Clarksville girls track team claims its first Iowa Star Conference title

The Clarksville girls' track team poses with the team trophy at the conclusion of the Iowa Star Conference track meet at Meskwaki Settlement High School in Tama on Monday, May 7. The Indians won their first girls' conference track title. (Kristi Nixon photo)

TAMA -- Clarksville girls were tied with Baxter heading into the Iowa Star Conference girls' 4x100-meter race.

Coach Brandon Zelle told his girls they didn't have to win the race, they just had to finish ahead of the Bolts.

But the Indians out-did themselves by winning the race with a season-best by a second at 52.79, putting themselves ahead and then finishing second in the 4x400 to clinch the team title with 129.5 points, 11 in front of Baxter.

Kori Wedeking swept the distance races of the 3,000, 1,500 and 800 and Clarksville scored plenty of key points throughout, including second in the distance medley relay.

For a more complete story, with quotes, see the May 10 issue of the Clarksville Star and for a follow-up, the May 17th issue of the Star.