SPORTS SHORTS: Rose, Shindelar lead South Hardin to home win
ELDORA – Tim Rose won two more distance races and anchored a relay to a win and Sam Shindelar claimed two wins, too, as the South Hardin boys’ track and field team won its own South Hardin Clary Invite on Friday night.
Rose won both the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200 and then anchored the Tigers’ distance medley team to another win, leading the hosts to an easy win on their home track.
The Tigers scored 132 points on the night and bested runner-up Clarion-Goldfield (94) by 38. West Marshall (89), Denver (83) and AGWSR (81) rounded out the top five. Grundy Center (67) and North Tama (26) were seventh and ninth, respectively.
Rose won the mile in 4 minutes, 58.89 seconds after he claimed the win in the two mile in 10:43.03. The distance medley relay team included Bobby Hatton, Shindelar, Austin Hutchins and Rose and that foursome crossed the line in 3:51.93.
Shindelar also won the high jump with a best mark of 5 feet, 10 inches and Bryce Zeisneiss and Glendon Mesch went 1-3 in the discus with throws of 143-7 and 134-1, respectively. Zeisneiss also was third in the shot put with a toss of 44-4.
The shuttle hurdle relay team was second with a time of 1:07.38. That team included Mesch, David Shindelar, Sam Shindelar and Jordan Wilkie. Wilkie also was third in the high jump and David Shindelar was third in the long jump.
West Marshall won both the 4×200 and 4×400 relays and took second in the 4×100. Elijah Streeter also won the 400 in 51.84, Nick Juel was second in the long jump with a leap of 20-3 and Duncan Ferch was second in the 200 in a time of 23.4.
The winning 4×200 relay team hit the line in 1:35.41 and included Juel, Blake Young, Jake Thompson and Ferch, while the 4×400 foursome hit the tape in 3:45.90 and included Juel, Ferch, Thompson and Streeter. Devin Chesler joined Streeter, Ferch and Juel in the 4×100 and that unit got second in 46.17.
Nathan Bradley had the Trojans’ other top-three finish as he was third in the 1,600.
AGWSR’s night was highlighted again by Austin Heitland and Clay Meinders.
Meinders was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 51-5, while his teammate Michael Young was second at 44-9. Evan Janssen also claimed second in the high jump with a leap of 5-10.
Heitland won the 100 (11.37) and 200 (23.23) and was third in both the 400 (53.06) and the 800 (2:15.02).
Grundy Center’s two wins were both in hurdle events. Jordan Stoner won the 100 hurdles in 15.73 and then anchored the shuttle hurdle relay team to a win in 1:07.24. The other three hurdlers were Bryce Moats, Jordan Graham and Tim Knock.
Brock Rohler also was second in the discus for the Spartans. His best toss was marked at 135-9.
All 26 of North Tama’s points were claimed by Omar Martinez.
The senior won the 800 with a time of 2:12.37 and then took second behind Rose in both the 1,600 and 3,200.
South Hardin girls keep streak alive, win sixth invite
NORTH BUTLER – Another track meet was another victory for the South Hardin girls on Friday.
Lydia Rose won the 1,500-meter run, Sarah Boomgarden claimed victory in the high jump and the Tigers won three relay titles during their narrow win at the North Butler Girls Invite.
The Tigers scored 97 points, which edged St. Ansgar (94) by three and Turkey Valley (90) by seven. The rest of the top five included Nashua-Plainfield (72) and Central Springs (66), while North Tama was sixth with 41 points.
Rose hit the line victorious in the 1,500 with a time of 5 minutes, 29.44 seconds and also claimed runner-up honors in the 800 with a time of 2:37.96. Rose also teamed with Megan Carr, Kassidy Bunger and Amber Heubner to win the 4×800 relay in 11:33.88.
Boomgarden’s winning mark in the high jump was 4-10 and she also teamed up with Keela Bunger, Emma Gourley and Kayla Prosser to win the 4×100 in 54.18.
Rose was first in the 1,500 but Carr ended up third, while Miquela Teske and Claire Damon were 2-3 in the 3,000 and Boomgarden and Kassidy Bunger were 1-3 in the high jump. The sprint medley relay team also took home the gold medal.
North Tama was led by Abi Watson’s win in the 3,000, and the Redhawks’ 4×400 relay was second. That team included Sam Watson, Anna Kvidera, Jessi Jacobs and Josie Youel and they hit the line in 4:34.18.
The distance medley team of Youel, Kvidera, Jacobs and Abi Watson ended up third as did Kvidera in the 100 hurdles and Youel in the long jump.
