Athletes from both Falls City Sacred Heart and Falls City High competed at last Monday’s Auburn Junior Varsity Invitational. Schools were allowed to enter more competitors, both varsity and junior varsity, due to the cancellations of so many events.
Falls City Sacred Heart sophomore Emily Rohrer highlighted the event with her school-record-breaking throw in the shot put. Rohrer’s throw of 38 feet, 7.5 inches captured first place and broke Jenny Koelzer’s heave of 37 feet, 11.5 inches set in 2006. Rohrer also captured third place in the discus with a throw of 95 feet, 10 inches.
Irish senior Kathryn Bieker claimed first place in the 1600-meter run and along with freshman Maggie Goltz, sophomore Kelsi Fouraker and junior Rachel Parrish, helped take home first in the 1600-meter relay team.
Goltz finished first in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump. Sophomores Abby and Elizabeth Magdanz were second and third, respectively, in the pole vault, while freshman Natalie Kreifels was sixth in the event. Sophomore
Nicole Fiegener took third in the 1600 meters; Fouraker was third in the 400; Elizabeth finished third in the 800 and Parrish was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Falls City High sophomores Jordan and Morgan Phroper and freshman Faith Williams were the only Lady Tiger participants and finished eighth, 16th and 28th, respectively, in the shot put. Jordan was 13th and Morgan 15th in the discus.
The Tiger boy’s lone competitor was freshman Montana Mirelez, who competed in the discus and finished 24th.
The Irish boys fared well with first-place finishes in six events. Junior Jarod Fiegener was first in the shot put; sophomore Austin Malone was first in the triple jump; tops in the 100-meter dash was sophomore Sawyer Kean, as was junior Yianni Haralabidis in the 200 meters. Finally, both the 400-meter relay team (Colin Niemeyer, Haralabidis, Chaz Dunn and Malone) and 1600-meter relay team (Haralabidis, Kean, Malone and Henry Arnold) captured first place.
Arnold took home second in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump; Dunn was fifth in the long jump, followed by Malone who was sixth. Seniors Sean Strasheim and Matt Mullins finished second and third in the pole vault, followed by Kean in fourth place and sophomore Zavan Kirkendall in seventh; Kirkendall also finished third in the 110-meter hurdles, just behind Niemeyer who was second. Niemeyer also took second in the 300 hurdles, followed by Strasheim, third, and Kirkendall was ninth. Sophomore Logan Scheitel finished third in the discus and fifth in the shot put.
Freshmen Joshua Froeschl (10th, 1600) and Bailey Witt (16th, 200; 21st, 100) also competed for the Irish.