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Jasper County Tribune

Baxter track teams finish second at ISC meet

TAMA — Baxter senior Sailor Hinegardner and junior Will Clapper were both double winners at the Iowa Star Conference track and field meet at Meskwaki Settlement School on Monday night.

The wins helped both Baxter squads finish second in the team standings.

Hinegardner won the 100-meter hurdles and long jump and she also was second in the 100 as the Bolts scored 118.50 points as the runner-up.

Clapper had gold-medal performances in both the discus and shot put, and the Bolts’ boys team scored 83 points in second.

Clarksville won the girls’ team title with 129.50 points. After Baxter in third was Janesville with 98, Tripoli finished fourth with 73 points and Collins-Maxwell took fifth with 66.

Dunkerton ran away with the boys’ title, scoring 156 points. Baxter was 11 points better than third-place Don Bosco and 12 points better than Collins-Maxwell. Colo-NESCO finished fifth with 65 points.

The Baxter girls won three events on the night.

Hinegardner won the 100 hurdles in 16.41 seconds and her runner-up finish in the 100 was clocked at 13.55. She won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 5 inches.

The Bolts also won the 4x800 relay. The foursome of junior Lauren Ratliff, senior Ashlee Johnson, sophomore Holly Jessen and junior Brenna Thomson won the race in 10 minutes, 51.33 seconds.

Clapper won the boys’ shot put with a toss of 49-1 1/4, and his winning discus toss covered 142-2.

The only other runner-up finish between the two teams came from sophomore Logan Berg, who finished second in the 1,600 with a time of 5:00.81. Junior Ian Thomson was fifth in the event in 5:09.45.

Ian Thomson was fourth in the 3,200 and Berg was fifth. Thomson finished in 10:49.92 and Berg crossed the finish line in 10:52.03.

Berg started the 4x800 relay that finished third and Thomson anchored the race. In between, junior Josh Bruntz and sophomore Cole Damman helped the Bolts finish third in 9:12.51.

Senior Travis Lindemoen was fourth in the 400 hurdles with a time of 59.96. He was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 18-11 1/4. Bruntz also was fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:16.20.

Junior Kaylin Van Ryswyk claimed two bronze medals in the shot put and discus for the girls. She was third in the shot put with a toss of 34-1 1/2 and her third-place throw in the discus was marked at 101-9.

Sophomore Amber Weltha gave the Bolts double points in the discus as she was fourth with a toss of 93-7.

Senior Jordynn Wesselink finished third in the high jump with a leap of 4-8, Ratliff was third in the 1,500 with a time of 5:36.76 and Brenna Thomson finished third in the 3,000 in 11:58.89.

Johnson gave the Bolts double points in the 1,500 as she was fifth with a time of 5:45.49. Freshman Kailee Conradi was fourth in the 3,000 in 13:03.03. Ratliff also placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:37.61.

The final top performance came from the girls in the shuttle hurdle relay. The foursome of Wesselink, senior Mary Schabilion, junior Avery Backus and freshman Maddie Pierce finished third with a time of 1:15.53.

The Bolts compete in a Class 1A state qualifier at 4 p.m. Thursday in Brooklyn.

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