MHS' Bedke advances to state finals

Rae Bedke

By Eric Christiansen

Manchester senior Rae Bedke is returning to the IHSAA Track and Field State Meet for the third time, this season in two events.

At the South Bend St. Joe Regional, Bedke won the 3200m run, breaking her own school record with a time of 11:04.06.

She also advanced to State with a second place finish in the 1600m run with a time of 5:01.38, just .06 seconds shy of winning the event.

Senior Bailey Sewell fell short of the state meet with a fifth place finish in the discus with a throw of 109’ 2”.

Senior Tahnee Fuentes ended her track career with a 13th place result in the 100m dash with a time of 13.51.

The 3200m relay team of Sydney Diefenbaugh, Clara Burdette, Maddy Evans, and Jaelyn Webb finished in 14th place with a time of 10:46.65.

The 1600m relay team of Melissa Saucedo, Fuentes, Kara Kline, and Emma Casper finished 16th with a time of 4:31.32.

Manchester finished 10th in the team standings.

Marion Regional
At the Marion Regional, Southwood and Northfield were represented, with Southwood finishing in 27th place, while Northfield was 33rd.

Southwood’s 1600m relay team of Eva Goff, Makenna Dawes, Morgan Farr, and Ellie White finished fourth, breaking the school record with a time of 4:09.02.

Also for Southwood, Dawes finished 14th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 17:06, Ashley Parson was 14th in the high jump with a leap of 4’ 10”, and Ellie White was 15th in the 400m dash in 1:02.39.

For Northfield, Jacklyn Peas placed sixth in the 300m hurdles in 47.20, while Brittany Bussard was 11th in the 300m hurdles with a time of 49.08.

The 1600m relay team of Peas, Abbey Ross, Bussard, and Victoria Givens finished 16th with a time of 4:22.41.

Attie Schuler competed in the pole vault, but did not place.

Posted on 2017 May 30