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Women of Troy come in second at MVC divisional meet May 8

Benedict and Welch winners for West High

North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO– The West High Women of Troy track and field team finished second in varsity competition to rival City High Thursday, May 8, at the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division meet.
The Little Hawks varsity team took the division championship with 166 team points to West’s 150.
In Junior Varsity (JV) competition, Cedar Rapids Kennedy won with 132 points. The West JV squad was fourth with 77.
Individually, Emilee Benedict won the JV 400-meter dash in 1:05.01 and Valerie Welch won the varsity 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.33. Also the JV 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams won in 54.21 seconds and 4:34.91, respectively. The varsity 4x400 squad also won, as did the shuttle hurdle relay crew in 4:06.08 and 1:06.56, respectively.
The team travels to Dubuque on Thursday, May 15, for a Class 4A regional meet to determine qualifiers for the state co-ed meet, which is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, May 22 through 24, at Drake University in Des Moines.

IC West results as posted by Waterloo East High School:
High jump: 3, Micaela Gravelin, 4-10.00.
Long jump: 2, Taleah Smith, 17-10.25. 4, Carolyn Ellis, 16-06.50.
JV shot put: 2, Delaney Burt, 29-10.75. 7, Allie Biscuspki, 25-00.00.
Shot put: 3, Abby Brayton, 35-07.25. 4, Zainab Makky, 34-11.50.
JV discus: 3, Burt, 87-10.50. 11, Rowan Haverkamp, 60-03.
Discus: 2, Brayton, 111-04.50. 4, Leah Dusterhoft, 109-11.
JV 3,000-meter run: 7, Annka Jensen, 14:00.60.
3,000-meter run: 2, Emmie Skopec, 11:06.98. 3, Ashlynn Yokom, 11:13.36.
4x800-meter relay: 6, IC West, 10:52.66.
4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay: 2, IC West, 1:06.56.
JV 100-meter dash: 5, Haley Roudabush, 14.46. 11, Kelsey Beasley, 15.33.
100-meter dash: 5, Smith, 13.27. 13, Cali Kinney, 14.32.
JV 1,600-meter sprint medley relay: 2, IC West, 4:56.57.
JV 400-meter dash: 1, Emilee Benedict, 1:05.01. 5, Elisa Abram, 1:09.97.
400-meter dash: 2, Tia Saunders, 1:00.20. 3, Gravelin, 1:01.94.
JV 4x200-meter relay: 6, IC West, 2:02.18.
4x200-meter relay: 3, IC West, 1:48.20.
JV 100-meter hurdles: 3, Bailey Bowman, 17.92.
100-meter hurdles: 2, Valerie Welch, 16.38. 3, Grace Young, 17.02.
JV 800-meter run: 6, Chandler Hames, 2:54.63. 8, Jacquelyn Nielson, 2:57.50.
800-meter run: 8, Amani Ali, 2:40.32. 11, Michelle Wise, 2:49.10.
JV 200-meter dash: 6, Benedict, 30.87. 10, Kasey Baller, 33.83.
200-meter dash: 5, Smith, 27.24. 6, Saunders, 27.47.
400-meter hurdles: 1, Welch, 1:06.33. 5, Young, 1:13.07.
JV 800-meter sprint medley relay: 3, IC West, 2:06.42.
800-meter sprint medley relay: 3, IC West, 1:57.54.
JV 1,500-meter run: 4, Emily Starman, 5:26.99. 5, Jessie Skopec, 5:30.93.
1,500-meter run: 2, Emmie Skopec, 5:05.16. 3, Yokom, 5:05.24.
JV 4x100-meter relay: 1, IC West, 54.21.
4x100-meter relay: 3, IC West, 51.10.
JV 4x400-meter relay: 1, IC West, 4:34.91.
4x400-meter relay: 1, IC West, 4:06.08.
Team rankings: 1, IC City High, 166. 2, IC West, 150. 3, CR Jefferson, 89. 4, CR Kennedy, 69. 5, Dubuque Hempstead, 59. 6, Dubuque Senior, 46. 7, Waterloo East, 9.
JV team rankings: 1, CR Kennedy, 132. 2, IC City High, 120. 3, Dubuque Senior, 112. 4, IC West, 77. 5, Dubuque Hempstead, 69. 6, Waterloo East, 41. 7, CR Jefferson, 21.