Williamsburg Invitational a success for area athletes
WILLIAMSBURG – The Washington High School, Mid-Prairie High School boys’ and girls’ and the Iowa Mennonite School’s varsity track teams competed in a meet at Williamsburg High School yesterday afternoon.
The Washington girls placed fifth out of eight teams with 58.5 points. The Golden Hawk girls were sixth with a team score of 36 and IMS was eighth with 10. For the boys’ team scoring, the Demons were again fifth out of seven teams with 49 points and Mid-Prairie was seventh with six.
Top 10 finishes for Washington included several athletes in many events. Dylann Schluetter placed fifth in the discus throw at 102 feet, 10 inches. Michael Ellingson’s leap of 5-6 placed him fifth in the high jump and he also took eighth place in the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 33.16 seconds. Morgan Kimball also finished in the top ten of the high jump, tying for sixth at 4-2.
The Demons had three girls place in the top 10 in the long jump. Addison Gaal was third at 14-10 ¼, Makenzi Marek was eighth at 14-2 ½ and Amber Salow was ninth at 14-2 ¼.
While Tommy Peterson was unable to extend his string of first-place finishes to five, his throw of 49-8 was still good for third place. McKayla Miller placed eighth in the shot put with her throw of 29-11 ¼ and Makenna Goodwin was 10th at 29-1 ½.
Emme Keith ran the 3,000-meter run in 12:12.84. That time was good for fifth place. The Demons had two girls’ 4x800-meter relay teams place in the top 10. The “A” team of Mariah Howard, Jasmine Mares, Lexi Redlinger and Aubrey Zimmer was seventh in 11:52.01 and the “B” team of Victoria Barber, Brynna DeLong, Alexis Turner and Stephanie Gutierrez was ninth in 12:57.96.
Curtis Vest placed eighth in the 3,200-meter run in 11:54.66. The girls’ 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay team of Emma Wood, Carolan Hoffman, Jessie Buchholz and Makenzie Knutson placed fifth in 1:18.93.
Macy Marek continued to run well in the 100-meter dash, finishing second in 12.88. Marek was followed by Grace Redlinger, who was 10th in 14.03. In the boys’ 100, Carl Sivels finished second in 11.53, Jose Tapia was seventh in 11.98 and Jack Giardino was ninth in 12.03.
The girls’ distance medley team of Gaal, Isabella Giardino, Mak. Marek and Kimball placed fourth in 5:04.92. Knutson was eighth in the 400-meter dash in 1:10.86 and Salow was 10th in the 400 in 1:11.85. Noah Lebsack’s 400 time of 53.1 was good for fourth place. The girls’ 4x200-meter relay team of Kelly Wheeler, Macy Marek, G. Redlinger and Stephanie Fishback placed second in 1:53.4.
The boys’ 200 relay team of Tanner Knupp, Sivels, Gage Redlinger and Alex Coker placed first in 1:34.78. Hoffman took ninth in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.53. Caleb Bex finished eighth in the 110-meter hurdles in 19.1.
In the 1,600-meter run, Curtis Vest had an eighth-place time of 5:35.02 and David Mares had a ninth-place time of 5:56.38. In the girls’ 800-meter run, Howard was eighth in 2:45.77 and Keith was ninth in 2:46.15. In the girls’ 200-meter dash, Dema Giardino placed sixth in 29.16.
Coker placed third in the boys’ 200 in 23.37 and Lebsack was sixth in the 200 in 24.6. Buchholz was fourth in the girls’ 400-meter hurdles in 1:18.16. The boys’ distance medley team of Knupp, Bryce Rickey, Kyle Schindler and Jacob Green placed fifth in 4:07.12.
Washington’s girls’ 800-meter sprint medley team of Wheeler, D. Giardino, Macy Marek and Fishback placed second in 1:58.18. Bryce Sinn’s 800 time of 2:37.62 placed him ninth. The Demon girls had two 4x100-meter relay teams with top-10 finishes. The “A” team of Wheeler, D. Giardino, Macy Marek and Gr. Redlinger placed fourth in 53.29 and the “B” team of Knutson, Mak. Marek, I. Giardino and Buchholz was ninth in 58.39.
