Dodger girls fare well in Jefferson

JEFFERSON — The Fort Dodge girls picked up the distance medley relay title and six other runner-up finishes here Monday at the Ram Relays.

Ava Wessels, Alejandra Manzanilla, Maddie Hoshaw and Carsyn Zehr went 4:45.89 to win the distance medley by almost nine seconds over ACGC.

The Dodgers placed fourth overall as Boone won the meet with Webster City second and Carroll third.

“We loaded up that distance medley to see what we could do and it worked,” FDSH head coach Todd Constable said. “Our times continue to come down and it was a good night overall.

“But we don’t want to hit our peak now, we want to do that at districts.”

Maeleena Meyer was second in the 100 hurdles, Saiya Noborikawa earned silver in the 3,000 and Mackenzie McIlrath was second in the high jump.

Fort Dodge also scored runner-up relay finishes in the shuttle hurdle behind LJ Maehl, McIlrath, Manzanilla and Meyer, along with the 4×100 with Aneliese Schuur, Hope Alstott, Meah McCaleb and Wessels, and the meet-ending 4×400 with Lilly Davis, Hoshaw, Zehr and McIlrath.

The sprint medley relay of Schuur, Wessels, Hoshaw and Davis was third with McIlrath placing fourth in the 400 hurdles.

“Saiya had some great times,” Constable said. “Maddie Hoshaw is having an outstanding year right now. She just keeps getting faster and faster, as does Carsyn.

“It is an absolute blessing to have Maddie on the team.”

Hoshaw (high jump), Noborikawa (1,500) and the 4×200 of Schuur, Manzanilla, Ashlyn Wills and McCaleb finished fifth. Ky’Mariana Mosley was seventh in the discus and Maehl eighth in the shot put.

Fort Dodge returns to action Thursday when they host the Dodger Relays.


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