South Hamilton Track, NE Hamilton Golf Briefs

BENNETT TIES SCHOOL RECORD, HAWK BOYS 3rd AT NORSEMEN INVITE:?Jake Bennett finally had the night he’s been waiting for in the discus, as he tied the South Hamilton boys’ track school record on his way to gold at the Norsemen Invitational last night in Story City.

Bennett’s best toss measured out at 139 feet, 8.5 inches to match the record set by Brent Johnson in 2007.

“I know Jake was excited, and I was excited for him too,” South Hamilton head coach Darrell Paulsen said. “Everything went right for him, and now I hope that he can break the record in the meets that we have left.”

Teammate Lucas Olson took second in the discus (121-8).

Junior speedster Devin Howard won the 100- (11.69 seconds) and 200-meter dash (23.08), while Jacob Heeren was second in the 3,200 (10:51.88), as was Triston Twedt in the 400 hurdles (56.25).

Howard, Twedt, Zach Zoske and Justin Shepherd teamed up to claim silver in the 4×200 relay (1:34.89).

South Hamilton scored 77 points to share third with Woodward Academy and Gilbert. Roland-Story (109) won its own meet by two points over North Polk (107).

SH GIRLS’ TRACK 3rd AT OGDEN:?With stacked relays, the South Hamilton girls’ track team picked up two victories and three second-place finishes in those events at last night’s Ogden Invitational.

The Hawks were third in the team race with 104 points. Gilbert ran away from the field with 212, followed by South Central Calhoun with 108.

South Hamilton claimed three gold medals, five silver and one bronze. Freshman Alyssa Hegland was the lone individual winner; she was the best at the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.

Kayla Monthei, Kayla Lucas, Kassy Hegland and Allyson Ervin teamed up to win the 4×400-meter relay (4:44.65). Monthei, Lucas and Ervin were all on the victorious 4×800 (10:39.60), and Meghan Fisher brought it home on the anchor.

“Our coaching philosophy is to stack the relays,” South Hamilton girls’ coach Dan Brodie said.

The Hawks were second in the 4×200 (1:56.34), sprint medley (2:01.89) and distance medley (4:57.86) relays.

Claiming silver individually were Kayla Lucas in the 800 (2:47.31) and Tiffany Jacobson in the 100 hurdles (18.52).

NEH GOLFERS FALL: The Northeast Hamilton boys’ golf team shot a 200 and finished third in an Iowa Star Conference triangular at Twin Acres Golf Course yesterday.

Colo-NESCO (184) won the meet, followed by GMG (193).

Logan Seiser (42) and Trevor Swenson (48) led the Trojans.

The NEH girls didn’t put up a team score. Molly Greenfield’s 69 was the low round.