Keller leads Trojans at WaMaC meet

INDEPENDENCE – South Tama senior Blake Keller came in fourth to highlight the South Tama County cross country teams’ showing at the WaMaC Invite on Thursday night.

The Trojan boys placed 11th while the girls were 12th in the 16-team meet.

Keller’s time of 16 minutes, 41 seconds, was only two ticks back of third-place finisher Wyatt Gatrost from Center Point-Urbana. Reid Smock of Mount Vernon-Lisbon was the meet medalist in 16:14 and Jeremy Fopma from Marion was runner-up in 16:28.

South Tama was boosted by junior Hunter Filloon’s 14th-place finish in 17:20.

Mount Vernon-Lisbon, ranked first in Class 3A, won the meet with 41 points, ahead of No. 9 Vinton-Shellsburg (100), Western Dubuque (115) and No. 15 Clear Creek-Amana (129).

On the girls’ side, senior Belle Tyynismaa took 15th in 20:31 to lead South Tama. She was the only Trojan finisher inside the top 69.

Medalist Madison Bach (18:47) led fourth-ranked Marion to the team title with 84 points. No. 14 Vinton-Shellsburg was second (92), Mount Vernon-Lisbon was third (102) and 2A No. 6 Williamsburg took fourth (125).

Van Dyk shares weekly MVC honor

CEDAR FALLS – Northern Iowa sophomore Paige Van Dyk has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s co-Women’s Golfer of the Week after capturing medalist honors at the 2015 Whistling Straits Intercollegiate tournament on Oct. 12-13 in Kohler, Wis.

Van Dyk, a 2014 graduate of South Tama County High School, shot her collegiate-low round of 71 in the opening 18 holes of the tournament en route to medalist honors. She had a tournament-best six birdies, shot 71-83-78-232, and her 16-over-par total won by nine strokes.

Van Dyk, who has a scoring average of 77.92 in 12 rounds this season, shared the weekly MVC honor with Stine Pettersen of Missouri State.

McKay on Abdul-Jabbar watch list

AMES – Iowa State men’s basketball senior center Jameel McKay has been named to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award watch list.

McKay, a Milwaukee native, is one of 20 players on the watch list, given to the top center in men’s college basketball. McKay returns for his second season at Iowa State after averaging 11.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks last year. He earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors after recording 59 blocks in 25 games.