Indian girls win at Ryan Relays

GOWRIE – The Pocahontas Area girls claimed top honors in the Class A section of the Richard Ryan Relays here Monday night.

Behind four event champions, the Indians registered 124 points. Carroll (113) and Webster City (98) were next in line. St. Edmond (27) was seventh.

Macey Bales took home gold for Pocahontas Area in both the shot put (39-5) and discus (104-8). Grace Meyer (3000, 12:00.83) and the shuttle hurdle relay (1:16.05) were the other Indian winners.

Placing second for Pocahontas Area were Elle Ruffridge (800, 2:43.55), Rose Meyer (400 hurdles, 1:16.38) and Faith Meyer (400. 1:09.53 and 1500, 5:40.72).

For the Lynx, Allie Flaws prevailed in both the 100 (12.51) and 200 (26.48). Teammate Carrie Gerdes also secured a victory in the long jump (14-6.75). Earning runner-up honors for Webster City were Kaylee Schnathorst (100 hurdles, 17.45), the 4×100 (53.77) and the 4×400 (4:39.57).

South Central Calhoun was anchored by Ashley Henkenius (100, 12.57), the sprint medley (2:03.09) and the 4×800 (11:07.37), which all finished second.

Tiffany Christensen (800, 2:38.98 and 1500, 5:29.20), the sprint medley (2:02.36) and the distance medley (4:32.15) each secured triumphs for Eagle Grove. Placing second for the Eagles was Jana Willard (3000, 12:42.48).

St. Edmond’s Megan Flattery was a runner-up in the high jump (4-8) and the 200 (26.98). The Gael distance medley of Madi Reel, Madi Engels, Kara Salinas and Flattery was also third (4:48.65).

“I think we have a lot of potential, but we have a few girls that are out right now, which kind of hurts us,” said SEHS head coach Liz Flattery. “I think our relays will come together as we continue to gain confidence in them.”

Next action for the Gaels is Thursday at the Nevada Invitational. Start time is set for 5 p.m.