South Winn, Turkey Valley off and running

By Becky Walz,

The South Winn and Turkey Valley boys and girls track teams took to the oval Friday night at Luther College for the Upper Iowa Conference indoor meet.
No team scores were kept.

Highlights for the boys
South Winn’s Kaden Barton-Franzen and Kaden Bullerman went 1-2 in the high jump with Barton-Franzen tying for first after clearing a height of 5 feet, 2 inches. The Warriors also went 1-2 in the long jump. Lukas Weiss was the champion with a best leap of 18 feet, 10.25 inches. Teammate Kaden Bullerman went 18 feet, 3.5 inches. Rounding out the field events, Parker Timp was the runner-up in the shot put, heaving the weight 42 feet, 1.5 inches.
“The guys demonstrated competitiveness and a willingness to dig deep.  A number of the team either competed for the first time or competed in events they hadn’t done before.  Instead of being intimidated, they embraced the challenge and pushed themselves through discomfort.  Many of our returners put in the hard work and commitment to improving over the past year or two by competing in other sports as well as putting in the time in the off season.  As a result, almost all of the returners performed at or better than their lifetimes bests,” said SW boys’ coach Scott Conway. “When you have a team full of individuals willingly take risks and get out of their comfort zone, you are going to have a successful season regardless of wins, losses or championships. Talent and skill can only take an athlete or a team so far. If you don’t learn how to be uncomfortable, embrace adversity, overcome your fears and put the needs of the team above your own, you won’t continue to grow and develop. From what I’ve seen so far, this is a group of individuals who are willing and not afraid to take on these challenges. Teams like this are fun to coach and be around. Those traits carry over into their other sports and in other aspects of their lives.”
Turkey Valley’s 4×400 relay was first to cross the finish line in 3:51.00, while the 4×200 relay won silver for the Trojans in 1:40.86 as did the sprint medley relay in 4:08.31. Individually Noah Hanson was the runner-up in the 200-meter dash in 23.87 seconds.

In the girls’ races
Several events finished high for the Warrior and Trojan girls Friday.
South Winn’s Abby Wagner took the high jump title, clearing 5 feet even. The sophomore was also the runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 4 inches.
Warrior seniors Billie Wagner, Megan Hageman and Anna Dietzenbach swept the top three spots in the 3000-meter run. B. Wagner led the contingent to the line in 11:24.9, with M. Hageman stopping the clock at 11:46.3 and Dietzenbach at the 12:59.2 mark.
Going 1-2 in the 1500-meter run were South Winn’s Karissa Wenthold and Tessa Phillips in 6:11.30 and 6:27.80, respectively.
Two relays won gold including the 4×200 quartet of Morgan Kriener, Josie Tollefsrud, Alyssa Holthaus and Allison Hageman. They combined for a time of 2:02.97. Kriener, Tollefsrud, A. Hageman and Ella Willey joined forces in the sprint medley for a winning time of 5:11.8.
Three other relays placed second including the shuttle hurdle relay of Josie Hageman, Gabby Becker, Izzy Kuboushek and Cloey Zweibohmer. In addition, Katie Shimek, Maddy Jansen, Josie Tieskoetter and Kuboushek stopped the clock at 4:33.57 in the 4×400 in second. Shimek, Jansen, Wenthold and Tieskoetter was second in the 4×800 with a time of 11:17.4.
For the Trojans, the top finisher was Jacqlyn Schmitt in the shot put with a throw of 31 feet, 3.5 inches for silver. Four events earned bronze. Olivia Snyder posted a time of 8.02 seconds in the 55-meter dash, while Jenna Throndson circled the track once in the 200-meter dash in 30.44 seconds. Laynie Schuchhardt had a time of 2:54.3 in the 800-meter run for her third place, along with the 4×800 relay.

Coming up
Both the Warriors and Trojan teams are at Sumner-Fredericksburg for their first outdoor meet of the season Tuesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m.

