Prep Track and Field

North Linn girls, Cal-Wheat boys reign at Tri-Rivers track meet

North Linn's Ryan Miller breaks 2 conference records

North Linn Lynx
North Linn Lynx

CENTRAL CITY — It was one of the oldest records in the books.

And Ryan Miller destroyed it.

“I had no clue what it was, or how old it was,” Miller said after his leap of 22 feet, 1 1/2 inches bested the old Tri-Rivers Conference boys’ long jump mark by exactly a foot Monday night at the Alex Evans Athletic Complex. “When I was told I got it ... that’s pretty special.”

The previous mark of 21-1 1/2 was set in 1981, matched in 1997, and obliterated Monday.

North Linn’s girls and Calamus-Wheatland’s boys claimed the team titles. The Lynx won big; the Warriors prevailed in a down-to-the-last-event thriller.

Calamus-Wheatland (117 points) edged North Linn (115) and Lisbon (114) for the boys’ crown. North Linn relied on depth to earn the girls’ title with 121 points. Alburnett was second with 80.5.

An all-stater in basketball and baseball, Miller uses the track season as more than a bridge between those two sports.

“I used to run track a lot when I was little,” he said. “I got away from 800s this year; they weren’t my favorite.”

In addition to the long jump, Miller was joined by Mitchell Rawson, Jake Hilmer and brother Austin Miller on a shuttle hurdle relay that finished in a TRC-record 1:00.12.

“We’ve got some guys there that are still figuring out what to do,” Miller said. “We’re going to keep getting faster.”

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The defending Class 1A state champion, Lisbon won six events, including four relays. Bailey Arwine edged Miller on the anchor of the 1,600 relay, and the Lions also claimed the 400- and 3,200-meter relays and the sprint medley.

Hilmer won the 100 and 200 in addition to the shuttle for North Linn.

The Lynx ruled the girls’ race despite winning just two events (Ashley Tull in the shot put, plus the distance medley relay). Six second-place finishes and four thirds vaulted the Lynx to the top.

Central City’s Emily Staal was the individual star on the girls’ side. The sophomore (and a state cross country champion last fall) lapped the field in the 3,000, winning in 10:40.85, then anchored the Wildcats’ victorious 3,200 relay a few minutes later.

“My arms got really tingly during the 4-by-800,” Staal said. “I usually tell myself to go faster than I did in the 3,000, but my coach was telling me to cruise because I had that next race right afterward.”

Staal won the 800 later in the night.

Alburnett’s Madison Osborn won the 200-meter dash, and anchored winning efforts in the sprint medley and 400-meter relays.

TRI-RIVERS CONFERENCE TRACK & FIELD MEET

At Central City

GIRLS RESULTS

Teams — 1. North Linn 121, 2. Alburnett 80.5, 3. Maquoketa Valley 75, 4. Springville 74, 5. Central City 67.5, 6. Easton Valley 64, 7. Lisbon 60, 8. Edgewood-Colesburg 50, 9. East Buchanan 48, 10. Midland 46, 11. Calamus-Wheatland 25, 12. Bellevue Marquette 19, 13. Clinton Prince of Peace 10.

Shot put — 1. Ashley Tull (NL), 36-5 3/4; 2. Lydia Helle (MV), 34-4; 3. Emma Cook (EB), 34-2 1/2; Discus — 1. Lydia Helle (MV), 108-0; 2. Kennedy Thines (EV), 99-7; 3. Hannah McMurrin (EB), 93-9; High jump — 1. Alyssa Jaeger (Spr), 5-0; 2. Paige Kuehl (CPOP), 4-10; 3. Maddi Klemme (EV), 4-8; Long jump — 1. Rylee Menster (Spr), 17-7; 2. Reegan Happel (Lis), 16-11 3/4; 3. Grace Elvert (CW), 15-10 1/2.

Sprint medley relay — 1. Alburnett (Volesky, Comried, Schuchmann, Osborn), 1:54.62; 2. Easton Valley, 1:55.12; 3. North Linn 1:57.00; 3,000 — 1. Emily Staal (CC), 10:40.85; 2. Tessa Helms (NL), 12:44.24; 3. Delaney Bergan (EdCo), 13:00.94; 3,200 relay — 1. Central City (Uhlenkamp, Whitson, J.Staal, E.Staal), 10:19.88; 2. North Linn, 10:38.84; 3. Lisbon, 10:39.39; Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Ed-Co (Aulwes, Tibbot, Voss, Askeland), 1:11.37; 2. North Linn, 1:11.45; 3. Alburnett, 1:13.76; 100 — 1. Sam Wall (MV), 13.01; 2. Rylee Menster (Spr), 13.04; 3. Emma Dusanek (Mid), 13.54; Distance medley relay — 1. North Linn (Holub, Anderson, Woods, Bridgewater), 4:33.32; 2. Alburnett, 4:36.98; 3. Central City, 4:38.55; 400 — 1. Drew Jensen (Mid), 1:02.59; 2. Emma Dusanek (Mid), 1:03.76; 3. Madi Wagaman (Spr), 1:06.15; 800 relay — 1. Easton Valley (Messerich, Feller, Stoll, Kilburg), 1:50.41; 2. Alburnett, 1:50.94; 3. North Linn, 1:52.52; 100 hurdles — 1. Lily Aulwes (Ed-Co), 17.12; 2. Rachael Caryl (NL), 17.31; 3. Kara Orcutt (MV), 17.42; 800 — 1. Emily Staal (CC), 2:26.43; 2. Annika Frank (Marq), 2:27.56; 3. Hannah Bridgewater (NL), 2:32.17; 200 — 1. Madison Osborn (Alb), 26.26; 2. Sam Wall (MV), 26.36; 3. Rylee Menster (Spr), 27.08; 400 hurdles — 1. Kaitlyn Murphy (EB), 1:11.71; 2. Madi Cherry (NL), 1:12.71; 3. Kara Orcutt (MV), 1:14.88; 1,500 — 1. Janelle Staal (CC), 5:20.91; 2. Sariann Uhlenkamp (CC), 5:35.34; 3. Liz Stejskal (Spr), 5:39.50; 400 relay — 1. Lisbon (Hasselman, Waters, Dillinger, Krob), 45.55; 2. Maquoketa Valley, 45.57; 3. Alburnett, 46.26; 1,600 relay — 1. Springville (Wagaman, Hanshaw, Kane, Menster), 4:18.57; 2. Lisbon, 4:19.56; 3. North Linn, 4:20.30.

