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Forest City wins conference track meet, coach, and athlete of the year

 

By: Zarren Egesdal, Sports Director

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The spring sports postseason started last night with conference track meets across the state. Eagle Grove hosted the TIC West meet. Bishop Garrigan led from start to finish for the title on the girls’ side, but Forest City’s Lillian Nelson dominated the long-distance races. 

 

Nelson won the 800 in 2:34.45, 1500 in 5:32.17, and 3000 m in 12:26.53. 

West Hancock’s Kennedy Kelly has always dreamed of winning a conference title, and she did so last night, winning the 400m hurdle race in 1:12.11. 

 

Kelly also helped the shuttle hurdle relay finish in second place. 

On the boys’ side, it was all Forest City all night long. The Indians had their streak of three straight conference titles snapped in 2019, there wasn’t a meet in 2020, and in 2021, the Indians were on a mission. 

Xavier Holland helped by scoring points in a host of races, including winning the 400m race in 53.01. 

 

Holland scored the most points for Forest City; he also won the high jump, finished second in the 100m, and third in the 200m. 

Forest City won the team title by scoring 174.50 points, 96.50 more points than second-place West Hancock. 

Forest City coach Brian Hovenga was excited to be back on top. 

The title is Forest City’s fourth in the past five competition years. Since 2010, Forest City has won half of the conference meets.

 

Hovenga was also named the conference coach of the year; he was choked up and speechless when asked about it. He just pointed at the team while they finished their victory lap. 

Indian senior Elijah Weaver was named the conference athlete of the year. 

Weaver scored the second-most points to help Forest City win behind Holland, who scored the most. Weaver won conference titles in the 110m hurdles and high jump. He finished second in the 400 m hurdles and was on the team that got third in the shuttle hurdles.

Full team results and top-5 Individual and relay results are below. The boys’ results are first followed by the girls’.


Team results

Boys

1 Forest City 174.50
2 West Hancock 77.00
3 Belmond Klemme 75.00
4 Lake Mills 65.50
5 North Union 61.00
6 Eagle Grove 43.00
7 Bishop Garrigan 38.00
8 Ghv 31.00
9 North Iowa 23.00
Individual Results
100m
1
Bryer Prochniak
North Union
11.13
10.00
2
Xavier Holland
Forest City
11.66
8.00
3
Jack Thompson
Forest City
11.74
6.00
4
Collin Ford
West Hancock
12.00
3.00
4
Carson Eaton
Lake Mills
12.00
3.00

200 m

1
Bryer Prochniak
North Union
23.05
10.00
2
Blake Morgan
Eagle Grove
23.37
8.00
3
Xavier Holland
Forest City
23.54
6.00
4
Jack Thompson
Forest City
24.59
4.00
5
Jaxen Peterson
West Hancock
25.16
2.00
400m
1
Xavier Holland
Forest City
53.01
10.00
2
Blake Morgan
Eagle Grove
54.20
8.00
3
Javin Pedelty
Forest City
56.22
6.00
4
Kellen Smith
West Hancock
56.84
4.00
5
Drake Canavan
Eagle Grove
58.54
2.00

800 m

1
Isaac Swenson
Belmond Klemme
2:06.62
10.00
2
Joey Hovinga
Forest City
2:06.64
8.00
3
Caleb Albert
Lake Mills
2:11.52
6.00
4
Kris Hammitt
Ghv
2:14.33
4.00
5
Ryan Korthals
Forest City
2:16.07
2.00

110 m Hurdles

1
Elijah Weaver
Forest City
16.13
10.00
2
Carter Anderson
North Union
16.31
8.00
3
Kaleb Umbaugh
Forest City
16.83
6.00
4
Carter Morphew
North Union
17.00
4.00
5
Braden Walk
West Hancock
17.01
2.00

1600 m

1
Joey Hovinga
Forest City
4:52.81
10.00
2
Preston Guerdet
North Union
4:54.79
8.00
3
Quinn Swift
50511
4:56.04
6.00
4
Bradan Gabrielson
Belmond Klemme
5:00.41
4.00
5
Jacob Hofmann
North Iowa
5:04.08
2.00

3200m

1
Joey Hovinga
Forest City
11:09.26
10.00
2
Nick Schiltz
North Union
11:12.22
8.00
3
Jake Hejlik
Ghv
11:15.85
6.00
4
Justin Rygh
Lake Mills
11:26.75
4.00
5
Carson Strukel
Forest City
11:27.93
2.00

400m Hurdles

1
Kaleb Carlson
Belmond Klemme
59.52
10.00
2
Elijah Weaver
Forest City
1:00.16
8.00
3
Carter Anderson
North Union
1:00.96
6.00
4
Kaleb Umbaugh
Forest City
1:01.00
4.00
5
Dalton Thorson
Lake Mills
1:01.68
2.00

