The Rosemount Irish girls' track and field team hosted Apple Valley and Eagan on Tuesday, April 16. The Irish dominated by winning every single event and racked up 130 events to Apple Valley's 13 and Eagan's eight. Rosemount next goes to Farmington on Tuesday, April 23, and then those that qualify go to Hamline University on Friday, April 26, for the Hamline Elite Meet and Hamline University.
The Irish returns several state entrants and medalists from last season including senior Alexys Berger in the pole vault after tying a school record last year, senior Arianna Passeri placed in the long jump and junior Lauren Preiner placed in the high jump. Passeri also competed in the triple jump, senior Rose Sieve competed in the 300-meter hurdles and two relay teams also competed with the 4x100 team breaking their own school record and taking third. Freshman Ava Cinnamo took seventh in the 300 hurdles. As a team, the girls took third at the state meet and throw in senior long-distance runner Lauren Peterson-who transferred from Farmington in late winter and has been deemed eligible-and they have another athlete with extensive state tournament experience (she took second in the 3,200-meter run and third in the 1,600).
There were several athletes who stood out with their performance Tuesday. Senior Tierra Doss set a new school record in the shot put with a throw of 41 feet, 8 inches (41'-8"), which breaks the old record of 40'-4" held by Stephanie Scholtes from 1988. Besides winning the shot put, Doss also won the discus with a throw of 122'-11".
Peterson won and broke the school record in the 1,600 with a time of 4 minutes, 57.55 seconds, beating the old record of 5:03.17 by Heather Dorniden from 2005. She also won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.78.
Passeri won the long jump, triple jump and 100-meter dash. She jumped 18'-1" in the long jump, 35'-9.50" in the triple jump and ran a 13.01 in the 100.
Cinnamo won both the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles with times of 16.33 and 46.95 respectively. Rosemount swept both of their relays with a 4x100-meter time of 51.44 and a 4x400 time of 4:34.61.
Other winners were senior Amber Johnson in the 400 with a time of 1:02.11, senior Sydney Essler won the 200 in 27.18 and Berger took the pole vault with a mark of 10'-6". Preiner won the high jump with a leap of 5'-3".