Dodgers run in Waukee

WAUKEE – The Fort Dodge girls track team competed in the CIC Invitational on Friday.

Tiana Mericle placed third in the 200 (26.72) for the Dodgers, while Lexi Astor (long jump, 15-11.75) and Rachel Herrington (discus, 100-11) were both sixth.

Finishing eighth for FDSH was the 4×200 relay of Alexis Lessmeier, Astor, Quinea Lawrence and Car’Maiya Mosley, which clocked a time of 1:52.92.

“This was just a loaded meet, so it was nice to see Tiana run with those other two top girls (Waukee’s Talia Buss and Gabi Gaines),” said Fort Dodge head coach Todd Constable. “We’re making strides, and we’ll put our lineup together this weekend for districts to try to give ourselves the best chance to get as many events to state as possible.”

The Dodgers will travel to Ankeny on Thursday for a Class 4A co-ed state qualifying meet. Start time is set for 4 p.m.