BCLUW’s Vawter wins twice at Wartburg indoor meet

WAVERLY – The track and field season is young but BCLUW’s Mallory Vawter already is starting to leave her imprint.

The BCLUW Comets traveled to the Wartburg College indoor meet Tuesday and Vawter came home with victories in both the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump.

North Tama’s Josie Youel and Abi Watson also had stellar days, finishing with a combined five top-10 finishes as the Redhawks tallied six in all.

Vawter hit the line first in the hurdles and the clock was stopped at 8.83 seconds. She also blew away the field in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet even. The next best jumper hit 15-10. Vawter collected a third top-five finish, too, when she hit the line fourth in the 400 with a time of 1:04.94.

Youel ended up seventh in the long jump (15-0), and eighth in the 200 (28.95). She also teamed up with Watson and two other Redhawk teammates to grab seventh in the distance medley and 12th in the 1,600-meter relay. Watson also ended up third in the 3,000 with a time of 11:43.16.

The Redhawks’ distance medley foursome of Youel, Tiffany Singkhek, Sammy Watson and Abi Watson hit the line in 4:53.68. The 1,600-meter relay team that included Youel, Sam Watson, Abi Watson and Jessi Jacobs was 12th in 4:54.47.

The Comets were more than just Vawter.

Raelynn Aicher tied for 11th in the high jump with a leap 1.35 meters and Kendall Scurr ended up 15th in the 200 meters in 29.86. Amelia Tonner (1,500) and Kodi Marks (shot put) were both 16th in their individual events. Tonner hit the line in 6:04.22, while Marks’ best toss in the shot put was 30 feet, 9 1/2 inches. Sam Ubben also was 17th in the 400 with a time of 1:11.04.

The other top-20 individual finish from the area came from Meskwaki Settlement freshman Grace Tahahwah. She was 16th in the 55 with a time of 8.22.

The Comets’ best relay team was the 4×200 foursome of Nicolette Simpson, Aicher, Ubben and Scurr. They hit the line in 2:00.81, which was good enough for 12th.