Roundup: Fritz wins another gold; Pioneers’ tennis team keeps rollingJackson Weaton leads FHS golfers
Fairfield’s Michael Fritz won the gold medal in the discus at Ottumwa’s Don Newell Classic on Tuesday.
Fritz obliterated his competition, taking the crown with a toss of 138 feet. Ottumwa’s Kane Brumbaugh was second with a toss of 123-4.
Among other highlights for Fairfield, Mark Diers, Max Sullivan, Drew Martin and Darren Roberts took silver in the 4x800 with a time of 9:01.94.
Fairfield finished fourth at the meet with 77 points. Ottumwa won with 207 points, followed by Des Moines (166) and Burlington (103).
For more complete results of this meet, visit ffledger.com.
The Maharishi School Pioneers boys’ tennis team defeated visiting Fairfield on Monday 6-3.
Winning singles matches for the Pioneers were Kai Vessey, Daniel Zhu, Devan Burke, Kevin Fan and David Zhang.
Trojan Logan Williams won his singles match and combined with Brandon Winkleman to win a doubles match.
Zhu-Burke and Vessey-Karthik Vempati won doubles matches.
“Everyone on both teams fought hard,” said Pioneers head Coach Steve Briggs. “Fairfield has some solid players. We were fortunate to win today.”
On Saturday, the Pioneers finished just two points shy of a second-place finish in the Cedar Rapids Warrior Invitational.
“Competing against Cedar Rapids Washington and Kennedy, Davenport Central, and Iowa City High is great fun for the boys,” Briggs said. “We played well today and almost came home with the second-place trophy.”
Vessey placed third in No. 1 singles flight, Vempati placed third in No. 2 singles, Zhu-Burke placed third in No. 1 doubles, and Fan-Wang placed fourth in No. 2 doubles.
Weaton leads FHS golfers
The Fairfield boys’ golf team finished third at Fort Madison’s Sheaffer Golf Course on Tuesday. Washington finished first (159) and Fort Madison was runner-up (189).
The Trojan team score was 201.
For Fairfield, Jackson Weaton shot a 43, Aaron Haines 52, Zach Steele and Tyler Huff each carded a 53, Josh Brewington 55 and Spencer Else 56.
For Fairfield’s JV, Collin Breen shot a 50 and Derek Beasley 51.