Webster City’s Christopher Martinez closes out a dominant win for the Lynx on the anchor of the shuttle hurdle relay at Thursday’s Boone Coed Classic in Boone. Both Lynx teams finished second in the team standings to the host Toreadors. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

BOONE — It all came down to the final race and yet, in reality, it was over before the gun went off.

One team had one of the premier 400-meter runners on the anchor of its 4×400 relay. And that was ballgame.

Tegan Bock anchored Boone to gold in the final relay to preserve his team’s small lead over Webster City at last night’s Boone Coed Classic. The Toreadors kept the trophy at home with 147 points, four ahead of WCHS, which finished with 143 points. It was a two-team battle all evening, as Woodward-Granger was a distance third with 49.

It was a runner-up kind of night for the Lynx, as the girls’ squad was also second behind Boone. The Toreadors compiled 188 points to 144 for the Lynx. Woodward-Granger (107) was again third.

Despite the close calls, both WCHS head coaches were satisfied with the efforts of their athletes on a warm and breezy evening.

Sierra Steuerwald (left) has Webster City in front during the 400-meter leg of the sprint medley relay at Thursday’s Boone Coed Classic. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

“It came down to that last race, but I knew they had one of the best 400 runners in the state anchoring it,” WCHS boys’ coach Chad Hisler said. “We had our best time of the year (in the 4×400), but they just ran better. We had season’s bests and (personal records) up and down the lineup and that was awesome to see.”

“I was happy with the way the girls competed,” WCHS girls’ coach Clint Howard said. “I didn’t think we competed our best up at Humboldt on Monday in terms of controlling the things we could control mentally. We had a good talk about that on Tuesday and they responded.”

The WCHS boys’ team won nine events and 22 medals in all.

JJ Moore (shot put), Brayden Henely (400), Jose Ramirez (1,600) and Kaiyu Levongkhom (110 high hurdles) were all individual winners, and the Lynx captured gold in five relays — the 4×100, 4×200, shuttle hurdle, sprint medley and distance medley.

Hisler singled out the performances of Henely and Carson Koeppen, who was a key contributor in the hurdle events. Henely put together a personal-best time of 56.04 seconds in the 400, while Koeppen ran the third leg on the shuttle hurdle relay and also grabbed the bronze in the 100 hurdles.

WCHS senior Jacob Willson (left) hangs with the leader on the sixth lap of the 3,200-meter run at Thursday’s Boone Coed Classic. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

“Brayden and Carson both had great nights for us,” Hisler said.

Keegan Hisler (high jump), CJ Hisler (100), Jack Van Diest (200), Jacob Willson (3,200) and Levongkhom (400 hurdles) all secured silver medals. Willson was also third in the 3,200; other bronze medals went to Moore (discus), Antwoine Phabmixay (long jump), Riley LaSourd (100) and Charlie Stansfield (200).

Kaelyn Butz grabbed a pair of gold medals for the Lynx girls’ team. She anchored the 4×800 to an easy win alongside Emma Peck, Shelby Queen and Dasha Sankey, and then later returned to the track to win the open 800.

Megan Brandt gave WCHS a third first-place finish, as she bested the discus field.

Adeline Tesdahl was a two-time individual runner-up in the long jump and 100.

Webster City freshman Adeline Tesdahl (second from left) attempts to track down the leader as they race down the straightaway in the 100-meter dash during Thursday evening’s Boone Coed Classic in Boone. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Lexi Nichols (high jump), Bonnie Nohrenberg (long jump), Delaney Kopriva (shot put) and Peck (400) were all third-place finishers.

The Lynx were second in both the 4×200 and 4×400, and third in the 4×100, sprint medley and shuttle hurdle relays.

Boone Coed Classic

Thursday at Boone


Webster City’s Chloe Andersen (left) and Fallon Casey work the baton exchange during the distance medley relay at yesterday’s Boone Coed Classic. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Team Scores

1. Boone 183; 2. Webster City 144; 3. Woodward-Granger 107; 4. Ogden 72; 5. Saydel 40; 6. Ames 16.

Webster City Results

High Jump — 3. Lexi Nichols 4-6.

Long Jump — 2. Adeline Tesdahl 15-21⁄2; 3. Bonnie Nohrenberg 15-1.

Discus — 1. Hannah Brandt 101-4; 7. Shelby Brim 70-10.

Shot Put — 3. Delaney Kopriva 30-81⁄2; 6. Brim 23-6.

100 Meters — 2. Tesdahl 13.56; 5. Liana McKaine 14.19.

200 Meters — 4. Dasha Sankey 29.44; 5. Nalani Buakham 31.06.

400 Meters — 3. Emma Peck 1:06.46; 4. Shelby Queen 1:08.63.

800 Meters — 1. Kaelyn Butz 2:45.81.

4×100 Relay — 3. WCHS 56.29 (Nohrenberg, Alayna Finucan, McKenzie Mishler, Marah Range).

4×200 Relay — 2. WCHS 1:58.67 (Finucan, Range, Nohrenberg, Sankey).

4×400 Relay — 2. WCHS 4:32.23 (Queen, Sankey, Butz, Peck).

4×800 Relay — 1. WCHS 11:17.24 (Peck, Sankey, Queen, Butz).

Sprint Medley Relay — 3. WCHS 2:10.96 (Fallon Casey, Range, Chloe Andersen, Sierra Steuerwald).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. WCHS 1:18.59 (Brynna Croy, Tateelina Vankham, Lynne Roberts, Mishler).

Distance Medley Relay — 3. WCHS 5:16.22 (Casey, Andersen, Steuerwald, Carly Appel).


Team Standings

1. Boone 147; 2. Webster City 143; 3. Woodward-Granger 49; 4. Ames 42; 5. Saydel 3.

Webster City Results

Shot Put — 1. JJ Moore 55-01⁄4; 2. Neven Stark 47-3.

Discus — 3. Moore 119-11; 4. Jaxon Cherry 118-2.

High Jump — 2. Keegan Hisler 5-8.

Long Jump — 3. Antwoine Phabmixay 16-83⁄4.

100 Meters — 2. CJ Hisler 11.46; 3. Riley LaSourd 11.63.

200 Meters — 2. Jack Van Diest 24.35; 3. Charlie Stansfield 24.37.

400 Meters — 1. Brayden Henely 56.04.

800 Meters — 6. Tristen Maxwell 2:22.68; 7. Jesse Crutcher 2:27.65.

1,600 Meters — 1. Jose Ramirez 4:47.46; 3. Jacob Willson 5:09.12.

3,200 Meters — 2. Willson 10:50.48.

110 High Hurdles — 1. Kaiyu Levongkhom 15.67; 3. Carson Koeppen 16.98.

400 Hurdles — 2. Levongkhom 1:00.53; 4. Koeppen 1:06.44.

4×100 Relay — 1. WCHS 45.14 (LaSourd, Levongkhom, K. Hisler, CJ Hisler).

4×200 Relay — 1. WCHS 1:34.74 (LaSourd, K. Hisler, Skyler Scott, CJ Hisler).

4×400 Relay — 2. WCHS 3:39.06 (Van Diest, Scott, Stansfield, Brendyn Carlsen).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 1. WCHS 1:07.75 (Levongkhom, Koeppen, Treyton Sinclair, Christopher Martinez).

Sprint Medley Relay — 1. WCHS 1:40.76 (CJ Hisler, Scott, LaSourd, Carlsen).

Distance Medley Relay — 1. WCHS 3:53.14 (Scott, Stansfield, Van Diest, Ramirez).


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