Area Teams Compete in Newman Grove Invitational

Wallin Wins HurdlesLindsay Holy Family topped Winside in a two-team battle for the girls team championship at the Newman Grove Invitational April 1 at Genoa. In boys competition, Winside took the title, while host Newman Grove led area teams with a fourth-place finish.
Team depth, especially in the sprints, and a sweep of relay events keyed the Holy Family girls victory.
The Lady Bulldogs took the top three spots in the 100 meter dash, ran 2-3-4 in the 200 and 3-4-5 in the 400. Along with Sara Frauendorfer’s 100 dash victory and the relay wins, Holy Family got a double-gold performance from Torie Wiese in the jumps.
Frauendorfer (13.25) led teammates Jenny Frisch (13.6) and Wiese (14.06) to the finish in the 100. Frauendorfer (28.22) was runner-up in the 200. Wiese swept the jumps (16-3 in the long jump, 32-6¾ in the triple) and the Bulldog 4 x 100 (55.03), 4 x 400 (4:30.25) and 4 x 800 (11:09) relay teams went unbeaten.
Stacey Beller (52.07) scored runner-up points in the 100 meter high hurdles and Melanie Fehringer (13:58.25) took second in the 3200 meter run.
Among other News area competitors, Molly Paul of Cedar Rapids had her second three-gold meet of the season, winning the 200 dash (27.97), 400 dash (1:04.65) and discus (101-9½).
Shae Wallin of Newman Grove swept the 100 meter high hurdles (17.4) and 300 low hurdles (50.49). Lady Jay April Ramaekers was runner-up in the 800 (2:46.53) and 1600 (6:12.35) meter runs.
On the boys side, St. Edward senior Shavontae Samuels dominated the sprints for the third consecutive meet. Samuels sped to wins in the 100 (11.5), 200 (23.65) and 400 (55.05) with relative ease.
Evan McIntyre of Cedar Rapids won the triple jump (41-1) and was runner-up in the long jump (18-1). Newman Grove’s Darrek Schmidt took the gold medal in the 3200 meter run (11:05.5).

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