WAUKEE - The Webster City girls' track team got a first-hand look at how the big schools do business here last night and Lynx head coach Kristi Manson said one word summed up the outing: Humbling.
"It was definitely a humbling experience," she said after her squad scored just 34 points and placed ninth at the Waukee Relays. "But it's also great for the girls to go up against that kind of competition."
Host Waukee was a bully all night, piling up a whopping 213.5 points. Johnston was a distant second with 85.
WCHS placed no higher than fourth in any event, and that included the sprints where sophomore Allie Flaws failed to win a regular season race for the first time.
But that had everything to do with the competition.
Flaws raced to her No. 5 seed in the 100-meter dash in 12.92 seconds, and she later was fourth in the 200 (26.88). Twin sister Ashley Flaws was solid in the 400; she was fourth (1:06.19) as well.
Thursday at Waukee
1. Waukee 213.5; 2. Johnston 85; 3. (tie) Boone and ADM 73; 5. Dallas Center-Grimes 71.5; 6. Des Moines Lincoln 69; 7. Norwalk 46; 8. Mason City 44; 9. Webster City 34; 10. Fort Dodge 32.
Webster City Place Winners
Discus - 8. Catie Boyd 84-8.
Shot Put - 4. Kaylee Schnathorst 32-4.
3,000 Meters - 8. Cassidy Bultena 13:10.60.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 7. Webster City 1:14.24 (Schnathorst, Hannah Myers, Kenzie Garvey, Liz Wells).
4X800 Relay - 8. Webster City 11:30.82 (Courtney Biere, Ashley Flaws, Gabbi Hoversten, Gina Moline).
100 Meters - 5. Allie Flaws 12.92.
Distance Medley Relay - 7. Webster City 5:04.03 (Hannah Harfst, Carrie Gerdes, Ann Marie LaSourd, Morgan Shannon).
400 Meters - 4. Ash. Flaws 1:06.19.
800 Meters - 7. LaSourd 2:47.10.
200 Meters - 4. Al. Flaws 26.88.
Sprint Medley Relay - 6. Webster City 2:03.74 (Emily Dearden, H. Myers, Taylor Schnathorst, Al. Flaws).
4X100 Relay - 8. Webster City 54.49 (Harfst, Garvey, K. Schnathorst, Al. Flaws).
Kaylee Schnathorst added a fourth-place result in the shot put (32-4).