Whitmore, Grove, SH girls’ shuttle hurdle relay state bound
WEBSTER CITY — As it turns out, seventh-place is indeed good enough to reach the state meet.
Webster City sophomore Garrett Whitmore may have not sniffed the front of the 400-meter low hurdles field at last Thursday’s Class 3A State Qualifying Meet, but his time of 57.27 seconds was fast enough to earn him one of the eight wildcard entries into the Class 3A state field, it was announced on Friday.
Eight of the 24 qualifiers in the event came from the Nevada qualifier.
Whitmore was the only event the Lynx boys’ team added to its state docket. They’ll take seven events to Des Moines later this week.
The WCHS girls’ squad was unable to earn a wildcard entry. It will also take seven events to state.
South Hamilton added a pair of additional entries on Friday.
After placing third in the 1,600 meters at the 2A State Qualifying Meet in Manson, Quinton Grove earned his spot in the state field.
The South Hamilton girls’ team earned its only invitation through the wildcard process. The shuttle hurdle relay — Emily Greenfield, Bridgit Schlafke, Rylee Woodall and Hailey Cavan — set a school record time of 1:10.19 and placed third at the qualifier. It will run on the blue oval inside Drake Stadium Thursday evening.
WCHS and South Hamilton will send a combined 21 athletes to compete in 20 events.
The state meet will kickoff Thursday morning and run through Saturday afternoon.
Area State Qualifiers
(Seed coming out of State
Webster City Girls
Shot Put — (9) Cassidy Nerland 37-31⁄2.
Discus — (7) Nerland 119-3).
High Jump — (T-10) Haley Flaws 5-1.
Long Jump — (7) Ashlyn Hay 16-10 1/2.
100 Meters — (11) Flaws 12.73.
200 Meters — (17) Flaws 26.61.
4×100 Relay — (13) Marisa Garrels, Zoey Woodle, Hay, Flaws 51.44.
Webster City Boys
Shot Put — (20) James Cherry 48-6.
Discus — (23) Cherry 137-4.
110 High Hurdles — (16) Jordan Tanner 15.46.
800 Meters — (24) Max Harfst 2:05.05.
400 Low Hurdles — (16) Garrett Whitmore 57.27.
4×100 Relay — (12) Tanner, Whitmore, Lincoln LaSourd, Zane Williams 44.45.
4×200 Relay — (20) Whitmore, Williams, LaSourd, Carson Struchen 1:34.15.
South Hamilton Girls
Shuttle Hurdle Relay — (15) Emily Greenfield, Bridgit Schlafke, Rylee Woodall, Hailey Cavan 1:10.19.
South Hamilton Boys
Shot Put — (17) Logan Klemp 49-1.
800 Meters — (5) Logan Peters 2:01.02.
1,600 Meters — (8) Peters 4:40.51; (13) Quinton Grove 4:42.79.
3,200 Meters — (14) Peters 10:19.91.
4×800 Relay — (7) Cole Berg, Josiah Brown, Grove, Peters 8:25.59.