Discus

1
Mathew Francis
West Hancock
122-04
10.00
2
Wyatt Helming
Lake Mills
121-05
8.00
3
Nate Bronk
50511
120-08
6.00
4
Alex Bartz
Belmond Klemme
118-04
4.00
5
Brayden Lindeman
Lake Mills
116-07.50
2.00

High Jump

1
Elijah Weaver
Forest City
6-00.00
10.00
2
Michael Olson
Forest City
6-00.00
8.00
3
Carter Anderson
North Union
5-08.00
6.00
4
Bradan Gabrielson
Belmond Klemme
5-08.00
4.00
5
Nolan Vaske
West Hancock
5-06.00
2.00

 

Long Jump

1
Xavier Holland
Forest City
20-04.75
10.00
2
Logan Sabin
North Iowa
19-09.75
8.00
3
Devion Moore
Ghv
19-09.00
6.00
4
Cole Schisel
West Hancock
18-00.25
3.00
4
Collin Casey
50511
18-00.25
3.00

 

Shot Put

1
Kaden Hagy
Forest City
49-04.25
10.00
2
Seth Hermanson
Lake Mills
43-01.00
8.00
3
Logan Nemmers
50511
39-08.25
6.00
4
Alex Bartz
Belmond Klemme
39-05.25
4.00
5
Carter Winters
Ghv
39-02.50
2.00

4×100

1
Lake Mills
46.12
10.00
Runners
2
Forest City
46.81
8.00
Runners
3
West Hancock
46.89
6.00
Runners
4
BG
47.98
4.00
Runners

4×200

1
Belmond Klemme
1:37.70
10.00
Runners
2
West Hancock
1:37.92
8.00
Runners
3
Forest City
1:38.38
6.00
Runners

 

4×400

1
West Hancock
3:38.56
10.00
Runners
2
Belmond Klemme
3:39.35
8.00
Runners
3
Eagle Grove
3:42.36
6.00
Runners
4
Forest City
3:42.51
4.00
Runners
5
50511
3:44.64
2.00
Runners

4×800

1
Lake Mills
8:51.36
10.00
Runners
2
Forest City
8:57.21
8.00
Runners
3
BG
9:16.63
6.00
Runners
4
North Iowa
9:33.63
4.00
Runners
5
West Hancock
9:53.52
2.00
Runners

Shuttle Hurdle

1
West Hancock
1:05.24
10.00
2
Lake Mills
1:06.75
8.00
Runners

 

3 Forest City 1:07.60
4 BG 1:08.57
Sprint Medley
1
Belmond Klemme
1:42.01
10.00
Runners
2
Eagle Grove
1:42.89
8.00
Runners
3
West Hancock
1:43.74
6.00
Runners
4
Forest City
1:44.02
4.00
Runners
5
Ghv
1:44.49
2.00
Runners

Distance Medley

1
Belmond Klemme
3:51.77
10.00
Runners
2
Ghv
3:56.93
8.00
Runners
3
West Hancock
4:05.07
6.00
Runners
4
North Iowa
4:07.79
4.00
Runners
5
Eagle Grove
4:12.78
2.00
Runners

Girls

Team Scores

1
Bghs
137.00
Point Breakdown
2
Forest City
124.00
Point Breakdown
3
West Hancock
69.00
Point Breakdown
4
North Union
66.50
Point Breakdown
5
EG Girls
56.00
Point Breakdown
6
Belmond-Klemme
49.00
Point Breakdown
7
Lake Mills
38.00
Point Breakdown
8
North Iowa
27.00
Point Breakdown
9
Ghv
22.50
Point Breakdown

Individual Results

100m

1
Ayden Feske
EG Girls
13.12
10.00
2
Molly Joyce
Bghs
13.35
8.00
3
Reagan Murphy
Bghs
13.49
6.00
4
Shelby Goepel
West Hancock
13.59
4.00
5
Aleah Brown
Ghv
13.70
2.00

200m

1
Allison Barrus
Belmond-Klemme
27.48
10.00
2
Jayln Hovenga
Forest City
27.89
8.00
3
Abbie Capesius
Bghs
28.15
6.00
4
Maddie Blomgren
EG Girls
28.40
4.00
5
Taylor Ingledue
Lake Mills
28.67
2.00

400m

1
Gracie Elsbecker
Bghs
1:04.39
10.00
2
Keevan Jones
Forest City
1:06.09
8.00
3
Hannah Good
Forest City
1:07.19
6.00
4
Gretta Gouge
Ghv
1:07.20
4.00
5
Rebecca Hofmann
North Iowa
1:11.69
2.00

800m

1
Lili Nelson
Forest City
2:34.45
10.00
2
Keevan Jones
Forest City
2:34.91
8.00
3
Lily Henderson
North Union
2:37.37
6.00
4
Lea Friedl
EG Girls
2:41.94
4.00
5
Miriam Beenken
North Iowa
2:44.96
2.00

100m Hurdles

1
Ella Stene
Lake Mills
16.02
10.00
2
Molly Joyce
Bghs
16.13
8.00
3
Anna Longhenry
North Union
16.54
6.00
4
Kylie Anderson
Ghv
16.96
4.00
5
Lorelei Cash
Ghv
17.64
1.50

