Schany nets two top-eight finishes

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Rachel Schany of Emmetsburg compete in 2A girls Long Jump on Thursday inside Drake Stadium

DES MOINES — A year after securing three Top-10 finishes in her state debut, Emmetsburg sophomore Rachel Schany added two more medals to her resume on Thursday.

Schany placed third in the long jump and was sixth in the 400-meter dash in Class 2A. She finished 14th in the prelims of the 200 inside Drake Stadium.

Last season, Schany was fifth in the 400, sixth in the long jump and placed 10th in the high jump. She will compete in the high jump on Friday.

Schany had three other leaps of over 17 feet, a number she hit for her best mark last year.

Eagle Grove’s Addyson Jeske was also involved in the long jump, as the junior placed sixth. She had a top jump of 16-9.75 on her first attempt.

Jeske also went 16-7.25 and 16-6 twice during the event.

Her teammate, Ayden Feske, was 17th in the 100-meter dash prelims. Feske, a four-time state qualifier, had a time of 13.12.

Ashlynn Works of Humboldt started her final state trip off by placing fourth in the 3A discus. Works, who will throw in the shot put, had a best of 127-8.

She also had throws of 126-2 and 124-10 in the first flight to reach the finals, where she added a throw of 123-6.

Last year, Works was sixth in the discus with a throw of 129-11 and placed 23rd in the shot put.

Southeast Valley

For the second year in a row, Alex Kitchen earned a medal in the shot put.

The Jaguar senior placed fifth after taking fourth in 2A last year. Kitchen had a best of 38-3.75, a mark that was her longest throw of the year.

Kitchen went 37-5.5 in the first flight to make the finals before saving her best for last with the season-best.

Southeast Valley’s shuttle hurdle relay of Haylea Hutchinson, Madelyn Farley, Ava Brunner and Addi Hindt were disqualified.

West Bend-Mallard

Tyra Schupbach scored a second Top-6 in the 1A 3,000, as the Wolverine sophomore finished fifth.

Schupbach recorded a time of 10:53.40, knocked 13 seconds off her state run last year that resulted in a sixth place finish.

Maddie Fehr, also a sophomore, advanced to the 200 finals for a second straight year, adding a spot in the 100 finals as well.

Fehr went 26.12 in the 200 and 12.63 in the 100, both of which set PRs and have her seeded fifth.

West Bend-Mallard’s 4×800 of Abigail Schmidt, Allie Fehr, Addie Montag and Kierstin Montag placed 17th in 10:25.20.

South Central Calhoun

Tristin Gorden’s first state trip resulted in a ninth place finish in the 2A shot put.

Gorden, who will compete in the discus Friday, had a personal record of 37-1.25 that came on her third throw of the first flight.

Chloe Judisch, a senior, was 13th in the 400 with a PR of 1:00.11 and Iris Melody placed 13th in the 3,000. Melody, a sophomore, clocked a PR time of 10:58.61.

Bishop Garrigan

Abbie Capesius had a busy afternoon at Drake Stadium, as the Golden Bear ran in three events. Her best finish came in the 400, as she set a new PR of 59.32 to place seventh overall.

Capesius was also 17th in the 200 prelims at 26.73 and 23rd in the 100 prelims at 13.13.

Reagan Murphy joined her in the 100 and 200, as she just missed out on qualifying for finals by finishing ninth in the 200 at 26.41. Murphy had a time of 12.83 in the 100, good for 14th.


Reagan Haynes set a new PR in the discus, placing fifth overall in 3A. The Bulldog freshman had a best of 121-6 after reaching the finals with a throw of 111-10.

Madisn Ehrig joined her in the Top-8, as the senior was sixth in the high jump. Ehrig cleared 5-2, a mark she surpassed on her first attempt.

The Algona 4×800-meter relay of Andi Jensen, Mara Davis, Malyn Davis and Macy Knapp had a new season-best at 9:54.52 to place ninth.

Natalie Johnson was 18th in the 100-meter dash prelims with a time of 12.82.

Pocahontas Area

For the second consecutive season, Amanda Davis ran in both the 100 and 200 here in 2A for the Indians.

Davis was 11th in the 100 prelims with a time of 12.93, which was just faster than her prelim time a season ago. She also finished 21st in the 200 prelims with a clocking of 26.70, a new best for the year.

Jenna Vonnahme, who finished eighth last year in the 400, was 18th this season in 1:01.73, while Halee Hauswirth placed 21st in the shot put with a throw of 34-5.5.

North Union

Olivia Merrill climbed five spots in the shot put to secure a medal after just missing out in 1A last year.

Merrill, a senior, placed fourth with a throw of 38-5.75. She also had a toss of 37-5 to reach the finals, where she unleashed her best on her second attempt.

Webster City

Isabel Grossoehme put together a PR in her first run on the blue oval.

The Lynx freshman clocked a time of 1:00.0 in the 3A 400-meter dash, winning her heat while placing 14th overall.


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