PR-filled meet for Eagles


Boys track

     Midland recorded 12 personal records, and scored 84 points as a team to finish fourth in the North Cedar Invitational April 23.

     Luke Lasack won both the shot put, with a personal record throw of 50-foot-8.5; and the discus, at 128-8.5.

     Ethan Milder was second in the high jump and had a PR in the 400 hurdles. Trenton Rickels was third in the 3,200 with a PR, and had a PR in the 1,600.

     Other PRs were recorded by Brett Schoenherr in the shot put, Lane Smalley in the 400, Jon Thomsen in the 100, Connor Martin in both the 100 and 400, Ethan Paulsen in the 200, Bryce Rushford in the 200, and the 4x100 team of Milder, Martin, Thomsen and Smalley.

     “I was proud of how the boys competed,” Midland coach Eric Smith said. “Luke Lasack has been working hard at practice and in the recent meets to break 50 in the shot put. Connor is one of my harder working athletes on the team. I have never coached someone so driven to get faster.”

     Midland also competed in the Cascade Invitational April 25, and scored 32 points to finish seventh out of 11 schools.

     Lasack won the shot put with a throw of 45-foot-3.5, and was second in the discus with a throw of 126-7.


Girls track

     Midland scored 22 points to finish 12th in the Anamosa Co-Ed meet April 23.

     An Eagle highlight came from Kayla Folkers, who won the 1,500-meter run in 5 minutes, 17.85 seconds. Folkers dropped 13 seconds off her previous best.

     “She had the biggest highlight of the night,” Midland coach Ryan Luensman said. “We all knew Kayla was capable of this, and now she knows it as well.”

     Midland also won the 4x100 throwers’ relay in 1:02.05 with the team of Kaeti Taylor-Mere, Lauryn Eganhouse, Elisa Manganotto and Baillie Uppena.

     In third place was Drew Jensen in the 400. The Eagles were fourth in the 1,600 distance medley with the team of Taylor Bahnsen, Ari Hacke, Ella Rupp and Folkers with a season-best time.

     “It was a great night to run, and the girls took advantage of it,” Luensman said.

     Midland traveled to the Cascade meet April 25, but left halfway through it due to weather conditions. Before that, Jensen won the 400 dash, and the sprint and distance medley teams placed third.

     “It was a crazy week of weather,” the coach said.



     Midland High School’s golf teams started the week with a dual meet against Starmont April 23 at Backbone. The Eagle boys came out on top, beating Starmont 176 to 204. Carson Rupp and Damon Huston each shot 43, with Rupp taking medalist honors on a tie-breaker. Sebastian Kreel was another stroke back with a 44, and Sawyer Hansen shot a 46.

     Starmont won the girls’ match, 226 to 263. Shianna Rockwell led Midland with a 62, Kristina Agnitsch shot a 66, and Nicole Guenther had a 69.

     The Eagles then played host to Anamosa and Northeast in a triangular meet April 26. Midland finished third in both divisions. For the girls, Anamosa edged Northeast 205 to 206, with Midland totaling 287 in third. Delanie Uppena led Midland with a 69, and Brennah Ricketts had a 74.

     For the boys, Anamosa won with 182, Northeast was second with 186, and Midland totaled 196. Huston shot a 46, while Peyton Rupp, Slayder Hansen and Kreel each had 50.



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