*meet record 

BOYS RESULTS

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Teams — 1. Calamus-Wheatland 117, 2. North Linn 115, 3. Lisbon 114, 4. Maquoketa Valley 96, 5. Central City 73.5, 6. Alburnett 64, 7. Edgewood-Colesburg 57, 8. Easton Valley 28.5, 9. East Buchanan 24, 10. Springville 20, 11. Midland 18, 12. Bellevue Marquette 11, 13. Clinton Prince of Peace 3.

Shot put — 1. Luke Lasack (Mid), 48-6; 2. Dylan Bellach (NL), 42-1 3/4; 3. Wyatt Starry (CC), 42-0 1/2; Discus — 1. Devin Koester (CW), 145-2; 2. Luke Lasack (Mid), 139-0; 3. Hagen Waters (Lis), 134-7; High jump — 1. Ray Venditti (CW), 6-0; 2. Brady Buchmeyer (CW), 5-10; 3. Michael Walker (CC), 5-10; Long jump — 1. Ryan Miller (NL), 22-1 1/2*; 2. Hunter Rickels (CW), 19-10 1/2; 3. Austin Miller (NL), 19-2 1/4.

Sprint medley relay — 1. Lisbon (Hasselmann, Krob, Dillinger, Arwine), 1:38.39; 2. Central City, 1:39.15; 3. Alburnett, 1:40.39; 3,200 — 1. Jacob Wessel (Ed-Co), 10:44.18; 2. Dayne Bergan (EdCo), 10:44.72; 3. Riley Dolan (Lis), 10:51.36; 3,200 relay — 1. Lisbon (Krob, Jarchow, Siebrecht, Bahl), 8:19.39; 2. Calamus-Wheatland, 8:32.58; 3. Maquoketa Valley, 8:37.76; Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. North Linn (Rawson, Hilmer, A.Miller, R.Miller), 1:00.12*; 2. Maquoketa Valley, 1:02.11; 3. Ed-Co, 1:04.96; 100 — 1. Jake Hilmer (NL), 11.56; 2. Brennan Becker (NL), 11.68; 3. Ray Venditti (CW), 11.71; Distance medley relay — 1. Calamus-Wheatland (Venditti, Kastantin, Rickels, Knoche), 3:42.94; 2. Lisbon, 3:43.82; 3. Ed-Co, 3:48.41; 400 — 1. Kyle Marsh (CC), 51.61; 2. Bailey Arwine (Lis), 51.78; 3. Morgan Martin (Alb), 53.99; 800 relay — 1. Calamus-Wheatland (Venditti, Kastantin, Rowald, Rickels), 1:33.54; 2. Maquoketa Valley, 1:34.86; 3. Alburnett, 1:35.42; 110 hurdles — 1. Chad Neuzil (MV), 15.80; 2. Matthew Barnett (Alb), 15.99; 3. Brock Hillers (MV), 16.04; 800 — 1. Payton Bahl (Lis), 2:01.81; 2. Cooper Siebrecht (Lis), 2:03.07; 3. Chase Knoche (CW), 2:04.10; 200 — 1. Jake Hilmer (NL), 23.29; 2. Kyle Marsh (CC), 23.41; 3. Michael Parker (EV), 23.46; 400 hurdles — 1. Ryan Miller (NL), 55.67; 2. Brock Hillers (MV), 1:00.65; 3. Ian Heck (Lis), 1:00.73; 1,600 — 1. Thatcher Krob (Lis), 4:39.91; 2. Chandler Gannon (CW), 4:44.76; 3. Brenden Hogan (MV), 4:49.12; 1,600 — 1. Thatcher Krob (Lis), 4:39.91; 2. Chandler Gannon (CW), 4:44.76; 3. Brenden Hogan (MV), 4:49.12; 400 relay — 1. Alburnett (Volesky, Schuchmann, Comried, Osborn), 52.60; 2. North Linn, 52.62; 3. Easton Valley, 52.93; 1,600 relay — 1. Lisbon (Bahl, Siebrecht, Krob, Arwine), 3:30.58; 2. North Linn, 3:31.18; 3. Maquoketa Valley, 3:34.98.

*meet record

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