For the boys’ 100 relay, Washington again had two teams place in the top 10. The “A” team of Sivels, Ga. Redlinger, J. Giardino and Coker was second in 44.2 and the “B” team of Craff, Rickey, Ethan Hanson and Tapia was seventh in 48.13.
The Washington girls again doubled-up their top 10 finishes in the 4x400-meter relay. The “A” team of Kimball, Gr. Redlinger, Gaal and Fishback placed third in 4:30.87 while the “B” team of Keith, Howard, L. Redlinger and Aubrey Zimmer took 10th in 4:52.96. In the same event for the boys, the team of Lebsack, Schindler, Ga. Redlinger and Coker placed seventh in 3:56.22.
“I thought we competed well. I was pleased with our consistency but I’m concerned with our depth. I’ve got our 100 relay team together and that’s an exciting thing for us,” Washington boys’ head coach Steve Roth said.
“It was another cold, windy night and we faced some tough competition. It was nice to compete against teams we don’t normally see. We had a couple of girls set personal bests,” Demon girls’ head coach Stefanie Tschantz divulged.
For Mid-Prairie, the list of top 10 finishes was extensive as well. Levi Duwa placed 10th in the discus with a throw of 110 feet and eighth in the shotput at 41-10 ½. Abby Tornow tied for third in the high jump at 4-4, was sixth in the 3,000-meter run in 12:18.58 and placed 10th in the 800 in 2:46.43. Emily Cayton placed 10th in the long jump at 13-7 ½.
Caleb Runquist finished 10th in the shot put at 38-2. Hannah Van Roekel ran the 3,000 in 13:00.17 for ninth place. The girls’ 4x800-meter relay team (Calli Shaw, Maddi Zahradnek, Alex Rath and Greta Schmidt ) placed fourth in 11:22.66.
Brent Foster’s time of 11:21.04 in the 3,200 placed him fifth and the girls’ 100 shuttle hurdle relay team (Cayton, Ali Butters, Ali Naylor and Arissa Marine) placed sixth in 1:23.
Lexi Duwa was third in the 100 in 12.95, Faithe Garza was ninth in the 100 in 13.98 and the girls’ distance medley team (Lizzie Wildeboer, Naylor, Van Roekel and Ally Bontrager) placed sixth in 5:25.14. Greta Schmidt finished seventh in the 400 in 1:07.77. The girls’ 200 relay team (Lexi Duwa, Rath, Marine and Garza) finished fifth in 1:54.69.
Butters took third place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.74 and fifth place in the 400 hurdles in 1:20.48. Kristina Millice took 10th place in the 200 in 30.01. For the boys’ 400 hurdles, Evan Wild had a sixth-place time of 1:03.3. The boys’ distance medley team (Cameron Tolander, Braeden Nielsen, Foster and Ben Stone) took seventh in 4:29.56.
The girls’ 800 sprint medley team (Lexi Duwa, Marine, Rath and Shaw) placed fifth in 2:06.99. Zahradnek was 10th in the 1,500-meter run as she finished in 5:51.39. The girls’ 100 relay team (Lexi Duwa, Marine, Cayton and Millice) took fifth in 53.61.
The boys’ 100 relay team (Austin Errthum, Isaiahn Powell, Colin Weber and Canaan Powell) placed fifth in 46.45.
The girls’ 400 relay team (Schmidt, Rath, Shaw and Naylor) placed eighth in 4:46.37. The boys’ team (Foster, Stone, Nielsen and Tolander) in the same event placed tenth in 4:20.09.
“With another meet coming up in just two days we decided to rest some of our runners and give some of the younger guys the opportunity to run more races. The boys responded very well and turned in some very strong performances,” Mid-Prairie co-head coach Aaron Fleming commented.
