SPORTS SHORTS: Dobbins wins shot put at Wartburg
WAVERLY — The Marshalltown track and field teams got their first taste of action on Tuesday at the Wartburg Indoor Invitational, and Bobcat senior Dru Dobbins already earned a gold medal.
Dobbins won the shot put with a heave of 44 feet, 11 inches, already further than any toss by an MHS thrower a season ago.
Giorgio DiIorio took sixth in the 55-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.68 seconds, while Deonte Dean was fifth in the 200 with a 24.66.
On the girls side, freshman cross country state qualifier Phoebe Hermanson picked up where she left off in the fall by taking third place in the 1,500 after crossing the line in 5:34.52.
The 4×400 team of Sarah Trowbridge, Carly Johnson, Mia Barajas and Mya Gallegos finished in seventh with a time of 4:44, while the 4×800 team of Barajas, Hermanson, Mackena Ainsworth and Rachel Smith and the 4×200 team of Trowbridge, Alyvia Chadderdon, Grace Collins and Emma Bair both finished in ninth place.
Chadderdon earns lacrosse award
MONMOUTH, Ill. — Former Marshalltown Bobcat and current Monmouth sophomore Aspen Chadderdon was named the Defensive Player of the Week by the Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference.
Chadderdon helped Monmouth open the season with back-to-back wins for the first time in program history. She won six draw controls and grabbed seven ground balls in a season-opening victory over Elmhurst while scoring a goal and assisting on two more for the Scots. Chadderdon followed with eight draw control wins, four ground balls, three goals and an assist in another win over Anderson.
Just two games into the season, Chadderdon has four goals, three assists, 11 ground balls and 14 draw controls to her name.