Girls’ individual results (Top 8)
High jump – 1. Abby Wagner, SW, 5’0”
Long jump – 2. A. Wagner, SW, 14’4”; 7. Allison Hageman, SW, 12’11.75”
Shot put – 2. Jacqlyn Schmitt, TV, 31’3.5”; 6. Kalissa Schmelzer, SW, 25’4.5”
55m – 3. Olivia Snyder, TV, 8.02; 6. Clare Courtney, TV, 8.26; 7. Alyssa Holthaus, SW, 8.27
200m – 3. Jenna Throndson, TV, 30.44; 8. Hailey Riehle, SW, 34.03
400m – 3. Ivey Franzen, SW, 1:15.63; 5. Addison Lutgen, TV, 1:19.77; 6. Aubrey Willey, SW, 1:20.14; 8. Karen Ventura, TV, 1:23.65
800m – 1. Billie Wagner, SW, 2:33.22; 2. Megan Hageman, SW, 2:34.8; 3. Layni Schuchhardt, TV, 2:54.3; 8. Delaney Busta, TV, 3:37.7
1500m – 1. Karissa Wenthold, SW, 6:11.30; 2. Tessa Phillips, SW, 6:27.80
3000m – 1. B. Wagner, SW, 11:24.9; 2. M. Hageman, SW, 11:46.3; 3. Anna Dietzenbach, SW, 12:59.2
55m hurdles – 5. Josie Hageman, SW, 10.52
Shuttle hurdle – 2. J. Hageman, Gabby Becker, Izzy Kuboushek, Cloey Zweibohmer, SW, 40.64; 4. TV, 41.66
4×200 – 1. Morgan Kriener, Josie Tollefsrud, Holthaus, A. Hageman, SW, 2:02.97; 2. Britney Hageman, A. Wagner, Addy Conway, Zweibohmer, SW, 2:03.28; 4. TV, 2:06.61
4×400 – 2. Katie Shimek, Maddy Jansen, Josie Tieskoetter, Kuboushek, SW, 4:33.57; 6. TV, 5:14.03
4×800 – 2. Shimek, Jansen, Wenthold, Tieskoetter, 11:17.4; 3. TV, 12:21.9
Sprint medley – 1. Kriener, Tollefsrud, A. Hageman, Ella Willey, SW, 5:11.8; 4. TV, 5:15.33

Boys’ individual results (Top 8)
High jump – 1. Kaden Barton-Franzen, 5’2”; 2. Kaden Bullterman, 5’0”
Long jump – 1. Lukas Weiss, SW, 18’10.25”; 2. Bullerman, SW, 18’3.5”;
Shot put – 2. Parker Timp, SW, 42’1.5”; 7. Chandler Riehle, SW, 34’1/8”
55m – 4. Noah Hanson, TV, 6.63; 6. Troy Schmitt, TV, 7.05
200m – 2. Hanson, TV, 23.87
800m – 7. Hunter Wagner, SW, 2:40.2
1600m – 5. Abe Conway, SW, 5:37.4
3200m – 4. Kyle Hageman, SW, 13:06.6; 7. Max Moonen, SW, 14:26.4
55m hurdles – 3. Weiss, SW, 8.76; 2. Brady Ohrt, SW, 9.93
4×200 – 2. TV, 1:40.86; 4. Bullerman, Ohrt, Nolan Sabelka, Weiss, SW, 1:43.80
4×400 – 1. TV, 3:51.00; 7. Brad Dahl, Conway, Brennan Franzen, Bo Wangsness, SW, 4:15.0
4×800 – 3. Conway, Wangsness, Brody Tieskoetter, Hunter Wagner, SW, 10:96.1; 5. Dahl, Eric Greve, Ohrt, Sabelka, SW, 10.17.8
Sprint medley – 2. TV, 4:08.31; 4. Bullerman, Riehle, Tieskoetter, Wagner, SW, 4:27.45

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