The South Tama junior high track team has had the misfortune of battling mother nature this spring season. Unfortunately mother nature has been winning and while the tracksters have had lots of practice they have only had half of their meets. On Friday May 2 the weather finally cooperated and GMG hosted an invite on STC's track.
The boys team coached by Levi Hunerdosee and Dustin Peska had two team representing: STC Blue and STC Black. The two teams saw the top finishing spots at the meet.
Team Results - 1. STC Black 151, 2. STC Blue 133, 3. Colo-Nesco 101, 4. BCLUW 66, 5. Clarksville 32, 6. Dunkerton 27, 7. GMG 20, 8. Meskwaki 18.
Damion Chavez runs the last strtch of the 4x800 for the STC Blue team. The 4x800 took 1st place in the GMG meet held at STC on Friday May 2.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham
Some highlights for STC Black included first place finishes by Lane Koch in Discus with a throw of 117'5". Colton Vest jumped 17'6" in Long Jump for first place. The Distance Medley team consisting of Gabe Backen, Christian Novak, Lane Koch and Colton Vest finished first at 4:37.81. In the 100 Meter Tanner Probasco took first at 16.45. Finally in the 200 M Hurdles Gannon Ferneau took first with a time of 30.35.
STC Blue also saw highlights with Mario Moncada taking first in shot put with a throw of 40'1". Moncada also took first place in the 100 Meter Dash at 12.30 and the 200 Meter with a time of 25.84. Dalton Rosenburg jumped to first place in Long Jump at 16'1.75". Nate Lasley, Nick Jordan, Cameron Klosterman and Damion Chavez took first in the 4x800 with a time of 10:24.64. Moncada, Rosenburg, Preston Chyma and Josh Thiessen who made up the 4x100 team saw first place at 52.70.
The seventh grade girls finished second in the meet as a team. Some first place finishes for the seventh grade girls included: Jaelin Berger in High Jump, Anna Glendy in Long Jump, Stacey Slaven in the 100 Meter Dash and Jessica Musgrave in the 1500 Meter and 800 Meter Runs.
First place finishes for the eighth grade girls included: Kelsie York-Morris, Abbie Parizek, Savanna Lopen and Steph Slaven of the 4x200 M Relay team; Estrella Castellanos, Abbie Parizek, Steph Slaven and Sadie Smith of the Sprint Medley team and Abie Parizek in Discus with a throw of 74'2.5".