SPORTS IN BRIEF: MSAE wins districts, Cardinal competes at state qualifying meet, FHS sports, FMS sports
Fairfield takes care of Fort Madison in soccer
Both Fairfield soccer teams were victorious Thursday against Fort Madison.
The boys hosted the Bloodhounds and won 6-5. Solomon Constant scored three goals, Shiekh Saine put in two and Davin Titus scored as well. Saine and Austin Lauderman both recorded an assist.
The Trojans led 3-1 at halftime before Fort Madison took the lead at 5-4 in the second half. Fairfield had to rally back to earn the win.
“It was a thrilling game to watch,” Fairfield coach Felisto Guezimane said. “The boys showed some character tonight.”
Fairfield is now 6-7 and will play at Oskaloosa tonight.
The JV team won 4-2. Justin Leoanrd scored three goals and Derek Robinson scored as well. Brayden Miller recorded three assists.
The Fairfield girls won 7-2 thanks to three goals from Claudia Sloat and two from Huma Liptak. Erica Winslow and Morgan Neil each provided a goal as well.
Sloat, Liptak and Courtney Gilmore each had one assist, while Winslow finished with two.
The Trojans have not been beaten in Southeast Conference play and are 7-2 overall on the season. Fairfield will host Ottumwa tonight.
MSAE captures district title
The Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment tennis boys’ team captured another district title Thursday in Fairfield.
Rain forced the meet from Fairfield Middle School into Maharashi University of Management Recreation Center. The players attempted at one time to go back outside, but the move outdoors was short-lived.
MSAE won the district meet and will move on in team play. The Pioneers finished with 28 team points. Keokuk was second with 15, while Fairfield finished third with 14. Mt. Pleasant, Fort Madison, Davis County and Burlington Notre Dame rounded out the field.
Fairfield’s Govi Punj won his second district title in three years by defeating MSAE’s Sam Stickels 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Punj qualified for the state tournament, which will be on May 30 in Waterloo. Stickels will advance as well because he was runner-up.
The MSAE doubles team of Surya Sawhney and Solaris Nite beat Mt. Pleasant 6-0, 6-2 and will also compete at state.
Fairfield plays a playoff against Keokuk Saturday to determine who will join the Pioneers in team play at the substate meet.
Chandre Morales finished fourth for the Pioneers individually. The doubles team of David Fleshman and Girindra Selleck also finished fourth.
Cardinal track team competes at Eddyville
The Cardinal High School track teams ran in their Class 2A state qualifying meet Thursday in Eddyville.
The boys’ team finished sixth overall at the meet with 41 team points.
Charlie Rachford finished second in the 110-meter high hurdles and the 100-meter dash, meaning he will go to the state meet in both events.
The shuttle hurdle relay team, featuring Sam Pedersen, Zach Conger, Tyler Albert and Rachford, earned a Cardinal school record time of 1:01.84. It was good enough for third place overall, and it may get them into state once the determinations are made later today.
The girls’ shuttle hurdle team, consisting of Lexi Fullenkamp, Sarah Schmidt, Riley Lyles and Alexis Adam, finished third overall. This may be good enough to get them into state once the best times that didn’t finish first or second in their district are determined.
Fairfield girls run at middle school track meet
The Fairfield Middle School girls’ track team ran Monday at the Washington Invite.
Kristin Burnstedt won the long jump with a leap of 14-08.50. Burnstedt also took home the 100-meter dash title.
Kara Jeffrey won the 400-meter dash with the time of 1:07.29.
She also won the high jump, and teammates Malory Jones and Nicole Buch finished right behind her. Jones and Buch would both win events over the course of the meet.
Ashley Bloomquist won the 1500-meter run with the time of 5:30.59.