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Welch sets new record in 100M hurdles

Women of Troy triumphant yet again

North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Valerie Welch set a new school record Saturday, April 15, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Draxton-Stiles/Wilkerson Relays in the 100-meter high hurdles. Welch led the field to victory in 14.10 seconds for a new West High record, and West High Athletics announced via social media that she also had set the new fastest time in the state.
Welch’s win was the cherry on top for the Women of Troy, who won nine events between the varsity and junior varsity (JV) competitions. West High won the varsity meet with 115 team points, topping Dubuque Hempstead (94), Kennedy (92), Cedar Rapids Prairie (83), Cedar Rapids Jefferson (52) and City High (74). The JV squad was fifth with 64 points behind winner Prairie (134), Kennedy and Cedar Falls (105-point tie) and Hempstead (70). City High (44) and Jefferson (29) rounded out the field.
Kitra Bell won the varsity long jump with a 17-3 leap and the JV 100-meter hurdles in 15.33 seconds, Delaney Burt took the JV discus with a 102-8 throw and won the JV shot put with a 30-9 1/2 heave, Leah Dusterhoft won the varsity discus with her 124-2 1/2 effort while Chandler Haight won the varsity shot put with a 42-2 toss. Olivia Moore, Deniz Ince, Gabby Skopec and Bailey Nock won the varsity 4x800-meter relay in 9:54.69, Peyton Steva, Bell, Ally Bauer and Kia Noibi won the varsity shuttle hurdle relay in 1:06.88 and Nock was the winner in the varsity 1,500-meter run in 4:48.59.

Iowa City West High results from Saturday, April 15:
Varsity long jump: 1, Kitra Bell, 17-03.00. 13, Mia Dillingham, 14-06.00.
JV discus: 1, Delaney Burt, 102-08. 11, Laurel Haverkamp, 69-01.
Varsity discus: 1, Leah Dusterhoft, 124-02.50. 4, Chandler Haight, 109-07. 8, Alexie Little, 98-08.
JV shot put: 1, Burt, 30-09.50. 15, Haverkamp, 22-11.50.
Varsity shot put: 1, Haight, 42-02.00. 5, Dusterhoft, 35-09.50. 7, Little, 33-11.50.
Varsity 800-meter sprint medley relay: 3, Iowa City West (Katie Severt, Ally Bauer, Peyton Steva, Simone Willis), 1:55.67.
JV 3,000-meter run: 3, Ellie Gretter, 12:36.72. 4, Sarah Hamed, 12:40.78.
Varsity 3,000-meter run: 7, Claire Ronnebaum, 11:36.14. 11, Annika Jensen, 12:44.68.
Varsity 4x800-meter relay: 1, Iowa City West (Olivia Moore, Deniz Ince, Gabby Skopec, Bailey Nock), 9:54.69.
Varsity 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay: 1, Iowa City West (Steva, Bell, Bauer, Kia Noibi), 1:06.88.
JV 100-meter dash: 3, Leah Elliott, 13.94.
Varsity 100-meter dash: 5, Severt, 12.63.
Varsity distance medley relay: 7, Iowa City West (Natalie Young, Dillingham, Willis, Jessie Skopec), 5:03.89.
Varsity 400-meter dash: 4, Elizabeth Davis, 1”07.18. 10, Elisa Abram, 1:11.68.
Varsity 4x200-meter relay: 7, Iowa City West (Bell, Micaela Gravelin, Severt, Valerie Welch), 1:57.46.
JV 100-meter hurdles: 1, Bell, 15.33. 2, Noibi, 16.11.
Varsity 100-meter hurdles: 1, Welch, 14.10. 4, Steva, 15.53.
JV 800-meter run: 9, Emma Grace Shoppa, 2:56.95.
Varsity 800-meter run: 5, Moore, 2:30.05. 6, Ince, 2:30.93.
Varsity 400-meter hurdles: 4, Gravelin, 1:08.44.
JV 1,500-meter run: 4, Jensen, 5:55.13.
Varsity 1,500-meter run: 1, Nock, 4:48.59. 2, G. Skopec, 4:59.98.
JV 4x100-meter relay: 3, Iowa City West (Dillingham, Elliott, Davis, Celia Daniels), 55.36.
Varsity 4x100-meter relay: 2, Iowa City West (Bell, Severt, Welch), 50.79.
Varsity 4x400-meter relay: 7, Iowa City West (Ince, Steva, Young, Moore), 4:27.25.
Varsity team rankings: 1, Iowa City West, 115. 2, Dubuque Hempstead, 94. 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 92. 4, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 83. 5, Cedar Falls, 79. 6, Iowa City High, 74. 7, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 52.
JV team rankings: 1, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 134. 2, Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Cedar Falls (105). 4, Dubuque Hempstead, 70. 5, Iowa City West, 64. 6, Iowa City High, 44. 7, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 29.