The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 10, 2014

Panthers wins girls track title

EDGINGTON, Ill. — Erie/Prophetstown swept the four relay races, Rachel Cobert won a pair of individual titles and sister Courtney Cobert won another as the Panthers won the Three Rivers Conference girls track and field title Friday at Rockridge High School.

The Panthers scored 137.5 points to outdistance Bureau Valley by 43 points. Amboy was third with 86.

Morrison placed seventh with 38.5 points, while Fulton/Fulton Unity took ninth in the 14-team field with 29 points.

Averi Leitzen of Fulton/Fulton Unity won the title in the 1,600 meters in 5 minutes, 44.49 seconds, beating Amboy’s Megan Grady by almost seven seconds. Grady, in turn, won the 1,600, with the Steamers’ Jordan Price finishing second.

Chelsea Lesniewski of Fulton/Fulton Unity placed third in the shot put.

Brandi Hosford placed second in the triple jump (34-8.25) for Morrison, while teammate Kassidee Church earned thirds in both the long jump (15-1) and 100 hurdles. Hannah Blacklock scored points in both hurdles events for the Fillies.

Rebecca Johnson placed in all three sprint races for the Fillies. She was seventh in the 100 and eighth in the 200 and 400 races.

Rachel Cobert’s wins came in the 200 and triple jump. Her time of 27.02 seconds in the 200 was one-tenth of a second ahead of runner-up Lindsey Hoffert of Bureau Valley. She beat Hosford by more than a foot in the triple jump, with a best effort of 36 feet, 1.5 inches.

Courtney Cobert claimed first in the 100 in 13.47 seconds.


Team standings

1. Erie/Prophetstown 137.5; 2. Bureau Valley 94.5; 3. Amboy 86; 4. Hall 70.5; 5. Rockridge 66; 6. Princeton 63; 7. Morrison 38.5; 8. Kewanee 37; 9. Fulton/Fulton Unity 29; 10. Riverdale 24; 11. Sherrard 22; 12. Sterling Newman 18; 13. Peru St. Bede 9; 14. Orion 7. (Scoring: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1)

Individual results

(Top 2, area scorers)

100 meters — 1. Courtney Cobert (EP) 13.47; 2. Erika Zimmerman (Am) 13.65; 7. Rebecca Johnson (Morr) 13.96.

200 — 1. Rachel Cobert (EP) 27.02; 2. Lindsey Hoffert (BV) 27.12; 6. Courtney Kruthoff (EP) 28.15; 8. Johnson (Morr) 28.75.

400 — 1. Zoe Mead (Prince) 58.72; 2. R. Cobert (EP) 59.98; 8. Johnson (Morr) 1:05.25.

800 — 1. Mead (Prince) 2:20.76; 2. Corrie Reiley (EP) 2:30.86; 6. Kassi Henrekin (EP) 2:37.54.

1,600 — 1. Averi Leitzen (F/FU) 5:44.49; 2. Megan Grady (Am) 5:51.21; 4. Olivia DeWitt (EP) 5:59.49; 5. Rebecca Amoltz (EP) 6:00.82.

3,200 — 1. Grady (Am) 12:01.55; 2. Jordan Price (F/FU) 12:29.04; 8. Emily Hanover (EP) 13:42.61.

100 hurdles — 1. Devin Hasson (Rock) 16.62; 2. Maci Quinn (Hall) 16.83; 3. Kassidee Church (Morr) 17.10; 6. Hannah Blacklock (Morr) 18.45; 8. Maddie Fringer (EP) 18.57.

300 hurdles — 1. Hasson (Rock) 47.04; 2. Ally Woods (Rock) 48.35; 3. Shyan Dessing (EP) 51.39; 5. Blacklock (Morr) 52.82; 7. Breanna Eissens (F/FU) 53.30; 8. Mikayla Bolton (EP) 53.90.

400 relay — 1. Erie/Prophetstown 51.54; 2. Bureau Valley 52.35.

800 relay — 1. Erie/Prophetstown 1:49.26; 2. Bureau Valley 1:49.64.

1,600 relay — 1. Erie/Prophetstown 4:13.97; 2. Bureau Valley 4:14.29.

3,200 relay — 1. Erie/Prophetstown 10:33.53; 2. Hall 10:37.96.

High jump — 1. Laura Reiker (Am) 5-2; 2. Kruthoff (EP) 5-0; 3. (tie) Lakin Goodman (Morr) 5-0.

Pole vault — 1. Quinn (Hall) 10-0; 2. Chelsea Munday (Sher) 9-6; 3. Allisa DeShane (EP) 8-6; 5. (tie) Ashlynn Steel (EP) 7-0.

