Wolverines medal in several events at Lew Lundy Relays
GMG athletes scoring well in field events this season
Despite wholly uncooperative weather leading to cancelation after cancelation this spring sports season in Iowa, several members of the GMG track team have still managed to take top honors in the few meets that have taken place including at the Lew Lundy Relays in Montezuma on April 19.
Although the weather was windy and brisk in Montezuma on April 19, sophomore Adelyn Sienknecht took first place in the discus field event with a throw of 90-feet-4-inches earning her team 10 points.
Sienknecht also took third in shot put with a put measuring 30-feet-6-inches earning another six points for the team.
All told, Sienknecht’s point total supplied more than half the 27 points earned by the GMG girls team which took eighth place in the relays.
Top finishes for the GMG boys’ team included sophomore Jabari Woodbury’s first place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.99 earning the team 10 points. Woodbury also took second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.74, earning the team eight points.
Senior Mykel Ratliff took first in the high jump with a best jump of 5-feet-8-inches earning GMG boys another 10 points. Ratliff also finished fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.51.
Other points-earners for the boys team included sophomore Slate Witte who took fifth in the long jump with a jump of 16-feet-9.25-inches.
GMG boys earned 68 points in total for a fourth place finish out of six teams.
On the road again, Thursday, April 21
Two days later on Thursday, April 21, the Wolverine girls competed in the Spartan Girls Invite at Grundy Center – this time under sunny skies – where Sienknecht took third in discus with a throw of 92-feet-4-inches and seventh in shot put with a put of 29-feet-9.75-inches.
Sienknecht’s finishes at Grundy Center again earned her team most of their points total. The Wolverines repeated their eighth place finish with 23 points.
Also on Thursday, the boys team competed in BCLUW’s Les Penick Relays in Conrad where the team took 11th out of 13 teams with 14 points.
Woodbury again earned points for the team by taking fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.19 and sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.46.