Fort Madison boys 2nd at Hawk Relays

FMHS' Shance Redd-Donald legs it out in the 2nd heat of the 100-meter dash at the Hawk Relays Friday night. Redd-Donald took 6th place overall, and the Hounds finished 2nd as a team. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.


DONNELLSON – The Fort Madison boys track team raced to five first-place finishes to take 2nd place overall at the Hawk Relays on Friday in boys high school track action.

The event was rescheduled Friday from heavy rains last week.

Aaron Steffensmeier took first place in the 1600 meter run and the 800-meter run to pace the Hounds. Caleb Gehle took first place in the 100-meter and 200-meter wheelchair.

Matt Hellige took first place in the 3200 meter run and anchored the 4×800 relay team that also took first.

Elijah Barnes tossed a second place finish in the shotput with a 43-11.75 inch throw. Dayne Cordray finished 2nd in the 3200 meter run and Hellige took second in the 1600-meter run. The 4×400-meter relay team of Quentin Schneider, Jared Kester, Aaron Steffensmeier and Zander Schweiss took second. No official time was available.

Complete results are as follows:

Long Jump – Redd 18-01 (5th)

Shot – Barnes 43-11.75 (2nd), Eid 33-05.75 (6th), WC – Gehle (1st)

Disc –  Hoenig 90-05 (5th)

800 Med Relay – Gully, Rashid, Redd, Schneider 1:45.42 (4th)

3200 – Hellige 10:55.04 (1st), Cordray 11:24.84 (2nd)

4×800 Relay – Steffensmeier Kester Grabowski Hellige 9:36.68 (1st)

100 – Gully 11.76 (5th),  Redd 12.35 (6th),  WC – Gehle 37.96 (1st)

1600 Med Relay – Rashid Cordray Grabowski Hellige 4:19.02 (4th)

400 – Schneider 56.8 (3rd), Schweiss 62.86 (5th)

4×200 Relay – Kester Grabowski Cordray Meierotto 1:47.85 (3rd)

800 – Steffensmeier 2:14.50 (1st),  Meierotto 2:31.40 (4th)

200 – Redd 24.93 (5th), Gully 24.61 (4th), WC – Gehle 1:14.41 (1st)

1600 – Steffensmeier (1st), Hellige (2nd)*

4×100 Relay – Gully Rashid Cordray Meierotto (5th)*

4×400 Relay – Schneider Kester Steffensmeier Schweiss (2nd)*

Team Scores:

1st – Central Lee 121 Points
2nd – Fort Madison 79 points
3rd – West Hancock 78 points
4th – New London 65 points
5th – Keokuk 28 points

*Official times not given




Alex Gully gets edged out in the 100-meter dash Friday at Central Lee. Gully finished 5th overall in the event with a 11.76 time. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.


FMHS junior Caleb Gehle pushes his way across the line in the 100-meter wheel chair division for a first-place finish for the Hounds. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.



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