Sheehy earns spot at Drake Relays


Girls track

     Senior Ali Sheehy’s throw of 127-foot-0 in discus competition at the West Delaware Invitational April 20 was enough to qualify her for the Drake Relays, representing Maquoketa Valley.

     “Ali has worked really hard to get where she is now, and puts in a great deal of time on technique,” Maquoketa Valley coach Creig Dunlap said. “Over the past three seasons, Ali has not had the attention she deserves, even after she qualified for the state meet as a junior.”

     Sheehy’s throw was good for first place, and was the highlight of the Wildcats’ efforts at West Delaware, where the team tied for 13th place with 16 points.

     Earlier, the Wildcats took seventh place out of 14 teams at their own Wildcat Invitational April 17 in Delhi, scoring 28 points.

     Sheehy won the discus with a throw of 126-foot-10. MV also had a couple of fourth place finishes, in the distance medley and shuttle hurdle relays.


Boys track

     Maquoketa Valley started the week by competing in the Center Point-Urbana meet April 18, taking fifth place out of 12 teams with 58 points. Lisbon was the team champion with 122.

     Zak Harbach finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.04 seconds. Also finishing second was the distance medley team of Mitch Neuzil, Evan Hoefer, Harbach and Kyle Wilson in 3:46.63.

     The 4x100 team of Mitch Neuzil, Hoefer, Isaac Kramer and Harbach was third in 46.51. Also taking third were the 4x100 weight person’s relay of Brody Sevart, Brian Heims, Alex Digman and Tyson Tucker, 53.25; and the shuttle hurdle relay team of Brock Hillers, Wilson, Derek Becker and Chad Neuzil in 1:04.13.

     The Wildcats then competed in the Monticello Co-ed meet April 20, finishing fourth out of eight teams with 79 points.

     Wilson won the 800 with a time of 2:04.85, and Harbach won the long jump with a leap of 20-2.

     Harbach was second in the 100 with a time of 11.56, and second in the 200 in 23.18. Also finishing second were the 4x100 relay team of Mitch Neuzel, Hoefer, Clint Krapfl and Harbach in 46.13; and the shuttle hurdle team of Colin Wendt, Hillers, Wilson and Derek Becker in 1:04.57.

     Derek Becker was third in the 400, 57.05.



     Two meets kept the Maquoketa Valley golf teams busy last week.

     Maquoketa Valley played host to Alburnett April 18 at Hart Ridge.

     The Wildcat boys lost 192 to 233. Jon Seibert and Derek Mensen shot identical 49s for MV. Derek Mensen had a 65 and Morgan Hermanson had a 70. Patrick Hansen and Matthew Hucker each totaled 75.

     Alburnett didn’t have a complete girls’ team. MV scored 206, led by Chloe Roling with a 48 and Kelly Winter with a 49. Megan McNamara shot 54, Madison McIntyre had 55, while Kelsey Ries and Faith Hunt each came in with a 57.

     “We have a very young team for both our boys and girls, and it’s good to see their hard work starting to pay off,” MV coach Tim Andrews said.

     On April 21, the Wildcats traveled to Meadowview to face Springville. The boys lost 216 to 237. Seibert led MV with a 56, Austin Snyder shot 58, Mensen had 60 and Hermanson shot 63.

     Springville didn’t have a complete girls’ team. MV shot 212, led by Winter with a 49, Hunt with 52, Roling with 54 and Ries with 57.



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