Willms wows ’em again

DES MOINES — It was a slow day for area Class 2A girls at the state track meet.

The highlight was a third-place finish from Jesup’s Tessa Westpfahl in the 400-meter hurdles. She was timed in 1:05.34. Alex Gochenour of Logan-Magnolia won it at 1:03.71.

“I was really hoping for top five,” Westpfahl said.

Westpfahl ran in Lane 6, with the bulk of her competitors inside of her.

“I couldn’t see them. I didn’t know where they were at,” she said. “I finally saw a girl coming on the eighth hurdle, I startred to panic a little and I hit the hurdle with my knee.”

Friday’s 2A highlight came in the high jump, in which Dike-New Hartford’s Hannah Willms and West Fork’s Taylor Twedt renewed acquaintances for the first time since their Drake Relays encounter.

The sequel was just as good. Willms cleared 5-11, Twedt 5-9.

That vaulted DNH into a share of the lead. The Wolverines have 24 points. So do Gilbert and Logan-Magnolia. Northeast is fourth with 20. The final nine events will be contested Saturday.


Team leaders (through 10 events) — 1. (tie) Dike-New Hartford, Gilbert and Logan-Magnolia 24, 4. Northeast 20, 5. Hudson 18.

Discus — 1. Becca Fischer (Sheldon), 139-7; 2. Devon Jensen (Underwood), 138-9; 3. Sarah Powell (Camanche), 135-3; 4. Britlyn Sieck (North Fayette), 132-8; 8. Lauren Smith (North Fayette), 119-11.

Distance medley relay — 1. Northeast, 4:12.27; 2. Eddyville-Blakesburg, 4:16.34; 3. Sioux Central, 4:16.38; 6. Jesup, 4:18.18; 8. Solon, 4:19.24.

400 hurdles — 1. Alex Gochenour (Logan-Magnolia), 1:03.71; 2. Michaela Jones (Gilbert), 1:04.84; 3. Tessa Westpfahl (Jesup), 1:05.34.

800 relay — 1. Hudson, 1:44.44; 2. Camanche, 1:45.89; 3. Okoboji, 1:46.19; 4. Solon, 1:42.72; 7. West Branch, 1:48.25.

High jump — 1. Hannah Willms (Dike-New Hartford), 5-11; 2. Taylor Twedt (West Fork), 5-9; Kendra DeJong (Unity Christian), 5-6; 7. Natalie Massey (North Cedar), 5-2.

Boys state track at Scott Dochterman’s blog.


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