Cherry places sixth for Lynx

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Jaxon Cherry of Webster City compete in boys 3A Discus on Thursday inside Drake Stadium

DES MOINES — Jaxon Cherry’s final time wearing a Webster City uniform started off strong here Thursday.

Cherry, who has committed to Iowa Western to play football in the fall, finished sixth inside Drake Stadium in the Class 3A discus. He had a personal-record throw of 163-8, which came on his first attempt in the championship flight.

During the first round, Cherry had a throw of 152-7 to secure a spot in the finals as the ninth and final athlete to advance. He also had throws of 148-10, 145-9 and 143-9 during the competition.

Keegan Hisler, a fellow Webster City senior, set a new PR by clearing 6-foot-1 to finish 15th in the high jump. Jayden Weinzetl did the same in the 200, as the junior went 22.78 to place 18th in the prelims.

“Jaxon’s had a great career and hopefully can earn another (medal) in the shot put,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said. “I was really happy with the performance of all three guys.”

Humboldt’s shuttle hurdle relay of Coen Matson, Jackson Dodd, Tyler Carlson and Keegan Groat qualified for the finals with a time of 1:02.08.

Carlson was also 17th in the high jump when he cleared 6-1 while the 4×800 of Dodd, Mason Van Pelt, Peyton Van Pelt and Elliot Carlson set a new top time this season at 8:20.34 to finish 17th.


Six Bulldog athletes were in action in 3A, as all six finished in the Top-20 of their respective events.

Evan Allie secured himself a spot in the 200-meter dash finals, going 23.12 to set a PR and place seventh in the prelims.

William Weichert was 12th in the 100 prelims with a PR of 11.06, while Shriji Patel and Max Nevitt finished 13th and 14th in the discus.

Patel had a throw of 142-6 and Nevitt went 142-0.

Ashton Moreno clocked a time of 52.51 to place 15th in the 400 and Gavin Weber was 20th in the 3,200 at 10:17.01.

Bishop Garrigan

Justin Bauer finished 17th in the 1A 400 for the Golden Bears with a time of 51.81.

The shuttle hurdle relay of Sam Plathe, Owen Murphy, Kyle Bormann and Tate Foertsch finished 19th in 1:06.07 in the prelims.

East Sac County

Raider distance standouts Isaiah Aragon and Parker Engel battled in the 2A 3,200 on Thursday.

Aragon finished 12th in 9:58.78 while Engel was 18th in 10:21.67.

Greene County

Noah Hinote, Gavyn Winters, Nick Stream and Drew Wolterman set a new best for this season in the 4×800 to finish 15th in 2A. The quartet clocked a time of 8:19.88.

Nick Madsen was 21st in the 200 prelims at 22.96.

North Union

Colin Rasch claimed seventh in the 1A shot put, as the senior launched a throw of 49-5.5.

Rasch saved his best for last, eclipsing his first throw of 48-11.25 to climb the final standings. He was eighth in the same event last year with a throw of 48-6.75.


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