Kregel rallies Wildcats to 2A 4×400 crown

DES MOINES — On one hand, Jodi Gibbs was stunned.

On the other hand, she wasn’t surprised at all.

Maquoketa Valley captured the girls’ Class 2A 1,600-meter relay at the state track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium. Rachel Hoeger, Gibbs, Sam Salow and Kendra Kregel were seeded sixth heading into the finals, but won it in 4:01.56.

“I’m shocked, so surprised,” Gibbs said. “It’s an amazing feeling.”

Kregel outdueled Hudson’s Holly Halstead in the final stretch.

“I knew (Kregel) was capable of just about anything,” Gibbs said. “She doesn’t surprise me with anything she does.”

Kregel anchored in 58.2 seconds.

“The girls gave me the baton, and I wasn’t going to let them down,” she said. “This is unbelievable. It’s so cool.”

Logan-Magnolia was the 2A team champion, compiling 61 points. Hudson was second with 48 points, Dike-New Hartford scored 44 for third.

Dike-New Hartford’s Hannah Willms was unquestionably the top 2A girls’ athlete, racking up four titles — and four meet records.

Willms anchored the Wolverines’ sprint medley relay in 53.8 seconds. DNH was timed in a 2A-record 1:47.19.

And she won the 200 in 24.78 seconds. She set a class record in that event with a preliminary time of 24.49.

“I was just chasing the leader. I just went fast,” said Willms, who tracked down Halstead down the stretch to win the sprint medley. “It’s exciting.”

Willms set a 2A record in the 400 Thursday and in the high jump Friday.

Brandee Bohr of Mid-Prairie was second in the 100 for the second straight year. Logan-Magnolia’s Alex Gochenour finished in 12.37 seconds, Bohr in 12.47.

“In the prelims, I hurt my groin a little bit,” she said. “If it wasn’t sore, I would have done a lot better. I wasn’t able to warm up like I usually do.”

RESULTS

Team standings – 1. Logan-Magnolia 61, Hudson 48, 3. Dike-New Hartford 44, 4. Northeast 39, 5. Gilbert 34, 6. Camanche 32, 7. West Fork 28 1/2, 8. (tie) Denver, Maquoketa Valley and Unity Christian 27.

Sprint medley relay — 1. Dike-New Hartford, 1:47.19; 2. Hudson, 1:50.02; 3. Maquoketa Valley, 1:51.49.

800 — 1. Casie Christensen (North Polk), 2:14.81; 2. Molly Pleggenkuhle (Denver), 2:16.03; 3. Morgan Casey (Northeast), 2:17.24.

Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Manson-NW Webster, 1:06.38; 2. West Fork, 1:06.69; 3. Baxter CMB, 1:06.83.

100 — 1. Alex Gochenour (Logan-Magnolia), 12.37; 2. Brandee Bohr (Mid-Prairie), 12.47; 3. Karen Hutson (Logan-Magnolia), 12.62; 4. Molly Pilcher (North Cedar), 12.64.

100 hurdles — 1. Alex Gochenour (Logan-Magnolia), 14.33; 2. Taylor Twedt (West Fork), 14.98; 3. Hannah Simonson (Jefferson-Scranton), 15.22; 5. Dani Coover (Belle Plaine), 15.65; 6. Nichole Johnson (Center Point-Urbana), 15.78.

200 — 1. Hannah Willms (Dike-New Hartford), 24.78; 2. Alex Gochenour (Logan-Magnolia), 25.49; 3. Courtney Harksen (Camanche), 26.13; 8. Hannah Gibbs (Dyersville Beckman), 26.88.

1,500 — 1. Morgan Casey (Northeast), 4:48.40; 2. Taylor Petersen (Gladbrook-Reinbeck), 4:49.80; 3. Ashely Ameling (Sumner-Fredericksburg), 4:53.01; 6. Kelsey Hart (West Branch), 4:55.91.

400 relay — 1. Hudson, 49.96; 2. Camanche, 50.29; 3. Solon, 50.52.

1,600 relay — 1. Maquoketa Valley, 4:01.56; 2. Hudson, 4:01.89; 3. Unity Christian, 4:01.97.

Link to the boys: Scott Dochterman’s blog

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2 Responses to “Kregel rallies Wildcats to 2A 4×400 crown”

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