The ability of North Mahaska’s boy’s track team to double score in five events and finish first or second in five events help propel the Warhawks to a second-place finish at the South Iowa Cedar league track championships in Sigourney Tuesday. Lynnville-Sully won the meet with 113 points with North Mahaska a close second with 111.5.
North Mahaska just missed winning the meet by .3 seconds. In the final race of the night HLV’s 1,600-meter relay team edged the Warhawks by that margin. HLV finished in 3 minutes 37.2 seconds and the team of Grant Smith, Matthew Goemaat, Anthony Goemaat and Sean Knockel ran in 3:37.50. HLV was awarded 10 points and NM eight. L-S finished fifth in the race.
Dylan Klinker and Knockel each scored 17.5 points in the meet with Smith scoring 16.5 and Lane Harmon 15.25 to aid the Warhawk cause. The lone win came in the sprint medley relay with the team of Matthew Goemaat, Smith, Klinker, and Knockel finishing in 1:37.7.
Individually, Klinker took second in the 100 meters in 11.3 seconds and Smith was second in the long jump with a leap of 19-feet 4.5 inches. Knockel and Smith placed second and fifth in the 400 meters respectively. Knockel clocked a 52.9 and Smith finished in 56.3. Klinker and Knockel teamed up to take third and fourth in the 200 while Harmon and Anthony Goemaat were fourth and fifth in the 800.
Brayden Veiseth was fifth in the 1,600 and Harmon placed sixth. The other double came in the shot with Trace Goemaat placing fourth and Gage Vande Voort in seventh.
North Mahaska had a tough night on the track and finished fifth in the SICL meet with 59 points. Lynnville-Sully made it a clean sweep for the team titles winning with 144 points. Belle Plaine was second with 105. Montezuma and Colfax-Mingo tied for third with 92 points.
North Mahaska picked up two seconds at the meet. Addie Schilling scored a silver in the high jump with a leap of 4-foot 8-inches which remains her season average. The shuttle hurdle team of Zoe Deucore, Maddie McKay, Kaitlyn Van Donselaar and Jaylana finished in 1 minute 16.4 seconds.
Deucore and McKay finished fourth and sixth in the 100 hurdles. Deucore finished in 17.1 and McKay 18.0.
Both teams will be in action again Thursday, May 6 at Newton.
Boys: 1. Lynnville-Sully 113, 2. North Mahaska 111.5, 3. Belle Plaine 97, 4. English Valleys 83, 5. HLV 75, 6. Sigourney 67, 7. Iowa Valley 57, 8. Tie, Colfax-Mingo, Keota 42, 10. BGM 35.5, 11. Montezuma 16, 12. Tri-County 1.
Girls: 1. Lynnville-Sully 144, 2. Belle Plaine 105, 3. Tie, Montezuma, Colfax-Mingo, 92, 5. North Mahaska 59, 6. English Valleys 58, 7. BGM 54, 8. Sigourney 48, 9. HLV 29, 10. Iowa Valley 27, 11. Tri-County 24, 12. Keota 1.