OHS 4×800 Squad Wins ISU Classic with Hall of Fame Time
By Jason Van Arkel, March 14, 2017
Ottumwa High’s Bob Warren Hall of Fame honors the best track and field athletes in Bulldog history. On Monday, four freshman added their names to the prestigious OHS list.
The Bulldogs’ girls 4×800-meter relay team earned a first-place finish at the Iowa State Girls High School Classic on Monday, posting a time of 9:55.49 at Ottumwa’s second indoor event of the spring. Carollin Mellin, Abby Bowers, Alli Bookin-Nosbisch and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch made up one of only two teams that cracked the ten-minute mark in the race, and beat out 43 other relay teams to earn the top spot on the podium.
The relay team’s time was also good enough to earn a Hall of Fame spot, and it’s the second Hall-worthy performance for OHS this season. Last week at the Dickinson Relays in the UNI-Dome, senior Dalton Bowers posted the second-fastest time in school history in the boys 3,200-meter race to earn his Hall of Fame spot.
The Ottumwa girls had two other top-five performances at Monday’s meet. The 4×400-meter relay team finished in fourth place, and Kylie Latham earned a fourth-place finish in the 3,000-meter race. Davis County had one top-five showing, as Jaylynn Sharp finished tied for second in the long jump. Albia also had one top-five performance, with Jordan Winke placing second in the 800-meter race.
Below are the rest of the results for Ottumwa, Davis County and Albia.
Augusta Hamaker, Davis County – 9th
Mary Shepard, Albia – 23rd
Alexis Smith, Davis County – 62nd
Elle Weilbrenner, Ottumwa – 74th
Erin Heaton, Albia – 87th
Morgan Zasiger, Ottumwa – 89th
Jaylynn Sharp, Davis County – 12th
Madi Wiley, Ottumwa – 37th
Alexis Nelson, Ottumwa – 40th
Katie Hunter, Davis County – 60th
Micaleah Stewart, Albia – 73rd
Alejandra Gaspar, Ottumwa – 29th
Sydney Schlarbaum, Ottumwa – 45th
Morgan Lawson, Ottumwa – 25th
Sydney Fellows, Ottumwa – 68th
Sherryl Rowe, Albia – 39th
Albia – 14th
Davis County – 13th
Albia – 22nd
800-METER SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY
Davis County – 18th
Ottumwa – 27th
Jaylynn Sharp, Davis County – T-13th
Kacy Nickerson, Ottumwa – T-23rd
Carollin Mellin, Ottumwa – T-23rd
Abbey Griffin, Albia – T-23rd
Kyleigh Guthridge, Albia – T-28th
Annabel Stillwell, Albia – 41st
Allison Knox, Ottumwa – 36th
Malaney Magee, Ottumwa – 42nd