April 17, 2021

Six wins power Newton girls to team title at STC

Cardinals run away with team championship after 14 top-three finishes

TAMA — Six wins and seven runner-up finishes powered the Newton girls track and field team to a championship at the South Tama County Early Bird Invitational on Tuesday.

The Cardinals claimed four individual wins, won two relays and tallied eight more top-three finishes to win their first meet of the season.

Newton scored 130 points to run away with the team championship. Lisbon was second with 88 points and the rest of the field included host South Tama (87.5), Oelwein (77), East Marshall (66), BCLUW (58), Ankeny (55.5) and GMG (22).

Newton won the 4x100-meter relay with Libby Shores, Chassidy Henwood, Addy Terpstra and Kynnedei Terpstra. They finished the race in 53.52 seconds.

The Cardinals also won the 4x400 relay with Kate Muckler, Alyssa Shannon, Ashay Malow and Kya Butler. They completed the four laps around the track in 4 minutes, 30.34 seconds.

The other wins came from Kealey Manning in the shot put, Marissa Cunningham in the discus, Willow Oswalt in the 3,000-meter run and Shannon in the 400.

Manning’s winning toss in the shot put was marked at 31 feet, 6 inches. Tierney Adams was fifth in the event with a throw of 28-11.

Cunningham won the discus with a toss of 89-5. The Cardinals were 1-2-3 in the event as Jayden Lukefahr was second with a throw of 85-3 1/2 and Manning was third with a toss of 74-5.

Oswalt won the 3,000 with a time of 13:37.47. Shannon won the 400 in 1:05.29. Muckler also was fourth in the 400 in 1:09.34.

The Cardinals piled up seven second-place finishes. They were second in four relays.

The 4x800 relay team of Malow, Grace Benson, Morgan Stalzer and Kelsey Church was second in 11:33.77.

The sprint medley relay team of Addy Terpstra, Kynnedei Terpstra, Butler and Muckler finished second in 2:01.02.

The shuttle hurdle relay team of Shores, Addy Terpstra, Chloe Rorabaugh and Alyssa Beerends was the runner-up in 1:15.85 and the 4x200 relay foursome of Shores, Henwood, Rorabaugh and Beerends placed second in 2:02.95.

Newton scored double points in both the 100 and 200.

In the 100, JaQuay Priest was second in 14.1 seconds and Henwood finished fifth in 14.87. Butler finished second in the 200 with a time of 28.96 and Shannon was fifth in 30.0.

Church ended up fifth in the 1,500 with a time of 6:02.76 and Benson finished sixth in the 800 in 2:49.5.

The 4x100 weight person relay team also finished first. The event is not factored in the team score but the foursome of Adams, Na’Shyiah Moore, Lydia Biondi and Maggie Williams finished in 1:03.64.