Clear Lake 5, Humboldt 0
CLEAR LAKE — Searching for a win after being handed three straight losses, Clear Lake responded Monday with a 5-0 win over Humboldt.
Freshmen Sara Faber and Julia Merfeld paced the Lions, who led 4-0 at halftime, with two goals apiece and Mallory Leisure added a goal of her own. Taylor Krull and Allexa Whitehouse each had an assist and Ana Starbeck had eight saves in goal.
“We had a pretty tough weekend in a tournament at Waverly so … and it was nice to come back and get a win like this,” Clear Lake coach Steve Faber said.
Clear Lake plays in a tournament at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Saturday.
Mason City beats I-FA in PKs
IOWA FALLS — Mason City’s Kailah Thompson provided the difference maker for the Mohawks as her goal sent Mason City past Iowa Falls-Alden Monday in a shootout. The score was tied 0-0 entering the shootout.
Kayla Till put forth her best effort as well in goal for Mason City, stopping Iowa Falls-Alden’s attempt to tie the game on its final penalty shot. Till finished with 18 saves.
Katie Cooling and Halle Espinosa each scored for the Mohawks in the shootout.
BOYS TRACK AND FIELD
St. Ansgar win’s Viking Boys Relays
NORTHWOOD — St. Ansgar rolled to nine first-place finishes Monday to help it run away with the team title at the Northwood-Kensett Viking Relays.
The Saints won with 184 points, Central Springs was second with 128 and N-K came in third with 107.
John Patterson grabbed a couple of individual titles on the night for the Saints by winning the 1,600 (5:01.39) and the 3,200 (10:38.41) while Theo Baldus grabbed gold in each the shot put (48-7 3/4) and discus (155-11). Cole Willert added a title in the 400 hurdles (55.68) and the Saints won the 4x200, 4x400, 4x800 and the shuttle hurdle.
For the Panthers, Zack Santee won the 100, Kalen Eastman won the 200 and 400, Daniel Hennigar won the 800 and Central Springs won relay titles in the 4x100 and sprint medley.
N-K’s Logan Benjerdes won the 110 hurdles and the Vikings also brought home gold in the distance medley.
Joe Scholl won the high jump for Newman, which finished fourth in the team race.
GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Mason City runs to several PRs at Marshalltown
MARSHALLTOWN — Mason City put forth a solid showing Monday in a meet at Marshalltown with personal records in several events. Th Mohawks placed seventh as Waukee won with 154 points and West Des Moines Valley was second with 121.
“The shuttle hurdle got us started us off in great form and then our kidshad one of their best nights,” Mason City coach Jim Lee said.
Emma Davison won the 1,500 for Mason City in 5:10.30 and Piper Watson was second in the high jump with a leap of 5-1.
Davison, Karynna Jones, Sami Miller and Maddie Burton ran to fourth place as a team in the 4x800 in a season’s best time of 11:03.80, the 4x100 was fifth with a season’s best time of 53.40, the shuttle hurdle ran a PR to place fifth in 1:15.00 and the 4x200 was sixth in a season’s best 1:54.30.
Hannah Faktor, who was a member of the 4x100 and 4x200, also added and eighth-place finish in her first time running the 100 in 13.80.
Mason City hosts a meet on Tuesday.
Osage wins Class A at Lake Mills
LAKE MILLS — Osage ran to seven first-place finishes Monday on the way to a team title in a meet at Lake Mills. The Green Devils were first with 145 points and Central Springs was second with 107.
For the Green Devils, Brenna Jacobs won the 100 and 200, Megan Mooberry was champion of the 1,500 and 3,000, Libby Schwamman tied for the high jump title, and Osage won each the 4x200 and shuttle hurdle.
Central Springs’ Brooke Mueller won the shot put and discus, Hannah Wagner placed first in the 400, and the Panthers won the 4x400, 4x800, sprint medley and distance medley.
Lake Mills’ Lexi Groe won each the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles.
St. Ansgar wins Class B at Lake Mills
LAKE MILLS — St. Ansgar racked up 182 points Monday to win a meet at Lake Mills. West Hancock was second with second with 128.
Caitlyn Juhl won the 100 and 100 hurdles, Addy Carlson claimed the 800, Mariah Hulshizer won the discus, Gabby Finberg was champion of the long jump and the Saints won the 4x100 and shuttle hurdle.
West Hancock won five events on the evening as Kaylee Hudspeth ran to first in the 200, Sydney Hudspeth was first in the 400 and the Eagles won the 4x200, 4x400 and sprint medley.
Rockford’s Sheridan LaCoste won the 1,500 and 3,000 and Alyssa Staudt won the high jump.
Newman Catholic, which placed fourth in the team race, received first-place finishes from its 4x800 and distance medley relays, and Riceville’s Abby Marr won the shot put.
COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD
NIACC's Khat qualifies for Drake Relays
DES MOINES — NIACC's Wal Khat has qualified for the Drake Relays.
The sophomore will run in the University/College unseeded 800 at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday at one of the most famous track and field meets in the United States.
Khat qualified for Drake with his time of 1 minute, 51.78 seconds at the NJCAA national indoor meet in March in Pittsburg, Kan.
Khat will be the first male individual to run at the Drake Relays for NIACC.
The Drake Relays did not allow two-year schools to compete until 2013.
In 2013, the NIACC men's 4x400 team of Alex Lugo, Nako Omot, OJ Ojullu and Brock Schultz became the first in school history to run at Drake. The foursome ran 3:25.55 in the prelims of the University/College division.
At the 2014 Drake Relays, the NIACC women's 4x100 team of Priscilla John, Adrine Monagi, Dieuwertje Boelen and Shante Hawkins clocked a 50.13 in the prelims and the distance medley relay team of Lindsay Brunson, John, Kalama Towarap and Hannah Palmeter placed 16th (13:00.59).
Also in 2014, Monagi placed 20th in the javelin with a toss of 38.71 meters.
Sturges records ace at Linn Grove Country Club
ROCKWELL — Gary Sturges recorded Lin Grove Country Club’s first hole-in-one of the season Monday, April 17.
Sturges aced the 100-yard sixth hole. The shot was witnessed by his wife Jeanette Sturges and Christian Heimer.