SW Wins 30 Medals!


“To say that we ran well…would be an understatement,” said South Winneshiek coach Kevin Kearney by email Sunday. “Our girls turned in their best performances of the season when it counted most.”

Kearney noted lifetime bests for all South Winneshiek girls.

Felicity Taylor took fourth place in the 800 (2:21.70).

“Felicity [Taylor] closed out her career having qualified for the state track and cross country meet more than any person in SW History,” said Kearney. “Her confidence and experience were critical to our teams performance this weekend. In particular, her performance in the open 800 was a pivotal moment for our team. It was one of the events that set us up on Saturday to have the opportunity to compete.”

“Ellie [Loesch] had a tremendous weekend,” said Kearney. “She is the hardest working and most focused person on our team. She spent a great deal of time in the off season working toward her goals in track. That work really paid off for her. In the past year, she has transformed herself into one of the best sprinters in the entire state. She had a huge weekend - 7 races, 2 runner up finishes [in the 100 with a time of 12.65 and 200 with a time of 25.52], a school record in the 200 and 4 medal winning performances - Seeing her compete at such a high level was one of the highlights of the weekend.”

Read more in the May 22 edition of the Calmar Courier.