The Charles City Comet girls and boys track teams competed in the Northeast Iowa Conference track meet in Waukon yesterday. The Comet girls finished in third place as a team with 104 points while Decorah ran away with the girls title scoring 190 team points. The Charles City girls track team was able to crown champions in four events as McKayla Cole won the 1500 and 3000 meter runs and Sara Martin won the shot put and discus. Cole was also runner-up in the 800 meter run and the team of Shae Etherington, Sadie Ruzicka, Hanna Bjelica and Whitney Martin claimed second in the distance medley. On the boys side, Charles City finished in sixth place as a team with 63 points as, once again, it was Decorah who claimed the conference title with 139 points. The Comet boys had two champions as Bryce Foxen won the 110 meter hurdles and Shane Feller took the long jump. Gavin Connell was the lone runner-up for the Comet boys as he finished second in the 3200 meter run. Next up for the Comet boys and girls track teams will be the state qualifying meet next Thursday.
Northwood-Kensett hosted the Top of Iowa Conference meet yesterday which featured area schools Nashua-Plainfield, Osage, Rockford, North Butler, and Saint Ansgar. In the girls division Osage claimed first place as a team with 165 points, Saint Ansgar was third in the team race with 98 points, North Butler was seventh with 47 points, Nashua Plainfield was eight with 45 points and Rockford was ninth with 41 points. Osage’s girls were led by Ellie Friesen and Megan Mooberry who finished first and second respectively in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter runs, and also got a first place finish from the team of Taylor Spitz, Lindsay Hemann, Sydney Midlang, and Hannah Huebsch in the shuttle hurdle relay. Saint Ansgar received first place points in four events as Haley Merten won the discus, Grace Heimer won the shot put, the team of Brooke Davila, Chelsey Huisman, Maddy Eibes, and Caitlyn Juhl won the 4×100 meter relay and the team of Davila, Huisman, Amelia Koster and Juhl won the 4×200 meter relay. Nashua Plainfield’s best finishes on the girls side were Kaylee Eggers in the 100 meter hurdles and the team of Genevieve Reams, Meghan Wright, Eggers, and Briley Fisher in the sprint medley relay. North Butler did not have any conference champions, but had runner-up finishes by Nicole Heeren in the shot put and the team of Darby Christensen, Callie Niedert, Morgan Arjes, and Isabel Diedzinski in the distance medley relay. Rockford’s best event finish came from Alyssa Staudt who finished second in the high jump. On the boys side, Central Springs took first with 151 team points, Saint Ansgar was third with 122.5 points, Osage was fifth with 57.5 points, North Butler was seventh with 43 points, Nashua-Plainfield was eighth with 23 points and Rockford came in ninth with 13 points. Saint Ansgar received conference championships from Cole Willert in the 110 meter hurdles and 400 meter hurdles, and the team of Matt Mattick, Skylar Blunt, Jacob Hyde, and Willert in the 4×400 meter relay. Osage’s lone first place finish came from the team of Ben Huftalin, Collin Havel, Nick Hoppel and Garrett Maakestad in the 4×800 meter relay. All of these teams will compete again next Thursday in state qualifying meets.
Nashua Plainfield hosted a quadrangular golf meet yesterday at the Nashua Town and Country Club. On the boys side, Saint Ansgar was first with a team score of 181, Rockford and Nashua tied for second with 187 team strokes with Rockford winning the tie break. Devin Koob of Nashua Plainfield was the meet medalist after carding a 39. On the girls side, Rockford took first with a team score of 206, Nashua was second with a 214 and Saint Ansgar was third with 260 team strokes. Michaela Krull of Rockford won the playoff against Kelsey Poppe of Nashua Plainfield to claim medalist honors.