April 21, 2014

Indian track teams perform well at Cardinal Relays


Oskaloosa's boys and girls track teams competed at the Cardinal Relays Thursday night with both squads placing in the top three.
The boys collected six first-place finishes to total 121 points as Marshalltown won the team title with 134 points.
The girls had 109.5 points and four first-place finishes to come in third place behind team champion Pella and Cedar Rapids Prairie.
"I'm proud of the efforts of the girls tonight," Oskaloosa coach Betsy Luck said. "We had six PRs (personal records) and two season-best relays. This was our final meet in a stretch of six meets in less than two weeks."
Bailey Blythe earned a pair of wins as she captured the 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs with Sienna DeJong coming in second in both events. Brey Hill had the best time in the 400 and Taylor Richardson was first in the 400 hurdles.
The boys team also set a number of personal bests on a night that saw the Indians take two relays and four individual events.
"We set 16 PRs and improved two relays' season bests," Oskaloosa coach Miker Sterner said. "We continue to be excited about the toughness and competitiveness in our kids."
The Indians got wins from Spencer DeJong in the 3,200, Skylar DeJong in the 800, Spencer Medlin in the 400 and Logan Sheets in the shot put while the 4x100 relay foursome of Medlin, Max Johnson, Mason Wisse and Ki-Jana DeJong, along with the shuttle hurdle team of Ki-Jana DeJong, Jared Boggess, Dalton Bunnell and Austin Reed also won their events.
Cardinal Relays
At Newton
Thursday's Results
Team standings — 1. Pella 136, 2. Caedar Rapids Prairie 122, 3. Oskaloosa 109.5, 4. Indianola 83, 5. Newton 82.5, 6. Boone 63, 7. Grinnell 52, 8. Marshalltown 36, 9. Montezuma 20, 10. Knoxville 15, 11. Bondurant-Farrar 14, 12. ADM 8.
Oskaloosa Results
3,000 — 1. Bailey Blythe 11:15.21; 2. Sienna DeJong 11:20.51.
400 — 1. Brey Hill 1:02.35; 11. Julia Coniglio 1:09.20 (personal best); 16. Nadia Gaitan 1:12.27.

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