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Storm Lake track teams fourth in home invite

Monday, April 30, 2012

STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake track team opened their outdoor home slate Thursday night at the Storm Lake Invite, with the boys and girls teams both finishing fourth overall in the team races.

Carroll came away as the meet winner in both classes.

In the boys' race, Carroll totaled 132 points, Manson Northwest Webster was second at 103, Pocahontas Area third at 92, Storm Lake fourth with 84, Humboldt fourth with 84, St. Mary's sixth at 29, Emmetsburg seventh at 17 and Newell-Fonda eighth with 16.

On the girls' side, Carroll totaled 134, Humboldt 114, Estherville-Lincoln Central 90, Storm Lake 73, Manson Northwest Webster 71, Pocahontas Area 66, Newell-Fonda 48 and St. Mary's 22.

Jacob Olson led the Storm Lake boys as he took first in the 1600 at 4:48.88. Second went to David Tucker in the 400 (54.27), Mark Greenwalt in the long jump (19'5.25") and the 4x400 of Greenwalt, Jay Grant, Tucker and Nic Seaman (3:40.63). Third went to Brian Thephavong in the 100 (11.88), Amer Damanhoury in the high jump (5'4"), fourth went to Adam Ullerich in the 1600 (5:02.13), Grant in the 400 hurdles (59.85) and Hunter O'Bannon in the discus (124'1"). Fifth went to Greenwalt in the 200 (24.17), Grant in the 400 (56.35) and Olson in the 800 (2:13.22). Sergio Lopez added a sixth in the 200 (24.29).

St. Mary's was led by Luke Lenhart's second place finish in the 400 hurdles (58.85). Dillan Smith was third in the same event (59.81), Nick Smith was fourth in the 3200 (10:50.55) and the shuttle hurdle relay of Lenhart, Ryan Peters, Dillan Smith and Jacob Kottke was fourth at 1:08.96. Fifth went to Nick Smith in the 1600 (5:02.85) and Joe Sandhoff in the shot (42'9"). Lenhart added s sixth in the 110 hurdles (17.72).

The Newell-Fonda boys were led by the 4x200 of Jake Hahn, Jonathan Johnson, Dillon Anderson and Rigo Johnson that was second at 1:39.80. Joe Rossiter was fifth in the 3200 (10:51.67) and seventh in the 1600 (5:07.12), and the 4x100 of Hahn, Johnson, Anderson and Johnson was fifth at 47.25.

Erin Schuelke led the Storm Lake girls with a first place finish in the 3000 at 11:40.51. Megan Miller came away as the winner in the long jump with a leap of 16'1.25", Emily Johnson was second in the discus (114' 1.75"), and the 4x100 of Miller, Mary Jo Besch, Anna Wulfekuhler and Brenna Richter was second at 52.96.

Richter was third in the 200 (27.92), as was Nyakem Lieth in the high jump (4'8"). Fourth went to Miller in the 100 (13.53), Schuelke in the 1500 (5:31.35), fifth to Besch in the 100 (14.27) and sixth to Lieth in the 400 hurdles (1:14.08).

"The assistant coaches Keri Schuelke, Barb Lange and Keven Besch really had the kids ready to go as we had 10 season and/or career best performances," said SL head coach John Brostad. "They do a great job. I want to thank Athletic Director Rick Anderson for the enormous amount of time he has spent in getting this meet ready as well as the next two meets. I want to thank Dean Nicholson for his announcing, and Donadee Nicholson and Todd Nicholson for their work in the press box and Janet Anderson for doing the medal packets. I want to thank all the teachers, administrators, parents, and Storm Lake Community volunteers for helping with the field events as it takes many many people to put on a good meet. I want to thank Roger Peterson and his middle school track athletes for helping with the hurdles."

Ashley Lullman led St. Mary's with a second place finish in the shot (36'1") and a fourth place finish in the discus (104'5"). Jasmine Demers was third in the 1500 (5:30.72), Cassie Todd sixth in the 100 hurdles (19.06) and Demers eighth in the 200 (30.0).

The 4x400 relay of Renee Maneman, Alyssa Henrich, Brianna Wells and Claudia Larsen led Newell-Fonda with a first place finish at 4:23.88. Maneman added a first in the 400 (1:01.31) and a second in the 200 (27.14), the 4x200 of Missy Morenz, Henrich, Wells and Larsen was third at 1:58.77, Andrea Christensen was fourth in the shot at 35'1", and Hailey Falline was fifth in the shot at 34'4".

The Tornadoes remain at home on Monday as they host Carroll Kuemper, Cherokee, E-LC, LeMars, MOC-Floyd Valley, Spencer and Spirit Lake. Newell-Fonda and St. Mary's will be at the Twin Lakes Conference meet Tuesday at East Sac County.

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