AHSTW senior Heidi Hall (second from left) starts the 3,000-meter run alongside Treynor’s Tori Castle, Tri-Center’s Peyton Pogge and Underwood’s Karley Larson during the WIC Meet. Hall placed fourth in the 3,000 and second in the 1,500, which were both won by Pogge. IKM-Manning’s Gabrielle Cadwell anchors the Wolves’ 4x800 relay to a Western Iowa Conference runner-up finish. AHSTW senior Jake Martin (center) anchored the Vikings to first place in the sprint medley relay to start off the Western Iowa Conference Track Meet Tuesday afternoon. IKM-Manning’s Grant Stracke placed fourth in the boys discus throw at the WIC Co-Ed Track Meet held Tuesday and Wednesday. (Photos by Mike Oeffner) AHSTW senior Dalton Fischer placed second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600. IKM-Manning’s Quentin Dreyer (left) placed third in the 3,200-meter run (above) and fourth in the 1,600 with a new school record time of 4:49.54. IKM-M senior Shyanne Sporrer runs a leg of the Wolves’ second-place 4x800 relay.

AHSTW squads combine for eight golds at WIC Track Meet

IKM-M, AHSTW teams place between fourth and sixth

 MISSOURI VALLEY (May 2) -- AHSTW athletes combined to win eight events and IKM-Manning also enjoyed its fair share of success during this week’s two-day Western Iowa Conference Co-Ed Track Meet held at Missouri Valley.
 Thunderstorms suspended the action Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and the meet continued Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 with the final 12 running events and the completion of several field events as well.
 The Logan-Magnolia girls and Underwood boys won this year’s WIC team titles. The Panther girls scored 139 points to outlast Treynor (132.5) and Underwood (123). The boys’ scoring race was less tight as the Eagles posted 154 points to distance themselves from Treynor (120.5) and Missouri Valley (119).
 The AHSTW girls, who won three events, placed fourth with 89.5 points and the IKM-Manning girls finished sixth with 49. In the boys team standings, IKM-M placed fourth with 90 points - scoring 21 times in 17 events - while the Vikings of AHSTW won five golds and placed fifth with 80 points.
 The most decorated local athlete of the meet was AHSTW standout Gage Clay, who struck gold in all four of his events. Clay won the 100 and 200-meter dash by comfortable margins and also anchored the Vikings to victory in the 4x200 and 4x100 relays.
 The 4x200 quartet of Drake Partridge, Jake Martin, Korbin Martin and Clay clocked a season-best time of 1:32.31. The Vikings also opened the meet with a gold as R.J. Harris, Korbin Martin, Partridge and Jake Martin won the sprint medley relay with a season-best time of 1:39.16.
 The Lady Vikes placed 17 times overall, including 10 finishes in the top four and three golds. Ryann Portch won the 800 and anchored winning efforts by the sprint medley and 4x400 relays.
 The IKM-Manning boys did not have any first or second-place finishes but scored third or fourth 11 times in the meet. Alex Lingle was third in both the high jump and 400 dash while Quentin Dreyer placed third in the 3,200 and fourth in the 1,600 with a school record time of 4:49.54.
 The IKM-M girls placed 14 times in 13 events, highlighted by a second-place finish from the 4x800 quartet of Kia Rasmussen, Payton Sporrer, Shyanne Sporrer and Gabrielle Cadwell, who clocked a season-best time of 10:30.27.

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