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Oskaloosa Girls & Boys Sweep Home Track Invite
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

Oskaloosa Track Invite (4-13-18) Results - Girls & Boys

After Mother Nature postponed the Oskaloosa track and field Invitational earlier in April the Bears were able to hold their track Invite on Friday competing with several other Northeast Kansas League teams. 

The host Oskaloosa Bears highlighted the day’s performances by sweeping the team titles. In the girls competition Oskaloosa registered 158 total points to win the team title, as Valley Falls took second and Jackson Heights finished third. Mclouth, Pleasant Ridge and Veritas Christian finished out the girls team standings. The Oskaloosa boys notched 132 total points to take first place, while Valley Falls earned second and Jackson Heights just like the girl’s competition. Also Mclouth, Pleasant Ridge and Veritas Christian finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the boy’s team standings. 

On the way to sweeping the team titles at their home meet Oskaloosa picked up 11 first place finishes in events. Leading the charge was Jaden Courter who with tosses of 110'05 and 33'05.50 won the girls discus and shot put. Also in the girls events for Oskaloosa Lindsay Schupp won the high jump (4'08), while on the track Jenna Pfau took first in the 800 meter run (3:03), Alexi Adams won the 400 meter dash (1:03) and the 4x400 meter relay (5:07) team took the gold. The boys say three of their five event wins come on the track as Christian Trevino took first in the 200 meter dash (26.76) and the 4x100 (50.13) and 4x400 (4:17) meter relay teams earned first place. In the field events the Oskaloosa boys saw Zach Harvey win the discus (113'08) and Colby Peck finish first in the javelin (113'11).

Valley Falls was led by a pair of multi-event winners in the girl’s competition as Sway Schmelzle and Rachel Woodgate each won two individual events. Schmelzle sprinted to times of 13.17 and 28.24 to win the 100 and 200 meter dashes, while Woodgate swept the hurdles with times of 19.88 and 58.00 to win the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. The lady Dragons also won the 4x100 meter relay (57.00). All three first place finishes for the Valley Falls boys came on the track as Noah Hefty won the 1600 meter run (5:39.01), Dallas Clark took first in the 800 meter run (2:32) and the 4x800 meter relay (10:09) grabbed the gold. 

Jackson Heights duo of Dylan Thompson and Shelby Phillips led the Cobras performances at the Oskaloosa Invite. Thompson won the boys 400 meter dash (59.00) and the triple jump (36'07), while Phillips took first in the girls distance competitions winning the 1600 (6:22) and 3200 (14:36) meter runs. Cobras also had Garrett Klahr win the boys 300m hurdles (47.00) and Jason Parker take first in the boys high jump (6'02). While in the girls competition Abby Brey won the javelin (107'10) and Kate Lierz placed first in the triple jump (31'11.50).

Mclouth had a pair of first place finishes with Gus Forsberg earning first in the boys 3200m (11:57) and the girls 4x800 meter relay (12:42) team earned the gold also. 

Rob Gwartney led Pleasant Ridge on the day as he won the shot put with a toss of 39'00. 

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