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Quartet of Trojans lead South Tama girls at league meet

May 3, 2012
By Jimmy Gillispie - Sports Editor (jimmy@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

TAMA - Four South Tama athletes earned top-six finishes in seven events Monday at the NICL West Girls' Track and Field Championships.

As a team, the Trojans finished sixth out of eight schools in their inaugural year in the NICL. South Tama scored 40 points at the meet. West Marshall won with 138 team points.

"Right now, we are fighting through a lot of sickness and injuries and it's driving me nuts," head coach Emily Chyma said. "Plus, we just had prom this past weekend, so they were running a bit tired today."

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South Tama’s Jade Rohach clears 4-10, a new personal-best, in the high jump Monday afternoon at the NICL West Division Championships. Rohach finish second in the event. She also placed in the 200- and 400-meter runs.

Jade Rohach scored in three individual events Monday. She began the day with a personal-best mark in the high jump. Rohach cleared 4 feet, 10 inches to place second in the event. After clearing the bar, Rohach sat up on the mat and gave a big smile.

Rohach also competed on the track. She placed fifth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:05.22. Rohach also finished sixth in the 200-meter dash, running the race in 28.75 seconds.

Another personal-record was set in the field events Monday. Riley Craun leaped 15-6.5 in the long jump, which placed her third by 0.5 inches.

Fact Box

NICL West Track and Field Championships

At Tama

(* - denotes new meet record)

GIRLS

Team Standings - 1. West Marshall 138, 2. East Marshall 114, 3. Grundy Center 100, 4. BCLUW, 89, 5. South Hardin 63, 6. South Tama 40, 7. AGWSR 38, 8. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 7.

3,000 - 1. Miller, EM, 11:23.77; 2. Johanns, GC, 11:46.56; 3. Arends, AGWSR, 12:02.63; 4. Damon, SH, 12:13.13; 5. Amendt, EM, 12:17.42; 6. Sams, BCLUW, 13.02.90.

4x800 - 1. GC, 10:09.85; 2. BCLUW, 10:52.62; 3. EM, 10:59.13; 4. STC, 11:19.43; 5. WM, 11:34.53; 6. AGWSR, 11:36.31.

SHUTTLE HURDLE - 1. EM, 11:11.72; 2. BCLUW, 1:15.83; 3. WM, 1:18.26; 4. AGWSR, 1:19.38; 5. SH, 1:19.58; 6. GC, 1:20.86.

100 - 1. Vawter, BCLUW, 13.45; 2. Kelber, WM,, 13.75; 3. Leonard, WM, 13.87; 4. Allen, EM, 14.09; 5. Scurr, BCLUW, 14.15; 6. Ra.Ackerman, GC, 14.36.

DISTANCE MEDLEY - 1. EM, 4:29.36; 2. GC, 4:33.75; 3. AGWSR, 4:39.93; 4. WM, 4:46.07; 5. SH, 4:47.24; 6. STC, 4:58.77.

400 - 1. Pothast, WM, 1:01.24; 2. Boomgarden, SH, 1:01.35; 3. Ri.Ackerman, GC, 1:01.77; 4. Veldhouse, BCLUW, 1:05.03; 5. Rohach, STC, 1:05.22; 6. Sents, GC, 1:05.45.

4x200 - *1. WM, 1:49.45; 2. GC, 1:53.30; 3. EM, 1:56.37; 4. BCLUW, 1:58.05; 5. G-R, 2:01.50; 6. SH, 2:05.08.

100 HURDLES - 1. Vawter, BCLUW, 16.69; 2. Nuese, EM, 16.84; 3. Buck, GC, 18.45; 4. Fryslie, AGWSR, 18.46; 5. K.Roseland, EM, 18.48; 6. McCoy, BCLUW, 18.54.

800 - 1. Miller, EM, 2:25.92; 2. Pothast, WM, 2:28.28; 3. Kupka, STC, 2:32.93; 4. Stumberg, GC, 2:32.93; 5. An.Delagardelle, GC, 2:34.14; 6. Steckelberg, BCLUW, 2:35.67.

200 - 1. Boomgarden, SH, 26.95; 2. Shipley, WM, 27.68; 3. Kelber, WM, 27.95; 4. Krausman, GC, 28.63; 5. Rotgers, AGWSR, 28.72; 6. Rohach, STC, 28.75.

