• Keith Hjelle

Charger Boys Finish Second at Perry Relays; Girls Place Third

The ACGC track teams traveled to Perry last night for the Perry High School Davis Coed Meet, and both teams turned in good performances against good competition on a cool and breezy evening. The Charger girls finished third among six teams, while the boys finished second in a field consisting of several larger schools for both the girls' and boys' meets. WCAC track power Panorama won the girls meet, while another WCAC team, Des Moines Christian, captured the boys event.

Four Charger girls won a total of five golds, with Sarah Schelling winning the long jump, Mady McDermott the shot put, Kate Crawford the 800 meter and 3000 meter runs, and Audrey Stowe the 400 meter hurdles. Three individuals had first place finishes for the boys, as Caden Wardyn won the long jump, Clay Bllheimer the 800 meter run, and Noah Nelson the 3200 meter run. In addition, the boys' 800 meter relay team, consisting of Gabe Rowley, Justin Plowman, Grady Laabs, and Dylan Soper captured first in the 800 meter relay.

Girls' mentor Colin Shawgo was upbeat about his team's performance. "Once again, another good early meet for us. It was cold, but for the most part our girls went out and really worked hard to get good times and throws," he said. "Almost everyone got season bests, and those that didn't were pretty close, which is saying a lot with the weather. With the first week in the books, I am really excited for the rest of the year."

Boys' coach Tyler Mosbach was equally pleased with his teams performance when he said,"In a meet with unfavorable conditions, the guys focused on two things--competing and getting better. And they did that without question. As a team we needed a meet to break the practice cycle and mix it up. At the end of the night there were a lot of happy faces and that is what makes practicing for over a month without a competition worth it. We had a ton of PR's and for the first meet of the year in the cold that is pretty remarkable. We are excited for the next meets and an opportunity to show off the work the team has been putting in."

Next week's schedule includes meets for both the boys' and girls' teams at Panorama on Tuesday, April 3 and in Guthrie Center for the first home meet on Thursday.

Charger results are as follows:

Event Girls' Results Boys' Results

Long Jump 1st: Sara Schmeling, 14'9.75" 1st: Caden Wardyn, 19'4.5"

Shot Put 1st: Mady McDermott, 37'0" 3rd: Quynton Younker, 40'2"

5th: Sam Madsen, 39'0"

Discus 3rd: Mady McDermott, 96'6" 5th: Collin Stowe, 117'11"

100 meters No place finishers 3rd: Dylan Soper, 11.85

200 meters No place finishers No place finishers

400 meters No place finishers 4th: Caden Wardyn, 56.42

800 meters 1st: Kate Crawford, 2:32.37 1st: Clay Billheimer, 2:11.09

3rd: Emma Swanson, 2:41.73 3rd: Noah Nelson, 2:14.84

5th: Rylee Sloss, 2:55.62

1500 meters (G) 3rd: Lauryn Embleton, 5:45.42

6th: Aubrey Chemlar, 6:06.24

1600 meters (B) 2nd: Clay Billheimer, 5:02.63 5th: Garrett Young, 5:22.86

3000 meters (G) 1st: Kate Crawford, 11:09.82

4th: Lauryn Embleton, 11:56.51

3200 meters (B) 1st: Noah Nelson, 10:16.14

100 meter hurdles (G) 2nd: Mady Smith,17.99

110 meter hurdles (B) No place finishers

400 meter hurdles 1st: Audrey Stowe, 1:18.4 4th: Gabe Rowley, 1:04.64

5th: Grady Laabs, 1:04.86

400 meter relay 4th: Mady Smith, Reagen Rumelhart, 3rd: Austin Wierick, Cole Boyer,

Belle Policky, Savana Fuller, 59.44 Justin Plowman, Dylan Soper, 49.32

800 meter relay 3rd: Mady Smith, Reagan Rumelhart, 1st: Gabe Rowley, Quenton Spack,

Belle Policky, Savana Fuller, 2:03.53 Grady Laabs, Dylan Soper, 1:41.70

1600 meter relay 5th: Kylie Young, Emma Swaonson, 4th: Joe Davis, Quenton Spak, Carter

Kennedy Young, Rylee Sloss, 5:02.26 Schildberg,Donnie Swanson,4:16.55

3200 meter relay 5th: Sophie Danker, Keely Vasey, 4th: Garrett Young, Jason Goff, Joe

Jackie Trujillo-Garcia, Malena Rumelhart, 5:02.26 Davis, Donnie Swanson, 10:34.57

800 medley relay 3rd: Mady Smith, Reagan Rumelhart 5th: Ben Kingery, Will Byars, Darvon

Savana Fuller, Audrey Stowe, 2:08.10 Grubbs, Austin Wierwick, 1:56.22

1600 medley relay 5th: Emma Vogl, Reese Coffman, 3rd: Kolbe Jacobe, Ben Kingery,

Kylie Young, Kenney Young, 5:27.78 Quenton Spak, Carter Schildberg, 4:17.06

400 meter shuttle 4th: Jenna Stringer, Reese Coffman,

hurdle relay (G) Jenna Andersen, Charlotte Colling, 1:30.82

440 meter shuttle 2nd: Cole Boyer, Gabe Rowley, Caden

hurdle relay (B) Wardyn, Grady Laabs, 1:10.11

Girls' Team Scores Boys' Team Scores

Panorama 167 DSM Christian 132

Carroll 112 ACGC 112

ACGC 109 Perry 99

Winterset 77 Panorama 96

Perry 72 Carroll 95

Saydel 21 Saydel 29

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