Waterloo wins Bi-County Meet


Pictured is the start of the boys 1,600-meter run at the Monroe-Randolph Bi-County Meet held April 23 in Red Bud. 

The Waterloo High School boys and girls track teams won last Tuesday’s Monroe-Randolph Bi-County Meet in Red Bud.

The WHS boys finished with 178 points, with Columbia placing second overall with 117 points.

The Waterloo girls ran away from the field with 163 total points. Sparta placed second with 90 points.

For the Waterloo boys, Eric Brown won the high jump at five feet, eight inches, Jackson McAlister won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:05.85 and David Broske won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.71 seconds.

Waterloo’s 4×800 relay team topped Columbia by one second with a time of 8:54. Waterloo’s 4×100 relay team edged Columbia by less than a second. Waterloo also won the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:37.84.

Columbia’s 4×200 relay team won with a time of 1:36.28, which was two seconds better than Waterloo.

Other first place showings for the CHS boys were Ethan Sturm in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:26 and Ronnie Hunsaker in both the long jump (20 feet, 9.5 inches) and triple jump (41 feet, eight inches).

First place winners for the Waterloo girls were Ella King in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:35, Jenna Schwartz in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:19, Maddie Valerius in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:03.92, Marah Johnston in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.88 seconds and Elise Dodel in the discus at 113 feet, eight inches.

The Waterloo girls also won the 4×800 relay (11:40), 4×400 relay (4:25.94) and 4×100 relay (54.05).

First place finishers for the Columbia girls were Maddie VonDerHaar in the shot put at 39 feet, one inch, Jade Bivins in the long jump at 16 feet, five inches and Izzy Barker in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:39.28.

Gibault’s Nicole Lindsey placed first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.94 seconds. She is a previous state qualifier in the event.

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