Area girls ready to make noise at state

DES MOINES — Rachel Schany made quite the impact as a freshman at Drake Stadium a season ago.

The Emmetsburg standout returns to the blue oval this week having qualified in four individual events after securing two medals and three Top-10s last spring.

Schany will compete in the high jump, long jump, 400-meter dash and 200-meter dash events. She posted the top mark in the high jump at 5-foot-4 and the second-best long jump leap at 17-4.75 at districts, while also running the fifth-quickest 400 time.

During the season, she ranked second in the high jump and third in the long jump.

As a freshman, Schany’s first state experience saw her finish fifth in the 400, sixth in the long jump and 10th in the high jump in Class 2A.

Her fellow Twin Lakes Conference standout, Alyssa Richman of Manson Northwest Webster, is looking to add more hardware to her collection. As a sophomore, Richman was fourth in the 3,000 and sixth in the 1,500.

She will compete in both events once again for the Cougars, entering state having recorded the sixth-best 3,000 time and eighth-fastest 1,500 clocking during the season.

Chloe Judisch, another TLC standout, represents South Central Calhoun in multiple events. Judisch, who was ninth in the 800 last spring, has the seventh-best district time and ninth-fastest season time in the event this year.

Southeast Valley’s Alex Kitchen was fourth in the shot put a season ago and has the eighth-best district mark, while teammate Addi Hindt is seeded 10th in the 100 hurdles.

Amanda Davis from Pocahontas Area posted the eighth-best 100 time and is on the sprint medley with Halee Hauswirth, Tiffany Sheets and Jenna Vonnahme that is ninth.

Eagle Grove’s Addyson Jeske recorded the seventh-best long jump mark.

In 3A, Ashlynn Works, who was sixth in the discus for Humboldt last year, had the seventh-best district throw and fifth-best toss during the season.

West Bend-Mallard’s Maddie Fehr was eighth as a freshman in the 200 last year. She has the second-best 100 time behind University of Iowa softball commit Jaidyn Sellers and fifth-fastest 200.

Her teammate, Tyra Schupbach, is back in the 3,000 after taking sixth a season ago. She clocked the sixth-best time during the season.

Bishop Garrigan’s Reagan Murphy and Abbie Capesius are seeded in the Top-10 in numerous sprint events, along with the sprint medley relay, while Newell-Fonda’s 4×400 had the eighth-best district time.

From North Union, Olivia Merrill just missed out on a medal last year, placing ninth in the shot put. She comes into the meet with the fourth-best throw in that event and is also qualified in the discus with a Top-10 ranking.


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