MHS tracksters pile up top finishes at Newton

NEWTON – The Marshalltown girls’ track and field team crowned one champion and the Bobcat boys had a trio of runner-up finishes at the Newton Cardinal Invitational here Thursday night.

The Bobcat girls scored 38.5 points to place eighth out of 12 participating teams, while the MHS boys scored 71.5 points and took sixth out of seven squads in attendance.

Regan Mazour cleared 5 feet to win the high jump competition, while Alyvia Chadderdon sailed 15-8 to score third in the long jump. The MHS girls also got a pair of placewinners in the discus, with Malory Henze taking fourth with a heave of 110-6 and Jill Podhajsky taking sixth at 100-11.

Marshalltown’s top finish on the track was the 4×200-meter relay team’s fourth-place result. The quartet of Chadderdon, Brianna Dean, Ciara Feldman and Mazour timed in at 1:53.25.

Tanna Underhill took sixth in the 3,000 with a season-best time of 12:32.38, while seventh-place points came from Feldman in the 200 (29.08) and Sammi Trowbridge in the 400 hurdles (1:16.21). Marshalltown’s 4×100 relay, consisting of Deshona Garth, Dean, Feldman and Mazour, was seventh in 54.55, and the 4×4 foursome of Chadderdon, Daesha Underhill, Tanna Underhill and Guadalupe Estrada tallied eighth.

On the boys’ side, the Bobcats corraled a pair of runner-up finishes in field events. Noah DeVenney took second in the long jump with a distance of 19-1 3/4, while Maddux Richardson took silver in the shot put with a distance of 42-1 1/2. Dru Dobbins garnered third in the shot as well, clearing 39-9. Richardson, Dobbins

MHS took second in the 1,600 medley as Braden Bethke, Seth Heinrichs, John Ross and Sam Irwin finished in 3:55.06. Sam Arenson was third in the 110 high hurdles (16.68) and fifth in the 400 lows (1:00.14).

Irwin opened for the 4×800 relay that took third, teamming with Bennett O’Hare, Luke Pedersen and Brett Bethke for a final time of 8:50.76. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Arenson, Dylan Whetstine, Dylan Eygabroad and Ryan Huffman took fourth in 1:07.53, while the 4×200 and 4×400 relays finished fifth.

In all, the Bobcat boys had 16 placewinning (top eight) performances.

The Marshalltown girls return to action with a home meet on Monday, while the boys’ next scheduled event is the Central Iowa Conference meet May 5 at Ames.