FD girls win in Waverly
WAVERLY — The Fort Dodge girls track team claimed the Waverly-Shell Rock Invitational title here Tuesday night behind Aleaha Pommer’s double event victories.
This was the first meet victory for the program since 2005.
Pommer, a junior, won both the long jump and 200, while anchoring the 4×200 relay to a win. She went 15-5.75 in the long jump and 28.03 in the 200, pairing up with sophomore Keyonna Douglas, junior Haley Wills and junior Tory Bennett to capture the 4×200 in 1:52.48.
Senior Gracie Miller won the discus (100-7) and the quartet of Douglas, Wills, senior Tristin Doster and Bennett claimed the 4×100 in 52.92.
“It was a great night,” FDSH head coach Todd Constable said. “Our entire lineup was competitive. The kids really pushed hard loose and had fun.
“Aleaha had a big night, scoring a lot of key points for us.”
Sophomore Aliyah Henry was the runner-up in the discus with junior Martyne Lowery doing the same in the long jump. Sophomore Lainey Maehl was second in the shot put, and Bennett was the 200 runner-up.
Scoring third-place finishes were Sienna Attig (shot put), sophomore Alexis Ross (800) and the 4×4 relay of Pommer, senior Piera McBride, junior Maia Davis and sophomore Eileen Fierke.
“This was just a big boost to their confidence,” Constable said. “To come out and win a meet like this, it feels great.”
Davis won the junior varsity long jump with a leap of 15-6.75, as Maggie Elsbecker was second. Henry (shot put), Attig (discus), the 4×200 and 4×11 relays were all winners, as well.
Catherine Daniel, Lydia Lara, Araya Fellers and Ava Clay ran the 4×200 with Lowrey, Aeva Alstott, Keymora Douglas and Lara the 4×1. Tara Elkin was second in the shot put.
Fort Dodge competes Thursday at Waukee.