1500m

1
Lili Nelson
Forest City
5:32.17
10.00
2
Keevan Jones
Forest City
5:35.55
8.00
3
Miriam Beenken
North Iowa
5:42.07
6.00
4
Chloe Mullenbach
Ghv
5:49.62
4.00
5
Lauren Swift
Bghs
6:02.18
2.00

3000m

1
Lili Nelson
Forest City
12:26.53
10.00
2
Miriam Beenken
North Iowa
12:43.19
8.00
3
Hannah Morphew
North Union
13:28.59
6.00
4
Emily Dawson
EG Girls
14:11.93
4.00
5
Valerie Torres
Belmond-Klemme
14:28.47
2.00

 

400m Hurdles

1
Kennedy Kelly
West Hancock
1:12.11
10.00
2
Emma Grandgenett
Bghs
1:15.11
8.00
3
Reese Rosenmeyer
Bghs
1:15.87
6.00
4
Alexis Anderson
Lake Mills
1:18.87
4.00
5
Beth Strueber
North Union
1:21.77
2.00

 

Discus

1
Audi Crooks
Bghs
107-03
10.00
2
Ann Horstman
West Hancock
91-11
8.00
3
Addie Buseman
Belmond-Klemme
90-07
6.00
4
Isabel Casey
Bghs
87-06
4.00
5
Kit Byars
Lake Mills
86-01
2.00

 

High Jump

1
Samantha Nielsen
North Union
5-00.00
10.00
2
Kenedie Gabrielson
Belmond-Klemme
4-10.00
8.00
3
Shae Dillavou
Forest City
4-08.00
5.00
3
Reese Rosenmeyer
Bghs
4-08.00
5.00
5
Nadia Kaiser
EG Girls
4-08.00
2.00

 

Long Jump

1
Molly Joyce
Bghs
17-01.75
10.00
2
Ayden Feske
EG Girls
14-08.00
8.00
3
Shelby Goepel
West Hancock
14-05.00
6.00
4
Quinn Harle
West Hancock
14-02.75
4.00
5
Madison Barrus
Belmond-Klemme
14-01.75
2.00

 

Shot Put

1
Audi Crooks
Bghs
41-07.75
10.00
2
Leah Kramersmeier
North Iowa
38-02.00
8.00
3
Carlee Bruns
West Hancock
33-09.50
6.00
4
Olivia Merrill
North Union
33-01.75
4.00
5
Justine Olson
EG Girls
33-01.50
2.00

4×100

1
EG Girls
52.69
10.00
Runners
2
Forest City
53.43
8.00
Runners
3
North Union
53.88
6.00
Runners
4
Lake Mills
53.96
4.00
Runners
5
West Hancock
54.43
2.00
Runners

4×200

1
Forest City
1:52.53
10.00
Runners
2
West Hancock
1:53.78
8.00
Runners
3
Bghs
1:53.81
6.00
Runners
4
Belmond-Klemme
1:56.06
4.00
Runners
5
North Union
1:59.70
2.00
Runners

4×400

1
Bghs
4:21.01
10.00
Runners
2
West Hancock
4:24.62
8.00
Runners
3
Forest City
4:26.81
6.00
Runners
4
Belmond-Klemme
4:31.56
4.00
Runners
5
North Union
4:43.66
2.00
Runners

 

4×800

1
Forest City
11:09.22
10.00
Runners
2
North Union
11:19.00
8.00
Runners
3
Bghs
11:36.23
6.00
Runners
4
Lake Mills
11:59.15
4.00
Runners
5
Ghv
12:38.21
2.00
Runners

 

Shuttle Hurdle

1
Bghs
1:09.86
10.00
Runners
2
West Hancock
1:13.91
8.00
Runners
3
North Union
1:14.18
6.00
Runners
4
Ghv
1:14.36
4.00
Runners
5
Lake Mills
1:20.35
2.00
Runners

Sprint Medley

1
Bghs
2:00.23
10.00
Runners
2
Forest City
2:01.06
8.00
Runners
3
Belmond-Klemme
2:01.09
6.00
Runners
4
Lake Mills
2:04.81
4.00
Runners
5
North Union
2:11.19
2.00
Runner

 

Distance Medley

1
EG Girls
4:39.98
10.00
Runners
2
Forest City
4:40.50
8.00
Runners
3
North Union
5:04.54
6.00
Runners
4
Belmond-Klemme
5:08.06
4.00
Runners
5
West Hancock
5:21.42
2.00
Runners

 

 

Zarren Egesdal is the sports director for Coloff Media radio stations KIOW and KHAM. He can be reached daily at zarren@coloffmedia.com or 641-585-1073. Do you have a story idea? Feel free to contact him. Zarren is an award-winning journalist providing coverage to all area schools. Throughout the year, you will hear Zarren calling games as the ‘voice of the Forest City Indians’ on KIOW (107.3), the Indians flagship station.

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