STC, Meskwaki run conference meets

Jonathan Meyer (right) and Clayton Graff (back left) compete at the WaMaC meet on Oct. 15. Photo Courtesy of CJ Eilers/Vinton Newspapers

The South Tama Trojans had a difficult day in a high-quality WaMaC conference meet Thursday at Williamsburg, finishing 11th in the girls’ standings and eighth in the boys’ standings.

For the girls, Alyssa Chyma ran lower than her usual finishing spot, running 23rd with a strong time of 21:01.4. Jojo Tyynismaa finished in 37th after a time of 21:55.1, and the Trojans recorded a team score of 281. Winners Solon had a score of 57.

Solon also got 57 in the boys’ meet, outpacing South Tama’s score of 228.

Leading South Tama was once again Tommy Tyynismaa, with the freshman scoring a 17th-place finish and running a 17:23.7. James Brant was the team’s other notable finisher, as the fellow freshman came in 33rd place with a 18:03.9 time.

Jojo Tyynismaa nears the finish line at the WaMaC conference meet on Oct. 21 in Williamsburg. Photo Courtesy of CJ Eilers/Vinton Newspapers

Next Thursday the Trojans head to Waverly Shell-Rock for their Class 3A State qualifier.

The Meskwaki Warriors ran at the Iowa Star Conference meet at Wartburg College last Thursday.

Meskwaki’s lone runner in the girls’ event, Shye Johnson, finished in seventh place and ran a time of 22:07.77 to get a top-10 for the Warriors.

Meskwaki ran three entrants in the boys’ event and Zayton Weninger-Brown ran 24th with a time of 20:09.97.

The Warriors traveled to Pekin to compete at the state-qualifying district meet on Oct. 22.