On day two at Drake Stadium athletes from North Central Iowa shined on the biggest stage in Iowa. Individual athletes from the area had silver finishes, as did a girls relay group, and a boys group took home gold.
The Distance Medley crew for Humboldt took home the Gold Medal. That group is anchored by two of the most decorated distance/cross country runners in 3A, Quinton Orr and Eric Wittrock. Also for Humboldt, Kendall Clark took silver in the shot put. Clark continues to make the case for being the best all around female athlete in the state. Silver medal at State Track, State Title level wrestler, All-State level Softball player and a standout on the hardwood. Clark does everything but the dishes, for the Humboldt Athletic Dept.
Southeast Valley’s Kiersten Fisher continues to impress with her veratility and excellence in various events. She took silver in the high jump on Friday. Kaleb Scott from SE Valley took silver in the high jump on the boys side.
St. Edmond had a silver finish in the Girls Distance Medley (Mya Mcclain, Gracie Harvey, Avery Galles, Aubrey Bemrich). That comes after Thursday’s Gold finish in the Girls 4X800 relay ( Aubrey Bemrich, Caroline Shelly, Michaela Leiting and Emma Alstott). The St. Edmond Boys 4X 200 crew had a 4th place finish.(Grant Heldorfer, Sean Flattery, Anthony Lacina, and Kase Baker).
Newell Fonda’s Girls took Bronze in the Distance Medley.
Paton-Churdan’s Danielle Hoyle won the Gold in the discuss.
Fort Dodge Boys 4X100 was 3rd in the prelims ( Christian Davidson, Tyler Schreier, Sam Daniel and Jake Erickson).
Area teams are right in the hunt for team medal finishes through two days. In 1A, Bishop Garrigan sets tied 1st behind Gold medal finishes from Audi Crooks and Molly Joyce. St. Edmond’s Girls are in 3rd and trail the leaders by just two points. Paton Churdan is tied for 4th in the 1A Girls team standings.
SE Valley’s Girls are 5th in 2A with 15 points , thanks in large part to Kiersten Fisher who has been tremendous in multiple events.
Madrid’s Boys are sitting in 1st in 1A with 34.5 and have a solid gap between them and second place Earlham.