Long jump — 1. Hoffert (BV) 16-2.25; 2. Lauren Claus (Riv) 15-1; 3. Kassidee Church (Morr) 15-1; 6. Ally Wetzell (EP) 14-5; 7. Payton Kennedy (Morr) 14-2.25; 8. Brandi Pessman (F/FU) 13-8.75.

Triple jump — 1. R. Cobert (EP) 36-1.5; 2. Brandi Hosford (Morr) 34-8.25; 8. Dessing (EP) 29-4.5.

Shot put — 1. Colbi Schertz (Prince) 39-5; 2. Beth Meier (Rock) 36-2; 3. Chelsea Lesniewski (F/FU) 36-0; 4. Alyssa Howell (EP) 35-0.

Discus — 1. Kaylee Mindock (Rock) 108-1; 2. Taylor Clark (Prince) 196-9; 7. Emma Jacobs (F/FU) 97-0.

Sabers 3rd, 4th in WaMaC

VAN HORNE — Central DeWitt finished third in the boys standings and fourth in girls competition Thursday at the WaMaC Conference track and field meet hosted by Benton Community.

The Sabers and Cardinals each came away with one victory in the 15-team girls competition.

Maquoketa’s Hailey Schwenker won the 400 hurdles in 1:08.38, while the Sabers got a win from Haley Seitz, Sarah Watson, Brittany McNamara and Sarah Schoel in the distance medley in 4 minutes, 26.50 seconds, more than a second ahead of runner-up Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon won the girls title with 92 points, finishing four points ahead of runner-up West Delaware and eight ahead of Solon. Central DeWitt took fourth with 57, and Maquoketa was 12th with 39.

Center Point-Urbana won the boys title with 136 points, with Solon (91.5) taking second and Central DeWitt (61) finishing third. Maquoketa placed 12th in the 15-team field with 18 points.

The Sabers came away with three runner-up finishes.

Kyle Marti was second in the 1,600 meters (4 minutes, 42.25 seconds), trailing only Josh Yeager of CP-U (4:40.63). The other seconds came in relays. Terry Harris, Ryan Olson, James Grell and Jake Feldpausch finished in 1:33.13, just .54 behind Williamsburg’s foursome in the 800 relay. Olson, Feldpausch Connor Dalldorf and Peter Keegan combined to take second in the distance medley (3:43.56), which was won by Center Point-Urbana in 3:40.33).

Marti also came away with thirds in the 3,200 (10:22.75) and 800 (2:07.54), while Jake Kagemann was third in the 400 hurdles in 56.59.

The Sabers also got fourths from freshman Terry Harris in the 100 and from the 400 relay unit; a fifth in the shuttle hurdle relay; a sixth from the 3,200 relay team; and eighths from Doug Hayen in the discus and from the 1,600 relay unit.

Xavier Adams was the top finishers for Maquoketa, placing third in the high jump (6-0). CC Campbell added a fifth for the Cardinals in the long jump, Ben Strathman was sixth in the 400, Corderol Campbell earned sixth in the long jump, the 400 relay team was seventh and the 800 relay unit was eighth.

In addition to being part of the Sabers’ victory in the distance medley, Schoel added an individual second in the long jump and joined McNamara, Mikayla Coyle and Lauren O’Neil in taking second in the 3,200 relay (10:10.05). Schoel was edged by a half-inch by Center Point-Urbana’s Karley Jaynes in the long jump (16-5 to 16-4.5).

Also for the Sabers:

n McNamara took third in a close 800-meter race. Reeann McCarty of West Delaware won in 2:27.94, Maren Jeppson of Mount Vernon was second in 2:28.27 and McNamara crossed the finish line in 2:28.68.

n DeWitt also placed third in the shuttle hurdle and 1,600 relays.

n Abby Willis placed fifth in the discus (113-2).

n Hailey Saunders (17.08) and Gretchen Henningsen (17.13) went 5-6 in the 100 hurdles.

n Sam Barr placed seventh in the high jump at 4-10.

For Maquoketa:

n Aubree Taylor was the runner-up in the 100 hurdles in 16.41; Jessie Dudak of West Delaware won in 16.19.

n The Cardinals got seconds in the shuttle hurdle (Janey Saunders, Schwenker, Shelby Pettyjohn and Aubree Taylor in 1:08.43) and 800 (Hannah Gruenwald, Schwenker, Jenna Holtz and Taylor in 1:50.53) relays.

n Schwenker placed seventh in the 100.

n Jessica Gerardy was seventh in the 800.

n Gruenwald was eighth in the 200.


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