New Hampton track

With the likelihood of rain this afternoon, several events have been called off at the New Hampton, Nashua-Plainfield and Turkey Valley schools. At New Hampton, this afternoon's Northeast Iowa Conference coed track meet has been rescheduled for Monday, remaining at Charles City with a 5 p.m. start...
New Hampton’s Noah Fenske gets ready to throw the shot put at the Drake Relays Friday morning.
Noah Fenske knew Friday morning he needed to “pop” one.As he stepped into the shot put ring inside Drake Stadium for his third and final throw in the preliminary round, he stood in 15th place, and only the top-nine throwers were finals bound.“I didn’t throw very well my first two,” the junior said...
New Hampton’s Marcy Uglum clears the bar in the high jump at Thursday’s New Hampton Coed Invitational.
Don’t get New Hampton girls track coach Jeanette Laures wrong, she loved the fact that her team finally got to run a meet this past Thursday when the Chickasaws hosted the New Hampton Coed.But by the end of the meet, Laures was scrambling.“The meet turned out to be a juggling act trying to fill...
New Hampton’s Noah Fenske throws the shot put as track teams finally got to compete in an outdoor meet at the New Hampton Coed Thursday.
Just the fact that his boys finally got to compete in an outdoor meet was enough for New Hampton track coach Scott Frerichs.But the proverbial icing on the cake was the fact that the Chickasaws had a pretty decent meet Thursday as they finished a strong second at the annual New Hampton Coed...
Area schools were involved in the final day of the state track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Saturday morning there were three area boys' teams in the state track meet that had entries in the sprint medley relay. In Class 1A Turkey Valley was eighth in the event with Will Einwalter, Cody Hackman, Wyatt Blazek and Cale Reicks finishing in 1:37.59, just a hair better than their previous...
Celena Quirk and her New Hampton track teammates competed at the NEIC meet Thursday.
Members of the New Hampton and Turkey Valley track teams — save for four Chickasaw girls who competed at the Drake Relays — have experienced their sport’s version of a “timeout” lately.  Before Thursday night’s Northeast Iowa Conference track meet in Waverly, the Chickasaws hadn’t competed on the...
New Hampton’s 4x100 relay team — (from left) Rachel Rinken, Darian Wegner, Bailey Knowlton and Sadie Tenge  — pose for a photo after competing in the Drake Relays.
It’s supposed to be one of the highlights of the track season, but New Hampton’s appearance in the 2017 Drake Relays was memorable for all the wrong reasons.  “It was miserable,” coach Jeanette Laures said. “In all the years we’ve gone to Drake, I don’t think we had a more cold, rainy day than we...
New Hampton sophomore Noah Fenske gets off a career-best throw in the shot put during Tuesday night’s Osage Invitational.
Ask Noah Fenske if he wants to beat his teammate Dillon Roberson in the shot put, and the answer is an emphatic yes.  Ask Roberson if he wants to beat Fenske, and the answer is the same.  But the two sophomores — both of whom came up with career-best throws at Tuesday’s Osage Invitational — are...
New Hampton girls track coach Jeanette Laures had very few complaints when it came to her team’s performances Tuesday night.  The Chickasaws won three events and finished a strong second — hey, losing to Decorah in any team race is unfortunately almost a fact of life — at the Don Steffens Relays in...
With a jump of 4’8”, Savannah Anderson scored sixth-place points as the Chickasaw girls track team was competing among mostly 4A schools at Waterloo Thursday.
Depending on one’s perspective, Thursday’s Wahawk Invitational was a half-full or half-empty kind of day for the New Hampton girls track team.  The Chickasaws got a chance to run against a host of Class 4A schools they don’t normally encounter, but the weather conditions — cold and windy — made...

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