AC/GC track and field made a bit of racket in their first meet of the spring Monday

The Charger girls racked up a slew of top 25 finishes in a loaded field of more than 70 schools at the Iowa State High School Classic in Ames.

Madison McDermott was the top performer of the day inside the Lied Rec Center on the Iowa State campus, securing a spot on the medal stand, throwing 35 feet even in the shot put, good for eighth place.

Lewis Central’s Lauren Payne won the event title with a throw of 40-10.5 while Iowa City West’s Salima Omari (37-02.75) and Mount Pleasant’s Lexi Magnant (37) rounded out the top three. McDermott was one of 105 athletes competing in the shot put Monday.

Distance runner Kate Crawford finished 15th in the 3,000-meter with a time of 11:20.25 while Lauryn Embleton placed 27th with a time of 12:12.23.

Mid-Prairie’s Marie Hostetler, the 2018 state champion, won the event title with a blistering time of 10.19.93 followed by Glenwood’s Janette Schraft (10:24.68) and Ames’ Camille Jackson (10:26.6).

Savana Fuller finished 21st in the 60 meter dash, running to a time of 8.56 rounding out the top 30 finishes.

The AC/GC boys were in action Tuesday night in Ames. Results were not available at press time.

The Chargers head outdoors for the first time this spring as they travel to Jefferson for the Ram Early Bird Relays Monday, March 25. Events begin at 4:30 as they take on Gilbert, Southeast Valley, North Polk, St. Edmond, among others.