Hound boys miss SEC title by 5 points

Rump leads girls; Relays key to boys' 2nd-place finish


FORT MADISON – Sometimes it’s a matter of just one event, but the Fort Madison Bloodhounds' boys came within five points of taking the Southeast Conference Track and Field championship Thursday night in Fort Madison.
Washington ended up winning the title with 143 points to Fort Madison's 138. Burlington was third with 96 and Keokuk finished 5th with 69 points.
The Lady Hounds finished 3rd but had some season-high marks that are favorable to how state qualifying - how state qualifying does what??? next Thursday. Washington also won the girls' meet with 173 points, followed by Mt. Pleasant with 125.
The girls' 4x800 team of McKayla Schinstock, Mara Smith, Avery Rump, and Addison Rump ran a 10:02.24 which not only earned them the conference title, but also vaulted them into the top 38 times in the state as of Thursday.
Avery Rump won titles in the 1500- and 3000-meter runs.
The boys' team racked up six first-place finishes all in relays or field events.
Kenden Bowie, who’s high jumping this season for the first time ever, couldn’t catch the 6’2” mark despite jumping 6’4” on several occasions already this year.
Bowie said he wanted to get back into track after only participating his eighth grade year. He said some prompting from others got him interested again.
“My varsity basketball coach (Ryan Wilson) talked to me about it a lot and I was already thinking about,” Bowie said after being disappointed in his finish Thursday night.
He said he’s only worked on technique with assistant coach Jordan Meierotto, but was hoping to get more instruction.
“Before the season nobody did, but Jordan does now. I’m just having some fun with it right now. But I don’t know what it is, I just can’t jump in the rain,” Bowie said.
He qualified for Drake with a 6’4” leap at Burlington earlier this year, but soggy conditions there also hampered the junior's efforts.
“At first this was just for fun, but then the competition, especially Fairfield, started, and I like that.”
The Shuttle Hurdle relay team vaulted itself into the top 17 times in the state with a 59.90 good enough for the conference title. That team consisting of Adam Sobczak, Gavin Callahan, Kiawante Smith, and Henry Wiseman had a previous best time of 1:00.93 and was 24th best going into the day.
Caden Barnes won the shotput with a 51’3.5” but had a season-best 54’1.5” which is the 18th best throw in the state this season.
The 4x400 and 4x800 relay team of Peyton Lambert, Riley Tripp, Mason McLey, and Nolan Guzman captured conference titles in those events.
Brandon Klein earned 1st in the wheelchair shotput with a throw of 16'0".
Complete results from Thursday’s meet are below:

Girls results
100-meter dash: Emma Kern 14.56 (8th), Kenna Gittings 15.56 (10th)
200-meter dash: Olivia Buckner 29.71 (6th), Emma Snaadt 30.76 (9th)
400-meter dash: McKayla Schinstock 1:07.06 (6th), Ellie Huebner 1:11.76 (8th)
800-meter run: Mara Smith 2:27.80 (2nd), Paetyn Wiegand 2:46.62 (9th)
1500 meter run: Avery Rump 4:58.40 (1st), Addison Rump 5:22.82 (3rd)
3000-meter run: Avery Rump 10:52.48 (1st), Wiegand 12:29.87 (6th).
100-hurdles: Chloe Sokolik 18.39 (8th), Maleena Bentley 19.59 (12th).
400-hurdles: Hailey Kemper 1:11.20 (4th), Alexa Walz 1:25.35 (8th).
4x100 relay: Rylee Steffensmeier, Lillian Gelsthorpe, Kern, Sokolik 56.57 (5th).
4x200 relay: Kern, Gittins, Alaina Schwerin, Steffensmeier 2:04.59 (6th).
4x400 relay: Schinstock, Smith, Avery Rump, Kemper 4:26.00 (3rd).
4x800 relay: Schinstock, Smith, Avery Rump, Addison Rump 10:02.24 (1st).
Sprint Medley: Steffensmeier, Gelsthorpe, Buckner, and Esther Gnann, 2:07.69 (6th)
Distance Medley: Gelsthorpe, Buckner, Smith, Addision Rump 4:38.51 (3rd).
Shuttle Hurdle: Sokolik, Schwerin, Walz, and Bentley 1:16.68 (5th).
High Jump: no entry.
Long Jump: Huebner 13’7.75” (8th), Schwerin 12’3.75”
Shot put: Brylie Lorence 39’0” (2nd).
Discus: Lorence 106’0” (5th).

Boys results
100-meter dash: Mason Koser 12.61 (10th).
101-wheelchair: Brandon Klein 34.34 (2nd)
200-meter dash: Julian Dear 23:06 (2nd).
201-meter wheelchair: Klein 1:01.80 (2nd)
400-meter dash: Peyton Lambert 53.16 (2nd)
800-meter run: Nolan Guzman 2:04.11 (3rd). Noah Krogmeier 2:24.47 (9th)
1600 meter run: Riley Tripp 4:56.42 (3rd), Calvin Johnson 5:07.12 (5th).
3200-meter run: Johnson 11:13.91 (5th)
110-hurdles: Henry Wiseman 15.76 (2nd), Kiawante Smith 16.81 (7th).
400-hurdles: Adam Sobczak 1:00.21 (2nd).
4x100 relay: Sobczak, Dayton Lamar, Hayden Segoviano, and Dear 44.60 (2nd).
4x200 relay: Segoviano, Gavin Callahan, Marcus Guzman and Lamar 1:32.38 (2nd).
4x400 relay: Lambert, Tripp, Mason McLey and Nolan Guzman 3:35.67 (1st).
4x800 relay: Lambert, Tripp, McLey and Nolan Guzman 8:34.01 (1st).
Sprint Medley: Koser, Justin Maitner, Evan Richmond, and Krogmeier 1:50.56 (6th).
Distance Medley: Segoviano, Callahan, McLey, Tripp 3:56.23 (2nd).
Shuttle Hurdle: Sobczak, Callahan, Smith and Wiseman 59.90 (1st).
High Jump: Kenden Bowie 6’0” (2nd), Nolan Guzman 5’8” (4th).
Long Jump: Kiawante Smith 19’4” (6th), Hunter McGinity-McKasson 15’5.75” (10th)
Shot put: Caden Barnes 51’3.5” (1st), Uriah Brooks 42’6” (5th).
Wheelchair shot put: Klein 16’0” (1st)
Discus: Cory Arnett 132’1” (1st), Brayton Schneider 123’6” (5th).

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