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Royal boys, girls place in top three at ISC meet

Colo-Nesco’s Brandi Erickson clears a hurdle during the shuttle hurdle relay at the Iowa Star Conference meet May 8 at Meskwaki. The Royal girls finished second in the event and third in the team standings. (PHOTO BY SANDY CUTLER)
Colo-Nesco’s Brandi Erickson clears a hurdle during the shuttle hurdle relay at the Iowa Star Conference meet May 8 at Meskwaki. The Royal girls finished second in the event and third in the team standings. (PHOTO BY SANDY CUTLER)
Colo-Nesco’s Michael Starling gets ready to throw during the boys’ shot put at the Iowa Star Conference meet May 8. (PHOTO BY SANDY CUTLER)
Colo-Nesco’s Michael Starling gets ready to throw during the boys’ shot put at the Iowa Star Conference meet May 8. (PHOTO BY SANDY CUTLER)

MESKWAKI – The Iowa Star Conference meet was a huge success for both the Colo-Nesco boys’ and girls’ track teams May 8 in Meskwaki.

The Colo-Nesco boys won five events and finished second in the team standings. The Royal girls picked up three victories and runner-up finishes apiece, taking third out of 11 teams.

Relay events played a big part in the Colo-Nesco boys racking up 117.5 points to beat out Janesville by 8.5 points for second in the team standings. GMG won the boys’ title with 138.5 points.

“The guys really worked hard and were focused to do their best,” Colo-Nesco head boys’ track coach Tony Stalzer said. “Finishing second is a great accomplishment for such a young team.”

Colo-Nesco won three relays, took second in one and earned a bronze medal in another.

In the 4 X 800-meter relay, Elliot Morgan, Steven Cutler, Garret Tiarks and Brady Stoeffler teamed to give Colo-Nesco the win with a time of nine minutes, 8.53 seconds. GMG took second with a 9:15.09 showing.

Taylor Hill, Clayton Bryan, Noah Gibbons and Christian Reischauer joined forces to run a winning time of 1:37.36 in the 4 X 200. Janesville ran a 1:39.18 as the only other team to run under 1:40.

Hill, Casy Angell, Gibbons and Reischauer gave Colo-Nesco a victory in the 4 X 100. The Royal team ran a :46.52 to beat Janesville’s :47.34 showing for the victory.

Reischauer, Grant Tiarks, Bryan and Gibbons formed the runner-up shuttle hurdle team. They ran a 1:06.61 to trail only Janesville’s 1:04.47.

Colo-Nesco took third in the 4 X 400. Angell, Evan Webb, Garrett Tiarks and Stoeffler clocked in at 3:54.38 to edge Valley Lutheran (3:54.73) for the bronze.

Individually, Hill and Reischauer both won one event.

Hill took first in the 100 after crossing the finish line in :12.39. GMG’s Brock Fisher was runner-up with a time of :12.43.

Reischauer won the 400 low hurdles in :58.11. Clarksville’s Zach Sommerfelt was the only other runner to come in under one minute as he clocked in at :59.26.

Stoeffler won a bronze in the 800 after completing the race in 2:17.85. Dacian Wilson took third in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, two inches.

The Colo-Nesco girls scored 89 points to finish just 2.5 points behind Janesville’s runner-up score and three points ahead of Don Bosco’s fourth-place effort. Dunkerton won the girls’ team title with 115.5 points.

“We did quite well, narrowly missing second place,” Colo-Nesco head girls’ track coach Josh Nessa said. “I am proud of our entire team and their accomplishments this season.”

The Royal girls picked up three individual gold medals on the day.

Devin Francis won the discus with a throw of 97-11. Meskwaki’s Deah Moore was a distant second with a toss of 83-2.

Francis also took second in the shot put with a throw of 31-10. Teammate Sam Riese was right behind in third with a throw of 31-9 and Don Bosco’s Alyssa Corkery won with a 32-10 showing.

Angela Brinkman won gold in the 400 hurdles. Brinkman’s time of 1:14.32 easily beat the 1:17.55 by GMG’s Caitlin Appelgate for first in the event.

Brinkman also earned a silver medal in the high jump after clearing 4-6 to tie Janesville’s Mary Hovenga for the silver. GMG’s Caitlin Appelgate won with a peak jump of 5-0.

Shayla Dean took first in the open 400 for Colo-Nesco. Dean crossed the finish line in 1:03.57 to beat out North Tama’s Sam Watson, who finished in 1:04.39.

The shuttle hurdle and sprint medley events were the best relays for the Royal girls.

In the shuttle hurdle Hallie Riese, Kassie Robinson, Brinkman and Brandi Erickson ran a 1:17.29 to trail only the 1:14.25 run by GMG.

Erickson, Makaelyn Neuendorf and Caitlan Clark joined Dean in running a time of 2:02.79 in the sprint medley. Dunkerton won in 1:59.28 and Don Bosco took second in 2:00.84.

