SPORTS NEWS MAY 16 2014
The Forest City boys track team finished 4th at the 2A district meet in Osage Thursday night, scoring 74 points and automatically qualifying 5 events for state. The top 2 place winners qualify, along with the next best 8 finishers throughout the state. The Indians Grant Lehmann won the high jump, finished 2nd in the 400, ran a leg of the 2nd place 4×800, and a leg of the winning distance medley. Chad Ullmann won the 1,600. South Winneshiek won the meet with 115 points, North Fayette Valley was 2nd with 93, New Hampton had 84, Saint Ansgar 70, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 69, West Fork 57, Osage 45, Sumner-Fredericksburg 33, MFL-Mar-Mac 27, Central Springs 18, and Hampton-Dumont 17. GHV qualified Joel Toppin in the 1,600, and the shuttle hurdle relay. Saint Ansgar qualified Sam Heimer in the discus, Kyle Hanson in the 100 and 200, the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays. West Fork qualified Drew Engebretson in the 800,
Spencer Halloran in the 110 high hurdles, and Peyton Twedt in the 3,200.
The Forest City girls track team finished with 42 points at the regional meet in Osage. The Indians were led by Ali Peterson’s 3rd place finish in the discus. Osage won the meet with 100 points, West Fork was 2nd with 89, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 3rd with 88.5, South Winneshiek had 80.5, North Fayette Valley 80.5, Saint Ansgar 69.5, New Hampton 60, Hampton-Dumont 48, Sumner-Fredericksburg 32, Central Springs 38, and MFL-Mar-Mac 6. GHV qualified Emily Mathews in the 100 and 400 hurdles, Dasiana Larson in the shot put, sprint medley, and 4×400. Saint Ansgar’s Natalie Halfman qualified in the 100, 200, 400, and 800. West Fork qualified Taylor Logan in the 100 hurdles, Maya Rowe in the 1,500 and 3,000, and the shuttle hurdle, distance medley, and 4×400 meter relays. Osage qualified Megan Mooberry in the 3,000 and 1,500, Morgan Grimm in the high jump, Jamie Jacobs in the 200, the sprint and distance medley relay teams. The 2A meet at Dike-New Hartford was postponed until Friday, so state qualifiers in 2A won’t be released today.
The Lake Mills boys track team claimed the district title Thursday night at home, scoring 127 points, and qualifying 5 events automatically for state. Each event winner qualifies, along with the next 12 best times in Class 1A. Sean Smalley won the long jump; Lincoln Boehmer won the 110 high hurdles, the shuttle hurdle, 4×100 and 4×400 all finished 1st. North Iowa was 2nd with 93 points, and qualified Alex Paulson in the shot put, Spencer Armstrong in the 100 and 200, Connor Smith in the 1600, 4×800 and distance medley relay. North Butler was 3rd with 89, Northwood-Kensett had 81, qualifying Tom Yezek in the discus. West Hancock finished 5th with 77 points and qualified Joey Hart in the 400 and 800 meters. Belmond-Klemme had 53, Nashua-Plainfield 45, Newman Catholic 42, Riceville 28, Rockford 24, Northeast Hamilton 23, and CAL 9. Will Moore won the high jump for Newman.
The West Hancock girls track team won their 4th straight regional track meet, outpointing host Lake Mills 109-105. West Hancock automatically qualified Maria Gonzalez in the high jump, shuttle hurdle relay, 4×200, and 4×400. Lake Mills got qualifiers in Lexi Groe in the 400 hurdles and Makenzie Thorson in the 100. Northwood-Kensett finished 3rd with 97 points, qualifying Hattie Davidson in the 200 and 400, and the sprint medley relay. Newman Catholic was 4th with 86, Nashua-Plainfield had 80, North Iowa 72, Riceville 61, North Butler 45, Rockford 40, Belmond-Klemme 31, CAL 4, and Northeast Hamilton 2. North Iowa qualified Madison Blodgett in the 800, and the 4×800 meter relay. Newman automatically qualified Nicole Pietig in the shot put, Shay Curley in the 3,000, and the distance medley relay.