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Twin Cedars Battles Rival Melcher-Dallas to Sweep Saber Relays Titles

Posted: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 at 6:04 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Twin Cedars made a clean sweep of their home meet Tuesday night, with the girls and boys track and field squads each claiming the team titles of the Saber Relays. The girls meet saw Twin Cedars rack up 146 points; putting them 32 points in front of second-place Albia. Melcher-Dallas landed fourth place with 76 points. The boys’ meet was a duel between the Sabers and their nearby conference rivals – Melcher-Dallas. Twin Cedars scored 149 points, while the Saints were nipping at their heels with 135.

Highlights of the meet included four wins in the relay events for Twin Cedars – with Kassidy Swayne running on all four teams. The Saints’ strengths came in the longer running events, with the Melcher-Dallas girls picking up a win in the 4×800 Meter Relay and a pair of silvers in the Distance Medley Relay and from Delaney Jensen 1500 Meter Run. Jensen also took gold in the High Jump. The boys’ meet saw the Sabers and Saints seemingly turn a seven-team meet into a head-to-head match-up. Both squads each earned five golds apiece and stacked the scoring in a number of events.

All four teams will have another chance this week to put the finishing touches on their events before next week’s Bluegrass Conference meet.

Girls Team Scores:
Twin Cedars – 146
Albia – 114
Moravia – 91
Melcher-Dallas – 76
Seymour – 61
Murray – 57
Diagonal – 8

Twin Cedars Leaders:
1st Place:
100 Meter Dash – Ayla Crosby
100 Meter Hurdles – Alee Hugen
400 Meter Hurdles – Brittney Roby
800 Meter Run – Madison Alger
3000 Meter Run – Brittney Roby
4×100 Meter Relay (Kassidy Swayne, Brooke Dunkin, Alee Hugen, Ayla Crosby)
4×200 Meter Relay (Kassidy Swayne, Brooke Dunkin, Elizabeth Rowley, Ayla Crosby)
Distance Medley Relay (Alee Hugen, Brooke Dunkin, Kassidy Swayne, Brittney Roby)
Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Kassidy Swayne, Sam Hammann, Alee Hugen, Brianna Wimmer)

2nd Place:
100 Meter Hurdles – Sam Hammann
400 Meter Hurdles – Madison Alger
4×400 Meter Relay (Madison Alger, Sam Hammann, Jayde Houser, Elizabeth Rowley)

3rd Place:
200 Meter Dash – Ayla Crosby
400 Meter Dash – Madison Alger
1500 Meter Run – Brittney Roby
Sprint Medley Relay (Lincoln Silvers, Brooke Dunkin, Sam Hammann, Elizabeth Rowley)
4×800 Meter Relay (Jayde Houser, Elizabeth Rowley, Sarah Chenet, Chandler Cassill)

Melcher-Dallas Leaders:

1st Place:
High Jump – Delaney Jensen
4×800 Meter Relay (MacKenzie Suntken, Lacey Fee, Sydney Fee, Maddie Roland)

2nd Place:
1500 Meter Run – Delaney Jensen
Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Amanda Marlin, Lacey Fee, MacKenzie Suntken, Lexi Crozier)
Sprint Medley Relay (Amanda Marlin, Codi Hunter, Maddie Roland, Lexi Crozier)
Distance Medley Relay (Amanda Marlin, Madyson Riebhoff, Lexi Crozier, Delaney Jensen)

3rd Place:
800 Meter Run – Delaney Jensen
4×200 Meter Relay (Amanda Marlin, Madyson Riebhoff, Codi Hunter, Sydney Fee)
4×400 Meter Relay (Mackenzie Suntken, Lacey Fee, Sydney Fee, Maddie Roland)
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Boys Team Scores:

Twin Cedars – 149
Melcher-Dallas – 135
Albia – 114
Moravia – 64
Seymour – 58
Diagonal – 0
Murray – 0

Twin Cedars Leaders:

1st Place:
400 Meter Hurdles – Drew Carlson
1600 Meter Run – Otis Roby
4×100 Meter Relay (Daniel Williams, Drew Carlson, Tim Loeffler, Zach Gomez)
4×200 Meter Relay (Daniel Williams, Tim Loeffler, Dylan Roberts, Zach Gomez)
4×800 Meter Relay (Levi Jones, Hunter Embray, Otis Roby, Brent Parker)

2nd Place:
Shot Put – Cody Harrell
200 Meter Dash – Zach Gomez
800 Meter Run – Otis Roby
Shuttle Hurdle Relay (Derek Springer, Drew Carlson, Dylan Springer, Levi Jones)

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Melcher-Dallas Leaders:

1st Place:
Discus – Ross Dawson
400 Meter Dash – Cody Alexander
800 Meter Run – Cody Alexander
4×400 Meter Relay (Kenneth Wadle, Troy Lee, Chase Wetterling, Cody Alexander)
Distance Medley Relay (Trent Flesher, Ross Dawson, Chase Wetterling, Kenneth Wadle)

2nd Place:
100 Meter Dash – Ross Dawson
110 Meter Hurdles – Trent Flesher