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G-H boys, girls 2nd in MVC Meet

Friday, May 9, 2008

River Valley's Heather Husman races to the finish line during the 100 meters at the Maple Valley Conference Track & Field Meet April 29th in Mapleton. Husman set a school record and placed second in the event. Photo by Reta Todd
MAPLETON - The Maple Valley Conference track meet was run in cool, windy conditions here on April 29, and when the meet concluded, Lawton-Bronson, Galva-Holstein and host Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto had finished 1-2-3 in both the boys and girls standings.

The final girls point totals were Lawton-Bronson 101, Galva-Holstein 93, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 70, River Valley 66, West Monona 56, BC-IG 52, Kingsley-Pierson 44, Westwood 42, Whiting 25, Remsen-Union 22, Woodbury Central 11, Odebolt-Arthur 9.

Boys' point totals were L-B 114, G-H 102, MV/AO 78, West Monona 64, BC-IG 60, R-U 37, Westwood 35, Whiting 35, O-A 24, Woodbury Central 9, River Valley 5.

River Valley's Katie Carnes hands the baton to Amber Bauer during the 4x200 relay at the recent Maple Valley Conference Track & Field Meet in Mapleton. Photo by Reta Todd
Individual results for area teams in the girls section included first place medals to River Valley's Heather Husman in the 200 meters (27.26); G-H's Breanna Mathes in the 800 (2:32.77); G-H's Jessica Mathes (5:22.98) in the 1500 meters; RV's Kaysi Byers in the 3000 (11:32.06), a new school record; the G-H 4x800 (Jayde Boyle, Michaela Else, Nicole Boyle, and Breanna Mathes) with a time of 10:34.78; the River Valley shuttle hurdle relay (Charlee Brewer, Amber Bauer, Katie Carnes, Emily Todd), with a school-record time of 1:11.68; and the G-H distance medley team of Michaela Else, Brea Slaybaugh, Jayde Boyle, and Breanna Mathes, running in a time of 4:39.09.

River Valley's Heather Husman finished second in the 100 meter dash, with a time of 12.44, a new school mark; Galva-Holstein's Jayde Boyle was second in the 800 meters (2:34.40); GH's Jessica Mathes second in the 400 (1:03.26), and RV's Katie Carnes was second in the 110 hurdles (16.38).

Third-place finishes went to Galva-Holstein's Nicole Boyle in the 1500 (5:36.56); RV's Emily Todd in the 400 hurdles (1:15.97); the G-H 4x400 relay (Jayde Boyle, Meagan Meyer, Maddy McAreavey and Breanna Mathes), with a time of 4:34.0; the Lady Pirates' Meagan Schwanz in the high jump (4-6) and Jessica Mathes in the long jump (14-8 1/2).

Galva-Holstein's Sam Radke takes off out of the starting blocks at the recent MVC Track & Field Meet. Photo by Reta Todd
Area boys' highlights included first place medals by Galva-Holstein's John Harris in the 400 (51.34) and 800 (2:04.57); and the Pirates' shuttle hurdle team of Tyson Thoreson, Collin Bubke, Cole Egger and Jared Schlinz, in 1:03.87.

Second place finishes were earned by the Pirates' Sam Radke in the 100 meter dash (10.86); Jared Schlinz in the 110 hurdles (15.97); the Pirates' 4x800 team of Harris, Kellen Jacobson, Steven Galvin and Andrew Galvin, with a time of 9:107.82 ; the 1600 medley team of Radke, Schlinz and Steven and Andrew Galvin, with a time of 4:03.49; and Mark Cronin in the shot put (43-05 3/4).

Third place finishes went to Galva-Holstein's Sam Radke in the 200 (23.48) and Patrick McAreavey in the high jump (5-10).

Galva-Holstein coach Tim Thomas said he was very happy with the performance of his teams, noting that both and boys and girls "were in the title chase to the end."

Thomas noted that several of his athletes ran in events they normally would not run, in an effort for the team to score as many points as it could.

" We will now direct our focus to the district meet on May 10th," said Thomas.

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