Lady Leafs’ fab five earn gold medals

Chris Steele
Erika Furbeck and Josie Brown each earned gold medals at the Sterling Gold Medal Indoor Invite on March 4.

The Geneseo girls started the indoor track and field season with five wins at the Sterling Gold Medal Indoor Invite on March 4.

The Lady Leafs were short-handed due to a band and choir competition, but Geneseo performed well with five gold medals and 20 personal records in the unscored meet.

A runner-up at state last season, Geneseo’s Erika Furbeck won the long jump with a distance of 17’11.75”.

RaeLynn Versluys won gold in the 400-meter dash in 1:05.3, and Reece Bodeen was runner up in 1:05.4.

Rebekah Beard ran to fourth in the 400 1:07.3, Diana Scherer was fifth in 1:07.7 and Julia Poel finished sixth in 1:07.9.

Alex Horne won the high jump clearing a height of 5’0”, Dani Clary was runner-up with a height of 4’10” and Sarah Korthals finished fifth with a jump of 4’.

The Leafs’ Bodeen won the 60 hurdles in 9.84, and Madison Munoz was third in 10.34.

Josie Brown won the 800 dash title in 2:34.6, and Anna Girten finished fifth in 2:44.0.

Geneseo’s Anna Pierce raced to seventh in 2:48.4, and Clare LeGrand finished 10th in 2:58.6.

The Lady Leafs’ 4x400 relay team comprised of Brown, LeGrand, Pierce and Girten finished with a time of 4:44.6.

Geneseo’s Kelsey Olson was third in the shot put with a throw of 29’4”, and Morgan May finished sixth with a throw of 28’4.5”.

Munoz grabbed third in the pole vault clearing a height of 6’6”, and Eva Carleton finished fifth (6’).

Poel finished fourth in the 200 dash in 28.9, and Emma Alexander finished fifth in the 1600 run (6:27.9).

The Lady Leafs’ next meet will be at the NIB 12 Conference Indoor Invite at Westwood Sports Complex, in Sterling, starting at 9 a.m.