Moore Wins High Jump at Little Hawkeye Meet

Jack Moore tackles the high jump at the Oskaloosa Relays in April. (file photo)

by Wade Steinlage

Grinnell–Jack Moore topped all high jumpers Tuesday as the Oskaloosa boys’ and girls’ track and field teams competed at the Little Hawkeye Conference Meet.

Moore won the high jump event with a mark of 6-1, guiding the Indians to fifth place out of eight teams in the boys’ race with 66 points. Indianola outdistanced the rest of the field with 186 points, while Dallas Center-Grimes was a close second with 163 points.

Carter Huyser notched the next-best individual finish, taking second in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:00.84. He was also part of the 4×800-meter relay squad that claimed silver in 8:17.74. The 4×8 improved its time by over seven seconds. The shuttle hurdle relay squad hit the line in second place as well in 1:01.50.

Bennett Spry took home bronze in the 400-meter hurdles in 57.03 seconds, while the distance medley crew (3:52.41) was fourth overall.

A trio of fifth-place efforts came from Brayden VanKampen in the 400-meter dash (54.34), Jaden VanRoekel (16.81) in the 110-meter hurdles, and the 4×400 team (3:37.20).

Blake VanVeldhuizen guided the Oskaloosa throwers by taking home sixth place with a shot put of 45-4.

The 4×1 and sprint medley squads collected seventh-place points with times of 46.18 and 1:40.69, respectively. Andy Sterner, who crossed the tape in 1:01.71, joined Spry as a point-getter in the 400-meter hurdles, while Nik Dykstra, who finished in 17.54 seconds, joined VanRoekel in the 100-meter hurdles; both individuals were eighth.

The Oskaloosa girls’ squad finished seventh with 50.5 points, while Pella claimed the crown with 190 points.

Discus thrower Alexis Westercamp and 400-meter hurdler Emma Kelderman paced the Indians as both took third. Westercamp’s toss was 121-0, while Kelderman finished in 1:09.24. Kelderman also cleared the high jump bar at 4-10 to take sixth. Westercamp was seventh in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:11.82.

Fourth-place finishes came from Shalandra Shilling in the high jump (5-0) and the 4×8 team (10:46.24).

Kelderman was joined in sixth by Veronica Bolibaugh in the 800 (2:41.28), Sienna DeJong in the 3,000-meter run (11:50.49), the shuttle hurdle squad (1:13.33), and the 4×4 crew (4:27.57).

Lauren Coon scored points in a pair of distance races, doing so in the 3,000 (11:58.46) for seventh and the 1,500 (5:33.59) for eighth.

Four different relay teams ended up seventh at the league meet, including the 4×1 (54.00), the 4×2 (1:56.06), the sprint medley (2:02.2), and the distance medley (4:56.96).

Savannah Wiltse tallied a point in the long jump (14-5) as well.

The girls will travel to Norwalk Thursday, while the boys are next in competition next Monday at Pella.

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