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Holton Girls, Royal Valley Boys Win Royal Valley Invitational
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

2019 Royal Valley Invitational – Results

Despite the rainy weather the high school track season rolled along Thursday evening with area teams competing at the Royal Valley Invitational and it was the Holton girls and Hiawatha boys claiming team titles.

Holton captured the girls team title behind nine six place finishes, led by Reagan Baum who won the 100 and 300-meter hurdles. Baum also teamed up with Cailin Parks, Danika Hickman and Taygen Altenberg to win the 4 by 400-meter relay, while Saydee Tanking also won the javelin. The Lady Cats were rounded out by Tes Young winning the long jump and Tabor Barta the pole vault.

Royal Valley added seven more gold medal winners, led by Mary Broxterman who won the 200-meter dash and discus while Morgan Harvey also captured the 100-meter dash and triple jump. The Panthers also had Ivy Fink win the high jump and Kenzie Hegeman the 400-meter dash. Royal Valley finished with one relay win as well, as the team of Harvey, Broxterman, Hegemann and Kenzie Ogden won the 4 by 100-meter relay.

The girl’s side was rounded out by Jeff West who had four winners, with individually Mellany Roenne winning the 800-meter run, Sarah Sayles the 3200-meter run and Katie DesLauriers the shot put. The Tigers also added one relay win, as the team of Sayles, Roenne, Heather Kahler and Macy Tucker won the 4 by 800-meter relay.

On the boy’s side Royal Valley picked up the top spot with just six first place finishes led by Komesh Spoonhunter who took the shot put and discus. Kyler Steinebach also captured the javelin, Kain Fink the high jump and Gavin Cumpton the 110-meter hurdles. The Panthers finished the day with one relay win as well, as the team of Cumpton, Chance Lyming, Skylar Mechtley and Davon Hale won the 4 by 100-meter relay.

Holton actually captured the most gold medals finishing second with seven wins, led by Ian Watkins who won the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Trey Wright also won the 400-meter dash while Dalton Ashcraft won the 800-meter run, Cameron Smith the pole vault and Canon Karn the triple jump. The Cats also captured the 4 by 400-meter relay, as the team of Watkins, Wright, Kale Purcell and Reese Robinson won the event.

Jeff West added four more golds with Conner Inman leading the way with wins in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Bryce Clements also won the long jump, while he teamed up with Inman, John Bevitt and Jacob Hamon to win the 4 by 800-meter relay.

The day was rounded out by Maur Hill-Mount Academy, as the Ravens had Joseph Hernandez win the 300-meter hurdles.

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