GOWRIE - The results were mixed for the Webster City girls' track team as it kicked off its 2012 outdoor season at the Richard Ryan Relays here on a balmy Monday evening.
Lynx co-head coaches Theo Clark and Kristy Manson saw some things they liked, but they admit it will be a work in progress after Webster City came home with just five medals.
"There were some good things that happened for us, but, really, this is just a starting point for us," Clark said after his group finished seventh out of eight teams in the Class AA field with 39 points. "We plan to keep on building on the positives that we've seen and we are headed in the right direction."
Carroll notched 117 points to claim the team title. Fort Dodge St. Edmond settled for second with 108.
The 4x400-relay turned in a silver medal result to highlight the evening, and individual bronze medals went to Kaylee Schnathorst in the shot put, Kaitlyn Kehoe in the 400 and Morgan Shannon in the 800. The shuttle hurdle relay also placed third.
Schnathorst, a sophomore making her throwing debut, measured out at 32 feet, 10 inches with her best throw to knock teammate Katie Holdgrafer out of medal contention. Holdgrafer ended up in fourth with a top toss of 31-5.
Richard Ryan Relays
Monday at Gowrie
Class AA Team Standings
1. Carroll 117; 2. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 108; 3. Eagle Grove 87; 4. Storm Lake 70; 5. Carroll Kuemper 68; 6. Manson-Northwest Webster 61; 7. Webster City 39; 8. South Central Calhoun 36.
Webster City Results
High Jump - Nicole Heinrichs 4-6; Brook Arkland 4-4.
Shot Put - 3. Kaylee Schnathorst 32-10; 4. Katie Holdgrafer 31-5.
Discus - Holdgrafer 68-11; Jan Ryherd 60-6.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 3. Webster City 1:16.91 (Schnathorst 17.27, Hannah Myers 18.43, Lissa Villa 20.76, Heinrichs 20.45).
100 Meters - Carrie Gerdes 14.56; Faith McClain 14.60.
Distance Medley Relay - 7. Webster City 5:08.02 (Tiffany Constable 33.86, Kenady Highland 29.46, Myers 1:14.12, Gina Moline 2:50.58).
400 Meters - 3. Kaitlyn Kehoe 1:06.27; Ryan Powell 1:19.88.
4x200 Relay - 7. Webster City 2:05.77 (Hannah Harfst 29.20, Harleigh McKee 32.45, Abby Fuhs 33.50, Gerdes 30.44).
100 Hurdles - Liz Wells 20.47.
800 Meters - 3. Morgan Shannon 2:34.90; Arkland 2:58.81.
200 Meters - Schnathorst 29.41; G. Moline 31.90.
400 Hurdles - Wells 1:19.97; Villa 1:28.09.
Sprint Medley Relay - Webster City 2:14.41 (Powell 14.96, Kylie Crane 15.29, Myers 32.26, Shannon 1:11.90).
1,500 Meters - 6. Morgan Moline 5:44.00; Highland 6:03.82.
4x100 Relay - Webster City 59.84 (Harfst 14.62, McKee 15.60, Kelsey Lockhart 15.00, McClain 16.50).
4x400 Relay - 2. Webster City 4:37.90 (Kehoe 1:05.28, Heinrichs 1:05.43, Fuhs 1:14.87, M. Moline 1:12.32).
"It was fun seeing Katie (throw a personal record) by nearly a foot, and Kaylee in her debut was fun to watch," Clark said. "We see a lot of promise with our throwers."
Kehoe, one of the few veterans on the Lynx roster that is blanketed with rookies, toured the track in 1:06.77, while Shannon turned in an 800 time of 2:34.90.
Kehoe ran the opening leg on the runner-up 4x400 (4:37.90) to end the meet, and she had the best split of 1:05.28. Nicole Heinrichs, Abby Fuhs and Morgan Moline completed the quartet.
Webster City will next be on the track next Tuesday at the Hanover Relays in Algona, and Clark says there will be some changes to the lineup as he and Manson learn more about their team.
"Our lineup is going to look a whole lot different," he said. "Our goal is to put the girls in spots where they can help us the most."