Monticello runs second at Anamosa, competes at CP-U

Emma Hynick crosses the finish line in the 100-meter dash April 27 at Anamosa. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Josephine Von Ahsen anchors the shuttle hurdle relay for the Panthers at Anamosa.
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     Scoring points in 16 of 20 events was just enough for the Monticello High School girls track and field team to claim a runner-up finish in the Anamosa Co-Ed meet April 27.

     Mount Vernon was the runaway winner with 145 points, but the Panthers totaled 89, enough to nose out Independence (87) for the second team spot.

     “I was very pleased to finish second behind a very talented Mount Vernon crew,” Monticello coach Vallerie Lynn said. “For the first time this season I felt it was a collective effort between the sprints, mid-distance, distance and field events.”

     It was the second meet in as many nights for the Panthers, who also attended the Center Point-Urbana meet April 26.

     At Anamosa, the Panthers collected 28 points from the two longest individual races alone. Karle Kramer won the 3,000-meter run in 5:25.16; with teammate Katie Roher finishing fifth. And Monticello went two-three in the 1,500, with Emma Althoff and Kramer.

     “Karle Kramer had a great night, winning the 3,000 and placing third in the 1,500. Reese Cox is also getting her hurdle races to come together.”

     Madison Butterworth won the high jump with a leap of 4-foot-10.

     “Maddie Butterworth has been finding her rhythm in the high jump. She went 4-10 both Monday and Tuesday,” Lynn said.

     The Panthers also picked up big chunks of points in the relay events, finishing second in both the 4x800 and the 4x100 throwers’ relay; taking third in the 4x400, and fourth in the distance medley. Cora Mescher was third in the shot put.

     At Center Point-Urbana, Monticello totaled 14 points to finish 11th, taking the opportunity to plug in a wide variety of athletes from its long roster.

     “On Monday we took a lot of girls who have not had a lot of time on the track this season,” Lynn said. “This gave them the chance to compete on the varsity level and gave the girls who usually compete on the varsity level some rest. We didn’t score many points, but I was so pleased with the effort and willingness to compete.”

     The exception was in the throwers, all of whom attended.

     “Jordan Fangman continued to improve in the discus. She threw four feet past her (previous) PR.”

Conference meet

     The Panthers will compete in the River Valley Conference Meet May 6 in Anamosa.


April 26

Stormin’ Pointer Inv.

(at Center Point)


     1, Mid-Prairie 124.33; 2, Denver 84; 3, Clear Creek-Amana 71.33; 4, Center Point-Urbana 66; 5, Springville 45; 6, Jesup 41; 7, Solon 40; 8, Alburnett 39.33; 9, Maquoketa Valley 33; 10, North Linn 25; 11, Monticello 14; 12, Central City 5.


     3,000: 4, Faith Hansen, 14:22.08.

     High Jump: 2, Madison Butterworth, 4-10.

     4x800: 5, Monticello (Taylor Gassman, Serena Brokaw, Emily Hendricks, Maddie Stadtmueller), 11:52.31.


April 27

Anamosa Co-Ed


     1, Mount Vernon 145; 2, Monticello 89; 3, Independence 87; 4, Lisbon 77; 5, Anamosa 76; 6, Starmont 68; 7, West Liberty 54; 8, Maquoketa Valley 53; 9, North Linn 47; 10, Easton Valley 29.


     100: 6, Emma Hynick, 13.83.

     800: 6, Lydia Recker, 2:39.61.

     1,500: 2, Emma Althoff, 5:25.16; 3, Karle Kramer, 5:32.39.

     3,000: 1, Karle Kramer, 12:10.63; 5, Katie Roher, 14:00.75.

     100 hurdles: 6, Reese Cox, 18.67.

     400 hurdles: 5, Savannah Freese, 1:20.99.

     4x100: 6, Monticello (Jordan Norton, Lauren Verhagen, Olivia Zimmerman, Emma Hynick), 56.02.

     4x100 throwers’ relay: 2, Monticello (Cora Mescher, Breanne Stahlberg, Jordan Fangmann, Madison Butterworth), 1:03.62.

     4x200: 5, Monticello (Jordan Norton, Lauren Verhagen, Keziah McQuillen, Emma Hynick), 1:56.23.

     4x400: 3, Monticello (Triniti Etzel, Claire Tuetken, Kinzi Schlarmann, Keziah McQuillen), 4:24.77.

     4x800: 2, Monticello (Emma Althoff, Kinzi Schlarmann, Marisa Kehoe, Taylor Gassman), 10:48.28.

     Distance medley: 4, Monticello (Jordan Norton, Claire Tuetken, Keziah McQuillen, Triniti Etzel), 4:40.98.

     Shuttle hurdle: 6, Monticello (Reese Cox, Gabi Barnhart, Savannah Freese, Josephine Von Ahsen), 1:23.13.

     High jump: 1, Madison Butterworth, 4-10.

     Shot put: 3, Cora Mescher, 32-10.25.

     Discus: 5, Jordan Fangmann, 89-8.75.




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