400 HURDLES - 1. Vawter, BCLUW, 1:09.92; 2. Harrings, WM, 1:11.23; 3. Hinegardner, EM, 1:12.80; 4. Buck, GC, 1:15.27; 5. K.Roseland, EM, 1:17.39; 6. Salo, GC, 1:18.17.

SPRINT MEDLEY - 1. WM, 1:57.28; 2. GC, 1:58.04; 3. BCLUW, 2:03.78; 4. STC, 2:06.23; 5. EM, 2:08.14; 6. SH, 2:09.64.

1,500 - 1. Miller, EM, 5:14.52; 2. Johanns, GC, 5:17.70; 3. Lippert, AGWR, 5:27.20; 4. Kupka, STC, 5:27.53; 5. Damon, SH, 5:30.45; 6. Sams, BCLUW, 5:32.28.

4x100 - 1. BCLUW, 53.17; 2. EM, 53.46; 3. SH, 53.57; 4. WM, 53.84; 5. GC,54.33; 6. G-R, 56.25

4x400 - 1. WM, 4:19.86; 2. GC, 4:25.49; 3. EM, 4:32.69; 4. G-R, 4:41.91; 5. BCLUW, 4:44.34; 6. SH, 4:48.09.

HIGH JUMP - 1. Boomgarden, SH, 5-0, 2. Rohach, STC, 4-10; 3. Bunger, SH, 4-10; 4. Buck, GC, 4-8; 5. Veren, EM, 4-8; 6. Rotgers, AGWSR, 4-6.

DISCUS - 1. Nichols, WM, 111-6; 2. Higgins, BCLUW, 108-10; 3. Davis, WM, 107-10; 4. Holtz, STC, 102-4; 5. Mairs, SH, 96-6; 6. Cope; BCLUW, 91-8.

SHOT PUT - 1. Davis, WM, 39-1 1/2; 2. Eiten, AGWSR, 35-5; 3. McMartin, GC, 32-9 1/2; 4. Mairs, SH, 32-6 3/4; 5. Higgins, BCLUW, 32-0 1/2; 6. Nichols, WM, 31-6 3/4.

LONG JUMP - *1. Shipley, WM, 16-6 1/4; 2. Nuese, EM, 15-11 1/2; 3. Craun, STC, 15-6 1/2; 4. Prosser, SH, 15-6; 5. Johnson, EM, 15-3 1/2; 6. Freland, WM, 15-3 1/4.

"We did have a lot of great things happen today," Chyma said. "Jade Rohach got a PR in the high jump. Riley Craun got a PR in her long jump. That was really good to see."

Samantha Holtz also placed in the field events. She finished fourth in the discus, with a toss of 102-4.

"Our thrower girls are pushing through it," Chyma said. "The throws are very technical, so they are coming through with that. I expect they'll be doing better later on this season."

On the track, Kelsey Kupka scored twice in a pair of distance races. Kupka finished finished third in the 800-meter run (2:32.93) and later placed fourth in the 1,500-meter run (5:27.53).

"A lot of girls are coming along," Chyma said. "Kelsey just got back from an illness, so she ran very well tonight."

South Tama's highest-placing relays were the 800-meter sprint medley and the 3,200-meter relays. Each squad finished fourth. The sprint medley team of Craun, Sonya Peters, Allison Kratoska and Samantha Magpie ran 2:06.23, while the 3,200 relay of Kupka, Karlee Starits, Dahiana Puentes and Trisha Walz finished in a time of 11:19.43.

"We had to shuffle a lot of our relays today, so that was kind of frustrating," Chyma said. "Our girls didn't get to work on handoffs and a lot of that is technique and repetition. So if you aren't practicing it, kind of hard to perfect it."

While the girls' team didn't finish as high as it wanted, they were happy to cheer on the STC boys' squad, who narrowly placed runner-up on its home track.

"It was a fabulous night," Chyma said. "I'm really, really proud of our boys. They're really coming along and doing some great things. They just barely got squeaked out on that second place. I'm very proud of how they're doing and our girls are very supportive of them."

STC competed at Norwalk on Thursday, but results weren't available at press time. The Trojans will be at Pella on Monday and then will compete at the Class 3A District meet late next week at Vinton.

"Overall, we are chugging along through this illness stage," Chyma said. "The meet that matters is in less than two weeks. That's where our focus is."

 
 

 

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