Keota, WACO's Horak, Stokes, Highland break records

GTNS photo by Doug Brenneman

Highland's Kaylee Rath puts the shot.
GTNS photo by Doug Brenneman Highland's Kaylee Rath puts the shot.

SIGOURNEY - The Sigourney Relays’ meet record in the girls 200 meters was 28.2 seconds, set just last year, and Pekin’s Sophie Wittrock broke that record Tuesday with a time of 28.05.

The problem for Wittrock was that Highland’s Aly Stokes was also in the race and she ran 27.84 to establish a new meet standard.

Keota’s distance medley set a new meet standard of 3:49.36, which broke the old record of 4:09.04 and just missed the track record of 3:49.27. JD Stout, Sam Sieren each ran a 200-meter leg, then Wyatt Sieren ran the 400 and Justin Moeller ran the 800 anchor leg.

WACO’s Colton Horak broke both the meet record and the track’s record in the 400 hurdles with a time of 57.95. The meet record of 59.81 was his. The track record was 58.27.

Highland’s girls finished third in the team race while WACO was eighth and Keota 10th.

In the boys team standings, WACO was fifth, Keota eighth and Highland ninth.

Highland’s Emily Yahnke set the meet record in the 100 last year and won the 100 this year with a time of 13.43. Teammate Kristy Thomann was third in 13.86.

Sarah Schneider, Stokes, Thomann and Yahnke won the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 52.41, which was also a meet record, breaking the 52.84 Sigourney ran just last year.

The same four athletes ran the 4x2 in a meet record time of 1:51.27, smashing the record of 1:53.5 that Highland set last year.

Yahnke (16 feet, 6 inches) and Stokes (15-3) placed second and third in the long jump.

Highland’s Kaylee Rath had the same luck as Wittrock. Rath also broke the meet record of 97-4 in the discus, throwing 97-6, but placed fourth.

Madison Thomann was fourth in the 1500 in 5:39.84. Schneider was fifth in the 200 in 29.35. Emma Soukup was fifth in the 400 in 1:11.81. Taylor Sublette took fifth in 2:50.49 in the 800. Alli Brand was sixth in the 3000 in 13:18.21.

Sublette, Fiona Mahler, Alyssa Clarke and Madison Thomann were third in the 4x8 at 11:58.87. Jenna Sands, K.Thomann, Schneider and Soukup placed third in the sprint medley in 2:07.1.

WACO’s Grace Conwell was second in the 400 hurdles in 1:14.2. Olivia Leichty, Kaylee Shelman, Laney Graber and Conwell were second in the 4x2 in 1:59.04. WACO’s 4x1 of Leichty, Graber, Shelman and Molly McLaughlin was fifth in 55.88. WACO’s sprint medley was fourth in 2:08.59 with Leichty, Shelman, Graber and Conwell. The shuttle hurdle relay was fourth in 1:14.25 with Graber, Maggie Rinner, Conwell and McLaughlin. Kristen Conley’s shot put of 30-3.5 was sixth.

Keota’s Paige Thompson ran to a fifth-place finish in the 3000 at 13:14.89.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES - 1. Pekin 155, 2. Sigourney 96, 3. Highland 90, 4. BGM 80, 5. North Mahaska 55, 6. Winfield-Mt. Union 39, 7. Cardinal 35, 8. WACO 27, 9. Tri-County 8, 10. Keota 2

WACO broke the meet record of 1:08.35 in the shuttle hurdle but finished second (1:06.52) with Kissell, Nik Coble, Jalen Collins and Elijah McGohan to Pekin’s 1:05.35.

Horak (16.38) and Drew Kissell (16.75) were first and second in the 110 high hurdles. The 4x8 was second in 10:21.23 with Joe Edeker, Tanner Conwell, Jaden Williams and Tyler Sutton. McGowan ran to third in the 400 with a time of 55.84. Kissell, Jalen Collins, Horak and McGohan were fourth in the sprint medley 1:42.94. Jonah Egli was fourth in the 1600 in 5:04.64 and sixth in the 3200 at 11:29.95.

Keota’s Moeller was second in the 800, running a 2:10.31 and second in the long jump with a distance of 20-2. The meet record was 19-4 but the winning jump was 20-10. The 4x4 of Wyatt Sieren, Brady Duwa, Stout and Moeller placed third in 3:59.49. Sieren took fifth in the 200 in 24.26.

Highland’s Bradley Rodgers second-place throw in the shot of 43-4.5 was better than the meet record of 40-9.5 but the winning throw of 44-5 set a new track record.

Zack Lasek was second in the discus at 117-10. rodgers was fifth at 109-9.

The 4x2 with Mason McFarland, Trey Lasek, Connor Grinstead and Kadin Jepson was fourth in 1:39.07. The 4x1 relay was fifth in 47.76 with Bryce Waters, Jepson, Grinstead and Trey Lasek. Jepson was sixth in the 100 at 12.1. The distance medley of Devin Lovetinsky, McFarland, Waters and Bryan Redlinger was fifth in 4:16.

BOYS TEAM SCORES - 1. Pekin 148, 2. Cardinal 70, 3. Sigourney 69, 4. Winfield-Mt. Union 63, 5. WACO 60, 6. North Mahaska 52, 7. BGM 45, 8. Keota 36, 9. Highland 29, 10. Tri-County 10