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Trojan track teams finish runner-up at Demon Relays

Apr 05, 2013
Photo by: TRAVIS J. BROWN/GTNS photo Fairfield senior Sydney Howard won the 100- and 200-meter dashes Thursday. She also was on the winning 4x200 relay.

WASHINGTON, Iowa — Fairfield senior Daniel Schwarz continued to stamp his name into the record books Thursday.

The senior cleared 6-feet, 6-inches in the high jump for the third straight outdoor meet, shattering the old Demon Relays record and winning the event by a half foot. Schwarz set the new school record of 6-feet, 6-inches at the first outdoor meet of the season March 28.

“Schwarz has jumped 6-6 at every outdoor meet. Sometimes you don’t get that in the high jump, so the fact he’s been so consistent is nice to see,” said Fairfield head coach Brian Dunlap. “He set the meet record, and I think he’ll probably do that several more times this year.”

The record-breaking performance was one of three victories for the Trojans, who finished runner-up in the seven-team field. The Trojans’ 102 points placed them behind meet winner Clear Creek-Amana (135), while Williamsburg (91) and host Washington (79) finished well behind Fairfield in third and fourth place, respectively.

The meet was the second competition in three days for the Trojans, who won at the Dennis Anderson Relays Tuesday.

“I thought we competed really well again. It was a good seven-team field, and to get the runner-up spot is a nice effort by our group,” said Dunlap. “I’ll take a win and a runner-up finish any week out.”

Schwarz was also on the winning shuttle hurdle relay team with Nick Jackson, Austin Francisco and Jonny Swanson. The foursome finished the race in 1:04.05 to win by more than two seconds. For the second meet in a row, Swanson was also victorious in the 110-hurdles with a time of 15.50 seconds.

“Our two big dogs went out and did what they needed to do,” Dunlap said, referring to Schwarz and Swanson. “I really thought our distance kids came back with some really nice efforts, too.”

Aaron Gevock ran a personal best time of 5:07 in the mile run to claim third place, and the newcomer teamed up with Zach Martin, Zane Richmond and Riley Hammel to claim second in the 4x800 relay (9:03). Richmond also ran his fastest race to date in the open-800, where he finished fourth in 2:13.89.

Josiah Wilbur ran the 400-hurdles in 1:03 to finish second. The distance medley relay team of Jackson, Kooper Dahlstrom, Hammel and Martin was clocked at 4:07.36 for a third-place finish.

Fairfield senior Jake Mineart added a pair of second-place finishes in the discus (112’ 5.5”) and shot put (42’ 5”).

The Fairfield boys’ varsity squad returns to action Tuesday at the Mustang Relays in Bloomfield.


Fairfield Boys Individual Results

Discus — 2. Jake Mineart (112’ 5.5”), 13. Justin Leonard (90’ 5.5”)

Shot Put — 2. Jake Mineart (42’ 5”), 12. Justin Leonard (32’ 10”)

Long Jump — 5. Kooper Dahlstrom (17’ 10”), 10. Jonathan Hoehne (16’ 7.5”)

High Jump — 1. Daniel Schwarz (6’ 6”), 6. Jordan Reid (5’ 6”)

4x800-relay — 2. Fairfield (Z. Martin, Richmond, Gevock, Hammel, 9:03.81)

3200-run — 4. Brandon Taglauer (11:21)

Shuttle hurdle-relay — 1. Fairfield (Jackson, Francisco, Schwarz, Swanson, 1:04.05)

100-dash — 7. Justin Hammes (12.12), 12. Kooper Dahlstrom (12.57)

400-dash — 4. Narendra Martin (56.41), 8. Jordan Reid (59.10)

4x200-relay — 4. Fairfield A (Wilbur, Fry, Hammes, Swanson, 1:37.13), 10. Fairfield B (Jackson, Christensen, Johnson, Laughlin, 1:46.98)

110-hurdles — 1. Jonny Swanson (15.50)

1600-run — 3. Aaron Gevock (5:07.41), 6. Brandon Taglauer (5:10.09)

200-dash — 7. Jonathan Hoehne (25.21), 11. Narendra Martin (26.08)

400-hurdles — 2. Josiah Wilbur (1:03.00), 10. Austin Francisco (1:13.81)

1600 medley-relay — 3. Fairfield (Jackson, Dahlstrom, Hammel, Z. Martin, 4:07.36)

800-run — 4. Zane Richmond (2:13.89)

4x100-relay — 4. Fairfield A (Dahlstrom, Hammes, Hoehne, Fry, 46.74), 9. Fairfield B (Cupp, Van Dijk, Symmonds, Pergeil, 55.65)

4x400-relay — 4. Fairfield A (Wilbur, Fry, N. Martin, Swanson, 3:46.61), 9. Fairfield B (Christensen, Cupp, Angstead, Symmonds, 4:43.02)


Boys’ Team Standings

1. Clear Creek-Amana 135, 2. Fairfield 102, 3. Williamsburg 91, 4. Washington 79, 5. Mid-Prairie 67, 6. Columbus 45, 7. WACO 38



Girls win six events

WASHINGTON, Iowa — Sydney Howard won two individual events and anchored the 4x200 relay to a win Thursday at Washington’s Demon Relays.

