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Fisher won the high jump at the Indoor Track Meet in Ames



The girls started their season off with the Iowa State Indoor.  This meet is Iowa largest indoor track meet of the season.  This meet the girls compete against all size schools in the state so this is a very challenging meet for the girls.  The girls were very excited to finally get to run on a track since the weather has not allowed a single practice on the track this season.  The season could not start any better for Freshmen Kiersten Fisher.  Kiersten competed in the high jump against 86 girls and last year’s Drake Relay champion from North Polk.  The high jump took 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete.  After 2 hours and 30 minutes she cleared 5-4 and took the lead since the other two girls it took more than one try to clear 5-4.  Coach knew the 5-4 would give her a very good chance of qualifying for the Drake Relays because 5-3, was last year’s cut off.  Drake Relays added something new this year.  It is called a blue standard.  If they get a certain height or time they automatically qualify for the Drake relays.  This year that blue standard for the high jump is 5-5.  So after Kiersten cleared the 5-4 one of the 3 girls did not make that height.  So it came down to last year’s Drake Champion and Kiersten for the win and a chance for Drake.  Kiersten cleared 5-5 on her first attempt while the other girl missed her first attempt. So she won the biggest Indoor meet of the year and clinched a birth to compete at the 2018 Drake Relays.  She will compete April 26th at 4:30 PM.  This is a great way to start her career.  Coach Swieter was very happy with Kiersten’s results but more impressed how she stayed focused competing against some of the best and even more impressed how she stayed humble after winning.  She acted like that is what she came there to do and that is how she competed is to win it.  The 4x400 also had a good start to the season with Katara Jondle, Karissa Hiesterman, Kanyon Peeples and Kiersten Fisher.  Coaches are ready to get to the track and start putting some things together.

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