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WHS teams compete in Lakes meet

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Koch ties school record in winning high jump

ESTHERVILLE - The Cherokee Washington High girls placed fifth and the boys seventh at the Lakes Conference Co-ed Relays here on May 5th.

Spirit Lake Park won the girls team title with 158.33 points, followed by Storm Lake 132.33, Hull Western Christian 74, Emmetsburg 45.33, Cherokee 44, Estherville-LC 40, Sheldon 40, Spencer 29, and Le Mars 26.

Alanna Valentine
The SLP Indians also won the boys team crown with 125 points, followed by Storm Lake 106.5, Le Mars 67, Emmetsburg 66.5, E-LC 48, HWC 47, Cherokee 45, Spencer 35, and Sheldon 18.

The Cherokee girls recorded one first-place finish and two seconds in their competition, with Lynn Carlson winning the shot put with a 39-3 effort to earn an All-Lakes Conference berth. Also earning All-Lakes honors were Alison Husman with a second-place finish in the long jump with a 16-3 1/4 leap, and Alanna Valentine with a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:10.5.

Husman also was third in the 400 meters in a time of 1:02.99, and fifth in the 800 meters in 2:35.7. Erica Nicholson was fourth in the 1500 meters in 5:15.8.

Cherokee's 4x400 relay of Valentine, Lauren Husman, Kelsey Essick, and Alison Husman was fourth in a time of 4:18.9; and the distance medley relay of Valentine, Lauren Husman, Essick, and Nicholson was fifth in 4:34.9.

Carlson and Kelsie Peterson each made the finals in the discus, but did not place.

Cherokee's Kyle Schuett won the 100 meters at the May 5th Lakes Conference Track & Field Meet. Photo by Paul Struck
For the Cherokee boys, Matt Koch tied a school record on his way to winning the high jump with a superb 6-6 leap. Also claiming a first-place finish for the Braves was Kyle Schuett with a 10.9 clocking in the 100 meters. The two Braves earned All-Lakes Conference honors by winning those events.

Schuett also was third in the 200 meters in a time of 22.93, and Drew Lugar was third in the 110 hurdles in 15.4 seconds. Seeing his first action of the season due to a football injury, sprinter Chris Campbell was fourth in the 100 meters in 11.33. Koch was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 15.5.

Also for Cherokee, Luke Pearson was sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:00.95.

In the relays, the Braves' 4x400 relay of Dan Bieber, Lugar, Philip Bieber, and Pearson was fifth in 3:37.64; the 4x800 relay was fifth in 8:48.22 with Dan Bieber, Pearson, Philip Bieber, and Zack Mosback aboard; the shuttle hurdle relay ofg Lugar, Kyle Schuck, Koch, and Pearson was sixth in 1:03.45; and the 4x100 relay of Koch, Lugar, Steve Veit, and Schuett was sixth in 45.96.

The Cherokee teams compete in the Class 2A Districts at Sioux Center on May 10.

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