GRUNDY CENTER - The Colo-NESCO girls won one gold and two bronze medals, and the Royal boys earned a silver and three bronze medals at the Spartan Early Bird Coed Invitational April 2 in Grundy Center.
Lauryn Hill took first in the girls’ high jump and Colo-NESCO placed third in both the 4 X 100-meter and 4 X 800 relays. The Royal girls scored 32 points to beat Gladbrook-Reinbeck by five points for fifth out of six teams.
Hill jumped five feet, four inches. She won a tiebreaker with Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Saari Kuehl, who also jumped 5-4, after clearing the bar in fewer attempts.
Jane Caltrider, McKenzie Niemeyer and Faith Vincent joined Hill in running a :57.98 in the 4 X 100. Collins-Maxwell won in :53.98 and Hudson was second in :56.49.
In the 4 X 800 Emma Cerka, Emma Wilson, Ema Thompson and Mea Skinner clocked in at 14:50.55 for Colo-NESCO. Grundy Center won in 11:44.64 and Collins-Maxwell was second in 12:26.28.
Caltrider, Niemeyer, Hill and Vincent also finished sixth in the sprint medley with a 2:08.69 showing.
Megan Carlson took fourth in the discus with a toss of 93-2 and sixth in the shot put with a throw of 29-5.5. Hudson’s Stephanie Prather won the discus with a 103-4.5 effort and the Pirates’ Jayden Engel took first in the shot with a throw of 33 feet even.
Hill and Niemeyer came in fifth and sixth respectively in the long jump with jumps of 13-3 and 13-2. Grundy Center’s Kyah Luhring won with a 16-6 effort.
Hannah Jamison finished fifth in the 3,000 for Colo-NESCO after crossing the finish line in 15:08.10. Hudson’s Sophie Salenke and Morgan Hansen were neck-and-neck for the first two spots with respective times of 12:14.52 and 12:14.54.
Hudson won the girls’ team championship with 164 points and Collins-Maxwell edged Grundy Center, 133 points to 131, for second.
In the boys’ competition, Colo-NESCO placed fifth with 25 points. Grundy Center dominated with 145 points and Aplington-Parkersburg was second with a score of 102.
The Colo-NESCO boys placed second in the shuttle hurdle relay and won three individual bronze medals.
In the shuttle hurdle Jack McKinney, Luke Hill, Kelly Gray and Devin Reed ran a 1:08.10 for the Royals. Aplington-Parkersburg won in 1:06.39.
Reed placed third in the 110 high hurdles with a :17.14 showing. Collins-Maxwell’s Brett Livesay won in :16.39 and Aplington-Parkersburg’s Gavin Oberhauser was second in :16.66.
McKinney took fourth in the 400 hurdles with a 1:06.82 showing. Hudson’s Trey Jochumsen won in :58.92.
Gray placed fourth and McKinney fifth in the long jump with respective jumps of 18-8.5 and 18-6. Aplington-Parkersburg’s Morgan Knock won with a leap of 21-2.
Tanner Ingle gave Colo-NESCO a bronze in the boys’ discus with a throw of 109-3. Grundy Center’s Matthew Sterhagen and Wes Willis went first and second with respective throws of 118-7 and 116-2.
Jacob Reischauer was third in the open 400 for Colo-NESCO after crossing the finish line in :56.84. Knock won in :53.38 and Grundy Center’s Will Grames was second in :53.98.
Brandon Roberts, Andrew Grover, Andrew Tschantz and Hill placed fourth in the 4 X 200 with a time of 1:46.38.
Final team scores
Girls: 1. Hudson 164 points, 2. Collins-Maxwell 133, 3. Grundy Center 131, 4. Aplington-Parkersburg 57, 5. Colo-NESCO 32, 6. Gladbrook-Reinbeck 27.
Boys: 1. Grundy Center 145, 2. Aplington-Parkersburg 102, 3. Hudson 77, 4. Collins-Maxwell 38, 5. Colo-NESCO 25.