HOLSTEIN - The Western Valley Conference staged its Co-Ed conference track and field meet here on Tuesday, and the team winners of the 15-team far-flung conference were the Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove boys and Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla/Manning girls.
Area schools Ridge View and River Valley both competed in the meet, with Ridge View scoring 50 points and finishing 5th in the Boys standings, and 86 points for a 4th place finish in the Girls' standings. River Valley placed 12th among the boys teams with 17 points, and tied for 15th, with 4 team points, in the Girls' meet.
Scoring points for the area boys' teams were : Zak Gander of River Valley, 4th in the High Jump with a 6-0 leap; Christian Bondinello of Ridge View won the discus with a 133-11 throw and placed 3rd in the shot put, with a
47-8 3/4 heave; Ridge View's Christian Egger, 6th in the 3200 Meter Run, in a time of 11:20.29; the Ridge View 4 x 800 Relay team of Kyle Dahm, Trevor Irwin, Josh Mohr and Kyle Newell finished 4th, in a time of 9:02.10; the River Valley Shuttle Hurdle Relay team of Todd Bauer, Luke Wilson, Ryan Kettleson and Zak Gander was 6th, in 1:07.09; River Valley's Sam Lundt was 5th in the 100 Meters, in 11.89; Ridge View's 4 x 200 Relay team (Austin Graff, Dru Kenney, Blake Woodke and Seth Johnson) finished 2nd, in a time of 1:36.15; Ridge View's tyler Thireson, 6th in the 110 High Hurdles (16.6); River Valley's Ryan Kettlsen was 4th in the 400 Hurdles (59.53); the Ridge View Sprint Medley team of Seth Johnson, Colby Stephens, Trevor Irwin and Kyle Newell finished 3rd, in a time of 3:46.68; and the Ridge View 4 x 100 Relay team of Dillon Waters, Austin Graff, Dru Kenney and Seth Johnson finished 3rd (46.43).
Scoring for area girls' teams were Ridge View's Jessica Mathes, who won the 400 Meters in 1:01.14 and the 800 Meters in 2:25.21, and placed 2nd in the 1500 Meters to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto's Lindsey Brown, by the narrow margin of .18 seconds (5:25.74 to 5:25.92). River Valley's Kari Ludvigson took 5th in the 800 Meters, in a time of 2:31.92; Ashley Drey of Ridge View was 6th in the 3000 Meter Run , in a time of 12:35.86.
The Ridge View 4 x 100 Realy team of Rachel Anderson, Emily Sciernbeck, Brooke Wiese and Roxanne Grundmeier finished second, in a time of 53.74, and the Ridge View team of Rachel Hunt, Jordan Woodke, Tami Bertrand and Nicole Snyder finished 6th in the 4 x 400with a time of 4:45.78.
Ridge View took home 1st in the 4 x 800, with a team of Nicole Boyle, Katie Boyle, Meg Kofmehl and Jessica Mathes, who turned in a time of 10:31.42. Ridge View's Rachel Anderson, Emily Schiernbeck, Brooke Wiese and Roxanne Grundmeier were 4th in the 800 Sprint Medley, with a time of 2:02.02.