ELDORA - Propelled by a pair of first-place finishers, the South Hardin girls track team held its ground at its home United Suppliers meet Friday, claiming fourth with 77 points.
Sarah Boomgarden broke the tape in the 200-meter dash in 27.20 seconds, while Kayla Prosser won the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches. Boomgarden also took second in the 100 (13.63), while Claire Damon followed suit in the 3,000 (12:00.91).
West Marshall and Grundy Center tied for fifth in the 13-team field with 60 point apiece, while Denver (57) and Wapsie Valley (54) edged Colo-NESCO (53) for the next three spots. Dike-New Hartford (101) held off Iowa Falls-Alden for the team title (98), while Hudson grabbed third (92).
Victoria Pothast paced the Trojans with a victory in the 800 (2:33.87) and a runner-up finish in the 400 (1:04.49). Jennifer Davis cruised to a shot put title with a distance of 37-1/2. Hannah Stumberg tallied eight points for the Spartans with a second-place performance in the 1,500 (5:34.70), while Kayla Mathews added silver in the long jump (14-1 1/2).
Colo-NESCO's Shayla Dean was close on the heels of Pothast in the 800, taking second in 2:36.41, while Devin Francis swiped silver for the Royals in the discus with a throw of 102-10.
BCLUW grabbed 10th with 46 points, doubling up GMG (23), while AGWSR finished 12th with 11 points.
Caitlin Appelgate gave GMG a lift in the high jump matching her seed height of 5 feet for a runner-up outing.
BCLUW's shuttle hurdle relay quartet of Bobbie Paper, Olivia Callaway, Jaque Mesenbrink and Nicolette Simpson captured bronze in 1:19.94, while AGWSR's Jessica Lippert placed fourth in the 3,000 in a time of 12:11.75.
Mustangs win Meskwaki
MESKWAKI SETTLEMENT - Cross country standouts Haley Fye and Paige Miller had a hand in three of the East Marshall girls track team's four victories en route to a team title at the Meskwaki Warriors Invitational Friday.
The Mustangs posted a winning team score of 127 points to top the eight-team field that also included Belle Plaine, Iowa Christian Academy, Janesville, Melcher Dallas, Meskwaki, North Tama and Waterloo Christian. No other team scores were available by press time.
Miller won the 3,000 meter run in 11:33.0, before anchoring the winning sprint medley relay joining Kelsea Anderson, Madisen Hinegardner and Theresa Hatch for a time of 2:02.54.
Fye topped the field in the 800, crossing the line in 2:37.96. Meriel Leavy claimed East Marshall's other gold with a top mark of 4-06 in the high jump.
Fye added a runner-up finish in the 1,500 (5:48.37), while Anderson, Hatch, Katie Roseland and Miller teamed up for silver in the 4x400 relay (4:38.87). Hinegardner, Leavy, Anderson and Miller grabbed the runner-up spot in the distance medley relay stopping the clock in 4:46.0.
STC, AGWSR boys near top at Hudson
HUDSON - South Tama County fared well in the sprints. AGWSR dominated the distance events and looked great in the field events. And both the Trojans and Cougars found themselves near the top of the team standings at the Pirate Relays on Thursday night.
South Tama scored 90 points but trailed Charles City (117), while AGWSR was third with 81 points. East Marshall, which also sent runners to Conrad, scored 36 points.
STC's Kyle Stephenson won the 100-meter dash in 11.30 seconds, and he also placed second in the long jump (19 feet, 10 1/2 inches). Kaleb Davenport took first in the 200, while the Trojans' 4x100 and 4x200 relays also claimed gold.
AGWSR's Isaac Montes cruised to victories in the 800 and 1,600, and the Cougars recorded at least a second-place finish in all four field events. Clay Meinders won the shot put (48-3), Nick Pieters won the long jump (19-11 1/34), Kyle Lippert was first in the discus (134-8) while Evan Janssen was second in the high jump (5-10).
With only part of its roster in Hudson, the Mustangs were short-handed, but Ben Terrones was third in both the 800 and 1,600 and the sprint medley relay also earned bronze.
Zach Rubenbauer was fourth in the 200 (24.20).
Trojans win two events at S. Hamilton
JEWELL - The West Marshall boys' track and field team took third out of six scoring teams Thursday at the South Hamilton Invitational.
The Trojans captured a pair of first-place finishes, starting with Nathan Bradley winning the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11 minutes, 18.2 seconds.
The 4x100-meter relay team of Rafael Rodriguez, Devin Chesler, Justin Weitzell and Marcus Webber took first as well in 46.24.
Among the Trojans' many placewinning performances were a pair of 2-3 finishes for Elijah Streeter and Duncan Ferch. In the 100, Streeter took second in 11.32 and Ferch was third in 11.47, but the places were reversed in the 200 as Ferch finished second (23.35) and Streeter third (23.45).
The same duo teamed with Tyler O'Donnell and Nick Juel for second in the 4x400 (3:39.18), while Juel joined Chesler, Weitzell and Webber for silver in the 4x200.
Colby Dunn's runner-up finish in the discus (143 feet, 4 inches) led West Marshall on the field. Jacob Yocum was third in the shot put (43-3) as well.