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y INDEX-REPORTER TRACK AND FIELD: Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley At last, BHRV is the $iouxPreme team Nighthawks win first-ever conference title as a combined program, first for B0yden-Hull since 1984 By ERIC VICCARO i Editor hulleditor@ncppub.com IOUX CENTER -- Writ- ing history. That's what the Boyden-Hull/Rock Val- ley girls' track and field team didfo n Thursday at the Siouxland Conference Championship at Open Space Complex. The Nighthawks won their lust- ever crown as a combined program with 121 points, which was four more than MOC-Floyd Valley. "Wow, what else can I say?" said BHRV head girls coach Jacinda Zoet. "Looking back, it has been more than 20 years since we've been conference champions. I give kudos to all of our runners, but especially our 4x400-meter nmners. They knew they had to place in front of MOC-Floyd Valley to win the conference. "The girls ran with their hearts and accomplished the task," Zoet continued. "MOC/Floyd Valley is a strong track team and we knew it would be close the whole meet. We posted a lot of season-best times in our relays." Erica Vande Hoef came back from injury and contributed toward the success of the Nighthawks. The last time Boyden-Hull won the Siouxland Conference title was 1984 and Rock Valley back in 1985. There were two key races that propelled BHRV to the top, overcoming an eight-point deficit to the Dutch. Sheri Boon claimed sixth place for a critical point in the 1,600-meter run, clocking in at 5 minutes, 38.68 seconds, three-tenths of a second ahead of MOC-Floyd Valley's Casie Van Der Weide. Then the Nighthawk 4x400-meter quartet of Kensy Vande Hoef, Hailey Koerselman, Nicole Ewoldt and Alli Van Beek raced in with a bronze- medal effort of 4:17.84, one-tenth of a second faster than the rival Dutch. Van Beek paced the MOC-Floyd Valley runner on the pivotal anchor leg. This meet also marked the return of Whitney Vander Maten to the long jump and she helped the Vande Hoef placed third in the 4x200-meter relay (1:52.31). The distance medley relay group of Alli Te Slaa, Abbie Kreun, Ewoldt and Boon was fourth (4:47.48). Earlier in the week at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational, BHRV took second in the team stand- ings to Western Christian, 130.5-109. Koerselman, Van Meeteren, Ewoldt and Kassidy Nighthawks 'double up' in the event. Van Voorst claimed the shuttle hurdle relay Kendra Van Meeteren was the gold standard, (1:10.06). Erica Vande Hoef, Alexander, Vermeer marking at 16-feet, 7-1/2 inches. Vander Maten and Vander Maten placed second in the 4x100 marked at 16-3 1/4 for second place. " ........ - Also in the field events, Alli Te Slaa leaped to "relay (53.84) and 4x200 relay (1:52.34). a mark of 4-8 in the high jump and Kaylee Van Voorst recorded a sixth-place finish in the discus (97-3). Every point mattered in a meet as close as this. Once on the track, the Nighthawks came through with the gold in the shuttle hurdle relay as Koerseiman, Ewoldt, Kassidy Van Voorst and Van Meeteren won with a time of 1:09.77. Then BHRV's top sprinter, senior Madison Alexander was golden in the 100-meter dash (13.30) and teammate Jana Vermeer was thil'd (13.38). Alexander was also third in the 200 dash (27.52). The Nighthawks then claimed more gold in the sprint medley and 4xl00-meter relays. Vermeer, Van Beck, Vander Maten and Alexander won in 1:55.32. Vander Maten, Vermeer, Van Beek and Alexander was also tops in the 4x100 relay (52.58). Van Meeteren continued an outstanding night with a gold medal in the 100 hurdles, clocking in at 16.36. And Kassidy Van Voorst helped the Nighthawks double up in the event, taking third (17.16). Kassidy Van Voorst was also fourth in the 400-meter hurdles (1:13.78). Van Meeeren was also second in the 400-meter dash (1:04.35) and teammate Kensy Vande Hoef fourth in the same event (1:05.38). Vander Maten, Vermeer, Van Beek and Erica Van Meeteren was second in the long jump at 15-8 1/2. Kaylee Van Voorst took the bronze in the discus (86-10). Vermeer was second in the 100 dash (13.33). Erica Vande Hoef second (28.0)and Van Beek third (28.07) in the 200 dash. Van Beek was also second in the 400 dash (1:04.15). Van Meeteren and Van Voorst went  two-f0ur in the 100-meter hurdles with respective times of 16.44 and 17.22 to round out the Nighthawks' best performances here. Thursday's Results Siouxland Conference Championship At Sioux Center Team Scores 1, Boyden-HulllRock Valley, 121; 2, MOC-Floyd Valley, 117; 3, Sibley-Ocheyedan, 94; 4, Sioux Center, 70; 5, Sheldon, 65; 6, Central Lyon, 53; 7, Okoboji, 41; 8, West Lyon, 28 Janna Vermeer and Alison Alexander both finished in the top 3 of the 1OO meter dash Hearth and heating U3 ID O i'M o, O O * cJ c t.O Dedicated to the work of Health and Healing. It's our mission at Sanford Health. 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