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Carlson wins shot put; Tuttle wins discus

Cherokee's Keaton Tuttle, continuing to improve in the throws as the track and field season progresses, won first place in the discus at the Tornado Relays in Storm lake Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
STORM LAKE - Host Storm Lake won the boys title, and MOC-Floyd Valley captured the girls crown at Tuesday's running of the Tornado Relays that were delayed for more than an hour at the start due to a passing thunderstorm.

Storm Lake totaled 117 points to win the boys title, followed by Le Mars 112, Spirit Lake Park 105, MOC-FV 84, Spencer 52, Estherville-LC 39, Cherokee 33, and Carroll Kuemper 16.

MOC-FV won the girls competition with 141 points, followed by Storm Lake 126, Spencer 121, Le Mars 111.5, Kuemper 62, and Cherokee 18.5.

Scott Long of Cherokee waits in the blocks for the starter's gun while Justin Dudley steadies his blocks during recent boys track and field action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Keaton Tuttle paced the Braves in the boys competition, winning the discus with a throw of 135-06. Kyle Schuck was third in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 16.15. Once again, injuries have depleted the Braves line-up with several key performers missing the action.

Cherokee registered three fourth-place finishes, with Nolan Sampson's 5-8 high jump, Dan Bieber's 52.39 clocking in the 400 meters, and Nate O'Bryan's 10:41 time in the 3200 meters. The Braves 4x800 relay of Luke Pearson, Dan Bieber, Philip Bieber, and Jakob Hummel was fifth in a time of 8:29.

Cherokee sixth-place finishes included Cody Stowater's 43-7 1/2 shot put, Philip Bieber's 2:15 clocking in the 800 meters, and the Braves 4x200 relay of Tony Hunt, Schuck, Zach Mosbach, and Pearson timed in 1:41.

Cherokee's Lynn Carlson, shown here winning last year's shot put event at the Tornado Relays in Storm Lake, repeated as champion this year, throwing the heavy ball 38-1 Tuesday night in Storm Lake. Photo by Paul Struck
Lynn Carlson led the Cherokee girls by winning the shot put with a heave of 38-1. The girls squad also has been impacted this season by injury and illness.

Erica Nicholson was fourth in the 1500 meters with a time of 5:36, and Liz Dawson placed fifth in the high jump withy a leap of 4-6. The sprint medley relay team of Dawson, Katy Hart, Jenna Walsh, and Lauren Husman also placed fifth in a time of 2:04.

Taylor Woods was sixth in the discus with a throw of 92-6, and the 4x200 relay of Husman, Katie Sambrano-Keith, Walsh, and Hart was sixth in 2:00.

"The girls are becoming more confident in the events they compete in and we want that confidence to translate into better performances. Lauren had some great splits in her relay events, and it was nice to get Erica back into running the 1500 meters.

"Every meet from now on, the girls have to go out and work hard at getting their best time or throw or jump to get ready for Districts."

The Cherokee track and field teams compete in the Lakes Conference Meet at Hull Western Christian Monday night, and host the Class 2A Districts on Friday, May 15.

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