Dodgers double up on gold

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla: Isabella Adams of Fort Dodge competes in 8th grade shuttle hurdle relay during the Dodger Relays on Tuesday on the J.H. Nitzke Track.

The Fort Dodge Middle School squads swept titles at their annual Dodger Relays here on Tuesday at the J.H. Nitzke Track.

The Dodger eighth graders were victorious with 164 points, with Eagle Grove (134) and IF-A (86) next in line. The FDMS seventh graders had 151 points, finishing well ahead of Marshalltown (104) and Iowa Falls-Alden (88).

In eighth-grade action, Paisley Mundie captured the 800-meter run (2:47.39). Linnie Pratt secured gold in the 1500-meter run (6:00.40), Sydney Carver took the 200 hurdles (34.98) and Brooklyn Nelson won the high jump (4-8).

The Dodgers dominated the relays. The 4×800-meter quartet of Mundie, Pratt, Zoey Balm and Laila Grantham clocked a 11:39.99 to prevail. The distance medley team of Mundie, Nelson, Addison Davis and Aubrey Alstott (5:08.29) earned first, as did the 4×200 squad of Nelson, Davis, Charlotte DeJong and Cailey Cripe (2:10.42) and the 4×400 of Balm, Nelson, Charlotte Breeser and Adyson Friesth (5:00.37).

Breeser was a runner-up in the 400 (1:13.12), as was Pratt in the 800 (2:53.64), Friesth in the 200 hurdles (35.50) and Emma Mathis in the 1500 (6:17.77).

For the FDMS seventh graders, Eden Horn was first in the shot put (22-3). Emersyn Lara was the 100-meter dash champ (14.69), as was Ava Osorio (6:34.88) in the 1500.

Relay winners for the Dodgers on the seventh-grade side included the 4×800 (Macy Wills, Rylee O’Brion, Greyson Hinds and Emerson Pender, 13:18.80); the 4×200 (Karson Porter, Pender, Wills and Hinds, 2:17.57); the sprint medley (Rylan Hewett, Meg Marsh, Brooklyn Gilliland and Lara, 2:14.42); the 4×100 (O’Brion, Wills, Lara and Marsh); and the 4×400 (Brogan Miller, Hewett, Osorio and Gilliland).

Lara was a silver medalist in the long jump (12-9.5), as was Miller in the discus (48-6); Marsh in the 100 (14.91); O’Brion in the 400 (1:16.92); and Gilliland in the 100 hurdles (20.75).

Area eighth-grade winners were Webster City’s Briley VanDeer (long jump, 13-8, and 100 hurdles, 18.97); Angelica Gonzalez of Eagle Grove (discus, 83-5); Ellie Lenning of Eagle Grove (100, 14.48); Cristel Zamora-Capir of Eagle Grove (400, 1:13.05); Eagle Grove’s Aubreigh Miller (200, 32.46); the Eagle Grove sprint medley relay of Myka Anderson, Adelie Pamperin, Taytum Edwards and Lenning (2:05.36); and the Eagles’ 4×100 of Edwards, Anderson, Lenning and Pamperin (56.27).

Area seventh-grade gold medalists included McKenzie Larsen of Eagle Grove (long jump, 14-3); the Eagles’ shuttle hurdle relay of Alayna Alaniz, Alexa Nelson, Makenna Surber and McKenzie Larsen (1:23.08); the Webster City distance medley team of Tessi Farley, Audrey Becker, Taylor Hejlik and Ariana Willson (5:23.09); Tessa Hansen (400, 1:06.81); Larsen of the Eagles in the 100 hurdles (18.20); and Willson of Webster City in the 800 (3:03.40).


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