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Boys Track Takes Second at VM, Girls Finish Third; Nelson, Billheimer Sweep 400 Through 3200; Girls

It was a cool evening for a track meet, but the ACGC track teams performed well in their respective meets at Van Meter last night. The Charger boys finished second to class 3A Adel-Desoto-Minburn, while the girls claimed third place behind Panorama and Van Meter. Times and distances were generally a bit slower because of the cool weather, but that was not always the case.

The Charger girls picked up two first place finishes, while the boys came home with four golds. Kate Crawford won the only individual first place for the girls when she won the 1500 meter run in 5:10.68. The girls' 4x800 relay also won the top prize in 10:53.86. Jorja Hoover led off, followed by Rylee Sloss, Audrey Stowe, with Lauryn Embleton on the anchor.

The boys' winners were Clay Billheimer in both the 400 and the 800. His times were :54.76 and 2:03.21 respectively. Fellow senior Noah Nelson was also a double winner, with victories in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Nelson ran the 1600 in 4:48.78 and the 3200 in 9:58.02.

Neither Charger coach was one hundred percent satisfied with his team's performance. Boys' coach Cody Mattewson said, "We had to have some adversity and rebound after a slow start. We didn't perform well through the first quarter of the meet but turned it around and competed well towards the end. It was nice to compete against some bigger schools and show that we are a very competitive team this year."

Girls' coach Colin Shawgo expressed similar thoughts when he said, "I would say that yesterday's meet was overall very competitive for us. We put girls in a multitude of new spots to see some new times, and they went out and competed very well. Also, since it was our fourth meet in two weeks, we had a lot of tired legs, but we were able to fight through that and got better. I wasn't overly jubilant by the results, but I was happy with our effort on the night."

Following a weekend respite, the teams will be back in action next Tuesday, April 9 at Earlham. Things are scheduled to get under way at 5 PM. This observer will be in sunny Florida next week, but will somehow manage to leave the beach long enough to keep you informed about our Charger teams. Or, maybe I'll do my writing on the beach!!

Complete ACGC girls' results Complete ACGC boys' results

Shot put: Madison McDermott, 2nd, 34'2.50" Shot put: Quynton Younker, 3rd, 43'1"; Sam

Madalyn Kelsey, 7th, 30'10" Madsen, 4th, 42'5"; Victor Gonzales, 34'10"**

Discus: Madison McDermott, 3rd, 103'3" Discus: Bryce Littler, 5th, 106'11"; Quynton

Madalyn Kelsey, 8th, 87'11" Younker, DNP, 99'7"; Sam Madsen, 100'5"**

High Jump: Chloe Largent, 3rd, 4'8" High jump: Clayton Wardyn, tie 5th, 5'2;

Long jump: Chloe Largent, 7th, 12'3" Long jump: Charlie Crawford, 7th, 17'6.25"

Cayden Jensen, DNP, 17'4.5": Flavio Gonzales,

100 meters: Belle Policky, DNP, 15.32; Kendra 15'9.75"**

Campbell, DNP, 15.40; Emma Vogl,**

100 meters: Dylan Soper, 2nd, 11.82; Jacob

200 meters: Paxton Schneider, DNP, 33.90; Fox, DNP, 12.52; Ben Kingery, 12.79** Kailey Eivens, DNP, 36.24

200 meters: Dylan Soper, 3rd, 24.16; Jacob

400 meters: Sophie Danker, 7th, 1:11.60; Fox, DNP, 25.50

Chelsea Larsen, DNP, 1:15.24

400 meters: Clay Billheimer,1st, 54.76; Lucas

800 meters: Rylee Sloss, 2nd, 2:45.36; Marsh, 4th, 58.51

Kendra Campbell, 8th, 2:59.40

800 meters: Clay Billheimer, 1st, 2:03.21;

100 hurdles: Jenna Stringer, DNP, 20,77; Zach Moon, 5th, 2:19.02

Mia Schreck, DNP, 22.28

110 hurdles: Clayton Wardyn, DNP, 19.95

1500 meters: Kate Crawford, 1st, 5:10.68;

Lauryn Embleton, 3rd, 5:39.78; Kylie 1600 meters: Noah Nelson, 1st, 4:48.78; Clay

Young, 6:28.69** Billheimer, 2nd, 4:56.56; Donnie Swanson,


3000 meters: Jackie Trullo-Garcia, 2nd,

13:48.33; Keely Vasey, 5th, 14:34.40 3200 meters: Noah Nelson, 1st, 9:58.02

400 hurdles: Audrey Stowe, 3rd, 1:16.03; 400 hurdles: Gabe Rowley, 4th, 1:02.36; Kolby

Jorja Hoover, 6th, 1:19.45 Jacobe, 8th, 1:04.28

400 relay: Reagan Rumelhart, Jorja Hoover, 400 relay: Gabe Rowley, Charlie Crawford,

Belle Policky, Savana Fuller, 5th, :56.42 Austin Wierick, Dylan Soper, 7th, 47.35

800 relay: Kennedy Young, Rylee Sloss, 800 relay: Austin Wierick, Gabe Rowley, Dylan

Kendra Campbell, Emma Vogl, 4th, 2:09.24 Soper, Charlie Crawford, 7th, 1:43.58

1600 relay: Kate Crawford, Reagan Rumelhart, 1600 relay: Lucas Marsh, Zach Moon, Clayton

Savana Fuller, Belle Policky, 5th, 5:06.38 Wardyn, Kolby Jacobe, 3rd, 3:57.18

3200 relay: Jorja Hoover, Rylee Sloss, Audrey . 3200 relay: Donnie Swanson, Kaden Thomp-

Stowe, Lauryn Embleton, 1st, 10:53.86 son, Zach Moon, Lucas Marsh, 5th, 9:42.29

Shuttle Hurdle: Charlotte Colling, Paxton Sheeder, Shuttle hurdle: Clayton Wardyn, Kolby Jacobe,

Mia Schreck, Jenna Stringer, 4th, 1:33.56 Ben Kingery, Cayden Jensen, 7th, 1:14.96

800 medley: Reagan Rumelhart, Belle Policky, 800 medley: Austin Wierick, Jacob Fox, Gabe

Savana Fuller, Kate Crawford, 3rd, 2:03.12 Rowley, Clay Billheimer, 6th, 1:43.36

1600 medley: Reagan Rumelhart, Savana 1600 Medley: Cayden Jensen, Austin Wierick,

Fuller, Audrey Stowe, Kate Crawford, 2nd, 4:41.65 Charlie Crawford, Noah Nelson, 2nd, 3:57.38

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