FRIDAY KILJ AREA SPORTS NEWSWritten by John Kuhens on May 20, 2016
Riley Grogan New London threw the disc 140′ 11″ to place 17th.
New London girls 4×400 ran 4:15.06 finished 9th, Danville ran 4:10.93 made the finals.
WMU 4×100 relay 8th fastest going into finals 44.99, Broc Mullin filled in for Garret Baker
Carson McSorely New London finished 4th in the 400 hurdles after sge was 7th last year, only a sophomore
Ross Vantiger WMU ran the 400 meter hurdles in 59.22 did not place in top 15
Danville girls 4×200 relay 5th in 1:48.43
New London girls distance medley ran 4:28.46 good for 12th place
Bryce Achen of Waco ran 15.77 in 110 highs he was 7th fastest and is in finals
MPHS girls 4×400 ran 21st in 4:17.69…MPHS boys 4×100 ran 24th 3:27.17
West Burlington-Notre Dame fastest 4×100 prelim time 42.65
MPHS Keegan Pullis 15th in 3A boys shot 47′ 2.25″, Cori Fitten 16th 47′ 2″
Xavior Williams WB-ND senior jumped 7′ to win 2A boys high jump
MPHS girls 4×200 13th in 1:48.51
Jake Lowe 16th in 400 hurdles 56.15
W. Burlington broke 4×200 state meet record in 2A 1:27.14 4th fastest ever in Iowa…oh they won the event too
Grace Bittle threw 31′ 7.5″ in shot put, 24th
Jacob Smith of W. Burlington and Shane Fye Mediapolis made 2A HH finals
Jashira Baylark W. Burlington 9th in girls 100 meter hurdles
Keegan Rich long jumped 19′ 8.5″ waiting for 21st
Jake Lowe finished 10th in 110 highs 15.79, Cole Burns ran 17.47
Mediapolis girls D. medley 11th in 4:18.64, Fairfield was DQ’d, Ft. Madison ran 4:20.61 not in the points.
Weather: Morning session opened at 9 am with temperature at 62 degrees with wind from south-southeast at 6 miles per hour. Temperature reached high of 68 degrees at 1 pm.
GIRLS CLASS 2A TEAM SCORING (Complete for day through 10 events)
1. Cascade, Northeast/Goose Lake, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central 22
4. Monticello 21.5
5. Des Moines Christian 20
6. Pekin 18
7. Osage 17.5
8. Durant, Pocahontas Area 16
10. Western Christian/Hull, Albia 15
BOYS CLASS 2A TEAM SCORING (Complete for day through 10 events0
1. West Burlington/Notre Dame 43
2. Kingley-Pierson/Woodbury Central 34
3. Monticello 28.5
4. Dike/New Hartford 28
5. Applington-Parkersburg 24
6. Treynor 16
7. Camanche 15.5
8. Iowa City Regina 14
9. Northeast Goose Lake 12
10. Carroll Kuemper Catholic 10.5
BOYS CLASS 3A TEAM SCORING (Complete for day through 10 events)
1. Pella 41
2. Mount Vernon 39
3. Vinton-Shellsburg 34
4. Estherville-Lincoln Central 24
5. Center Point 22
6. North Polk 17
7. Marion 15
8. Dallas Center-Grimes 14
9. Algona 13
10. Fairfield 12.
GIRLS CLASS 3A TEAM SCORING (Complete for day through 10 events)
1. Davenport Assumption 56
2. Glenwood 30
3. Decorah 24
4. Pella 23.5
5. Boon 23
6. Solon 20.50
7. Dubuque Wahlert 20
8. South Tama, Tama 16
9. Spencer 15
10. Gilbert 14
Class 2A discus — Kiana Phelps, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central, 172. Also overall meet record. Old 2A and overall meet record 166-4, Phelps, 2015.
Class 3A 4×200 — Davenport Assumption, 1:41.50. Old record 1:42.74, Dubuque Wahlert, 2015.
Kiana Phelps, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central — Class 2A shot put, discus.
Okasana Covey, Des Moines Christian — Class 2A 400, distance medley relay.
Sarah Adams, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 4×800 relay, distance medley relay.
Mary Grace Carroll, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 4×200, distance medley relay.
Aleenah Marcucci, Northeast — Class 2A long jump, 400 hurdles.
Aleenah Marcucci of Northest won the Class 2A 400 hurdles for the second straight year.
ONE LAST THROW, ONE LAST RECORD
Kiana Phelps of Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central capped off her high school with yet another record. Phelps won her fourth straight Class 2A discus championship with a throw of 172-1, which breaks her own 2A and overall state meet record. With the victory, she becomes the first prep athlete to win four state titles and four Drake Relays titles in the same event. She’s the semoves o win four discus championships, joining Williamsburg’s Melanie Heitman on that list. Phelps’ throw is the third-best in the country this year. She’s the state’s all-time leader in the event with a throw of 179-7 in 2014.
