|COVINGTON GIRLS TAKE 3RD AT VERSAILLES...
Despite having just 13 kids on the roster, the Covington girls track team finished third at the Lady Tiger Classique in Versailles with 110 points, behind Russia (139.50) and Spencerville (130.50).
And it was a record-breaking effort by Jackie Siefring that led the way as the junior standout finished first in four events and broke meet records in two of those events. To top it off, she also broke two school records.
First, Siefring established a new meet and school record in the preliminaries of the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.59 and then cruised to a victory in the finals with a time of 15.65.
She then broke the meet and school record with a winning time of 47.94 in the 300 meter hurdles and followed by winning the 200 meter dash in 27.36 and the long jump with a distance of 16-03.50.
Freshman Carly Shell also had a huge day for Covington as she claimed first in the 1600 meter run (5:31.01) and the 3200 meter run (12:05.23).
Senior Jenna Rindler led Covington in the throwing events by taking runner-up in the discus throw with a toss of 98-03, while Tara Snipes took third in the 800 meter run (2:33.13) and fifth in the 1600 (5:51.55). Anna Snyder also took fifth in the pole vault with a hight of 7-06.00.
Two Covington relay teams also had strong showings as the 4x800 meter relay team placed third (11:10.60) and the 4x400 meter relay team took fifth (5:00.15).
TOP FIVE FINISHERS FOR COVINGTON
1st - Jackie Siefring - 100 Meter Hurdles - 15.65 (14.59 in prelims)
1st - Carly Shell - 1600 Meter Run - 5:31.01
1st - Jackie Siefring - 300 Meter Hurdles - 47.94 (Meet Record)
1st - Jackie Siefring - 200 Meter Dash - 27.36
1st - Carly Shell - 3200 Meter Run - 12:05.23
1st - Jackie Siefring - Long Jump - 16-03.50
2nd - Jenna Rindler - Discus Throw - 98-03
3rd - Girls 4x800 Meter Relay Team - 11:10.60
3rd - Tara Snipes - 800 Meter Run - 2:33.13
5th - Tara Snipes - 1600 Meter Run - 5:51.55
5th - Girls 4x400 Meter Relay Team - 5:00.15
5th - Anna Snyder - Pole Vault - 7-06.00