CLARION - Kaylee Schnathorst is new to the throwing events, but she sure didn't act like it yesterday at the girls' North Central Conference track and field meet.
Schnathorst, a Webster City sophomore and first-year thrower, chucked her way to a pair of runner-up finishes in the shot put and discus, and later she added a bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles to lead the Lynx to a sixth-place finish with 66 points.
The Lynx were only three points shy of finishing in the top half; Humboldt placed fifth with 69. Algona repeated as conference champion with 159 points, a large cushion over runner-up Algona Bishop Garrigan (91). Eagle Grove (82) was third and Clarion-Goldfield (71) finished in fourth.
Schnathorst opened her day with a career-best shot put throw of 36 feet, 7 inches, and she followed it up with a discus toss of 110-7.
Schnathorst crossed the finish line in the 100 hurdles in 16.51 seconds.
"Kaylee needs a lot of credit for what she did for us (last night)," WCHS co-head coach Theo Clark said. "She was really big for us."
North Central Conference Meet
At Clarion-Goldfield High School
1. Algona 159; 2. Algona Bishop Garrigan 91; 3. Eagle Grove 82; 4. Clarion-Goldfield 71; 5. Humboldt 69; 6. Webster City 66; 7. Hampton-Dumont 65; 8. Iowa Falls-Alden 61; 9. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 53; 10. Clear Lake 23.
Webster City Results
100 Meters - 8. Carrie Gerdes 13.35.
200 Meters - 5. Morgan Gourley 28.47; Harleigh McKee 31.00.
400 Meters - 5. Gourley 1:04.64; 6. Nicole Heinrichs 1:05.11.
800 Meters - Morgan Shannon 2:49.32; Gina Moline 2:57.45.
1,500 Meters - Morgan Moline 5:55.81.
3,000 Meters - 7. M. Moline 12:26.25.
100 Hurdles - 3. Kaylee Schnathorst 16.51; Hannah Myers 17.68.
400 Hurdles - 8. Elizabeth Wells 1:15.42; Lissa Villa 1:26.69.
4x100 Relay - Webster City 56.82 (Myers, Kenady Highland, Hannah Harfst, Faith McClain).
4x200 Relay - 7. Webster City 1:59.21 (Highland, Harfst, Gerdes, Kaitlyn Kehoe).
4x400 Relay - 5. Webster City 4:25.63 (Heinrichs, Schnathorst, Kehoe, Gourley).
4x800 Relay - 7. Webster City 11:01.47 (Megan Hughes, Shannon, Highland, G. Moline).
Sprint Medley Relay - 7. Webster City 2:05.33 (Myers, Harfst, Highland, McClain).
Distance Medley Relay - 8. Webster City 4:54.56 (Harfst, McKee, McClain, Kehoe).
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 4. Webster City 1:17.72 (Ryann Powell, Wells, Villa, Myers).
High Jump - 3. Gourley 4-10.
Long Jump - 3. Gerdes 15-9.75; Kehoe 12-11.
Shot Put - 2. Schnathorst 36-7; 8. Katie Holdgrafer 31-0.50.
Discus - 2. Schnathorst 110-7; Holdgrafer 79-1.
WCHS scored 29 of its points during the field events - the portion of the meet in which the Lynx always seem to excel. Morgan Gourley and Carrie Gerdes added third-place points; Gourley cleared 4-10 in the high jump and Gerdes splashed into the long jump pit at 15-9.75.
"The field events did exactly what we thought they would do; they carried us through," Clark said. "We thought we could get fifth and that was very much within our range. But the cards fell how they fell and sixth is definitely something we can deal with because we did a tremendous job of staying together as a team."
WCHS racked up 17 top-eight results, including a double place in the open 400; Gourley was fifth (1:04.64), a spot ahead of teammate Nicole Heinrichs (1:05.11).
The Lynx also scored points in six relays, highlighted by a fourth-place result from the shuttle hurdle quartet of Ryann Powell, Elizabeth Wells, Lissa Villa and Hannah Myers. They crossed the finish line in 1:17.72.