Richman lands sixth medal for Cougars

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Alyssa Richman of Manson NW Webster compete in 2A girls 1500 meter run on Saturday

DES MOINES — Alyssa Richman made it a clean medal sweep for the Manson Northwest Webster track and field program here Saturday as the state meet concluded inside Drake Stadium.

Richman, the talented junior distance standout, taking fifth place in the Class 2A 1,500-meter run on the blue oval. Her time of 4:50.27 was a season’s best and just three seconds off her personal record run.

By placing in the Top-8, Richman earned the sixth medal in as many events for the Cougars over the three-day meet. She was also second in the 3,000, while Matt Condon medaled in all three of his events and Kyla Egli in her lone competition.

“This week was absolutely amazing,” Richman said. “Coming into Saturday, I knew it was going to be incredibly hot. This meant I needed plenty of hydration the night before and to avoid the heat as much as I could. I was able to stay in the shade prior to racing so I felt pretty good.”

Richman moved up a spot in the final standings from a year ago when she placed sixth overall in the event. She has scored four state medals the last two seasons combined.

“Though my time was not necessarily what I wanted it to be, I am still super happy,” Richman said. “This meet was a huge joy to watch myself and so many others achieve their goals they have been working all spring for.”

West Bend-Mallard

After placing eighth in the 1A 200 last year, Maddie Fehr moved up two spots this spring.

Fehr finished sixth in 26.59 and also placed seventh in the 100 in 13.16 to leave Des Moines with two medals.

Tyra Schupbach was 11th in the 1,500, setting a new PR at 5:04.49.

South Central Calhoun

Chloe Judisch put a wrap on her prep career with another medal in 2A, scoring seventh in the 800.

Judisch posted a season’s best time of 2:19.77 while also finishing 13th in the 1,500 with another season’s best of 5:04.41. Earlier in the week, she was 13th in the 400, setting a personal record.

Last year, Judisch, who will run at Minnesota State in the fall, was ninth in the 800.


Mason Van Pelt placed 23rd in the 3A 800-meter run, clocking a time of 2:04.37 for the Wildcats.

The shuttle hurdle relay of Coen Matson, Jackson Dodd, Tyler Carlson and Keegan Groat was disqualified after reaching the finals.


A busy state tournament came to an end for the Bulldogs with another medal.

Evan Allie finished eighth in the 3A 200-meter dash, clocking a time of 22.67. Allie also ran the anchor leg of the sprint medley relay that placed 14th in 1:34.63.

William Weichert, Iowa State University football recruit Jack Limbaugh and Ashton Moreno rounded out the quartet.

Macy Knapp was 19th in the 800 with a time of 2:26.07 while Gavin Weber was 20th in the 800 in a personal record of 2:00.91 and 21st in the 1,600 in 4:42.16.

Bishop Garrigan

Reagan Murphy picked up her first individual medal of the state meet, placing seventh in the 1A 100 hurdles on Saturday. She clocked a time of 16.73.

Murphy also ran on the sprint medley relay that opened the final day by placing seventh and scoring a medal. Emmi Bartolo, Zoe Montag and Abbie Capesius completed the quartet that ran 1:53.92.

The sprint medley relay of Caden Roethler, Owen Murphy, Trayton Cink and Justin Bauer was 20th for the Golden Bears in 1:39.10.

Pocahontas Area

The sprint medley relay of Halee Hauswirth, Tiffany Sheets, Amanda Davis and Jenna Vonnahme clocked a time of 1:53.43 to place 13th in 2A.

Greene County

Kaycee Pittman posted a personal record time in the 800 at 2:25.12 to place 15th in 2A.


Rylee Hogrefe, Anna Mercer, Isabel Bartek and Kinzee Hinders finished 10th in the 1A sprint medley relay, posting a time of 1:54.43.

Mareni Brabec was 13th in the 1,500, clocking a new PR of 5:05.80.


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