“This was our best night of the year so far. We had many season personal bests last night which shows the team’s hard work is paying off. There is still over a month until districts and we still have work to do, but I was very pleased with what I saw from our girls last night,” Mid-Prairie girls’ head coach Chris Tyler stated.
IMS’ top 10 finishes included a first-place finish for Riley Schmeider in the 3,000 with a time of 11:39.07. Schmeider also took seventh place in the 1,500 with a time of 5:30.65.
“Setting new personal records and getting a first-place finish was a good way for our two girls to start their spring breaks,” IMS head coach Marty Gingerich elaborated.
All results outside of the top 10 for all five teams are listed by event.
Boys’ discus throw –Tama Leutele, Washington, 14th, 100-9. Dylan Schrock, Mid-Prairie, 16th, 94-7. Runquist, 19th, 88-9. Caleb Statler, Mid-Prairie, 21st, 81-7. Seth Townsend, Washington, 26th, 67-8. Karlton Skubal, Washington, 27th, 65-9. Ted Leeper, Washington, 28th, 64-8.
Girls’ discus throw –Makenna Goodwin, Washington, 12th, 76-9. Emma Stout, Washington, 13th, 75-6. Addie Pacha, Washington, 21st, 47 feet.
Boys’ long jump – I. Powell, 13th, 16-7. Bryce Craff, Washington, 19th, 14-9 ¾.
Girls’ long jump – Shaw, 14th, 13-2. Zahradnek, 17th, 12-4.
Boys’ shot put - Leutele, 11th, 37-8. Schrock, 15th, 35-9 ¼. Skubal, 27th, 32-4. Chris Gent, Mid-Prairie, 29th, 31-8. Statler, 32nd, 30-11. Logan Bean, Mid-Prairie, 40th, 27-1 ½.
Girls’ shot put – Stout, 13th, 27 feet. Macenzee Schwab, Washington, 18th, 25-7 ½. Pacha, 19th, 25-4 ½. Schluetter, t-21st, 24-6. Joceline Spenner, Washington, t-21st, 24-6. Libby Schnicker, Washington, 31st, 20-6.
Girls’ 100-meter dash – Mak. Marek, 12th, 14.1. Wildeboer, 19th, 16.73.
Boys’ 100-meter dash – Tolander, 15th, 13.06, Nielsen, 16th, 13.24, Hunter Eden, Mid-Prairie, 19th, 14.47.
Boys’ 400-meter dash – Mason Quigley, Washington, 11th, 57.79. Blake Schwartz, Mid-Prairie, 13th, 1:03.05. Nolan Bertelli, Mid-Prairie, 14th, 1:19.57.
100-meter hurdles – Cayton, 11th, 18.76. Riley Schmeider, IMS, 21.07.
1,600-meter run – Ryan Loy, Washington, 13th, 6:13.69. Bertelli, 14th, 6:18.16.
Girls’ 800-meter run – Schmidt, 12th, 2:56.61. Michaela Gingerich, IMS, 13th, 3:24.46.
Girls’ 200-meter dash – Salow, 11th, 30.15. Wildeboer, 14th, 37.58.
Boys’ 200-meter dash – Schwartz, 13th, 27.13. Eden, 14th, 30.05.
Boys’ 400-meter hurdles – Ryan Cortum, Mid-Prairie, 11th, 1:12.47.
1,500-meter run – J. Mares, 13th, 6:12.49. Maggie Voss, Washington, 15th, 6:23.47. Gingerich, 17th, 6:55.93. Sammie Landstrum, Washington, 18th, 6:57.72.
Boys’ 200-meter run – Bertelli, 13th, 2:57.13.
Boys’ 4x100-meter relay – Mid-Prairie, (Schwartz, Cortum, Bean and Schrock), 11th, 50.87.
The Washington boys’, Demon girls and Mid-Prairie boys will be in action again tomorrow at the Demon Relays in Washington. Look for a preview of that meet in tomorrow’s edition of The Washington Evening Journal. The Mid-Prairie girls will be on the field again on Friday at Clear-Creek Amana. IMS will compete next on Monday, April 14 at Iowa Valley.