Tesdahl a hurdles champ, Lynx sixth at Wildcat Relays

Emma Peck (front) takes her turn for Webster City during the 4x800-meter relay at Monday’s Wildcat Relays in Humboldt. Photo/Rick Thompson

HUMBOLDT — Medal-winning performances didn’t grow on trees for the Webster City girls’ track and field team at the Wildcat Relays on Monday.

Talented competition in each event meant the Lynx were forced to pick up small slivers of points where they could en route to a team total of 78 and a sixth-place finish in the eight-team field. They claimed just five medals in all and won just one event.

“It was a tough field of teams,” WCHS head coach Clint Howard said. “Up and down the events, it was just tough. But I thought the girls battled well.”

Freshman Adeline Tesdahl continued to be the team’s most versatile weapon, as she accounted for a team-high 18 points and the lone gold medal. She won the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:15.20, and also ran the opening leg on the third-place shuttle hurdle relay (1:17.61) and the anchor leg of the bronze medal 4×200 (1:56.63). Tesdahl barely missed a fourth medal in the long jump where she was fourth (15 feet, 5 inches).

Lynne Roberts, McKenzie Mishler and Brynna Croy completed the shuttle hurdle group. Kennedy Moore, Marah Range and Dasha Sankey ran the opening three legs of the 4×200.

Webster City’s Dasha Sankey sprints down the straightaway and toward the finish line during the 200-meter dash on Monday in Humboldt. Photo/Rick Thompson

Howard continued to be impressed with his 4×800 quartet of Sankey, Emma Peck, Shelby Queen and Kaelyn Butz. The group lowered its season’s best time for the third consecutive meet, this time by close to 15 seconds, and finished second in 11:00.37.

“That group is so fun to watch and (distance) coach (Tony) Bussan obviously does a good job with them,” Howard said.

Lexi Nichols won an individual bronze medal in the high jump (4-8).

WCHS will be back in action on Thursday at the Boone Classic, a coed meet that will get underway at 4:30 p.m.

Wildcat Relays

Monday at Humboldt

Team Standings

1. Humboldt 152; 2. Estherville-Lincoln Central 110; 3. St. Edmond 103; 4. Algona 96; 5. Southeast Valley 82; 6. Webster City 78; 7. Pocahontas Area 75; 8. Hampton-Dumont/CAL 34.

Webster City Results

Discus — 6. Hannah Brandt 97-1.

Shot Put — 5. Delaney Kopriva 30-8.

Long Jump — 4. Adeline Tesdahl 15-5; 6. Bonnie Nohrenberg 14-103⁄4.

High Jump — 3. Lexi Nichols 4-8; 7. Chloe Andersen 4-4.

100 Meters — 10. Nohrenberg 14.49; 11. Kennedy Moore 14.52.

200 Meters — 8. Dash Sankey 29.48; 9. Moore 29.53.

400 Meters — 4. Kaelyn Butz 1:09.70.

800 Meters — 6. Emma Peck 2:45.72; 7. Shelby Queen 2:57.90.

100 Hurdles — 11. Brynna Croy 19.21; 13. Lynne Roberts 21.21.

400 Hurdles — 1. Tesdahl 1:15.20; 11. Croy 1:26.59.

4×100 Relay — 4. WCHS 57.01 (Nohrenberg, Alayna Finucan, Moore, Marah Range).

4×200 Relay — 3. WCHS 1:56.63 (Moore, Range, Sankey, Tesdahl).

4×400 Relay — 4. WCHS 4:31.71 (Queen, Sankey, Butz, Peck).

4×800 Relay — 2. WCHS 11:00.37 (Peck, Sankey, Queen, Butz).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. WCHS 1:17.61 (Tesdahl, Roberts, McKenzie Mishler, Croy).

Sprint Medley Relay — 8. WCHS 2:12.01 (Fallon Casey, Range, Andersen, Sierra Steuerwald).

Distance Medley Relay — 7. WCHS 5:20.35 (Finucan, Andersen, Steuerwald, Carly Appel).


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