Skartvedt’s throws power SH girls to fourth at Ellingson Coed

South Hamilton senior Lily Skartvedt unleashes her second attempt in the shot put at Tuesday's Lindsey Ellingson Coed in Gilbert. She placed third in the event and won the discus. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

GILBERT — Lily Skartvedt doubled up on the medals in the throwing events to give the South Hamilton girls’ track and field team a solid foundation to build upon at Tuesday’s Lindsey Ellingson Coed.

The senior kickstarted her day with a bronze medal in the shot put and then sprinkled in a dose of gold in the discus to supply the Hawks with 16 of their 88 team points en route to a fourth-place team finish.

“I’m pleased with Lily,” South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said. “Her distances (98 feet in the discus, 30 feet, 21⁄4 inches in the shot put) aren’t maybe where she wants them to be yet, but her form is really good. If she gets a good night, she’s going to rip off some really good things.”

South Hamilton accumulated five medals and finished just outside the top three on five other occasions in a meet that was dominated by host Gilbert (212 points). Roland-Story (133) and Ballard (106) also finished in front of the Hawks.

“It was just good getting out on the track and competing,” Brodie said. “A lot of it for us is just figuring out what we have in what events.”

Bridgit Schlafke sails over a hurdle on the second leg for South Hamilton during the shuttle hurdle relay on Tuesday in Gilbert. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

While Brodie continues to see where the pieces fit, his veterans bolstered the group. After a lackluster outdoor opener last week in Jefferson, Hailey Cavan returned to form in the 100-meter hurdles with a runner-up showing in 17.36 seconds. She also anchored the 2018 state-qualifying shuttle hurdle relay quartet to third in 1:14.33.

“Hailey had a nice comeback in the 100 hurdles,” Brodie said. “She didn’t have her best time (last week) and was disappointed, but she had a really good week of practice.”

Emily Greenfield, Bridgit Schlafke and Rylee Woodall completed the shuttle hurdle relay. The same foursome won the Heart of Iowa Conference title a season ago.

The Hawks’ 4×800 of Anna Lammers, Breanne Diersen, Sierra Flores and Paige Seaton was also third in a time of 12:33.43.

Lindsey Ellingson Coed

South Hamilton sophomore Abby Ervin heads down the backstretch during the 400-meter leg of the sprint medley relay on Tuesday in Gilbert. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Tuesday at Gilbert

Team Standings

1. Gilbert 212; 2. Roland-Story 133; 3. Ballard 106; 4. South Hamilton 88; 5. Saydel 56; 6. Perry 50; 7. Des Moines Christian 40.

South Hamilton Results

Discus — 1. Lily Skartvedt 98-0; 11. Mackenzy Grady 75-0.

DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Shot Put — 3. Skartvedt 30-21⁄4; 11. Katelyn Ralston 22-8.

Long Jump — 4. Emma Lewis 13-31⁄2; 5. Zaielah Newman 12-11.

High Jump — 5. Caleigh Hewitt 4-0.

100 Meters — 8. Lewis 15.01; 11. Newman 15.32.

200 Meters — 10. Hewitt 32.41; 12. Newman 33.38.

400 Meters — 7. Taylor Remsburg 1:13.30; 8. Anna Lammers 1:14.08.

800 Meters — 8. Abby Ervin 2:47.65; 9. Breanne Diersen 3:09.58.

1,500 Meters — 8. Paige Seaton 6:39.68.

100 Hurdles — 2. Hailey Cavan 17.36; 6. Rylee Woodall 17.97.

400 Hurdles — 4. Emma Heeren 1:20.18.

4×100 Relay — 5. South Hamilton 57.67 (Cavan, Lewis, Skartvedt, Bridgit Schlafke).

4×200 Relay — 4. South Hamilton 2:04.40 (Newman, Kelbe Krumm, Heeren, Grady).

4×400 Relay — 5. South Hamilton 4:54.33 (Remsburg, Emily Greenfield, Lammers, Ervin).

4×800 Relay — 3. South Hamilton 12:33.43 (Lammers, Diersen, Sierra Flores, Seaton).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. South Hamilton 1:14.33 (Greenfield, Schlafke, Woodall, Cavan).

Sprint Medley Relay — 4. South Hamilton 2:08.93 (Cavan, Lewis, Greenfield, Ervin).

Distance Medley Relay — 4. South Hamilton 5:06.67 (Heeren, Grady, Hewitt, Yolanda Licea).