South Hardin girls improve to 3-for-3

DIKE – Three up, three down.

The South Hardin girls’ track team remained perfect at invites this spring with another title at the Lady Wolverines Invite Thursday.

South Hardin tallied 107 points to edge the hosts by eight, while West Marshall wrapped up the top three with 81. AGWSR was fifth (50) and North Tama took ninth (37) in the 11-team field.

Sarah Boomgarden propelled the Tigers with first-place finishes in the high jump and 200-meter dash, along with a runner-up tally in the 100. The junior standout broke the tape in 27.44 seconds in the 200 and hit the line at 13.44 in the 100, while clearing the bar at 5 feet, 3 inches in the high jump.

The Tigers also won the 4×800 (10:37.09) and distance medley (4:53.31), while taking third in the 4×100 (56.06) and sprint medley (2:00.56).

West Marshall’s Jennifer Davis claimed medals in both throwing events taking first in the shot put with a heave of 36-03.75 and silver in the discus at 112-04. Naomi England was third for South Hardin in the shot put at 31-09.25.

The Trojans’ Madie Streeter (1:03.96) held off Grundy Center’s Hannah Stumberg (1:04.34) for the 400-meter title. The Trojans’ Shannon Breja broke away for the 800-meter win in 2:31.35, while South Hardin’s Lydia Rose (2:34.94) and North Tama’s Abi Watson (2:36.97) were second and third, respectively.

Watson won the 1,500 in 5:27.40, AGWSR’s Bethany Lippert took second (5:30.10) and Tiana Saak’s 5:31.50 earned bronze for the Spartans. Lippert cruised to a 3,000 meter title clocking in at 11:31.22 – more than 18 seconds ahead of the runner-up. The Tigers’ Miquela Teske crossed in 12:09.66 for third.

West Marshall added bronze in the 4×200 (1:56.34) and Grundy Center followed suit in the 4×800 (10:40.29).