The Nodaway Valley girls won nine events, en route to the POI West Conference track and field championship, April 25 at SW Valley.
“What can I say,” said an excited Gary Thompson. “What an exclamation point on what has been an amazing season. So many kids stepping up and doing their best and believing in each other and the coaches plan going into the meet. I an truly blessed to get to coach these kids.”
Abby Engles led the parade of champions with three top finishes in the sprint events. Engles also set a new school record in the 400m dash.
Team scores- NV, 174; SW Valley, 100; Bedford, 99; Mt. Ayr, 99; Lenox, 58; East Union, 22.
First place- 100m- Engles (13.28); 200m- Engles (28.08); 400m- Engles (1:03.89); 100m hurdles- Madison Fry (17.46); 200m hurdles- Annika Nelson (32.23); 4x800m (Genevieve Livingston, Carli Stuva, Taylor Van Otterloo, Annika Phillippi), 12:26.26; shuttle hurdle (Fry, Emma Lundy, Lily Day, Madison Long), 1:23.25; sprint medley (Long, Shyan Castillo, Lundy, Lindsey Davis), 2:11.99; distance medley (Davis, Grace Britten, Livingston, Dalli Aguirre), 5:02.61.
Second place- 100m- Nelson; 100m hurdles- Nelson; 1500m- Day; high jump- Castillo; 4x200m- (Davis, Britten, Lundy, Long); 4x400m- (Phillippi, Van Otterloo, Stuva, Grace Hockett).
Third place- 400m- Castillo; 800m- Aguirre; 1500m- Van Otterloo.
Fourth place- 800m- Stuva; discus- Sophia Chafa; shot put- Chafa.
Fifth place- Long jump- Long.
Sixth place- Long jump- Long; 4x100m (Kaylee Harper, Lillian Dahl, Macey Dabb, Eleni Jameson); 4x200m (Jameson, Emma Perkey, Bella Hogan, Jorja Holiday).
Relays top boys’ effort
A pair of relays carried the NV boys to a third place finish in the POI meet at SW Valley.
The shuttle hurdle and the 4x800m relay teams claimed top honors for the NV boys.
Team scores- Lenox, 137; SW Valley, 124; NV, 97; Mt. Ayr, 84; Bedford, 73; East Union, 42.
First place- 4x800m- (Dax Kintigh, Malachi Broers, Devin Hawley, Dawson Nelson), 10:37.41; shuttle hurdle- (Kintigh, Bradley Gebbie, Boston DeVault, Blake Lund), 1:12.90.
Second place- 800m- Doug Berg; 1600m- Berg; 100m hurdles- Zack Gebbie; discus- Avery Phillippi.
Third place- 100m- Zack Gebbie; high jump- Berg; distance medley- (Lund, DeVault, Kintigh, Berg).
Fourth place- 200m hurdles- Zack Gebbie; 800m-sprint medley- (Bryce Berlau, Mason Wilson, Tristan Randol, Hawley).
Fifth place- 100m- Phillippi; 1600m- Broers; 4x400m- (Nelson, Broers, Berlau, Hawley).
Sixth place- 200m hurdles- Phillippi; 4x100m- (Randol, Berlau, Levi Gettler, Wilson); 4x200m- (Randol, Bradley Gebbie, Nelson, DeVault).