GIRL POWER

Skartvedt muscles up HOIC?gold in throws

South Hamilton senior Lily Skartvedt focuses on the task at hand during the shot put competition at Thursday’s HOIC meet in Nevada. She won shot put gold and added another league title in the discus. Photo by Angela Hewitt

NEVADA — Four years of relentless work, both in the weight room and honing technique, culminated in one perfect evening for South Hamilton senior thrower Lily Skartvedt on Thursday.

She’s now holds the title of the best thrower in the Heart of Iowa Conference. And it’s not even debatable.

Skartvedt smashed a school record in winning the discus title and added gold in the shot put at the conference meet. And it wasn’t like this was a fluke. Over the past two weeks, Skartvedt’s heaves have skyrocketed and put her in the right frame of mind entering the league test.

“Her confidence is at an all-time high right now,” South Hamilton girls’ head coach Dan Brodie said. “She trusts what she’s doing, she trusts the process and she’s put a ton of work in to get good at these two events.”

Skartvedt’s winning discus toss of 121 feet 2 inches broke Ady Wintermote’s school record of 117-4, set in 2017. She chucked the shot put 36-1 to best the field.

South Hamilton’s Emma Lewis powers out of the blocks during the 100-meter dash at Thursday’s HOIC meet in Nevada. Photo by Angela Hewitt

The South Hamilton girls’ squad collected three more medals and placed fifth overall with 74 points. Gilbert (1801⁄2) buried the field, the closest competitor being PCM (1091⁄2).

Abby Ervin and Hailey Cavan were both silver medalists for the Hawks. Ervin was the second sprinter to the finish line in the 400-meter dash in 1:05.97, while Cavan was the runner-up in the 100 hurdles in 16.61.

Cavan, Rylee Woodall, Emily Greenfield and Bridgit Schlafke joined forces to finish third in the shuttle hurdle relay (1:10.81).

The South Hamilton boys’ team captured three event victories and six medals en route to a fourth-place performance with 90 points. Roland-Story and North Polk both tallied 137 points to share the team crown.

Brandyn Feighner and Quinton Grove were individual winners for the Hawks. Feighner ripped off a career-best leap of 21-1 in the long jump, while Grove finished a step in front of teammate and runner-up Zakee Newman in the 1,600. Grove had a time of 4:43.36, Newman 4:43.78.

Quinton Grove takes off for the anchor leg of the 4x800-meter relay at Thursday’s HOIC meet in Nevada. The Hawks won the event and Grove later secured gold in the 1,600. Photo by Angela Hewitt

Newman was also the bronze medalist in the 3,200 (10:12.18).

The Hawks’ Class 2A-leading 4×800 group of Logan Peters, Conner Hill, Cole Berg and Grove cruised to league gold in 8:17.89.

Peters teamed up with Brock Galetich, Sam Lewis and Freddie Lewis to place second in the distance medley relay (3:47.49).

South Hamilton will now begin preparations for Thursday’s 2A State Qualifying Meet at West Marshall High School in State Center. Field events will begin at 4 p.m.

Heart of Iowa Conference Meet

Brandyn Feighner leaps to league gold in the long jump at the HOIC meet in Nevada on Thursday. Photo by Angela Hewitt

Thursday at Nevada

Girls Team Standings

1. Gilbert 1801⁄2; 2. PCM 1091⁄2; 3. North Polk 104; 4. Nevada 103; 5. South Hamilton 74; 6. Greene County 68; 7. Roland-Story 66; 8. Saydel 26.

South Hamilton Girls Results

Discus — 1. Lily Skartvedt 121-2; 6. Mackenzy Grady 90-0.

Shot Put — 1. Skartvedt 36-1; 10. Emmaly Fields 28-1.

High Jump — 7. Sydney Friest 4-6; 8. Caleigh Hewitt 4-4.

Long Jump — 9. Emma Lewis 14-81⁄2; 12. Zaielah Newman 13-5.

100 Meters — 10. Emma Heeren 14.39; 11. Lewis 14.44.

200 Meters — 8. Kelbe Krumm 28.89; 15. Bridgit Schlafke 31.09.

400 Meters — 2. Abby Ervin 1:05.97; 7. Yolanda Licea 1:10.26.

800 Meters — 8. Licea 2:50.23; 9. Anna Lammers 2:50.92.

1,500 Meters — 8. Paige Seaton 6:01.13; 12. Marissa Jensen 7:47.91.

100 Hurdles — 2. Hailey Cavan 16.61; 7. Rylee Woodall 17.47.

400 Hurdles — 11. Emma Heeren 1:18.08.

4×100 Relay — 4. South Hamilton 54.48 (Cavan, Krumm, Skartvedt, Lewis).

4×200 Relay — 5. South Hamilton 1:57.82 (Krumm, Skartvedt, Lewis, Emily Greenfield).

4×400 Relay — 7. South Hamilton 4:42.73 (Ervin, Lammers, Taylor Remsburg, Natalie Johnson).

4×800 Relay — 4. South Hamilton 11:02.36 (Ervin, Lammers, Licea, Johnson).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. South Hamilton 1:10.81 (Greenfield, Schlafke, Woodall, Cavan).

Sprint Medley Relay — 7. South Hamilton 2:02.38 (Cavan, Krumm, Greenfield, Remsburg).

Distance Medley Relay — 8. South Hamilton 5:04.26 (Newman, Grady, Remsburg, Breanne Diersen).

Boys Team Standings

1. (tie) Roland-Story and North Polk 137; 3. Nevada 1291⁄2; 4. South Hamilton 90; 5. PCM 85; 6. Gilbert 701⁄2; 7. Greene County 661⁄2; 8. Saydel 181⁄2.

South Hamilton Boys Results

Discus — 6. Cade Flaugh 116-4; 8. Zeke Balderas 111-4.

Shot Put — 9. Austin Busch 39-71⁄2; 11. Nathan Wilson 37-5.

High Jump — 12. Carter Hewitt 5-2.

Long Jump — 1. Brandyn Feighner 21-1; 15. Ethan Young 16-8.

100 Meters — 15. Wilson 12.84; 16. Cade Murphy 12.97.

200 Meters — 6. Sam Lewis 23.86; 11. Brock Galetich 24.79.

400 Meters — 6. Conner Hill 53.37; 10. Cole Berg 56.53.

800 Meters — 4. Freddie Lewis 2:08.88; 5. Ty Skartvedt 2:10.68.

1,600 Meters — 1. Quinton Grove 4:43.36; 2. Zakee Newman 4:43.78.

3,200 Meters — 3. Newman 10:12.18; 9. Clay Willadsen 12:03.28.

110 High Hurdles — 4. Feighner 16.23.

400 Low Hurdles — 10. Tanner Blue 1:03.33; 14. Kaelen Miller 1:09.16.

4×100 Relay — 8. South Hamilton 47.70 (Galetich, S. Lewis, Young, Feighner).

4×200 Relay — 7. South Hamilton 1:44.49 (Evan Winkler, Wilson, Preston Stoecker, Young).

4×400 Relay — 4. South Hamilton 3:33.86 (F. Lewis, Hill, Berg, Logan Peters).

4×800 Relay — 1. South Hamilton 8:17.89 (Peters, Hill, Berg, Grove).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 5. South Hamilton 1:08.14 (Lane Swenson, Stoecker, Blue, Feighner).

Sprint Medley Relay — 7. South Hamilton 1:50.69 (Murphy, Winkler, Skartvedt, Elijah Balderas).

Distance Medley Relay — 2. South Hamilton 3:47.49 (Galetich, S. Lewis, Peters, F. Lewis).

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