May 18, 2022

L-S girls finish second at last-chance meet

Tigerhawks take partial team, finish fifth

SULLY — Lynnville-Sully’s girls track and field team won four events and collected a plethora of bronze-medal performances during the L-S Hawk Coed Last Chance Invitational on Monday.

The Hawks hosted a six-team meet and placed second with 120 points. Colfax-Mingo also brought a limited number of athletes and finished fifth with 47.5 points.

L-S claimed wins in the shortest and longest individual races on the track and in two sprint relays.

Reagan McFarland was the winner in the 100-meter dash in a season-best 13.57 seconds and Greenlee Smock ran to a win in the 3,000 in 12 minutes, 8.2 seconds.

The two relay wins featured Carsyn McFarland, Aliya James, Sydney Jansen and Reagan McFarland. The foursome won the 4x100 in 52.95 and sprinted to a win in the 4x200 in 1:56.54. Reagan McFarland anchored the 4x100 and Jansen finished the 4x200.

The Hawks were second in two events. Jansen matched a career-best mark of 4 feet, 8 inches in the high jump and Allie Van Wyk was the runner-up in the 100 hurdles in a career-best 17.71.

Colfax-Mingo didn’t have a full lineup but still registered three wins and three second-place finishes.

McKayla Smith won the shot put with a throw of 36 feet, 9 1/4 inches and Carley Underwood was the winner in the 100 hurdles in 17.01.

The shuttle hurdle relay team also won in a season-best 1:13.35. That team featured Melany Vry, Kylie Doty, McKenna Pleima and Underwood.

The two runner-up finishes for C-M came from Smith (career-best 115-3) in the discus and Mickayla Lind (career-best 14.33) in the 100.

Pekin won the girls’ team title with 174 points. East Marshall (118.5) was edged out by L-S and Albia (99) and GMG (13) completed the field.

L-S racked up six third-place finishes. The individual bronze medal performances came from Abby Squires (104-2) in the discus, Morgan Jones (career-best 14.52) in the 100 and Majesta Vos (career-best 1:08.29) in the 400.

The Hawks were third in three relays — the sprint medley, distance medley and 4x800.

In the sprint medley relay, Aubree Arthur, Natalie Nikkel, Brooke Conover and Olivia Norrish finished in 2:14.77.

Carsyn McFarland, James, Kinsley Tice and Norrish completed the distance medley team and they finished in 4:56.6.

The 4x800 relay team included Elise Alberts, Callista Hackert, Tice and Smock and they finished in 11:22.59.

The Hawks doubled up in the long jump, high jump, shot put, 400 and 200.

Van Wyk joined Jansen in the top five in the high jump. She finished fourth with a career-best leap of 4-6.

Carsyn McFarland (32:31) and Celia Ricker (32.55) were 4-5 in the 200, Tice (2:48.22) took fourth in the 800 and Norrish (6:06.11) finished fourth in the 1,500.

The 400 included Vos, who was third, but also Jones in (1:14.15) sixth.

Greta Wallen (career-best 13-5) and Corrina Rozendaal (career-best 13-3) finished 5-6 in the long jump and Squires (career-best 31-2) and Nikkel (career-best 28-0) also finished 5-6 in the shot put.

The Tigerhawks got a sixth-place finish from Pleima (18.59) in the 100 hurdles and from Caylee Cunningham (4-4) in the high jump.