Speed not a problem for Hawks

Barkema, Krumm, Thompson and Erickson win 3 sprint relays at Gilbert

South Hamilton’s Kelbe Krumm (left) takes the baton from Kate Barkema in the 4x100-meter relay on Tuesday in Gilbert. They teamed up with Tanna Thompson and Ashlyn Erickson to win three relay gold medals at the Lindsey Ellingson Coed. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

GILBERT — Speed, speed and more speed — that’s what South Hamilton girls’ track coach Dan Brodie has at his disposal this season. And his four primary sprinters put on a show at Tuesday’s Lindsey Ellingson Coed.

Freshmen Ashlyn Erickson and Tanna Thompson teamed up with sophomore Kate Barkema and junior Kelbe Krumm to win the 4×100 (52.88 seconds), 4×200 (1:50.78) and sprint medley (1:57.54) relays in dominant fashion.

The Hawks piled up 49 points in the relays and 46 more in the field events — a large chunk of their 110 total, which was fourth in a field of primarily larger schools. Roland-Story (160), Ballard (134) and Gilbert (124) occupied the top three slots.

South Hamilton’s strong showing in the sprint relays vaulted it up the Class 2A leaderboard. The 4×200 currently sits No. 2 in the class, while the sprint medley is No. 5 and the 4×100 No. 7.

The quartet of Abby Ervin, Anna Lammers, Kailyn Northrop and Valerie Wagner supplied 14 team points with a silver showing in the 4×800 (11:03.65) and a third-place effort in the 4×400 (4:40.55).

South Hamilton’s Tanner Blue holds a slim lead as he clears the final hurdle in the 400 hurdles Tuesday night in Gilbert. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Mackenzy Grady powered the Hawks’ throwers with a victory in the discus (106 feet, 4 inches), and she was followed by teammate Emmaly Fields (96-7) in second. Fields also placed third in the shot put (33-71⁄2), and Caleigh Hewitt was the high jump runner-up (4-8).

Hawk boys also 4th

Austin Busch, Tanner Blue and Brock Galetich all won two individual medals to help push the South Hamilton boys’ track team into the fourth-place spot with 110 points at Tuesday’s Lindsey Ellingson Coed.

The Hawks produced 1081⁄2 points, trailing Pella (1861⁄2) and co-runners-up Gilbert and Roland-Story (1271⁄2).

Busch continued his torrid start to the season with a victory in the shot put (53-03⁄4) and second-place toss in the discus (148-3).

Blue led throughout the majority of the 400 low hurdles, was passed briefly down the stretch and then had a strong finish to claim the top spot in 1:00.80. He was third in the 110 high hurdles (16.82) earlier in the evening.

Galetich dominated the first heat of the 200 (23.91) and it was good enough to finish second overall. He was also third in the 100 (12.01).

Freddie Lewis was the 800 runner-up (2:09.12), and he ran the opening leg of the Hawks’ winning 4×800 (8:57.38). Ty Skartvedt, Eli Potter and Seth Godfredsen joined him on the 2-mile relay.

Lindsey Ellingson Coed

Tuesday at Gilbert


Team Standings

1. Roland-Story 160; 2. Ballard 134; 3. Gilbert 124; 4. South Hamilton 110; 5. Des Moines Christian 74; 6. Perry 54; 7. Saydel 27.

SH Results (Top 3 only)

Shot Put — 3. Emmaly Fields 33-71⁄2.

Discus — 1. Grady 106-4; 2. Fields 96-7.

High Jump — 2. Caleigh Hewitt 4-8.

4×100 Relay — 1. SH 52.88 (Kate Barkema, Krumm, Tanna Thompson, Ashlyn Erickson).

4×200 Relay — 1. SH 1:50.78 (Barkema, Krumm, Thompson, Erickson).

4×400 Relay — 3. SH 4:40.55 (Abby Ervin, Northrup, Valerie Wagner, Lammers).

4×800 Relay — 2. SH 11:03.65 (Ervin, Lammers, Northrop, Wagner).

Sprint Medley Relay — 1. SH 1:57.54 (Barkema, Krumm, Thompson, Erickson).


Team Standings

1. Pella 1861⁄2; 2. (Tie) Gilbert and Roland-Story 1271⁄2; 4. South Hamilton 1081⁄2; 5. Des Moines Christian 85; 6. Ballard 411⁄2; 7. Saydel 231⁄2; 8. Perry 22.

SH Results (Top 3 only)

Shot Put — 1. Austin Busch 53-03⁄4.

Discus — 2. Busch 148-3.

100 Meters — 3. Brock Galetich 12.014.

200 Meters — 2. Galetich 23.91.

800 Meters — 2. Lewis 2:09.12.

110 High Hurdles — 3. Tanner Blue 16.82

400 Hurdles — 1. Blue 1:00.80.

4×800 Relay — 1. SH 8:57.38 (Lewis, T. Skartvedt, Potter, Godfredsen).

Sprint Medley Relay — 3. SH 1:42.41 (Galetich, Kyler Hodnefield, Lewis, Blue).

Distance Medley Relay — 2. SH 3:56.83 (Galetich, Kyler Hodnefield, Blue, T. Skartvedt).


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