By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The nicest night weather wise of the spring sports season took place last night. Several area coverage teams competed in Track and Field meets.
West Delaware hosted their annual boys invitational in Manchester. Cedar Rapids Xavier won the 12 team meet with 99 points, four better than Benton Community who claimed 2nd. Center Point-Urbana was 3rd, Decorah 4th, North Linn 5th with 63, West Delaware 6th with 52.5, 40 for Maquoketa Valley good for 7th, Oelwein 8th, 9th was Wapsie Valley, Maquoketa 10th, 11th was Central Elkader with 2 points East Buchanan 12th with 0.
WD Hawks head coach Doug Winkowitsch talks about the mindset coming into the meet and how things turned out:
Goebel placed 1st with his long toss in the Discus, he placed 5th in the Shot Put with a heave of 44-5. The Hawks Kabryn Cook won the High Jump with a jump of 6-feet. North Linn’s Ryan Miller placed first in the Long Jump with a leap of 21-feet. Miller was 2nd in the 400 Meter Hurdles. North Linn’s David Seber claimed the top spot in the 800 Meter Run. WD’s Jared Helle finished 2nd in the 100 Meter Dash. Maquoketa Valley won the Weightman’s 4×100. North Linn was 2nd in the Distance Medlay Relay.
Coach Wink commented on just how challenging this spring has been thanks to Mother Nature:
The Hawk Boys are slated to run at Linn-Mar on Saturday but the forecast doesn’t look promising for that. Next week they are scheduled to be in Oelwein on Monday night and Denver next Thursday will be their last chance to qualify for the Drake Relays.
The West Delaware Girls traveled up to Decorah to take part in the Vikings Relays. The Hawks came in 12th place with 10 points as they took 3rd in the Distance Medley, Lauren Collier was 5th in the High Jump, Lilly Meyer was 5th in the Discus and Abby Loecke 6th in the 800 Meter Run. Decorah won their own meet with 120. Dubuque Wahlert was 2nd with 108, CP-U was 4th with 47 and Clayton Ridge 13th with 5.
Starmont hosted their Stars Invite and won the team race with 112 points, Central City was 2nd with 98, East Buchanan 3rd with 93, Maquoketa Valley 4th with 89, 5th was Oelwein and Midland was 6th with 81.
Ed-Co participated at MFL/Mar-Mac. Spencer Staner of Ed-Co took the top spot in the Boys 200. Cameron Kirby took the Boys 400. Jacob Wessel took the 800 and the 3200. Dayne Bergan took first in the 1800. Ed-Co also took the top spot in the 4×100, 4×400, and the Shuttle Hurdle Relay. On the Girls side, Lily Aulwes took 1st in the 100; Aulwes, Alison Tibbott and Erica Voss went 1,2 and 3 in the 100 Hurdles; and Ed-Co took tops in the Shuttle Hurdle Relay.
Linn Mar took the top team spot at the Western Dubuque Girls Bobcat invite. Western Dubuque took 2nd; Anamosa 3rd; Cascade came in 4th; and North Linn was 7th.
Vinton Shellsburg won the Boys Panther Relays at Monticello. Beckman came in 5th; Monticello 6th; Anamosa 7th; Cacade was 11th, and Central City 12th.
Anamosa Girls came in first; Ed-Co 2nd ; and Wyoming 3rd at Little Bear Golf Course at Wyoming. Kara Hunt of Anamosa was medalist with a 46.
Maquoketa hosted the West Delaware and Solon Girls at Prairie Creek Golf Course. Maquoketa came in first with a 189; Solon 2nd with a 221 and the Hawks had a 234. Allison Collier and Leah Wegman led the Hawks with each shooting a 56.