Track and field
Osky girls victorious at Newton
NEWTON — A day after the Drake Relays, Oskaloosa was back in action on Friday at the Newton Cardinal Coed Invitational. The Osky girls would take home first place while the Pella girls tied for third. On the boys side, Oskaloosa placed eighth.
The Indian girls were led by six first places, three seconds and three thirds for a team score of 122 points.
They would take both throws again with Faith DeRonde’s personal best throw of 40-5.5 winning her the shot put while Sophia Dykstra won the discus with a throw of 138-4.
Maleah Walker picked up three wins on the night starting with the long jump at 17-1. She then sprinted to a victory in the 100 with a time of 13.13. Walker then joined Jordan Czerwinski, Aby Thompson and DeRonde to win the 4x100 with a time of 52.29.
DeRonde also picked up a third victory as she joined Macie Krier, Thompson and Sage Adam in winning the distance medley in a season-best time of 4:40.03.
“The team is really clicking and there are a bunch of girls who are getting season bests or setting new personal records right now,” Oskaloosa head coach Betsy Luck said. “It's really fun to watch it happen.”
The Lady Dutch tied for third in the meet with 94 points. They had a handful of top three finishes and a pair of wins in the relays.
The quartet of Delanie Reynolds, Abby Warner, Marissa Hackman and Jacie Trine won the 4x200 with a time of 1:51.89 while Andrea VanHeukelom, Aaliyah Riddick, Tristian Gordon and Meridith Rowe combined to win the shuttle hurdles with a time of 1:13.19.
The Oskaloosa boys nabbed an eighth place finish on the night with 63 points. It was a great night for the Indians as they saw 30 individual PR’s and saw all seven relays record season-best times.
The Indians had a pair of second place finishes on the night as Patrick DeRonde raced against strong competition in the 1,600 to finish runner-up with a time of 4:45.96.
The quartet of Reed Brown, Cade Kelderman, Tatum Westercamp and Waylon Bolibaugh would then race to a second place finish in the 4x400 with a season-best time of 3:39.72.
The Oskaloosa boys head to Carlisle on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. while the girls go to Grinnell on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.
Girls team standings
1. Oskaloosa (122), 2. ADM (108.5), T3. Pella (94), T3. Ottumwa (94), 5. Ames (93.5), 6. Grinnell (90), 7. Newton (58), 8. West DSM Dowling (31.5), 9. Colfax-Mingo (19.5), 10. South Tama (18), 11. Saydel (9)
Boys team standings
1. Ottumwa (122), 2. Clear Creek-Amana (93), 3. Newton (87), 4. Grinnell (84), 5. Mid-Prairie (73), 6. South Tama (67), 7. Nevada (64), 8. Oskaloosa (63), 9. Saydel (37), 10. Ballard (24), 11. Ames (21)
Panthers take fourth at home invite
KNOXVILLE — The Knoxville Panthers held their annual invitational on Friday, taking fourth as a team with 12 points.
Teammates Olivia Masdaam and Alyssa Vaske won their quarterfinals matches but both lost in the semifinals so they met in the third place match. Masdaam would get the 8-3 win to take third and give fourth to Vaske.
Jaydn Streigle and Laila Tiller battled back to place for Knoxville in doubles play. They won 8-1 in their opening match but would fall in the quarterfinals to go to the consolation bracket. There they would bounce back with tight wins of 9-7 and 8-6 to get into the fifth place match. They had another close match but this time they would fall short 8-6 to take sixth place.
Knoxville (2-3) hosts Grinnell (2-3) on Monday at 4:15 p.m.
1. Creston (19), 2. Clarke (15), 3. Newton (14), 4. Knoxville (12), 5. Ballard (11), 6. Chariton (5)
Knoxville takes two of three in busy weekend
KNOXVILLE/BOONE — The Knoxville boys soccer team played three games in two days over the weekend and was able to take two of the three.
The Panthers started by grabbing a 2-0 shutout win over Chariton on Friday. Emmett Schmidt scored late in the first and second half for the two-goal night.
Knoxville then traveled to Boone on Saturday for two-game invite. Knoxville opened against a tough Des Moines North team, surrendering two goals in each half in a 4-0 loss. The Panthers then bounced back to explode for five first half goals in a 5-1 win over Boone.
Knoxville (5-4, 2-1 SCC) hosts Newton (4-4) on Monday at 7 p.m.
*Knoxville stats were not available at time of print