Panthers compete in Anamosa, Tipton

Wade Picray competes in the shot put for Monticello at the Fearing Relays April 4 in Anamosa. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Andy Tjaden (right) gets ready to hand off to Taylor Manternach in the Anamosa meet. They were competing in the 800-meter sprint medley relay, a new event for Iowa high school boys this season.

Gavin Cooper of Monticello answers the gun in the sprint medley relay April 4 in Anamosa. (Photo by Pete Temple)
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     Monticello picked up points in a lot of areas during a pair of boys track and field meets last week.

     First, the Panthers competed in the annual Fearing Relays April 4 in Anamosa. The Panthers were 10th as a team with 17 points, placing in six events. The highest finish was a third place from Aaron Loes in the 3,200-meter run.

     “Tyler Hospodarsky had two personal bests,” Monticello coach Greg Williams said. “He ran a great anchor leg on the 1,600 (distance) medley relay. He came back later to run his fastest time ever in the 1,600.”

     On Friday, April 7, Monticello took ninth place out of 15 teams at the Tiger Relays in Tipton, a meet held in extremely windy conditions.

     “Avery Martensen competed well in the high jump,” Williams said. “Our throwers continue to improve with each meet.”

     Martensen was second in the high jump with a height of 5-foot-8. In junior varsity events, Wesley Henderson won the discus, and the Panthers were second in the 4x100, 4x800 and sprint medley relay.


April 4

Fearing Relays

(at Anamosa)


     1, Western Dubuque 106; 2, Mount Vernon 63; 3, Anamosa 58; 4, Marion 56; 5, Dubuque Wahlert 50; 6, Lisbon 43; 7, Center Point-Urbana 34; 8, Benton Community 26; 9, Cascade 21; 10, Monticello 17; 11, West Delaware 13; 12, Central City 7; 13, Springville 5; 14, Calamus-Wheatland 4; 15, Maquoketa Valley 3; 16, Maquoketa 1.


     800 sprint medley: 8, Monticello (Gavin Cooper, Max Keleher, Andrew Tjaden, Taylor Manternach), 1:41.04.

     3,200: 3, Aaron Loes, 10:06.01.

     1,600 distance medley: 5, Monticello (Taylor Manternach, Andrew Tjaden, Josh White, Tyler Hospodarsky), 3:49.49.

     110 hurdles: 6, Avery Martensen, 16.43.

     1,600: 6, Tyler Hospodarsky, 4:46.92.

     4x100: 5, Monticello (Gavin Cooper, Will Rieniets, Taylor Manternach, Max Keleher), 46.09.


April 6

Tiger Relays

(at Tipton)


     1, Lisbon 119; 2, Mount Vernon 109; 3, West Liberty 60; 4(tie), North Cedar 59 and Center Point-Urbana 59; 6, Tipton 47; 7, Bellevue 32; 8, Wilton 31; 9, Monticello 22; 10, Springville 20; 11, Camanche 15; 12, West Branch 6; 13, Louisa Muscatine 5; 14, Alburnett 3; 15, Durant 2.


     800: 4, Tyler Hospodarsky, 2:07.83.

     High jump: 2, Avery Martensen, 5-8.

     4x100: 4, Monticello (Gavin Cooper, Will Rieniets, Taylor Manternach, Max Keleher), 46.6.

     4x400: 5, Monticello (Tyler Hospodarsky, Aaron Loes, David Titman, Josh White), 3:51.73.

     4x800: 4, Monticello (Tyler Hospodarsky, Aaron Loes, David Titman, Connor Franzenburg), 9:06.40.


     Discus: 1, Wesley Henderson, 108-6.

     4x100: 2, Monticello (Alex Kremer, Andrew Tjaden, Colin Jordan, Jon Mootz), 50.12.

     4x400: 3, Monticello (Alan Janssen, Cole Cruise, Carter Cruise, Adam Schmitt), 4:03.61.

     4x800: 2, Monticello (Ben Barnhart, Alan Janssen, Carter Cruise, Jacob Lindauer), 10:00.60.

     Sprint medley: 2, Monticello (Colin Jordan, Chance Janssen, Jon Mootz, Adam Schmitt), 1:51.18.



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