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Christensen climbs to 4th in high jump

DES MOINES — Surprise medalists provide some of the best stories annually at the state co-ed track meet. West Marshall senior Kinnick Christensen provided a textbook example on Friday, when the high jumper cleared 6 feet, 4 inches and leaped from the 24th and final qualifying seed to a tie ...

Comets’ Paxson soars to 10th in 400 hurdles

DES MOINES — Kenna Paxson watched the video board at Drake Stadium intently as the best 1A 400 hurdlers ran around the blue oval, hoping her personal best time of 1 minute, 8.83 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles would be enough to hold on for a medal. In the end, the BCLUW senior finished ...

Loss in shootout ends Bobcats’ season

WATERLOO — It took nine rounds of penalty kicks to break a scoreless tie, but that’s how the Bobcats’ season ended. The Marshalltown girls’ soccer squad fell 1-0 to Waterloo United on the strength of a 6-5 advantage for the home team after nine rounds of penalty kicks in Friday’s ...

Lilly Duff’s final throw earns her 3rd in 4A discus

DES MOINES — Lilly Duff was frustrated. After throwing a 121-foot, 7-inch mark on her first attempt at the Class 4A girls’ discus toss, Duff was not able to match or pass the mark in her next two attempts. She qualified for the finals as the fifth seed, but the senior wasn’t satisfied ...

Comets, Redhawks reel in 4×800 medals

DES MOINES — A busy morning for BCLUW ended with one medal on the books. The Comets’ 4x800-meter boys’ relay of Nick Pieper, Connor Lynch, Henry Kaisand and Cayden White finished sixth in the 4x800 finals with a time of 8 minutes, 27.91 seconds. This was a group on a mission after a ...

STC relay scores 7th; Tyynismaa makes finals

DES MOINES — It’s going to be another busy weekend for South Tama County’s JoJo Tyynismaa. The decorated senior sprinter and hurdler put herself in position for medals in two events on Thursday, qualifying for the 100 and 200 meter dash finals by posting a top-eight time in ...