Howard blew away both individual fields, winning the 100 in 12.93 ticks and cruising to the 200 title in 26.82 seconds. The senior, along with McKenzie McClure, Marisa Repp and Cierra Bielinski, won the 4x200 in 1:51.68.

“You know Sydney is going to own the sprints down here. She ran really well, and her best event of the night wasn’t even a win. She anchored the second-place 4x100 from way back and nearly caught the girl ahead of her,” said Fairfield head coach Ron Hunerdosse.

The strong individual effort helped Fairfield to a second-place finish in the six-team field. The Trojans scored 152 points to Washington’s 220.5. Fort Madison was a distant third with 76 points.

The Trojans also received wins in three other events, including Jessica Lamb in the open-800 (2:29.75) and the 4x800 relay consisting of Lamb, Taylor Ferrel, Abby Melcher and Sesali Martin (10:35). Sidney Baumann made her season debut in the discus and showed very little rust with a winning throw of 108-feet, 10-inches.

Host Washington got off to a strong start in the field events, forcing the Trojans to play catch-up the entire evening on the track. The Demons won the high jump, long jump and shot put, with the Trojans lone field event victory coming from Baumann in the discus. Repp added a second-place finish in the high jump, topping out at 5-feet.

“Washington is a very deep team, and it all started with the field events. They were scoring twice in just about every event,” Hunerdosse said. “Depth is a problem right now for us, and I think our conditioning is not where it needs to be yet.”

Fairfield also received runner-up finishes in a pair of relays. McClure, Bielinski, Alexis Ring and Howard came in second in the 4x100 (53.42), and Hannah Sobaski, Lamb, Martin and Melcher capped the night with a runner-up finish in the 4x400 (2:33.50).

Repp finished third in the 400-hurdles (1:14.73) and Ring was third in the 100-hurdles (18.91). Other third-place individual finishes came from Sobaski in the 3000 (12:12) and Melcher in the 400 (1:08.05).

The girls compete at Fort Madison Tuesday.


Fairfield Girls Individual Results

Discus — 1. Sidney Baumann (108’ 10”), 4. Madison Roberts (85’ 6.5”)

Shot Put — 4. Brooke Stever (28’ 8”)

High Jump — 2. Marisa Repp (5’ 0”)

Long Jump — 8. Alyssa Fitch (13’ 9.5”), 10. Olivia Wallerich (13’ 4.5”)

4x800-relay — 1. Fairfield (Ferrel, Lamb, Melcher, Martin, 10:35)

3000-run — 3. Hannah Sobaski (12:12), 5. Sage Richmond (13:19)

Shuttle hurdle-relay — 3. Fairfield (Ring, Smith, Wallerich, Repp, 1:15.13)

100-dash — 1. Sydney Howard (12.93), 5. McKenzie McClure (14.22)

400-dash — 3. Abby Melcher (1:08.05), 6. Holly Bennett (1:11.99)

4x200-relay — 1. Fairfield (McClure, Repp, Bielinski, Howard, 1:51.68)

100-hurdles — 3. Alexis Ring (18.91), 6. Grace Smith (19.81)

800 medley-relay — 5. Fairfield (E. Kuehl, G. Kuehl, Harwood, Fitch, 2:13.18)

1500-run — 4. Taylor Ferrel (5:42.73), 7. Holly Bennett (6:10.27), Sage Richmond (6:15.49)

200-dash — 1. Sydney Howard (26.82), 4. Emma Kuehl (29.55)

400-hurdles — 3. Marisa Repp (1:14.73), 4. Olivia Wallerich (1:20.68)

1600 medley-relay — 3. Fairfield (Harwood, G. Kuehl, Ferrel, Sobaski, 4:48.54)

800-run — 1. Jessica Lamb (2:29.75), 10. Sesali Martin (2:51.18), 13. Brianna Redmann (3:03.56)

4x100-relay — 2. Fairfield (McClure, Bielinski, Ring, Howard, 53.42)

4x400-relay — 2. Fairfield (Sobaski, Lamb, Martin, Melcher, 4:33.50)


Girls’ Team Standings

1. Washington 220.5, 2. Fairfield 152, 3. Fort Madison 76, 4. Columbus 58.5, 5. WACO 46, 6. Wapello 31

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