Kelsey Stortz, right, hands the baton to Mikayla Lane during the 4x800 during a recent meet.

Crestwood boys, girls track teams compete strong at NEIC Indoor


CRESCO - Both the Crestwood boys’ and girls’ track teams turned in several solid performances on March 20 at the NEIC Indoor Meet at Wartburg College. No team scores were recorded.
Boys’ meet
Crestwood Boys’ Head Coach Chris Lentz said he liked what he saw from the boys at Wartburg.
“For our first meet of the season, I thought we did some good things,” Lentz said. “We had a lot of guys post personal records compared to what they did last year. All three of our shot put guys showed improvement. All of our high jumpers had personal records, and Kade Munkel took first by clearing six feet.
“Our handoffs on the relays still need to improve, but we’ll be able to fine tune that. We still need to mix and match guys with events and try to get the best combinations for the relays.
“Chris Guest ran well in the high hurdles (third) and the 400 (third). I’m pleased for the most part with the way our guys competed. We just want all of our guys to compete at a high level and be a competitor,” Lentz said.
The coach noted he is hopeful the weather will get warmer soon so the team can practice outside more often.
“The weather in northeast Iowa can be a fickle beast at times,” Lentz said. “It might be 50 degrees at 4 p.m. and then it could drop to around 30 two hours later. We just need to roll with the punches and do the best we can,” Lentz said.
Cadet boys’ results
55 dash: 3. Kade Munkel 7.08; 8. Braden Hayes 7.28; 12. Sawyer Swatek 7.41.
200 dash: 7. Kael Anderlik 25.89; 9. Shane Vokaty 26.35; 15. Matthew Slifka 27.79.
400 dash: 3. Chris Guest 56.48; 6. Dayton Swatek 59.05; 9. Anderlik 1:00.93.
800 meters: 7. Carlos Beascochea 2:24.59; 8. Walker Sobolik 2:27.17; 14. Bryden Juelsgaard 2:33.42; 15. Lucas McGee 2:34.55.
1600 meters: 9. Boston Ferrie 5:49.94; 10. Jonathon Millage 5:50.75; 14. Luis Lares 6:21.87.
3200 meters: 5. Nathaniel Bigalk 11:58.66; 6. Justin Nibaur 12:09.19.
55 hurdles: 3. Chris Guest 8.31.
4x200 relay: 7. CW ‘A’ 1:44.10 (Logan Albert, Sawyer Swatek, Kade Munkel, Braden Hayes).
4x400 relay: 7. CW ‘A’ 4:05.99 (Dayton Swatek, Kaden Anderlik, Darian Gossman, Raymond Himli).
4x800 relay: 5. CW ‘A’ 9:35.84 (Ryan Steffen, Trey Burnikel, Reid Wiley, Tristan Wetherington).
Distance medley: 7. CW ‘A’ 4:17.75 (Matthew Slifka, Shane Vokaty, Frank Hrdlicka, Steffen).
Shuttle hurdle: 6. CW ‘A’ 40.53 (Zack Lane, Jon Henry, Wyatt Scheidel, Hrdlicka).
High jump: 1. Kade Munkel 6-0; 2. Albert 5-10; 6. Bryden Juelsgaard 5-6.
Long jump: 7. Raymond Himli 17-11.5; 12. Kristian Szajna 17-0.5; 18. Darian Gossman 15-10.25.
Shot put: 11. Jackson Smith 36-11; 15. Kody Berns 36-3; 17. Colby Frazer 35-11; 25. Scheidel 33-6; 26. Jared Haskins 33-5.5.
Girls’ meet
Cadet Girls’ Head Coach Jim Obermann was happy with the performances of all the girls.
“This meet was another positive step forward for us,” Obermann said. “All the kids competed well. All of our relay teams finished strong.
“Ellie Friesen ran well in the 800 and 1500 to take first in both events. Cassidy Ihns won the 3000 convincingly, and she did a good job of preparing for the race.
“Katie Saner had a good night as she won the 55 meter dash and the long jump. We had a lot of good performances, and all the girls are showing good progress.
“Cameron Ollendick competed well in the shot put to place second. Lexi Hoppe had a good night in the long jump (fourth) and the 55 meter hurdles (10th). Keelee Andera ran well and competed well in the long jump (seventh).
“In our relay teams, Emily Friesen, Brynn Bodermann, Keelee Andera, Annie Mast and Katie Saner all ran strong. Sarah Mashek is off to a strong start this season, and Mattie Slavin also competed well. Overall, the support our teammates have shown each other has been nice to see,” Obermann said.
Cadet girls’ results
55 dash: 1. Katie Saner 7.57; 14. Autumn Forcelle 8.66; 16. Emma Rissman 9.06.
200 dash: 14. Krista Riley 32.02; 17. Katlin Born 32.86; 19. Sami Bigalk 33.97.
400 dash: 7. Rachel Steffen 1:09.79; 12. Abbie Bergan 1:19.22; 13. Emily Reinhart 1:19.84.
800 meters: 1. Ellie Friesen 2:19.86; 8. Mattie Slavin 2:53.69; 16. Kelsey Stortz 3:08.87.
1500 meters: 1. Ellie Friesen 4:42.24; 4. Sarah Mashek 5:00.32; 13. Maddie Brace 6:42.85.
3000 meters: 1. Cassidy Ihns 11:07.74.
55 hurdles: 10. Lexi Hoppe 9.72; 12. Emma Cotant 10.18; 20. Destiny Hodges 11.40.
4x200 relay: 3. CW ‘A’ 1:53.85 (Brynn Bodermann, Keelee Andera, Annie Mast, Katie Saner).
4x400 relay: 4. CW ‘A’  4:22.60 (Emily Friesen, Andera, Mast, Saner).
4x800 relay: 3. CW ‘A’ 10:40.12 (Emily Friesen, Rachel Steffen, Sarah Mashek, Mattie Slavin).
Distance medley: 2. CW ‘A’ 4:45.77 (Hoppe, Mast, Bodermann, Ihns).
Shuttle hurdle: 4. CW ‘A’ 43.44 (Emma Cotant, Hoppe, Katlin Born, Sam Balk).
High jump: 6. Sharon Goodman 4-6; 9. Cassie Ollendieck 4-4.
Long jump: 1. Saner 16-2.5; 4. Hoppe 15-1; 7. Keelee Andera 14-8.5; 21. Emma Rissman 12-10.
Shot put: 2. Cameron Ollendick 34-4; 5. Kristen Reicks 32-0; 8. Hallie Frohn 30-7.5; 17. Amiah DeWolf 27-4.

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