Lippert leads Cougars to second at Denver Invite

DENVER — Bethany Lippert grabbed wins in the 800-meter race and the high jump, with a runner-up performance to teammate Aubrie Fisher in the 3,000 to lead the AGWSR girls’ track and field team to a second-place finish at the Denver Invite on Monday.

Lippert clocked a 2 minute, 33.51-second race for first in the 800 and jumped 5 feet, 1 inch, to tie for first in the high jump. Fisher ran an 11:28.54 to win the 3,000 while Lippert was in at 11:38.12.

Anna Jaspers, Addison Johnson, Ali Gerbracht and Haley Bakker clocked a 4:39.23 to win the distance medley relay. As a team, the Cougars scored 68.5 points.

The Grundy Center girls’ team was sixth with 42 team points, led by Kyah Luhring’s 14.5 points.

Luhring was second in the long jump at 15-8 and was the leadoff leg of the first-place 4×200 relay. She accompanied Brooke Flater, Landry Luhring and Hailey Wallis in 1:49.88 for the win.

South Hardin was seventh with 37 team points. Brylie Zeisneiss posted 18 points with a win in the shot put (37-10 1/2) and second place in the discus (111-8). Emma Gourley was second in the 200 (27.99) and second in the 400 (1:03.41), helping contribute 17 points.

BCLUW saw Jenna Willett lead the Comets to eighth place with 14.5 points. She was second in the 400 hurdles (1:10.55), fourth in the long jump (15-3 1/2) and anchored the second-place shuttle hurdle relay of Olivia Hughes, Samantha Ubben and Kiersten Kruse in a time of 1:12.20.

McKaylie Coleman led the Mustangs to a 10th-place finish with 8.5 points of her own. She was third in the 400 hurdles (1:12.42) and anchored the fifth-place shuttle hurdle team of Brittany Anderson, Ryleigh Thompson and Melinda Puumala (1:15.17).

Mustangs sixth at A-P Invite

PARKERSBURG — Brandon Fogt had a busy afternoon, scoring 15.75 points and helping lead the East Marshall boys’ track and field team to a sixth-place finish at the Falcon Invitational on Monday.

Fogt won the 100 on his own, running an 11.56-second race. He also anchored the winning sprint medley relay of Paden Lang, Zane Johnson and Logan Nicholson, running a 1:38.46. Fogt was also the anchor leg on the second-place 4×100-meter relay of Levi Needham, Johnson and Lang (45.35). He also helped Lang, Nicholson and Eli Anderson to a fourth-place finish in the distance medley (3:49.30).

Nick Meling also took first in the 3,200 run, clocking a 10:23.50.

Troy Dolphin had a pair of individual runner-ups in the 100 (11.72) and the 200 (23.89), while helping the Comets to a seventh-place finish with 58 points.

Dolphin also anchored the third-place 4×100 relay of Ben Paper, Greg Schmitt and Jack Garber (46.07).

Three different relays helped the Grundy Center boys to an eight-place finish with 53 team points.

Adam Kaufman, Bryce Flater, Caleb Kulper and Finn Cleveland ran a 3:31.90 for second in the 4×400 for eight team points. Drew Rathe, Will Grames, Flater and Kaufman took second as well in the sprint medley (1:39.61) before Flater, Kaufman, Kulper and Cleveland were runners-up in the distance medley (3:41.77).

Nathan Karsjens was second in the discus (159 feet, 1 inch) and sixth in the shot put (47-2) to help AGWSR to a ninth-place finish with 43 points. Caleb Meinders helped out with 10 points coming from a first-place victory in the shot put at 55-10.