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G-H teams send 8 events to State

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Galva-Holstein's John Harris was a rare double winner at the Class 1A District Meet here Friday, qualifying for both the 200 and 400 meters at this week's Iowa Track & Field Championships in Des Moines. Photo by Reta Todd
RV girls qualify shuttle hurdle relay

Galva-Holstein's Jayde Boyle takes the baton from Nicole Boyle during the Pirates runner-up finish in the 4x800 relay earning them a berth at the Iowa Track & Field Championships this week in Des Moines. Photo by Reta Todd
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein boys qualified five events and the G-H girls three events for the Iowa State Track & Field Championships Thursday through Saturday at Des Moines.

The G-H, River Valley, and Aurelia track and field squads competed Friday at the Class 1A District in Holstein.

For G-H, John Harris was a double winner to make State after claiming the 200 meters in 23.16, and the 400 meters in 52.79. The Pirates' Tyson Thoreson placed second in the 110 hurdles in 16.64 to also make State.

The G-H boys also qualified in the 4x200 relay with Collin Bubke, Seth Johnson, Patrick McAreavy, and Harris winning in 1:36; and in the shuttle hurdle relay with Thoreson, Jared Schlinz, Kellen Jacobson, and Bubke clocked in 1:02.

River Valley's Kaysi Byers stays focused on her way to a runner-up finish in the 3000 meters at Friday's District Track & Field Meet in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd
Other top finishes for the Pirates were Mark Cronin third in the shot put with a throw of 47-9, and fourth in the discus with a 128-3 effort; Bubke third in the 200 meters in 23.64; Jacobson third in the 400 hurdles in 1:00; and the G-H 4x100 relay fourth in 46.62.

Battle Creek-Ida grove won the boys team title with 120 points, followed by Woodbine 97, and G-H 83. River Valley had 24 and Aurelia five.

Galva-Holstein's Seth Johnson takes the baton from Collin Bubke during the Pirates District victory in the 4x200 relay that earned a berth in the Iowa Track & Field Championships this week in Des Moines. Photo by Reta Todd
The G-H girls quaified winner Jessie Mathes in the 1500 meters in 5:35; the runner-up 4x800 relay of Breanna Mathes, Nicole Boyle, Jayde Boyle, and Jessie Mathes in 10:08; and the winning distance medley relay of Brea Slaybaugh, Brooke Wiese, Breanna Mathes, and Jessie Mathes timed in 4:34.

Other top finishers for the G-H girls were Breanna Mathes second in the 400 hurdles in 1:13; Sarah Forristal third in the 400 meters in 1:09; Nicole Boyle fourth in the 400 meters in 1:09, and third in the 800 meters in 2:41; Meg Kohmehl fourth in the 800 meters in 2:41; Jayde Boyle third in the 1500 meters in 5:42; Brooke Wiese fourth in the shot put with a 32-11 effort; Ashley Drey fourth in the 3000 meters in 12:30; the 4x100 relay third in 56.51; the 4x400 relay second in 4:27; and the shuttle hurdle relay fourth in 1:16.

The River Valley girls made State in the shuttle hurdle relay, placing third in 1:13 with Brittny Shropshire, Emily Todd, Amber Bauer, and Nicole Morgan aboard.

Other top RV finishes were Kaysi Byers second in the 3000 meters in 12:15; Todd fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:20; and the distance medley relay timed in 5:09.

Aaron Bruce was the top finisher for the Aurelia boys, placing fourth in the 1600 meters in 5:06. The Aurelia girls were led by Ashley Anderson's runner-up high jump of 4-6, and Shaina Thevenin's third-place long jump of 15-2. The 4x100 relay was fourth in 56.0.

The RV boys were fourth in the 4x200 relay in 1:39, and Zak Gander was third in the high jump with a leap of 5-8.

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