Rebels, Panthers and Mustangs advance to State

Friday, May 11, 2018
Sioux Central's Erin Strohmyer works on her leg of the sprint medley relay on Thursday night. The Rebels qualified for State in that event.
Photos by Craig Shultz

SIOUX RAPIDS - Three area teams worked hard on Thursday night to earn the right to go on to the State meet. The Sioux Central boys and girls saw a handful advance, the Newell-Fonda girls see some go, and the Panther boys qualify in two field events.

“I could not be more pleased with tonight’s results and how we handled adversity, especially with us only having four regular season meets,” Rebel Girls Coach Kendall Rauchy said.

The Sioux Central girls qualified in eight events after their efforts on Thursday night. Regan Sylvester took second in the 400 meter dash, 60.72 seconds, and then in the 800 meter run, 2:31.77 to advance on to the State meet. Both Erin Strohmyer and Dani Boettcher move on in the 100 hurdles as they took first and second with times of 16.7 and 16.8 seconds.

The sprint medley team of Kally Fahnlander, Strohmyer, Maggie Mueller and Regan Sylvester won the event in the time of 1:53.37. The 4x100 group of Makayla Nims, Maggie Mueller, Regan Sylvester and Fahnlander won that event in 52.89 seconds to move on. The shuttle hurdle team of Boettcher, Nims, Fahnlander and Strohmyer took second with a time of 1:11.24 to advance on to State. Finally, the 4x200 team of Nims, Mueller, Shera Smith and Fahnlander took second in 1:51.6 to move on.

Sioux Central's Dawson Hatch will be going to State in the 3200 meter run next week after making the cut on Thursday night.

The Sioux Central boys qualified in five events. Dawson Hatch had a good enough time to sneak into the 3200 meter event. Teagan Pritchard will be in the 110 meter hurdles at State. The shuttle hurdle, sprint medley and 4x100 teams also qualified for State.

Olivia Larsen starts the 4x800 relay off strong for Newell-Fonda on Thursday night. The Mustangs finished second in the event to move on to the State meet.

The Newell-Fonda girls will be going in five events. Maggie Walker will be going in the 100 meter dash and also in the long jump. Bailey Sievers qualified for the 800 meter run, and the 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams will be competing as well.

The Mustang boys didn’t see anyone qualify but had a handful of third place finishes at the district meet. Nate Pedersen finished third in the long jump. The 4x200 and 4x100 relay teams took third, just missing the mark to get to State. Jacob Carlson finished fifth in the shot put, the sprint medley team finished sixth, Riley Tiffany was eighth in the 3200 meter run and the shuttle hurdle took eighth place.

St. Mary's Jake Heitman qualified for the State long jump on Thursday night.

The St. Mary’s boys will see Dawson Miller in Des Moines in the long jump after he won the event with a best of 6-02. Jake Heitman qualified in the long jump.

The State meet begins on Thursday in Des Moines at Drake Stadium.

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