Norsemen sports round-up: Roland-Story sweeps HOIC track team championships

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Nevada's Caeden DaSilva and Roland-Story 's Kale Lande finish the 400-meter dash in the Heart of Iowa conference meet at Roland-Story High School Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Story City, Iowa.

The Roland-Story track teams had another banner Heart of Iowa Conference meet May 5 at Story City.

The Roland-Story teams swept the HOIC titles again. The boys scored 166 points to beat Nevada's score of 141 for first and the girls finished with 147 to edge West Marshall's score of 133 for the win.

Roland-Story's Gavin Carpenter and  Jonovan Wilkinson exchange the baton during the 800-meter sprint medley relay in the Heart of Iowa conference meet at Roland-Story High School Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Story City, Iowa.

The boys dominated relay competition, winning the 4x100-meter, 4x200, 4x400, 4x800 and sprint medley events.

Nate Johnson, Will Bunn, Gavin Carpenter and Eli Thorson ran the 4x100 in 43.69 seconds to beat Prairie City-Monroe's time of 44.59 for first. Thorson, Jonovan Wilkinson, Carpenter and Bunn ran a 1:31 flat in the 4x200 to beat PCM's 1:33.91 for the gold.

Kale Lande, Wilkinson, Hesston Johnson and Carpenter completed the 4x400 in 3:36.73 to top West Marshall's 3:42.92 for first. The 4x800 team of Lande, Ben Greenfield, Cade Diehl and Johnson clocked in at 8:36.95 to finish comfortably ahead of Greene County's 8:54.35 for first.

Johnson, Bunn, Wilkinson and Carpenter won the sprint medley in 1:37.05. West Marshall was second in 1:39.37.

Bunn also won the boys long jump with a season-best jump of 21 feet, 8 inches. Nathan Limas took first in both the 1,600 and 3,200 with respective times of 5:00.92 and 10:31.86.

Eli Thorson was second to Nevada's Caeden DaSilva in both the 100 and 200 dash events with respective times of 11.42 and 22.81 and Lande came in behind DaSilva in the 400 with a time of 50.93. DaSilva's winning times were 11.12, 22.16 and 50.81 respectively.

The Roland-Story girls picked up gold medals in both medley relays along with 4x400.

The Norse girls distance medley team of Libbie Johnson, Kennedy Petersen, Madi Bauer and Lauryn Johnson won in 4:30.68, beating West Marshall's 4:34.24 for first. The sprint medley team of Adalyn Sporleder, Reagan Faber, Kilstofte and Kamryn Lande clocked in at 1:51.93 to easily best South Hamilton's runner-up time of 1:55.18.

Bauer, Mary Britten, Kilstofte and Lande won the 4x400 in 4:14.81. West Marshall took second in 4:19.03.

Kilstofte also won the girls 800 in 2:35.43, beating Nevada's Tori Meinecke (2:37.31) and Ava Vanderheyden (2:38.63) for the gold. Lande took first in the open 400 with a time of 1:01.66 and second in the 200 with a 26.72 showing.

Roland-Story'  Claire Truesdell runs during the 3000-meter run in the Heart of Iowa conference meet at Roland-Story High School Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Story City, Iowa.

Claire Truesdell won both the 1,500 and 3,000 for the Roland-Story girls. 

Truesdell ran a 5:34.66 to beat the 5:43.67 by Perry's Jaylene Karolus for first in the 1,500. Truesdell completed the 3,000 in 12:05.34 to outlast the 12:40.40 by Karolus for first.

Sporleder placed first in the girls long jump with a jump of 15-11.5. Greene County's Olivia Shannon was second with a distance of 15-8.5.

Macy Friest won the girls shot put for Roland-Story with a distance of 37-1.5. Madison Geise took second to South Hamilton's Mackenzy Grady in the discus with a throw of 121-1 to Grady's 123-11.

Carlson and Erickson are top two medalists at the HOIC girls golf meet

Makenna Carlson and Ellie Erickson turned in the top two individual scores at the HOIC girls golf meet held May 4 at the Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center.

Carlson won medalist honors with an 18-hole score of 87. Erickson was runner-up with an 89, beating West Marshall's Ella Meyer and Kalyn Polley by one stroke for second.

Gabriella Wakefield tied for 14th with a 106 and Mersadie Franklin finished 20th with a 111 to round out the scoring for Roland-Story. The Norse girls shot a 393 as a team to take second to West Marshall's 369.

The Roland-Story boys finished sixth at the HOIC meet May 5 at Lincoln Valley. The Norse boys shot a 384 over 18 holes.

Patrick Gomez and Ben Greenfield both carded a 92 to tie for 16th as the top individual golfers for the Roland-Story boys at the conference meet. Braylen Loots tied for 20th with a 94 and Jay Sanderson took 31st with a 106.

Greene County won a card-back with Nevada for the boys team HOIC title after both schools shot a 338. Greene County's Joe Carey was the boys medalist with a 76.