadium and came away with a second consecutive runner-up finish in the meet. We had some good performances yesterday- a lot of girls stepped up and ran some different events than they normally do in order for the team to score 115 points to outdistance Sioux City East by 22 points. Leading the way for the girls was freshman Haley Fritza, who won an individual city championship in the 3000- running 12:23 to take first place. Haley also placed second in the 1500 with a time of 5:29. Also with second place finishes for the girls was Danielle Kersting in the 3000 (12:35), the 4x800 team of Elizabeth Aldana, Macin Appleton, Crystal Holloway, and Selma DeAnda (11:34), Maggie Sedivy in the discus with a throw of 102-4. Third place finishers were Sedivy in the shot (35-04), Dani Lane in the discus (95-3.5), Taylor Bleil in the 800 (2:33), the sprint medley relay of Bleil, Shaylee Fischer, Brooke Heineman, and Gus Thramer (2:06.44), the distance medley relay team of Macin Appleton, Shaylee Fischer, Audra Thramer, and Shirley Rodriguez (4:54), and the shuttle hurdle team of Morgan Hansen, Hailey Hinds, Shaylee Fischer, and Audra Thramer.

South Sioux City InviteSouth Sioux City Invite Full Results
The girls track team was in action yesterday for the SSC Invite and had some great performances. Leading the way for the Lady Cardinals with a second place finish was the shuttle hurdle relay team of Crystal Holloway, Audra Thramer, Hailey Hinds, and Morgan Hansen, running 1:12. Morgan Hansen placed fourth in the 100 Hurdles and 5th in the 300 hurdles. Haley Fritza placed sixth in the 800 meter run. Danielle Kersting placed sixth in the 3200 meter run. Hailey Hinds was fifth in the 100 hurdles. The 4x800 relay team of Haley Fritza, Gus Thramer, Taylor Bleil, and Shirley Rodriguez placed fourth with a season best time of 10:34. The 4x400 team of Taylor Bleil, Haley Fritza, Gus Thramer and Macin Appleton took fifth. Crystal Holloway placed sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 31’ 7 ½”. Maggie Sedivy threw a new personal best to take third in the shot with a throw of 34’ 6”. Maddi Medbourn was right behind her in fifth place with a 33’ 7” throw.
We would like to thank everyone who helped make yesterday’s meet a success!  This wouldn’t happen without the great volunteers who step up every year to ensure a well-run track meet!

Vermillion Booster Club InviteVermillion Booster Club Invite Girls Full Results
The girls were at the Vermillion Booster Club Invite and came away with a third place finish as a team. Leading the way for the Cardinals with first place finishes were the 4x100 meter relay team of Taylor Bleil, Lila Peterson, Audra Thramer, and Brooke Heinemann, winning a close one by 2 hundredths of a second. Brooke Heinemann won the 100 meter dash in 13.1 seconds. Also winning was freshman Shaylee Fischer in the triple jump, going 30’10 inches. Also placing in the triple jump was Kim Fischer, jumping 29’10” to take third. Maggie Sedivy placed third in the discus, with a throw of 93’. The 4x400 team Taylor Bleil, Gus Thramer, Haley Fritza, and Morgan Hansen finished the meet off with a great race to take second place, running 4:29. Haley Fritza placed fourth in the 800, running 2:37. All things considered, we had a great opening to the outdoor season. We need to get some girls back from injury soon though.

Elk Point-Jefferson Huskies Invitational:  EP-J Huskies Invite Girls Full Results

2013 Dan Lennon Invitational:
The SSC Girls track team opened the season yesterday at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion for the Dan Lennon Invitational. Over 30 teams and 2000 student athletes were entered in events yesterday. Although we did not get anyone on the podium for a top five overall finish, we did have 6 performances yesterday that were good enough to make our all-time top ten list for indoor track meets. They were:
Brooke Heinemann- 2nd overall in the 60 Meter Dash- 8.68
Morgan Hansen- 5th overall in the 60 meter Hurdles- 10.72
Hailey Hinds- 7th overall in the 60 meter Hurdles- 11.25
Kim Fischer- 6th overall in the triple jump- 31’11 ½”
Shirley Rodriguez- 10th overall in the 1600- 6:08.20
Brooke Heinemann, Lila Peterson, Gus Thramer, and Haley Fritza- 9th overall in the Distance Medley Relay- 4:51.54


Photos by Gene Knudsen.  More photos are available at knudsenphotos.com.

