Tama County schools compete at girls A.D. Dickinson Relays

STC’s Jojo Tyynismaa competed in the 60 Meter Hurdles at the A.D. Dickinson Relays on Monday, March 9 at the UNI-Dome. News Herald Photo/Allison Graham

By Allison Graham

Sports Editor



Indoor track season is underway and one of the largest meets, the A.D. Dickinson Relays was hosted at the University of Northern Iowa on Monday, March 9. It was an all girl event with the boys to take to the track the following evening.

Meskwaki Settlement School’s Shye Johnson competed in the 400 Meter Dash at the A.D. Dickinson Relays on Monday, March 9. News Herald Photo/Allison Graham

Three schools in Tama County including South Tama, Meskwaki Settlement and Union competed at the meet.

A couple of area highlights included STC senior Callie Frakes’s run in the 3000 Invite. This was a race participants had to be invited to compete in. Also for South Tama, Jojo Tyynismaa had a top 10 finish in the 200 Meter Dash, coming in 7th place.

“I like where we’ve started so far,” said STC track coach Levi Hunerdosse, “We ran last week and the beginning of the season is always a lot of question marks but we start answering those questions and we start to figure out where the pieces of the puzzle are going to fall. We are young. We currently have three seniors out. We have a large junior class with a lot of potential.”

Tyynismaa returns as a state silver medal winner in the 100 meter hurdles and also took 10th last year at state in the 400 meter dash.

The Meskwaki Warriors are under the new leadership of STC and Simpson Alumni, Dylan Kalinay. Kalinay graduated from South Tama in 2014.

He will bring his own track success into his coaching. In his junior year at STC Kalinay was part of the Class 3A State Champion 4×100 team (Dylan Kalinay, Kaleb Davenport, Daryl Bidwell and Kyle Stephenson). He was the only returning member of the STC 4×100 relay team in his senior year. The 2014 quartet of Kalinay, Tyler Blocker, Zach Morris and Robert Tyynismaa placed 5th overall. He went on to have many successes at Simpson College including becoming an All-American.

Full results are as follows:

60 Meter Dash

There were 236 finish times for the 60 Meter Dash. South Tama results included Shelby Slaven finishing 171st, Bre Riha 195th and Eliska Hermankova 205th. For Meskwaki Payton Tahahwah finished 160th and Zaynah Castellanos 204th. For Union Jasmyn Bush finished 33rd, Allie Driscol finished 63rd and Meagan Clapp finished 229th.

60 Meter Hurdles

Jojo Tyynismaa of South Tama finished 37th, Cassandra Klostermann finished 166th and Jennica Hickman finished 191st.

For Union Grace Asmussen finished 70th, Aubrey Schmidt finished 95th and Grace Keegan finished 138th.

200 Meter Dash

The best finish of the day went to Jojo Tyynismaa of South Tama who finished 7th, Bre Riha placed 149th and Emma Harwick 189th.

Grace Rathe of Union finished 142nd, Taylor Hedeman 172nd and Joscelyn Tadych 197th out of 205 sprinters

400 Meter Dash

For Meskwaki Shye Johnson finished 75th, Payton Tahahwah finished 131st and Sophie Snow finished 199th.

For Union Belle Olson finished 121st, Sadie Hennings finished 158th and Amy Coughron finished 179th.

For South Tama Jaycie Rauch finished 134th, Abbigail Froelich finished 151st and Jennica Hickman finished 186th.

800 Meter Run

For South Tama Alyssa Chyma finished 51st, Neena Lasley finished 120th and Eliska Hermankova finished 133rd. For Meskwaki Shye Johnson finished 66th, and Sophie Snow finished 161st. For Union Alex Hall finished 124th, Emma Shirk finished 125th out of 166 runners

3000 Invite

South Tama’s Callie Frakes ran in the invite only race finishing 23rd.


STC finished 63rd.


STC finished 29th.

High Jump

For STC Emma Harwick finished 31st, Morgan Haughey 34th out of 52 jumpers

Long Jump

For STC Jojo Tyynimsaa finished 21st out of 122 jumpers

Shot Put

For STC Sydney Parizek finished 128th, Kortney Babinat finished 137th, Jayden Graff finished 155th. For Union Amy Coughron finished 152nd out of 180 throwers.