Both Colo-Nesco teams will compete to go to state today at the Class 1A state qualifying meet in Belle Plaine. The meet will start at 4 p.m.

Final team scores

Girls: 1. Dunkerton 115.5 points, 2. Janesville 91.5, 3. Colo-Nesco 89, 4. Don Bosco 86, 5. North Tama 79, 6. GMG 67.5, 7. (tie) Clarksville and Tripoli 58, 9. Meskwaki 34, 10. Waterloo Christian 21, 11. Valley Lutheran 20.5.

Boys: 1. GMG 138.5, 2. Colo-Nesco 117.5, 3. Janesville 109, 4. Northeast Hamilton 62, 5. Don Bosco 56, 6. Dunkerton 50, 7. Clarksville 46, 8. Tripoli 29, 9. Meskwaki 28, 10. Valley Luther 24, 11. CAL 17.

Individual results – Colo-Nesco


Shot put – 2. Devin Francis, 31-10, 3. Sam Riese, 31-9

Discus – 1. Francis 97-11; 5. Hannah Reischauer, 77-4

Long jump – 12. Savannah Deupree, 10-11.5

High jump – 2. (tie) Angela Brinkman, 4-6

3,000-meter run – 12. Grace Stalzer, 14:57.38; 14. Madalyn Nelson, 15:46.21

4 X 800-meter relay – 8. Colo-Nesco (Stephanie Norris, Madisen Lundquist, Jillian Gibbons, Adyson Saunders), 13:24.12

Shuttle hurdle relay – 2. Colo-Nesco (Hallie Riese, Kassie Robinson, Brinkman, Brandi Erickson), 1:17.29

100-meter dash – 8. Shayla Dean, :14.65; 10. H. Riese, :14.80

Distance medley relay – 6. Colo-Nesco (Rachel Vincent, Robinson, Erickson, Norris), 5:47.11

400-meter dash – 1. Dean, 1:03.57; 12. Lundquist, 1:18.98

4 X 200-meter relay – 8. Colo-Nesco (Erickson, Robinson, Makaelyn Neuendorf, Caitlan Clark), 2:08.30

100-meter hurdles – 4. Brinkman, :18.67; 7. H. Riese, :19.32

800-meter run – 16. Stalzer, 3:09.69; 18. Saunders, 3:18.52

200-meter dash – 6. Clark, :29.44; 7. Dean, :29.86

400-meter hurdles – 1. Brinkman, 1:14.32

Sprint medley relay – 3. Colo-Nesco (Erickson, Neuendorf, Clark, Dean), 2:02.79

1,500-meter run – 15. Stalzer, 6:24.43; 16. Norris, 6:25.38

4 X 100-meter relay – 7. Colo-Nesco (H. Riese, Francis, Neuendorf, Clark), :59.62

4 X 400-meter relay – 9. Colo-Nesco (Lundquist, Vincent, Gibbons, Deupree), 6:03.07


Shot put – 3. Dacian Wilson, 38-2; 5. Michael Starling, 37-1

Discus – 4. Wilson, 105-5; 10. Starling, 82-11

Long jump – 7. Christian Montgomery, 16-10; 9. Evan Webb, 16-4.5

High jump – 5. Steven Cutler, 5-2; 7. Caleb Vaughn 5-0

4 X 800-meter relay – 1. Colo-Nesco (Elliot Morgan, Cutler, Garret Tiarks, Brady Stoeffler), 9:08.53

3,200-meter run – 8. Morgan, 12:50.21; 9. Kyle Miller, 13:30.78

Shuttle hurdle relay – 2. Colo-Nesco (Christian Reischauer, Grant Tiarks, Clayton Bryan, Noah Gibbons), 1:06.61

100-meter dash – 1. Taylor Hill, :12.39; 17. Tyler Helgeland, :14.22

400-meter dash – 4. Bryan, :55.12; 14. Dylan Hinkle, 1:12.76

4 X 200-meter relay – 1. Colo-Nesco (Hill, Bryan, Gibbons, Reischauer), 1:37.36

1,600-meter run – 6. Cutler, 5:02.38; 12. Webb, 5:42.68

200-meter dash – 19. Ashton Graddick, :31.31; 20. Eley, :32.64

400-meter low hurdles – 1. Reischauer, :58.11; 4. Bryan, 1:01.90

Distance medley relay – 6. Colo-Nesco (Hill, Gibbons, Angell, Morgan), 4:15.79

800-meter run – 3. Stoeffler, 2:17.85; 6. Cutler, 2:20.52

4 X 100-meter relay – 1. Colo-Nesco (Hill, Angell, Gibbons, Reischauer), :46.52

4 X 400-meter relay – 3. Colo-Nesco (Angell, Webb, Ga. Tiarks, Stoeffler), 3:54.38