May 15, 2021

Newton boys finish fourth, girls sixth at Grinnell Tiger Coed Relays

Cardinals climb ranks in Class 3A

GRINNELL — Newton’s boys track and field team claimed only one win on Tuesday during the Grinnell Tiger Coed Relays. But the Cardinals were good enough to move into the top 10 of two new events in Class 3A.

Nate Maki scored a team-high 10 points and got Newton’s only win as the Cardinals scored 42 points to finish in a tie for fourth in the four-team field.

Pella won the meet with 111 points, Dallas Center-Grimes scored 81 points in second and Grinnell (42) tied Newton.

Maki won the 200-meter dash in a personal-best time of 22.59 seconds, which now ranks fifth in 3A. He also was second in the 100 with a personal-best time of 11.48. Zane Biondi was sixth in the 100 in 12.49.

Jackson Mace-Maynard now has the fourth best time in 3A in the 1,600 after running it in 4 minutes, 26.16 seconds. He finished second behind DCG’s Aidan Ramsey on Tuesday.

The other runner-up finishes came from Brennan Amos in the 800 and Keith Moko in the high jump. Amos ran a personal-best 2:07.56 and Treycen Garton was third in 2:08.64. Moko was second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet.

In the 400, Garton was third in a personal-best time of 51.89, which ranks 13th in 3A. Mace-Maynard finished fourth in 54.29.

The Cardinals also doubled up in the 400 hurdles as Gavin Urias was third in a personal-best 59.95 and Brody Bauer finished fourth in a personal-best 1:00.73.

Newton’s shuttle hurdle relay team of Urias, Reese Hammons, Jordan Henderson and Bauer finished third in 1:10.62. Hammons also was fifth in the 110 high hurdles in a personal-best 17.29.

The 4x200 relay team of Biondi, Collin Sharp, Moko and Zay Arguello finished fourth in 1:37.05.

Urias was fifth in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 18 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Dallas King took sixth in the shot put with a throw of 40-10 1/2. Brenden Holschuh finished sixth in the 3,200 with a time of 12:53.91.


Alyssa Shannon and Addy Terpstra both won an individual race, Terpstra anchored the shuttle hurdle relay to a win and they both combined to give the Cardinals another top-five finish during the Grinnell Tiger Coed Relays on Tuesday.

Shannon won the 800 in a personal-best time of 2:25.28, which now sits 11th in Class 3A.

Terpstra won the 100 hurdles in a personal-best time of 16.47 seconds. That also ranks 11th in 3A.

Newton was in the top five in five other events and placed sixth in the six-team field with 55 points.

Southeast Polk won the meet with 137 points, while Pella (109), Williamsburg (104), Oskaloosa (97) and Grinnell (78) completed the field.

Terpstra and Shannon combined to score 25.5 of the Cardinals’ 55 points.

Terpstra anchored the shuttle hurdle relay to a win in a season-best time of 1:12.65. The rest of the relay included Alyssa Beerends, JaQuay Priest and Chloe Rorabaugh. Their time ranks 18th in 3A.

The Cardinals were fourth in two other relays. The 4x800 relay was fourth in 11:04.23 and the foursome featured Kate Muckler, Desirae Gifford, Ashay Malow and Grace Benson.

The sprint medley relay team of Priest, Kynnedei Terpstra, Addy Terpstra and Shannon finished fourth in 1:58.24.

Marissa Cunningham placed fourth in the discus with a personal-best throw of 98 feet. Abby Smith finished tied for fourth in the high jump with a personal-best jump of 4 feet, 6 inches.

Gracie Clayton was fourth in the 400 hurdles in 1:15.93 and Kealey Manning took sixth in the shot put with a toss of 33-7.