Drake appearance, two more meets occupy Wildcats

Alison Sheehy competes in the discus for Maquoketa Valley April 27 at the Drake Relays. (Photo by Pete Temple)

Girls track

     Alison Sheehy competed in the Drake Relays for Maquoketa Valley on Thursday, April 27 in Des Moines, placing 24th after scratching on her three throws.

     “It is an honor for us to get down to Drake,” Maquoketa Valley coach Creig Dunlap said. “Ali has worked really hard over the last couple of years, and after making it to State last season, she has been inspired. She has had throwers’ coach Jason Helle working with her, and you can see the difference from more feedback and an even better work ethic.

     “Although she struggled at Drake, Ali is still determined to finish this season well. We have made some adjustments and are better off and more prepared for these last few meets before State.

     Before Drake, the Wildcats had two other meets last week.

     Maquoketa Valley competed in the Stormin’ Pointer Invitational April 24 in Center Point, and placed third out of 10 teams with 57 points. Solon won the meet with 144, and Center Point-Urbana was second with 100.

     Finishing second were Aspen Britt in the 400-meter dash, 1:03.12; the sprint medley relay team of Caitlin Schuman, Ashley Stogdill, Sam Wall and Britt in 1:57.50; and the 4x400 team of Orcutt, Mensen, Wall and Britt in 4:17.52.

     Placing third were the shuttle hurdle team of Kaitlyn Deutmeyer, Angela Wendt, Cassiddy Wilson and Kara Orcutt in 1:12.99; the 4x200 team of Madison Imler, Schuman, Stogdill and Brianna Mensen in 1:55.35; and the 4x100 team of Stogdill, Schuman, Mensen and Britt in 53.59.

     The Wildcats then traveled to the Anamosa Invitational April 25, and placed ninth out of 12 teams with 33 points.

     Highlights there included a win for Sheehy in the discus, 116-0.5; and a first place for the 4x100 relay of Stogdill, Mensen, Wall and Britt in 52.11.

     “We didn’t place as well at Anamosa, but had some nice PRs,” Dunlap said. “Our sprint medley and 4x100 both ran great times.”


Boys track

     Maquoketa Valley hosted its Wildcat Invitational on Monday, April 24, and placed fourth out of 12 teams with 76 points. West Delaware was the team champion with 107, Monticello had 94, and North Linn scored 80.

     Kyle Wilson picked up a win for the Wildcats in the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:02.83.

     Taking second for the Wildcats were Brenden Hogan in the 1,600, 4:50.17; the 4x800 relay of Derek Becker, Wilson, Chance Downs and Colin Wendt in 8:34.25; the shuttle hurdle relay of Brock Hillers, Wendt, Chad Neuzil and Wilson in 1:03.69; and the 4x100 throwers’ relay, 53.16.

     In third place were Zak Harbach in the long jump, 19-foot-3; Brody Sevart in the shot put, 46-11.75; and the 4x400 relay of Becker, Wilson, Hillers and Alex McCusker in 3:40.00.




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