BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Central Lee and Fort Madison both excelled in the hurdle events and dashes at the Timm Lamb Pen City Relays Tuesday night in Fort Madison.
Central Lee took 4th place overall and 3rd in the B Division claiming three titles, two in hurdle events and one relay.
Fort Madison’s Raquel Schneider brought home two first-place finishes for the Bloodhounds in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:09.14, and left the field behind with a 1:05.99 pace in the 400-meter dash.
Fort Madison finished with 77 points. Central Lee had 103. Mt. Pleasant won the annual event with 151 total team points.
For Central Lee, Zoe Eschman got the Lady Hawks off to a solid start in the first leg of the shuttle hurdle relay handing off to Hailey Tweedy, then Sydney Jones. Abby Wellman ran the final leg for a 1:17.97 good enough for first place in the B Division.
The Lady Hawks also got a first-place finish from Eschman in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.33, 6th best overall and tops in the B Division. Wellman took first in the B-Division 400 hurdles with a time of 1:11.67, second fastest in the field behind Schneider.
Central Lee’s Karlie Pohren, Rylee Matlock, Olivia Kraus and Wellman motored to a first-place finish in the B-Division Sprint Medley Relay with a time of 2:04.20. Pohren and Matlock ran the 100s, Krause ran the 200 and Wellman anchored the 400.
The Lady Hounds took 2nd place in the A Division Distance Medley with a time of 5:07.38. Paetyn Wiegand closed a gap on the 800 final leg to give Fort Madison a time of 5:07.38, for the all freshman squad of Aija Jenkins, Chloe Sokolik, Taylor Johnson and Wiegand.
Central Lee took 2nd in the B Division with Makayla Howard, Halo Arrowood, Pohren, and Brianna Gruntmeier running a 5:15.69.
Weigand took third in the Timm Lamm Memorial 3000-meter run with a time of 12:58.92. Mt. Pleasant’s Abby Blint won the event with a 12:02.30 and Central Lee’s Brianna Gruntmeier came in 3rd in the B division with a 15:05.03. The Lady Hawks claimed a 3rd-place finish in the 4×800 meter relay posting a time of 13:13.39, while Fort Madison took 3rd in the shuttle hurdle at 1:14.12.
Arrowood ran a 15:08 in the 100-meter dash right in front of teammate Allison Kerr with a 15.14 mark.
Central Lee’s 4×200 team of Howard, Pohren, Eschman and Kraus took 3rd place with a 2:04.00 mark.
Other third place finishes for Fort Madison included Reyna Lampe in the 100 meter hurdles at 17.33; and Jenkins 4-10″ in the high jump. For Central Lee Gruntmeier took 3rd in the high jump with a leap of 4-4″; Brooklyn Jones took 3rd in the 800 meters with a 3:15.13.