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STC freshman Tyynismaa scores silver in 100 hurdles

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DES MOINES — Drake Stadium had already been well introduced to South Tama County freshman JoJo Tyynismaa on the first two days of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, but on Saturday the young Trojan truly turned some heads. In tough conditions with a strong headwind, ...

East Marshall’s Puumala earns final placing

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DES MOINES — East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala lined up in the blocks for the final time as a Mustang on Saturday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, and in a flash her career was over. In place of another race, Puumala held a medal, as she finished ...

Iowa Star schools score medals on final day

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DES MOINES — GMG only had two total entrants across both the boys and girls fields in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships this week, but both of them came away with medals. The latest placing for the Wolverines came from the boys sprint medley relay team of Brock Baldazo, ...

DQ negates strong run by MHS relay

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DES MOINES — Because of a deluge of rain and lightning on Thursday night, the Class 4A girls shuttle hurdle had to be moved to a timed final on Saturday in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, meaning the Marshalltown girls were going to run in front of the final-day ...

Girard, Trojan boys wrap careers at state

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DES MOINES — The West Marshall boys sprint medley team came into the final day of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Saturday with lofty goals. The Trojan team of Jarrin Goecke, Brian Morrison, Jake Tollefson and Cameron Bannister came into the race ...

Puumala picks up first medal

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DES MOINES — It was a dreary, rainy and chilly early afternoon when the Class 2A girls took the track for the 400-meter hurdle finals on Friday at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field meet, just how East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala likes it. Puumala didn’t just succeed in conditions ...

Garber second in a photo finish

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DES MOINES — BCLUW senior Jack Garber is one of the best 110-meter high hurdle runners in the state, but by his own admission he’s not a big fan of the 400 hurdles. Those feelings might have changed after he took second in the Class 1A 400 hurdles on day two of the Iowa Co-Ed Track and ...

Chadderdon closes career at state

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DES MOINES — Alyvia Chadderdon has competed in every sport for Marshalltown over her last four years, but on Friday she made her first appearance in the state meet. Chadderdon, along with Sarah Trowbridge, Priscilla Vergara and Mia Barajas, competed in the Class 4A girls distance medley ...

Kuehl gets G-R on the board

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DES MOINES — Only one Gladbrook-Reinbeck athlete made the field in the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships this week, but that one Rebel put her stamp on her first state appearance. G-R sophomore Saari Kuehl put her team on the girls scoreboard by finishing fourth in the Class ...

STC’s Tyynismaa continues strong debut

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DES MOINES — South Tama County freshman JoJo Tyynismaa might be competing in her first Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships, but she is running like a seasoned veteran. Tyynismaa continued to turn heads on day two of the Class 3A competition at Drake Stadium by adding two more ...

Cripps, boys 4×200 earn medals for West Marshall

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DES MOINES — Midway through this season, West Marshall senior Kayla Cripps had never run a 400-meter hurdle race competitively. On Friday she took sixth place in the Class 2A race at the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships. “I was not expecting that,” Cripps said of her ...

MHS netters swept aside by Tigers

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CEDAR FALLS — Playing a day ahead of schedule didn’t help the Marshalltown girls tennis team catch Cedar Falls off guard. The Tigers were clearly ready for their Class 2A Region 4 semifinal, firing off five-straight dominant wins to defeat the Bobcats 5-0 in Friday’s dual meet. The ...

Local linksters denied state bids

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CEDAR FALLS — The BCLUW boys golf team, North Tama sophomore North Tama and GMG senior Aaron Fleming were unable to make it through the Class 1A district meet on Friday, falling one round short of next week’s state golf tournament. BCLUW’s closest call was senior Lane Stanley, who ...

Dobbins medals in discus in first, last state meet

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DES MOINES — Thursday wasn’t just by far the hottest track meet of the season, it was the record for the hottest May 16th ever in Des Moines, topping out at 91 degrees. The heat got to quite a few athletes on the first day of the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, ...

STC shows well in state opener

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DES MOINES — The South Tama County track and field teams had five total events on the schedule for day one of the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium, and three of the five left their mark on the Blue Oval. The girls shuttle hurdle team of JoJo Tyynismaa, Stacey ...

Garber, Comets qualify for finals

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DES MOINES — The BCLUW boys track and field team wasn’t going to be able to win a team title in the Iowa Co-Ed Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Drake Stadium, but had things not gone there way in a few race they could have lost one. The Comets sent a strong message in the ...

Puumala reaches finals; Schaper 7th in shot put

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DES MOINES — After nearly a week of hype and preparation, the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships kicked off on Thursday at Drake Stadium and East Marshall senior Melinda Puumala got to start her journey. Puumala, one of three girls in Class 2A to qualify in four events, started ...

Henson, ’Cats 4th at conference

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MASON CITY — Marshalltown freshman Amber Henson shot matching 39s on the front and back at Mason City Country Club on Thursday to lead the Bobcat girls golf team to a fourth-place finish at the CIML Iowa Conference Tournament. Henson’s 6-over-par round of 78 was good for fourth place ...

Keahna looks to cap state career, Tyynismaa just getting started

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TAMA — It will be a special moment when the South Tama County track and field teams take to the Blue Oval at the start of the Iowa Co-Ed State Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium this morning. Trojan senior Keith Keahna will be defending his Class 3A state title in the high jump ...