SPORTS SHORTS: STC girls 7th, Bobcats 11th at Newton

NEWTON — The South Tama County girls track and field team finished in seventh at the Newton Cardinal Invitational on Thursday with 40 points, while Marshalltown finished 11th out of 13 teams with 20 points.

It was a pair of freshmen that did the heavy lifting for both squads, with Trojan freshman JoJo Tyynismaa and Bobcat freshman Phoebe Hermanson both winning events.

Tyynismaa took first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minutes, 9.39 seconds, and she was second in the 100 hurdles with a 15.96.

Hermanson won the 3,000 in a time of 11:09.56 and she also picked up a second-place finish in the 1,500 with a 5:12.67.

Mia Barajas had the next-best finish for MHS by placing sixth in the 800 in 2:36.46.

The Trojans had a second-place finish from the 4×100 team of Caitlyn Stochl, Ashton Graham, Stacey Slaven and Tyynismaa running a 52.29. The shuttle hurdle team was third for STC as well.

Trojuan boys 6th, MHS 8th at Newton

NEWTON — The South Tama County boys track and field team placed sixth at the Newton Cardinal Invitational on Thursday with 49 points, and Marshalltown was eighth with 39 points.

Keith Keahna had the lone event win for either team, as the University of Iowa commit won the high jump for the Trojans with a height of 6 feet, 5 inches. Bobcat sophomore Dwight Joar took second in the high jump as well with a jump of 5-8.

Dru Dobbins also had a second-place finish for MHS by taking silver in the 143-8. Deonte’ Dean was fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.62 seconds, and Conner Smith took third in the 3,200 with a 10:33.04 and eighth in the 1,600 with a 4:56.79. The sprint medley relay team of Malik Haynes, Jonathan Hernandez, Dean and Bennett O’Hare was third in 1:42.32.

Payton Vest was second in the long jump with a distance of 20-0.25 for South Tama, while Drake Crawford was third in the 200 with a 23.48.

The 4×100 team of Vest, Crawford, Jesus Romero and Keahna took second place with a 46.11 and the sprint medley team of Vest, Brady Knode, Luis Avalos and Romero was also second in 1:40.84.