COVEY DOUBLES UP
Des Moines Christian’s Okasana Covey became the first double winner of the 2016 meet. Covey anchored Des Moines Christian to a victory in the Class 2A distance medley relay — out of the first section — after winning the 400 on Thursday. She ran the final 800 in a fine 2:13.3 to bring the Lions home in 4:10.43. Monticello, the 4×800 winner on Thursday, made a good run at Des Moines Christian’s time in the third section with Paige Holub on the anchor, but the Panthers fell just short, finishing in 4:11.65.
OH, SO CLOSE
Davenport Assumption picked up its second relay victory of the meet and just missed setting a record. The Knights won the Class 3A distance medley relay for the second time in three years, getting a splendid anchor from defending 800 champion Joy Ripslinger to finish in 4:03.25 — 11 hundredths of a second short of Fairfield’s meet record. Ripslinger ran her 800 leg in 2:10.2 after getting the baton in second place. Assumption won the 4×800 on Thursday. Sarah Adams, who ran the 400 lege in the medley, is the only runner who was on both teams.
THEY WERE AT IT AGAIN
Since 2009, Davenport Assumption and Dubuque Wahlert have won every championship in the Class 3A 4×200 relay. So it was no surprise they were neck-and-neck at the end again. The Knights edged the Golden Eagles to win in 1:41.50 and break the meet record Wahlert set a year ago. Wahlert was just one-hundredth of a second behind. Assumption already was seventh on the all-time list with a time of 1:41.42. Wahlert’s time of 1:41.41 puts the Golden Eagles at No. 9.
BACK ON TOP
Cascade returned to the winner’s circle in the Class 2A 4×200 relay after a one-year absence. Freshman Rachel Trumm anchored the all underclass unit to a victory in 1:45.22. Cascade won the event four straight years before Western Christian claimed the title last year.
A FIRST FOR THE RAMS
Glenwood has it first running event state champion, thanks to hurdler Molly Dean. Dean overcame a fall in the preliminaries of the 100 hurdles to the Class 3A 400 hurdles. She steadily pulled away from the other runners and won easily in 1:03.58.
Class 2A 4×200 — West Burlington/Notre Dame, 1:27.14. Old record 1:27.14, West Burlington/Notre Dame, 2015.
Class 3A 4×200 — Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 1:27.87. Old record 1:28.40, DeWitt Central, 2011.
Xavior Williams, West Burlington/Notre Dame — Class 2A high jump, long jump, 4×200 relay.
JoJo Frost, Center Point-Urbana — Class 3A 400, 400 hurdles.
Matt Manternach and Derek Manternach, Monticello — Class 2A 4×800 relay, distance medley relay.
West Burlington/Notre Dame won the Class 2A 4×200 for the second straight year.
In his third race of the meet, Isaiah Trousil of West Burlington/Notre Dame was part of his third record. Trousil anchored the Falcons to a Class 2A record in the Class 2A 4×200 relay, carrying them to the finish in 1:27.14. That ranks No. 4 on the state’s all-time list and breaks the record they set at last year’s state meet. On Thursday, Trousil set records in the preliminaries of the 100 and 200.
During a five-minute span late in the morning, three state meet records were broken. West Burlington/Notre Dame set a meet record in the boys Class 2A 4×200 relay, Sergeant Bluff-Luton did the same in the boys 3A 4×200 and Kiana Phelps of Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central broke her own 2A and overall meet records in the girls discus.
HIGHER AND HIGHER
Xavior Williams of West Burlington/Notre Dame is now part of some elite company. In 111 years of state meet competition, only five high jumpers have cleared 7 feet. Williams became the fifth when he cleared 7-even to win the Class 2A championship. It was the first title for Williams, who was seventh in 2013 and third the past two years. In each of those three years, his teammate, Jeff Giannettino, won the event. So that’s four straight years with a West Burlington/ND jumper as the champion. The last jumper to clear 7 feet at state was Andy Kohler of Ames in 1999. It’s the first time any school has produced four straight high jump champions and this is the first time one school has had two 7-foot jumpers. Giannettino cleared 7-1 during his career.
Twins Derek and Matt Manternach helped Monticello to its second relay victory of the meet. Derek ran the 400 leg and Matt carried on the 800 anchor leg as the Panthers won the Class 2A distance medley relay for the third time in four years. They finished in 3:27.02, which ranks ninth on the state’s all-time list. Matt ran his leg in 1:50.5 after running a 1:52.2 in anchoring a victory in the 4×800 relay on Thursday.
A strong carried Treynor’s Brett Daley to a victory in the Class 2A 400 hurdles. Daley edged past defending champion Jacob Smith of West Burlington/Notre Dame after the final hurdle to win in 53.17. Smith was second in 53.32. Daley got the victory after finishing third in the 400 on Thursday.
GO GO JOJO
Center Point-Urbana’s JoJo Frost became a double individual winner when he raced to an easy victory in the Class 3A 400 hurdles. Frost won in 53.06 after winning the 400 on Thursday.