Woodward-Granger thinclads compete at state qualifier

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W-G senior Johnnie Morgan won the 800 at Ogden May 7. On Thursday he won the 800 at the Class 2A District 8 meet in Van Meter to secure a spot at the state meet.

VAN METER — Places and points were at a premium Thursday at the Class 2A District 8 meet in Van Meter. Woodward-Granger scored just 22 points in the girls competition, with the Hawk boys limited to 20 points.

Ten of the W-G boys points came from senior Johnnie Morgan’s victory in the 800 run. Morgan crossed in 2 minutes, 2.24 seconds to become the only athlete that will represent W-G at the state meet this season. ┬áHe is the 10th seed and will run in a timed final at 10:30 a.m. May 21.

The 1600 medley foursome of Tanner Vermaas, J.P. Nixon, Chandler Cavanaugh and Ian Thompson was third in 3:57.15, with Thompson, Nixon, Morgan and Josh Saak running to sixth place in the 4×800 in 8:59.79.

Also scoring for the W-G boys was the 4×400 unit of Morgan, Cavanaugh, Vermaas and Nixon that crossed in 3:46.88.

Josie Noland posted the highest individual finish for the Hawk girls when she ran the 400 in 1:05.59. Kaitlyn Peters was fifth in both the 800 (2:38.06) and the 1500 (5:33.66), with Savannah David sixth in the 400 low hurdles (1:19.96).

Peters, Noland, Regan Kaufman and Anna Tague teamed to place fourth in the 4×800 in 10:44.59, with the quartet of Maddi Anderson, Ashlyn Soelberg, Tague and Kaufman eighth in the distance medley in 5:01.52.

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