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Russ Kraai Relays held in Holstein

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Mark Cronin of Galva-Holstein fires the shot put on his way to winning the event in Class A at Tuesday's Russ Kraai Relays in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
HOLSTEIN - Sioux Central won the Class A girls team title at Tuesday's Russ Kraai Relays here, totaling 436 points (total team scoring), followed by Southern Cal 391, Galva-Holstein 390, and Woodbury Central 112.

Sergeant Bluff-Luton took the boys Class A team title with 341 points, followed by Sioux Central 315, Galva- Holstein 300, Lawton-Bronson 276, Hinton 258, Alta 242, Woodbury Central 221.

In Class B, the girls team title went to River Valley, with 306 points. Remsen-Union was second with 272, followed by Kingsley-Pierson 186, Galva-Holstein JV 176, Laurens-Marathon 152, and Storm Lake St. Mary's 95.

Heather Joslin of Galva-Holstein focuses on the track and hurdles at Tuesday's Russ Kraai Relays in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
Class B Boys team standings were Laurens-Marathon 331, Le Mars Gehlen Catholic 307, Newell-Fonda 298, Storm Lake St. Mary's 243, River Valley 226, Remsen-Union 216, Kingsley-Pierson 174, Aurelia 107, and G-H JV 34.

In Class B, the champion River Valley girls were led by Kaysi Byers, who won the 3000 meters in 12:24.36, the 1500 meters in 6:14.74, and was third in the discus with a 63-02 throw.

RV's shuttle hurdle relay was first in 1:16.47 with Brittany Shropshire, Emily Todd, Amber Bauer, and Nicole Morgan aboard. The Wolverines also won the 4x200 relay with Shropshire, Bauer, Fitch, and Todd timed in 2:01.77. RV was second in the 4x400 relay with Brittany Hunwardson, Todd, Mackenzie Fitch, and Jessica Sievers timed in 4:56.14. RV's distance medley relay was third in 5:14.50 with Shropshire, Todd, Sievers, and Byers aboard.

Nicole Boyle of Galva-Holstein keeps the pace at the Russ Kraai Relays in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
Fitch was third in the 200 meters in 31.46, and in the 100 meters in 16.40. Morgan was second in the 400 hurdles in 1:17.28, and fourth in the 100 hurdles in 18.70. Bauer was third in the 400 hurdles in 1:19.59. Hunwadson was third in the shot put with a 26-02 effort, and fourth in the 400 meters in 1:13.33.

For the G-H girls in Class A, the sprint medley relay was first in 2:03.38 with Lindsey Joslin, Brea Slabaugh, Emily Schiernbeck, and Breanna Mathes aboard; Schiernbeck was first in the 200 meters in 31.21; Jaye Boyle was first in the 3000 meters in 12:18.29; and the 4x800 relay was first in 10:23 with Jessie Mathes, Nicole Boyle, Meg Kohmehl, and Branna Mathes running.

G-H seconds went to Slaybaugh's 14-03 long jump; Jessie Mathes with a 2:33.30 time in the 800 meters; Sarah Forristal's 1:07.81 in the 400 meters; Sarah Rice's 14.61 in the 100 meters; the 4x400 relay of Nicole Boyle, Courtnie Voss, Ashley Drey, and Forristal in 4:46.02; and the distance medley of Lindsey Joslin, Schiernbeck, Breanna Mathes, and Nicole Boyle in 4:49.41.

River Valley's Amber Bauer takes the baton on a good hand-off from teammate Brittny Shropshire at Tuesday's's Russ Kraai Relays in Holstein. The RV girls won the Class B title. Photo by Reta Todd
Other G-H top finishes were Brooke Wiese third with a 29-0 shot put; Jayde Boyle third in the 1500 meters in 5:37.68; the 4x100 relay of Slaybaugh, Heather Joslin, Annie McAreavy, and Lindsey Joslin third in 59.08; the shuttle hurdle relay of Victoria Andresen, McAreavy, Rice, and Heather Joslin third in 1:18.48; Breanna Mathes third in the 800 meters in 2:36; Ashley Drey third in the 3000 meters in 13:16; McAreavy third in the 100 hurdles in 18.49; and Kysa Bennett third in the discus with an 88-03 throw.

Firsts for the G-H boys were John Harris with a 2:10 in the 800 meters; Collin Bubke's 19-08 long jump; Harris's 52.14 in the 400 meters; and Mark Cronin's 44-04 shot put.

Seconds went to the 4x800 relay of Harris, Kellen Jacobson, Taylor Nees, and Josh Schwanz in 9:25; Jacobson's 1:00 time in the 400 hurdles; Collin Bubke's 24.14 in the 200 meters; Harris with a 5:18 in the 1600 meters; and the shuttle hurdle relay of Tyson Thoreson, Kyle Wessling, Jacobson, and Bubke timed in 1:05. Bubke was third in 17.50 in the 110 hurdles.

Ethan Todd kept his pace during his team's shuttle hurdle relay event at Tuesday's Russ Kraai Relays in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
Zak Gander led the RV boys with a first-place 5-8 leap in the Class B high jump. The RV sprint medley was second in 4:02 with Samuel Lundt, Dylan Fluke, Zach Hullinger, and Ryan Kettelsen aboard; Taylor Georgeopoulos was fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:03; the RV boys were second in the shuttle hurdle with Georgeopoulos, Todd Bauer, Ethan Todd, and Kettelsen timed in 1:09; Todd was third in the 110 hurdles in 18.51; the Wolverines' 4x100 was second in 48.62 with Kundt, Hullinger, Fluke, and Georgeopoulos aboard; and RV was fourth in the 4x800 in 9:27 with Kettelsen, Drew Payne, Blaine Cullen, and Dylan Bogenreif running.

The Aurelia boys were third in the 4x800 relay in 9:15 with Taylor Witzel, Aaron Bruce, Brandon Pederson, and Jacob Howey aboard; and also third in the sprint medley in 4:03 with Howey, Witzel, Bruce, and Pederson running.

River Valley's Kaysi Byers leads Galva-Holstein's Jayde Boyle by just a llttle during Tuesday's Russ Kraai Relays in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd

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