Emmetsburg's Schany continues to put on a show

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla: Allie Fehr of West Bend-Mallard tries to clear the bar in the high jump on Friday in Des Moines. For more photos, please visit CU.messengrernews.net

DES MOINES — Emmetsburg’s Rachel Schany is a state champion.

Schany, the talented E-Hawk sophomore who had already scored a medal in four events coming into Friday, placed her name atop the board for the Class 2A high jump.

She earned the crown over Reese Naeve of Iowa City Regina and a host of others who bowed out of the competition at 5-foot-2. Schany cleared 5-4 after also successfully going over the bar at 4-10, 5-0 and 5-2.

On Thursday inside Drake Stadium, Schany grabbed third in the long jump. She was also sixth in the 400-meter dash, and placed 14th in the 200 prelims after earning medals in the 400 and long jump a season ago.

During her two state trips, Schany has qualified in seven events in all.

Mikayla Beisel of Clarion-Goldfield/Dows also competed in the high jump, as the junior tied for 17th after clearing 4-10.


Ashlynn Works added another Top-15 finish to her resume, as the Wildcat senior was 14th in the 3A shot put.

Works placed fourth in the discus on Thursday and also competed in both throwing events last year.

Southeast Valley

The Jaguars placed 19th in the prelims of the 2A4x400-meter relay, as Kenna Scott, Lauren Eslick, Camryn Lane and Breck Mills went 4:12.78. The time marked a season’s best for the unit.

Addi Hindt was 22nd in the 100-meter hurdle prelims with a time of 16.68.

Webster City

Adysen Poppen had a throw of 34-10.5 to finish 19th in the 3A shot put for the Lynx.

Poppen, a junior, also recorded tosses of 34-1.75 and 33-11.

The Webster City 4×400-meter relay of Cloe Savitski, Adeline Tesdahl, Rosemary Chamness and Isabel Grossoehme were 24th in the prelims. The quartet clocked a time of 4:19.78.

West Bend-Mallard

Allie Fehr just missed out on securing a medal in the 1A high jump, bowing out of the competition after clearing 5-0.

Her Wolverine teammate, Kierstin Montag, was 16th in the 400 hurdles with a season-best time of 1:09.48.

Hannah Stalzer, Fehr, Maddie Fehr and Montag turned in their best time of the year at 4:16.10 to place 12th in the 4×400 prelims.

South Central Calhoun

Freshman Tristin Gorden ended her first season with a second appearance at Drake Stadium.

Gorden, who was ninth in the 2A shot put on Thursday, placed 24th in the discus with a best throw of 85-9.


Lilly Allie, Kaitlyn Burns, Summer Thompson and Natalie Johnson put down a season’s best time in the 3A 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:46.49. They finished 16th overall.

North Union

Olivia Merrill closed out her prep career with a third Top-10 performance in the 1A throwing events on Friday.

Merrill was seventh in the discus with a toss of 120-9. She reached the finals flight with a throw of 118-7 before unloading on her last attempt of the day.

The senior was fourth in the shot put on Thursday and placed ninth in the same event last year.

North Union’s 4×100 relay of Beth Streuber, Peyton Jenkins, Libby Stevens and Naomi Jones was 18th in prelims in 52.52. The same quartet also finished 24th in the 4×200 in 1:51.73.

Bishop Garrigan

Reagan Murphy earned a spot in the finals of the 1A 100-meter hurdles, placing fifth in the prelims. The multi-event state qualifier clocked a time of 16.16.

Greene County

The Rams finished 17th in the 2A sprint medley relay, as Addison Gannon, Kaylee Stalder, Savannah Lansman and Kaycee Pittman went 4:23.47.

Emma Ewalt had a throw of 99-8 to place 21st in the discus.


The Mustang sprint medley and 4×200 relays both placed in the Top-20 in 1A on Friday.

Kierra Jungers, Kinzee Hinders, Isabel Bartek and Mareni Brabec finished 16th in the distance medley with a time of 4:28.30. Jungers, Bartek, Hinders and Anna Mercer were also 16th in the 4×400 prelims in 4:18.00.

Jungers, Hinders, Mercer and Bartek turned in a seasons best of 1:50.88 to place 20th in the 4×200.


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