VAN METER - The Colo-NESCO boys won a relay and the Royal girls set a school record in an individual field event at the Van Meter Coed Invitational track meet April 15 at Van Meter.


In the boys’ competition, Colo-NESCO scored 36 points to tie Martensdale St. Marys for eighth place out of 12 teams. Des Moines Christian won the boys’ championship with 151 points and Woodward Academy was second with 133.5.


The Royal boys won the shuttle hurdle relay and also had the fourth and sixth-place performers in the 110-meter high hurdles.


Jack McKinney, Kelly Gray, Luke Hill and Devin Reed won the shuttle hurdle for the Colo-NESCO boys in one minute, 5.85 seconds. The Royals beat Panorama by three seconds for the gold.


In the 110 highs, Reed placed fourth and Gray sixth.


Reed ran a time of :16.80 and Gray a :17.66. Des Moines Christian’s Justin Groen won in :15.59.


Colo-NESCO took fifth in the 4 X 800, sprint medley and 4 X 100 relays.


Ethan Wilson, Brighton Clatt, Ryan Wonders and Andrew Tschantz ran the 4 X 800 in 9:31.83 and Wilson, Reed, Gray and Jacob Reischauer finished the sprint medley in 1:44.71. Reischauer, Wilson, Gray and Reed clocked in at :47.20 in the 4 X 100.


The Royal distance medley team of Brandon Roberts, Andrew Grover, Reischauer and Hill turned in a time of 4:18.79 to place sixth. McKinney came in seventh individually during the high jump with a jump of 5-6.


Scott Miller, Colton Woods, McKinney and Kenny Cutler took eighth in the 4 X 200 after running a 1:50.23.


In the girls’ competition, Colo-NESCO tied West Central Valley for 11th out of 14 teams with 18 points. Panorama dominated the girls’ meet with 194 points and Carlisle was a distant second with 115.5 points.


Lauryn Hill continued her phenomenal season in the girls’ high jump by winning the event at Van Meter. She set a school record and automatically qualified for the Drake Relays in the process.


Hill jumped an impressive 5-5 to edge out the 5-4 by Central Decatur’s Emma Atwood for the gold in the event. The jump broke her own school mark of 5-4 set last season.


Megan Carlson and Hannah Jamison also placed in an individual event for the Royal girls.


Carlson came in sixth in the discus with a throw of 86-10. Jamison took seventh in the 3,000 with a 14:07.15 showing.


In relays, the Colo-NESCO girls’ placed seventh in the 4 X 200 and eighth in the 4 X 100.


McKenzie Niemeyer, Jane Caltrider and Faith Vincent joined Hill in running a 2:00.56 during the 4 X 200. The same quartet clocked in at :56.37 in the 4 X 100.


Final team scores


Girls: 1. Panorama 194 points, 2. Carlisle 115.5, 3. Van Meter 107.5, 4. Nodaway Valley 64, 5. Pleasantville 50, 6. Colfax-Mingo 49, 7. (tie) Central Decatur and Des Moines Christian 28, 9. (tie) I-35 and Saydel 20, 11. (tie) Colo-NESCO and West Central Valley 18, 13. Clarke 17, 14. Ankeny Christian 6.


Boys: 1. Des Moines Christian 151, 2. Woodward Academy 133.5, 3. Van Meter 109, 4. Panorama 77, 5. Colfax-Mingo 54, 6. West Central Valley 43, 7. Pleasantville 37.5, 8. (tie) Colo-NESCO and Martensdale St. Marys 36, 10. Grand View Christian 31, 11. Nodaway Valley 16, 12. Ankeny Christian 14.