Five Tigers earn honors at West Central Conference Championships

Five Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta track and field athletes were named to the all-conference team after finishing in the top two at the West Central Conference meet Tuesday, May 16, at Montevideo.

The Tiger girls were led by two individual titles from junior Hailey Werk. She won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:28.22 and won the 1600-meter run by over 10 seconds with a time of 5:32.05.

Lydia Fynboh won the 100-meter dash in 12.5, just .29 ahead of runner-up Carly Tolifson of Benson/KMS, and Maddie Fehr also earned all-conference with a runner-up finish in the discus with a throw of 84-07.

For the Tiger boys, the lone all-conference recipient was freshman Grayson Gibson, who cleared 12-0 in the pole vault to second place.

Earning all-conference honorable mention with third-place finishes for the Tigers included Mitch Moser and the girls 4×100-meter relay. Moser earned honorable mention in the shot put with a throw of 42-09.5 while the girls 4×100-meter relay of Mya Schmidgall, Isabelle Motz, Ruby Swenson and Fynboh finished in 53.64.

Several other Tigers posted top five finishes on the day, including Vladimir Rosillo Lara, who had two. He took fourth in the shot put with a 40-05.75 and also had a fourth-place finish in the discus with a throw of 123-11.

Blake Bruns took fourth in the 400-meter run in 54.18.

The girls 4×800-meter relay of Anya Fehr, Alayna Perkins, Ashley Koehl and Johanna Baez finished fourth in 12:23.85. Mylie Fehr had a fourth-place finish in the discus throw with a distance of 82-07.

Heika Hall was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.32 while Isabelle Motz was fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.2. Isabel Guerra and Hana Schutz tied for fourth in the pole vault, both clearing 7-0.

Lewis Nohl took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 45.13, and Malek took fifth in the pole vault with a 10-06.

The boys 4×200-meter relay of Bruns, Kendall Waldbeser, Noah Malek and Derek Waldbeser finished in fifth overall in 1:38.85.

The Minnewaska girls and Sauk Centre boys took home team titles in the West Central Conference Championships at Montevideo.

Minnewaska’s girls scored 162.1 to beat Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s 104 and Melrose’s 102. Morris/C-A was fifth overall with 83.1 points.

Sauk Centre’s boys finished with 179, ahead of Montevideo’s 137.5, BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart’s 98 and Minnewaska’s 81. Morris/C-A posted 52.5 points, which was good for sixth overall, just a half a point ahead of seventh-place West Central Area.