Lynx win 5 gold medals, take 2nd at NCC meet
HAMPTON — All season long, Webster City boys’ track and field head coach Chad Hisler has pointed to Humboldt as the team his crew had to beat if it wanted to win a North Central Conference championship.
Well, the Lynx did get past Humboldt last night. There was just one problem — Clear Lake was in another zip code.
The Lions unloaded their relays and feasted on points in the individual events, as they led wire-to-wire to claim the conference crown with a whopping 191 points. WCHS slid into the runner-up position with 1261⁄2, while Humboldt was right on its heels with 126.
No other team reached 70 points.
“All season, you think you have to beat Humboldt because we’d beaten Clear Lake before,” Hisler said. “So hat’s off to them because they did great.”
Hisler wasn’t overly disappointed though. He was too busy counting up the season’s best performances by his team.
WCHS won five event titles and secured 12 medals in all — not exactly a sub-par performance.
“From our (junior varsity) to our varsity, we had a lot of season’s bests, so we’re peaking at the right time,” Hisler said.
JJ Moore cemented himself as the dominant thrower in the NCC, as he won gold in both the discus and shot put. He chucked the discus 155 feet, 1 inch and the shot put 54-5.
But he had plenty of familiar company on the podium. Teammate Neven Stark took silver in the shot put (46-41⁄2) and Jaxon Cherry was fourth in the discus (131-8).
“The throwers did awesome again,” Hisler said. “JJ to get that double gold … that’s a big accomplishment. We had a lot of points in those events.”
CJ Hisler and Kaiyu Levongkhom were both individual champions. Hisler shifted gears over the final 50 meters to blow by the field and win the 100 in 11.52 seconds. Levongkhom leaned at the tape to take the 110 high hurdles in 15.46 seconds.
WCHS actually went 1-2 in the 100 as well, as Riley LaSourd was right on Hisler’s heels in 11.65.
Hisler and LaSourd teamed up with Keegan Hisler and Skyler Scott to win the 4×200 (1:34.15) quite easily, and that came with a suspect hand-off early on.
Another hand-off issue by the same quartet cost precious tenths of a second in the 4×100, but WCHS still ran its best time of the year (44.69) to take second. The distance medley — Skyler Scott, Charlie Stansfield, Jack Van Diest and Jose Ramirez — (3:52.52) was also second.
CJ Hisler added his fourth medal, a bronze, in the 200 (23.39). Ramirez was also third in the 1,600 (4:51.68).
Thursday at Hampton
1. Clear Lake 191; 2. Webster City 1261⁄2; 3. Humboldt 126; 4. HDC 691⁄2; 5. Iowa Falls-Alden 62; 5. Algona 62; 7. St. Edmond 58; 8. CGD 43.
Webster City Place Winners
Discus — 1. JJ Moore 155-1; 4. Jaxon Cherry 131-8.
Shot Put — 1. Moore 54-5; 2. Neven Stark 46-41⁄2.
High Jump — T7. Keegan Hisler 5-4.
100 Meters — 1. CJ Hisler 11.52; 2. Riley LaSourd 11.65.
200 Meters — 3. CJ Hisler 23.39.
400 Meters — 6. Brendyn Carlsen 54.32.
800 Meters — 7. Tristen Maxwell 2:16.49.
110 High Hurdles — 1. Kaiyu Levongkhom 15.46.
1,600 Meters — 3. Jose Ramirez 4:51.68; 7. Jacob Willson 5:00.24.
3,200 Meters — 6. Willson 11:09.28.
4×100 Relay — 2. WCHS 44.69 (LaSourd, Levongkhom, K. Hisler, CJ Hisler).
4×200 Relay — 1. WCHS 1:34.15 (LaSourd, K. Hisler, Skyler Scott, CJ Hisler).
4×400 Relay — 4. WCHS 3:36.46 (Jack Van Diest, Scott, Charlie Stansfield, Carlsen).
4×800 Relay — 4. WCHS 9:13.93 (Brayden Henely, Maxwell, Jesse Crutcher, Ramirez).
Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. WCHS 1:08.77 (Levongkhom, Carson Koeppen, Treyton Sinclair, Christopher Martinez).
Distance Medley Relay — 2. WCHS 3:52.52 (Scott, Stansfield, Van Diest, Ramirez).