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Butz first to line in 800, Lynx 3rd at Ryan Relays

WCHS senior Kaelyn Butz starts the second lap of the 800 with a big lead at Tuesday’s Richard Ryan Relays in Gowrie. She won the event for the Lynx. DFJ photo/Tracy Queen

GOWRIE — Missing several key pieces to the puzzle, the Webster City girls’ track and field team relied on the veterans it had and a slew of eager youngsters to vault into the top three at the Richard Ryan Relays Monday evening.

Senior Kaelyn Butz won the 800-meter run, while Adeline Tesdahl and Emma Peck both won a pair of individual medals, as WCHS put up 103 points to finish in the third position in Class A behind meet host Southeast Valley (152) and Carroll (136).

“For the first (outdoor) meet of the year, I thought we competed pretty well throughout the lineup,” WCHS head coach Clint Howard said. “We had a lot of unknowns going into the meet and we have some key contributors in the sprints out with injuries, but a few of the older girls did a great job of leading. With the exception of one or two events, we met or exceeded expectations going into the meet.”

Butz toured the track twice in 2:52.53 to give the Lynx their only first-place finish. She also ran the third leg of the team’s runner-up distance medley relay (5:03.06) and on the anchor of the 4×400 (4:40.67), which was also second.

Tesdahl earned her own silver medal in the 200 (29.22 seconds) and secured bronze in the long jump (14 feet, 91⁄2 inches). Peck was third in the 400 (1:07.10), right in front of Tesdahl who was fourth (1:07.61), and in the 1,500 (6:03.63).

WCHS picked up three more medals in the field events from Hannah Brandt in the discus (93-3, second), Lexi Nichols in the high jump (4-8, second) and Delaney Kopriva in the shot put (29-9, third).

Tesdahl was also a member of the Lynx runner-up shuttle hurdle relay (1:19.92) alongside Lynne Roberts, Tateelina Vangkham and Brynna Croy.

Shelby Queen joined Butz on both the distance medley and 4×400 relays.

WCHS will head to Eagle Grove for a meet this evening.

Richard Ryan Relays

Tuesday at Gowrie

Team Standings (Class A)

1. Southeast Valley 152; 2. Carroll 136; 3. Webster City 103; 4. Pocahontas Area 87; 5. Carroll Kuemper 72; 6. Eagle Grove 23.

Webster City Results

Shot Put — 3. Delaney Kopriva 29-9; 10. Shelby Brim 22-9.

Discus — 2. Hannah Brandt 93-3; 9. Madison Pulis 59-4.

High Jump — 2. Lexi Nichols 4-8.

Long Jump — 3. Adeline Tesdahl 14-91⁄2; 4. Bonnie Nohrenberg 14-51⁄2.

Sprint Medley Relay — 5. WCHS 2:07.51 (Fallon Casey, Marah Range, Emma Peck, Dasha Sankey).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 2. WCHS 1:19.92 (Tesdahl, Lynne Roberts, Tateelina Vangkham, Brynna Croy).

100 Meters — 10. Sierra Steuerwald 15.42; 12. F. Casey 15.54.

Distance Medley Relay — 2. WCHS 5:03.06 (Nohrenberg, Sankey, Kaelyn Butz, Shelby Queen).

400 Meters — 3. Peck 1:07.10; 4. Tesdahl 1:07.61.

4×200 Relay — 4. WCHS 2:02.90 (F. Casey, Range, Chloe Andersen, Nohrenberg).

100 Hurdles — 4. Roberts 20.39; 6. Croy 21.17.

800 Meters — 1. Butz 2:52.53.

200 Meters — 2. Tesdahl 29.22; 11. Andersen 32.80.

1,500 Meters — 3. Peck 6:03.63.

4×100 Relay — 5. WCHS 57.51 (F. Casey, Range, Andersen, Nohrenberg).

4×400 Relay — 2. WCHS 4:40.67 (Queen, Sankey, Croy, Butz).

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