Jaguars, Cougars claim gold

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Kiersten Fisher of Southeast Valley compete in the high jump during Richard Ryan Relays on Tuesday

GOWRIE — Host Southeast Valley and Manson Northwest Webster captured team titles at the Richard Ryan Relays here on Tuesday.

University of Iowa recruit Kiersten Fisher won four events for the Jaguars in Class A. Fisher took the long jump (16-1) and high jump (5-4), while also crossing first in the 100-meter dash (13.74) and 100-meter hurdles (16.74).

Southeast Valley finished with 152 points to grab the A crown. Webster City (103) was third. Pocahontas Area (72) placed fourth.

In Class B, the Cougars scored 144 points to place ahead of Newell-Fonda (116), St. Edmond (89), South Central Calhoun (76) and West Bend-Mallard (66).

Shelby Mills of SV won the discus with a throw of 95-0. Jenna Vonnahme of Pocahontas Area took gold in the 400-meter dash (1:04.19).

Webster City’s Kaelyn Butz was the 800-meter run champ in 2:52.53.

The Pocahontas Area sprint medley relay won in 1:59.97, as did the Indians’ 4×800 relay (12:20.70). Southeast Valley earned the 4×100 crown in 1:18.10.

The Gaels were the Class B 4×800 champs in 10:39.53, while also taking the distance medley relay in 4:42.45. Caroline Shelly, Michaela Leiting, Emma Alstott and Aubrey Bemrich comprised the 4×8; Shelly, Bemrich, Gracie Harvey and Avery Galles were in the distance med.

“We had a good night,” SEHS head coach Monica Shelly said. “It was nice to compete in better (weather) conditions. We had quite a few personal bests. We’re fighting through some injury issues, but overall, we performed well and like where we’re at.”

Paige Condon of MNW was a double winner in the 100-meter hurdles (17.95) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.69). Cougar teammate Madalyn Moline also prevailed twice, earning the 1500 (5:28.21) and 3000 (12:18.98) golds.

MNW’s Lexi Wood (shot put, 35-8) and Jayne Wiese (high jump, 5-2) were victorious as well. The Cougars crossed first in the 4×800 relay at 1:19.34.

Rachel Fehr of WB-M also brought home a trifecta of titles, taking the 100 (13.61), 200 (27.27) and 400 (59.17).

Keira Hammen of South Central Calhoun captured the discus in 89-9.

Newell-Fonda was the sprint medley relay champ in 1:58.54, as well as the 4×200 (1:54.06) and 4×100 (53.90) winners. Mustang Bailey Sievers took the 800 in 2:36.57.

West Bend-Mallard was victorious in the 4×400 (4:27.35).


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