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A-A boys win, girls finish 4th at own meet

Friday, April 27, 2012

ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Co-Ed Relays were run in warm sunny weather here on Tuesday, with eight girls' teams and 11 boys' teams competing.

Hinton was the class of the girls' field, taking firsts in seven individual and six relay events. Alta-Aurelia finished fourth. Other teams competing included Newell-Fonda, Storm Lake St. Mary's, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, Whiting, Remsen St. Mary's and Spalding Catholic.

The Warriors' Erica Lockin won the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.63, and she also finished second in the 100 meter dash (13.68) and third in the 200 meter dash (28.63).

Other notable Warrior performances included: the Distance Medley Relay team of Paige Sivinski, Rachel Arnts, Rachel Husman and Tami Bertrand which finished second, with a time of 4:52.06; the team of Bertrand, Arnts, Sivinski and Mikayla Tuttle finished second in the 4 x 100 Relay with their time of 57.71; and the team of Erica Lockin, Rachel Husman, Brielle Kolpin and Tami Bertrand finished third in the 4 x 400 Relay, with a time of 4:38.91.

The Alta-Aurelia boys won their second straight track meet when they won the boys' section of the Alta-Aurelia Co-Ed Relays. The Warrior team scored 174 points to edge Ridge View (170) for the team title, after trailing the Raptors by 7 points with two events remaining in the meet. Storm Lake St. Mary's was far behind in third place, scoring 43 points as a team. Also competing were Newell-Fonda, River Valley, Whiting, Spalding Catholic, Marcu-Meriden-Claghorn, the Alta-Aurelia JV, Remsen St. Mary's and the Ridge View JV.

Alta-Aurelia coach Wendell Larson said, "The boys once again had a superb night. It was a great night to run, and we once again had numerous career bests. I am so proud of our boys. We need to keep this thing going by working hard and staying healthy."

Alta-Aurelia first place finishers included : Long Jump, Shawn Rowell, 18-11 1/2; 100 Meter Dash, Jalen Henningsen, 11.18; 200 Meter Dash, Henningsen, 22.75; 400 Meters, Mitchell Fritz, 52.79; 800 Meter Run, Fritz, 2:07.85; 110 Meter Hurdles, Neil Marshall, 15.39; 400 Meter Hurdles - Jordan Schmitz, 56.94; 4 x 400 Relay (Jordan Schmitz, Neil Marshall, Austin Delp, Jalen Henningsen), 3:30.09 (meet record); 1600 Medley Relay (Kaleb Howey, Nathan Flaherty, Jared Schmitz, Austin Delp ), 3:53.83; (school record) Shuttle Hurdle --(Jared Schmitz, Austin Delp, Jordan Schmitz, Neil Marshall) , 1:00.67 (school record).

River Valley's Zac Gander clears the high jump bar with ease during recent boys track and field action. Photo by Jolene Smith
Second place finishes - High Jump, A.J. Lange, 5-8; 400 Meters, Austin Delp, 52.89; 1600 Meter Run, Tyler Larson, 4:58.86; 400 Hurdles - Neil Marshall, 57.25;

4 x 100 Relay (Jordan Schmitz, Shawn Rowell, Kaleb Howey, Jalen Henningsen), 45.7; 4 x 200 Relay (Kaleb Howey, Nathan Flaherty, Jared Schmitz, Shawn Rowell), 1:35.87.

For Ridge View, Nathan Myrice scored a double victory, winning the shot put with a heave of 53 2 1/4 to beat River Valley's Tanner Cobb (50-6 3/4) and also the discus, with a throw of 135-4; Jason Kenny won the 1600 Meter Run, with a time if 4:55.88; and the Raptors also won two relays - the 4 x 200 (in a meet record time of 1:35.12) and the 4 x 100, also in a meet record time of 44.68. Names of the relay runners were not made available.

The Raptors also finished second in the following events: Discus, Michael Davidson, 128 2 1/2; Long Jump, Kyle Weslling, 18-7 1/4; 3200 Meter Run, Jason Kenny, 11:18.02; 100 Meter Dash, Seth Johnson, 11.60; 110 Hurdles, Kyle Wessling, 16.6; 200 Meter Dash, Dru Kenny, 22.98; Shuttle Hurdle Relay, 1:01.43; 1600 Medley, 4:03.25; and 4 x 400, 3:34,5.

River Valley's Zak Gander won the High Jump with a leap of 6-0.

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