Aplington-Parkersburg track and field competes at Dickinson Relays


Aplington-Parkersburg’s Sommer Stotler explodes out of the blocks at the start of the 4x200 relay at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. (Jake Ryder photo)
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Jake Ryder
Eclipse News-Review

CEDAR FALLS – The Aplington-Parkersburg girls and boys track and field teams started the spring season at the Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10.

Sophia Jungling ran second in the open 400 in a 59.58 finish, a race that contained 202 total competitors. Jungling placed eighth in the 800 in 2:26.60 with 166 runners competing; teammate Megan Johnson finished 28th in 2:36.66.

The 4x800 relay team of Lily Hovenga, Lia Hovenga, Adison Williamson and Ella Junker had the best relay finish for the Falcons, placing 37th in 11:30.87. The 4x200 squad of Sommer Stotler, Karson DeGroote, Seyann Luhring and Jaycie Ellis was 49th in 2:00.47.

The A-P boys were led by a couple of top-20 performances: Jayden Mackie cleared 6-feet in the high jump for 15th place. Jack Haren was 17th in the long jump with a best leap of 20 feet even, teammate Kaden Huttinger was 79th with an 18-1 jump out of 138 competitors.

The best relay finish for the A-P boys came in the 4x200, with Jacob Kalkwarf, Jalen Meyer, Jack Haren and Sam Nolte running 1:39.46 for 39th place.

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