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Field events set foundation for Cardinals

Newton High senior Haley Revell, who competed in the 2017 state track meet, took second in the shot put event at Thursday’s 2018 Ron Werling Relays at Indianola.
Newton High senior Haley Revell, who competed in the 2017 state track meet, took second in the shot put event at Thursday’s 2018 Ron Werling Relays at Indianola.

INDIANOLA — Field events gave Newton High’s girls a solid foundation to start Thursday’s 2018 Ron Werling Relays at Indianola.

The Cardinals competed in their second outdoor track and field meet of the season. Newton finished seventh with 34.5 points with 21.5 coming out of three field events.

Ankeny won the meet with 158 points and Ankeny Centennial was second with 117 points. Those two along with Newton and Indianola, which was fifth with 56 points, are in the same Class 4A state qualifying meet in May.

Senior Haley Revell, a two-time state meet qualifier, claimed second in the shot put event with a throw of 34 feet, 8 inches. Another Cardinal senior and state qualifier Audrey Lucas placed third in the discus with a toss of 105-6 and senior Ali Bestell was sixth at 96-4.

In the high jump, senior Hannah Boecker cleared the bar at 4-8 to finish third. Junior Abbie Barr ended up in a tie for sixth at 4-6.

Senior Morgann Eide ran fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.67 seconds. Sophomore Molly Coy finished sixth in the 1,500 in 6 minutes, 45.44 seconds.

The Cardinals’ 1,600 distance medley relay team of senior Liz McVey, junior Lakin Jenkins and freshmen Ashay Malow and Kynnedei Terpstra was fifth in 5:01.94.

Six for sixth — Newton had six relays finish sixth in their races on Thursday. 

Eide combined with McVey, Barr and freshman Kate Callaghan in the shuttle hurdle relay race for a time of 1:18.89. The 4x100 team of McVey, Eide, freshman Meg Callaghan and Terpstra posted a time of 53.69 seconds.

The Cardinal foursome of Kate Callaghan, Barr, Terpstra and senior Rachel Berkland ran the sprint medley relay race in 1:54.77. The 4x200 squad of Kate Callaghan, sophomore Priscila Amador and seniors Gracie Rorabaugh and Abbey Kirby had a time of 2:01.2.

In the 4x800 relay race, the Newton team of junior Gerima Blair, Coy, senior Original Tesfay and freshman Willow Oswalt turned in a time of 12:11.74. Combining for a time of 4:42.80 in the 4x400 relay were Berkland, Malow, junior Clare Muckler and Boecker.

Newton had several individual performances just out of scoring spots: Muckler, seventh in the 400; senior Miranda Ervin, seventh in the shot put; and Berkland, eighth in the 100 hurdles.

Newton’s junior varsity placed fifth as a team in its division with 43 points.

Sophomore Mackenzie Baker and Bestell were 1-2 in the shot put with Baker’s throw of 33-6 winning the event. Bestell had a toss of 32-10. Revell was second in the discus at 93-4 and Ervin placed fifth in 82-8.

Sophomore Liv Whitten was third in the 100 hurdles in 18.36 seconds. The 4x100 relay team of Kate Callaghan, Whitten, Rorabaugh and Amador was third in 57.04 seconds.

Newton’s 4x200 relay foursome of freshman Sydni Followill, junior Alivia Hoffman and sophomores Jorian Ratcliff and Kalista Townsley was sixth in 2:17.54. The 800 sprint medley relay team of Hoffman, junior Alona Kosenko, Followill and sophomore Halli Versteegh took sixth in 2:17.26.

The team of Ratcliff, senior Bethany Risius, Oswalt and Tesfay posted a time of 5:46.52 for sixth in the 1,600 distance medley relay.

Newton’s girls are back in action Monday at a meet hosted by Bondurant-Farrar. Events begin at 4:45 p.m. in Bondurant.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535

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