2012 Season Results:

2012 River Cities Conference Meet
RCC Meet Full Results

Girls City Track & Field Meet:
2012 City Meet Results
The girls track and field team traveled to Olsen Stadium on Monday for the City Championships and came away with a runner-up finish. The girls scored 96 points to edge out Sioux City East by 1 point for runner up honors. City champions were captured by Too Sharpback in the discus, winning on her final throw of 102-7, and the shuttle hurdle relay team of Hailey Hinds, Morgan Hansen, Mallory Carothers, and Crystal Holloway, with a winning time of 1:19. Sophomore Danielle Kersting had a career day, running the 1500 in 5:24 to place 3rd (her time puts her 9th all-time at SSC), and 12:08 in the 3000 to get 2nd there (that time is also good enough for 9th all time). The 4x800 relay team of Dana Fisher, Halie Hoch, Selma DeAnda, and Audra Thramer ran 10:55 to get 2nd place. Denise Diaz cleared 4’8” to take 2nd place as well. Too Sharpback placed 2nd in the shot with a throw of 32’9”, Maddi Medbourn was right behind her in third with a toss of 32’, and Maggie Sedivy placed 5th in the shot with a throw of 29’11”. Maggie also placed third in the discus, with a career best throw of 92’10”.Freshman Brooke Heinemann placed 5th in the 200, Taylor Bleil took 4th in the 400. The 4x100 relay of Audra Thramer, Taylor Bleil, Morgan Hansen, and Brooke Heinemann got 5th in 54.4; the 4x400 team of Taylor Bleil, Halie Hoch, Audra Thramer, and Brooke Heinemann got 3rd, the Distance medley team of Esther Peralez, Sandra Murguia, Nicole Pierce, and Cassandra Munoz placed 4th to round out the scoring for us. The girls competed great - this was definitely our best team effort of the season.

East Invite:
The girls track team competed at the East Invite yesterday and came away with a few nice performances. Leading the way was sophomore Danielle Kersting, who won the 3000 meter run in 12:28 and placed 3rd in the 1500 in a personal best 5:34 seconds. Too Sharpback led the way for a dominant throw's crew by capturing the shot and discus titles, throwing 32'5 and 102'5 respectively. Maggie Sedivy was second with 30'5 in the shot, and Maddi Medbourne was third in the shot with a 30'1 ½" to complete the shot put sweep. Denise Diaz placed 2nd in the high jump with a leap of 4'8" and the shuttle hurdle relay team of Hailey Hinds, Morgan Hansen, Crystal Halloway and Mallory Carothers placed 2nd as well with a 1:22.97. Nice job girls.

Vermillion Booster Club Track & Field Meet:
The SSC girls track team comes away with a 4th place finish in the Vermillion Booster Club Meet, just 4 points out of 2nd. Leading the way for the Lady Cardinals was senior Halie Hoch, who won the 800, got 6th in the 1600, and ran a leg on the third place 4x400 meter relay. Danielle Kersting placed 2nd in the 3200, Taylor Bleil took 2nd in the 400, Brooke Heinemann was 3rd in the 100 and 4th in the 200, Dana Fisher was 5th in the 400, and Hailey Hinds was 5th in the triple jump. The 4x800 relay team of Danielle Kersting, Selma DeAnda, Dana Fisher, and Audra Thramer was 4th in 11:12, the 4x100 team of Audra Thramer, Morgan Hansen, Brooke Heinemann, and Shameka Hunt was 3rd in 56.0 seconds, the 4x400 team of Taylor Bleil, Halie Hoch, Dana Fisher, and Morgan Hansen was 3rd with a time of 4:27.

Gretna Invitational:
The South Sioux City girls Track and Field team competed in the Gretna Invitational on Thursday April 3rd and came away with a 7th place finish totalling 25.5 points. Attitudes were positive and many personal bests were achieved. The following are the SSC results from the Gretna Invitational.
2nd Place:
4X800 meter relay Halie Hoch,Dana Fisher, Audra Thramer, and Danielle Kersting. 11:17.04
4th Place:
800 meter run. Halie Hoch. 2:35.62
4X400 meter relay. Taylor Bleil,Dana Fisher, Halie Hoch, and Morgan Hansen. 4:28.59
3200 meter run. Danielle Kersting. 13:20.16
5th Place:
1600 meter run. Danielle Kersting. 6:14.24
100 mefer dash. Brooke Heinemann. 13.58
6th Place:
100 meter hurdles. Hailie Hinds. 18.70
High Jump. Morgan Hansen. 4 4"