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Wolves Host Co-ed Meet

Posted: Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 7:00 am
Author: Zach Ulin

The Winfield-Mt. Union, Lone Tree, WACO, and Columbus teams were on the track Thursday night in Winfield for the WMU Co-ed Relays.

In boys action Lone Tree had the top area team finish, placing third with 71 points. West Burlington, Notre Dame won the meet with 150 points. The Lions had a pair of championship events with Drake Hotz taking the 400 in 54.28 seconds and Jovonte Squiers winning the long jump clearing 21’6.50”. Other top finishes for the Lions included Ross Swinton 2nd in the 1600, Casey Shalla second in the discus and third in the shot put, Dawson Swails second in the shot put and a second place from the 4×100 team of Drake Hotz, Jovonte Squiers, Avery Knock and Niko Gosnell.

The Columbus boys were fourth with 62 points. Top finishes for the Wildcats included a second place from the shuttle hurdle team of Carter Colby, Abel Mena, Nick Hernandez and Tommie Pretz, a second from the distance medley team of Carter and Chance Colby, Jacob Tiffany and Bryce Carrier and a third place from Cody Fox in the discus.

The Winfield-Mt. Union boys were fifth with 58 points. Top finishes for the Wolves included a third place for Bryce Robison in the 100, third for Kolten Buster in the high jump and third for Brock Fricke in the 800 and 3200. The Wolves 4×200 team of Broc Mullin, Juanito Piper, Brandon Snowden and Robison were third and the 4×800 team of Fricke, Asa Gipple, Kyle Giese and Robert Loveless were third.

The WACO boys were also tied for fifth with 58 points. Top finishes for the Warriors included Cornell Hulme second in the 200, Beau Beckler second in the 110 hurdles, Colton Horak second in the 400 hurdles, Jackson Roth third in the 400 and 400 hurdles. In relay events the 4×100 team of Calvin Battle, Hulme, Elijay McGohan and Horak were third, the shuttle hurdle relay team of John Skriver, McGohan, Roth and Beckler were third, and the sprint medley team of Battle, McGohan, Hulme and Horak were third.

On the girls side of the event WACO had the top area girls finish, taking fourth place with 68 points. West Burlington, Notre Dame won the team championship with 126 points. The Warriors had two championship events. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Kiana Miller, McKenna White, Kasey Sutton and Laney Graber won the title in 1:13.01 and the distance medley team of Grace Conwell, Clara Schmitz, Miller and Graber took the championship in 4:52.43.

The Lone Tree girls were fifth with a team score of 67 points. The Lady Lions had one event championship on the night, the 4×800 team of Sydney Alt, Natalie Patterson, Karli burr and Macie Bopp won the title in 11:24.31. Other top finishes for Lone Tree included Emily Feldman third in the 100 hurdles and long jump, Patterson third in the 1500, and Holley Johnson third in the 400 hurdles. In relay events the 4×100 team of Johnson, Elena Sieverding, Feldman and Marrisa Swailes was second, the 4×200 team of Feldman, Sieverding, Swails and Johnson was second and the shuttle hurdle team of Swails, Johnson, Zoie Simonsen and Lucy Bloomer were third.

Winfield-Mt. Union was sixth out of eight teams with 57 points. The Wolves had one event champion at the meet with Cecilia Hemsworth winning the 800 in 2:38.02. Other top finishers for the Wolves included Kara Wade second in the discus and third in the shot put, the 4×100 team of Mary Guillen, Hannah Matthews, Whitney Vantiger and Hemsworth were third, the 4×200 team of Molly Jennings, Karley Schlee, Dakota Haines and Johndree Harris were third and the distance medley of Thea Urias, Matthews, Vantiger and Hemsworth were runners-up.

Columbus finished seventh with 49 points. The Wildcats had three event championships, all from Shania Boyd. Boyd won the 100m in 13.22 seconds, the 100 hurdles in 16.75 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 16’6”. She also was second in the 400 hurdles.