SPORTS SHORTS: Weaver earns medalist at West Marshall Invite

Cody Weaver

STATE CENTER — Sophomore Cody Weaver shot a 2-under-par round of 70 to earn medalist honors at the West Marshall Invitational on Monday at Lincoln Valley Golf Course.

Weaver had four birdies and two bogeys on the front nine and two birdies and two bogeys on the back, finishing in with a 35-35–70 to set the pace for the Mustangs.

Nevada’s Parker Rodgers earned runner-up medalist honors with a 1-over 73 to lead the Cubs to the team title with a 317 score. PCM was just one stroke back at 318 for second place.

South Tama led all area teams with a fourth-place finish in the 11-team tournament, shooting a 343. East Marshall was sixth with a 355, and West Marshall was 10th with a 367.

West Marshall sophomore Hunter Polley picked up third place individually, leading the host Trojans with a round of 75.

South Tama was led by Daniel Wiese, who shot 80 for ninth place, and Kaden Kopsa, who carded an 84 for 15th.

East Marshall’s contributing scorers included Jackson Bidwell, who was 13th with his 82. Wyatt Stalzer shot 99 and Austin Crandon had a 104 for the Mustangs.

West Marshall’s team score included a 92 from Ian Osgood, a 94 for Yuk Yin Wong, and a 106 from Connor Kemmerer.

Bobcats post time drops at Jim Duncan Invite

DES MOINES — The Marshalltown boys’ track and field squad took a strong step forward with a number of season-best times at Saturday’s Jim Duncan Invitational at Drake Stadium.

The Bobcats’ top result came from Gatleel Joar, who came away with ninth place in the 400-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 57.26 seconds. Salvador Ruiz was 28th in the same event in 1:02.38.

The Bobcats tallied a pair of personal-best times in the 3,200-meter run, as James Johnson came in 15th in 9:44.37, and Preston Johnson was 19th in 10:02.61. James Johnson won his heat in finishing 17th in the 1,600 in 4:35.27, and John Moellers was 27th in 4:43.56.

Marshalltown’s 4×400-meter relay team of Ruiz, Joar, Moellers and Aiden Smitherman placed 17th in 3:41.16, and the 4×100 foursome of Fernando Garcia, Tyler Englund, Smitherman and Tate Riang took 18th in 45.00.

Joar also earned 20th in the 110-meter high hurdles in 17.07, while the Bobcats’ 4×800 quartet of Parker Gooding, Moellers, Carter Nunn and Ian Meyer made off with 20th in 8:53.03.


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