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FHS earns six gold medals

By Ledger staff reports | May 01, 2017

Fairfield captured six gold medals at the Ekstrand Track and Field Relays in Wayland on Thursday.

Ashley Bloomquist took gold in the 1,500 in dominating fashion. She finished with a time of 5:10.34, more than 11 seconds ahead of silver-medalist Abby Ryon, of Mt. Pleasant.

Kaylee Watson took first in the discus with a throw of 98-05.

The Trojans won the sprint medley with a time of 1:59.26. Jill Dunlap led off, Brynna Bowman followed, Alexis Jones ran third and Aluna Olaniyi anchored.

In Fairfield’s gold-medal run in the 4x800 (10:20.99), Maggie Ferrel led off, Sam Fritz followed, Bloomquist was third and Ashlyn Elmore anchored.

The Trojans won the distance medley with a time of 4:34.75. Dunlap led off, Jones followed, Kara Jeffrey was third and Bloomquist finished.

For the Fairfield boys’ team, Michael Fritz overwhelmed the field in the discus with a toss of 138-03, more than 19 feet past any non-Trojan.

Fairfield’s Tristin Waugh took silver in the discus (119-08) and teammate Kyle Roberts took bronze in the 110-meter hurdles (18.45). Also for Fairfield, Giuseppi Smith took silver in the high jump (5-06) and Fritz took bronze in the shot put (39-11.75).

Overall, the Trojan boys’ team finished fourth with 94 total points. Washington won the meet (150) and Mid-Prairie was runner-up (120). Mediapolis took third (100), Central Lee fifth (62) and Keokuk sixth (46).

The Trojan girls’ team finished runner-up with 138 total points. Mt. Pleasant won the meet (173), Mediapolis was third (94), Keokuk fourth (83.5), West Branch fifth (60) and Washington sixth (36.5).

Among other Trojan highlights, Hailey Pohren-Gevock took silver in the 3,000 (12:45.72), Sam Fritz took silver in the 400 (1:04.18), Ferrel was third in the 800 (2:39.70) and Elmore fourth (2:40.57).

Olaniyi took silver in the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.13) and Julia Fritz took bronze in the discus (92-02).

Jada Lippincott took silver in the shot put (33-11.25) and Kailey Kaska took silver in the high jump (4-06).


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