GMG’s Newcomb wins three times at Simons Relays
DIKE – Bryce Newcomb claimed wins in the 200-meter dash, 400 and long jump, and Brock Fisher took home the title in the high jump, but the Wolverines finished well back of the top two team finishes at the Simons Relays on Friday.
GMG was fifth overall with 57 points, but Waverly-Shell Rock and host Dike-New Hartford ran away with the top two spots in the team race. The Go-Hawks edged the host Wolverines 150-146.5, while Saint Ansgar (86) ended up third and Belle Plaine (78.5) was fourth. Gladbrook-Reinbeck finished in seventh with 48.5 points and BCLUW was just behind the Rebels in eighth with 47.5 points.
Newcomb won the 200 in 22.84 seconds and then finished ahead of everyone else in the 400 with a time of 51.94. His winning long jump was marked at 22 feet, 4 inches, and Fisher hit 6-0 in the high jump.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck was highlighted by two second-place finishes from Zach Pierce in the discus and shot put and a runner-up tally by Tyler Bovy in the 3,200.
Pierce ended up with a throw of 143-1 in the discus and 47-10 in the shot put. Eric Stoakes also finished third in the 400 hurdles with a time of 56.94.
The Comets got a second-place finish from Cole Silver in the mile with a time of 4:51.08. Will Garber (100 hurdles) and Derek Coulter (800) were both third as well.
Garber’s time in the 110 hurdles was 15.37 and Coulter crossed the line in 2:09.02. The 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams also were third.
Relays, Terrones lead Mustangs to sixth at Reb Relays
LA PORTE CITY – The East Marshall boys’ track and field team did not win an event on Friday night at the Reb Relays at Union Community.
The Mustangs got a second-place tally from Ben Terrones in the 1,600 and East Marshall also was second in both the 4×800 and distance medley relays.
The Mustangs ended up sixth in the team standings with 51 points. They were just a single point away from Aplington-Parkersburg (fifth) and just three points off the pace of the host school in fourth.
Wapsie Valley (100) edged Vinton-Shellsburg (98) by two points to win the team title. West Delaware was third with 91 points.
Terrones and Caleb Benzing went back-to-back in the 1,600 meters, finishing second and third, respectively. Terrones crossed the line in 4 minutes, 50.78 seconds, while Benzing ended up at 4:55.73.
Benzing, Josh Benzing, Nick Meling and Terrones were second in the 4×800 and Nick Long, Justin Case, Zach Rubenbauer and Terrones were second in the distance medley relay. The 4×400 relay team of Caleb Benzing, Terrones, Scott Watson and Rubenbauer were third and Drew Schossow was fourth in the 400 hurdles.
BCLUW’s Vawter wins gold twice, Comets take third
LA?PORTE?CITY – BCLUW’s Mallory Vawter set personal-best times during her wins in the 100- and 200-meter dashes on Friday during the Reb Relays co-ed meet at Dike-New Hartford High School.
Vawter won the 100 in 12.52 and then took the 200 title in 26.31, while Sam Ubben ended up second in the 800 to help the Comets claim third overall with 65 points.
Ubben hit the line in 2:34.70 and the Comets also finished in third in the sprint medley relay and the shuttle hurdle relay.
Vinton-Shellsburg (89 points) cruised to the team title followed by host Union Community (68) in second. East Marshall (33.5) was ninth, AGWSR (31) ended up 10th and Gladbrook-Reinbeck (6) was 13th.
Maddie Hinegardner led the Mustangs with a third-place finish in the 100 hurdles and Ashley Allen was third in the discus.
AGWSR was led by Rachel Frazier’s bronze medal performance in the shot put and Bethany Lippert also was third in the 3,000. The Cougars’ distance medley relay claimed first but the runners were not available.
Grundy Center golfers take second at Columbus Invite
WATERLOO – Three Grundy Center golfers shot better than 90 during the Waterloo Columbus Invitational at Gates Park on Saturday, but that wasn’t good enough to keep pace with the hosts.
Waterloo Columbus’ Zach Ward earned medalist honors with a four-over 76 and led his squad to a team championship as well. Columbus carded a 332 on the day and bested the Spartans and five other schools.
The Spartans got an 81 and third-place individual finish from Nick Saak, while Lane Bangasser carded an 87 and Austin Burroughs fired an 88. The Spartans had a 348 as a team as the fourth and final counting score was Sam Thompson’s 92.
Denver took third overall with a 357 and had the runner-up medalist in Izaak Shedenhelm, who carded a 78. Sumner-Fredericksburg (372), Waverly-Shell Rock (373) and Independence (374) also participated in the tournament and finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Saak and Bangasser were both on the all-tournament team for placing in the top 10. The other two scores for the Spartans were Jesper Holke-Farnam’s 93 and Tanner Pelzer’s 105.