Sports

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 River Cities Conference Champions



Photos courtesy of Mr. Gene Knudsen
Photos of game vs. Sioux City East & other SSC GBB pictures are available now on the website knudsenphotos.com for your school publicity (gratis) purposes or purchase.

2021 Season Results: 
2021 Knights of Columbus Invite @ Grenta:  Boys & Girls Full Results  

Jim Puetz Invite in Columbus
Boys & Girls Full Results
1st Place Finishes for Girls:  Allie Lieber in the pole vault, Distance Medley Relay (Ashley Hedquist, Emily Penne, Brooklyn Heineman, & Emane Ahmed), 4x100 relay (Trista Haryana, Emily Penne, Gracie King, & Ashlynn Garcia), and Sprint Medley Relay (Gracie King, Emily Penne, Ashlynn Garcia, & Ashley Hedquist).  No team scores were kept.

2021 Bulldog Track & Field Indoor Challenge
:  Track & Field Challenge Full Results   
Great start for the Cardinals at their first track meet.  Girls finished 5th out of 17 teams.

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 knudsenph