Turkey Valley track

Turkey Valley’s Jalyssa Blazek rounds the curve as she runs the anchor leg of the distance medley for the Trojans at the Class 1A state track meet.
Turkey Valley junior Elliott Dietzenbach couldn’t help but laugh when asked about the difference between Thursday’s 4x800 and Friday’s distance medley at the Class 1A state track meet. “The 20 degrees difference was nice, really nice,” Dietzenbach said, “but seriously, I think the big thing was the...
Turkey Valley’s Cambree Kruse is one of five Trojan girls heading to the state meet later this week.
A trio of events punched their ticket to the state track meet for the Turkey Valley girls’ track team on Friday evening at Edgewood-Colesburg High School.  The one common aspect among each of them is that they all involve freshman standout Jalyssa Blazek. Individually, Blazek placed second in the...
Turkey Valley’s Elliott Dietzenbach anchored three Trojan relays to state meet berths during Friday night’s Class 1A state qualifying meet.
Relays were the story of the evening for the Turkey Valley boys’ track team on Friday. The 4x800, distance medley, and 4x400 all performed well enough at the district track meet in Edgewood to qualify for the state competition this week. The 4x800 quartet of Seth Huinker, Eli Nymeyer, Kalvin...
Turkey Valley’s Dale Schwamman competes in the 4x800 relay during a meet held earlier this season.
The Turkey Valley boys’ track team had a strong outing at the Upper Iowa Conference track meet, as they finished in the top half of the standings.  The Trojans’ 80 team points were good enough for fourth out of the nine schools who competed. The best two placings on the evening both came by way of...
Turkey Valley’s Jaycie Byrne, shown here running at an early-season meet in West Union, had a busy Upper Iowa Conference meet last week as she ran to top-four finishes in both the 1,500 and 3,000.
Although his team placed sixth out of the nine schools who competed at the Upper Iowa Conference track meet on Thursday with 54 points, Turkey Valley girls’ track coach Dalton Hackman was pleased with the Trojans’ performance. “Overall, we did great!” Hackman said. “Almost every one of our relays...
Isaac Franzen runs a leg of the 4x800 at a meet in West Union.
The Turkey Valley boys track team had one of their best performances of the season Monday at the South Winn Invite. Their 149 team points were only bested by South Winneshiek’s 172. The Trojans racked up a total of seven first place finishes on the evening. Kade Kruse and Kalvin Langreck scored 18...
The beautiful weather conditions allowed Turkey Valley to run some of its best times of the season on Monday at South Winneshiek. The Trojans finished fifth of the seven teams who competed, as they mustered up 82 points. Jalyssa Blazek ran personal bests in both the 800 and 1500-meter runs on her...
Turkey Valley’s Brenna Busta completes a handoff to Jaycie Byrne during a relay event at a meet held earlier this season.
The Turkey Valley boys track team had their best showing of the season this past Thursday as the Trojan boys raced to a second-place finish at the Kee High Invitational. The Trojan boys totaled 81 points, as they trailed only Clayton Ridge, who handily won the meet with 121 points.  “It’s a good...
It wasn’t the night Turkey Valley boys track coach Mark Scott was hoping for, but he’s not panicking, either, after his team finished fifth at the Nashua-Plainfield Coed Invitational on Tuesday night. Central Springs dominated the meet with 179 points, 80 more than runner-up Nashua-Plainfield...
Here’s the understatement for this particular issue of the New Hampton Tribune: Turkey Valley’s Jalyssa Blazek had herself a day at the Nashua-Plainfield Coed Invitational on Tuesday. The freshman had a hand in all four Trojans’ victories — claiming the 800 and the 3,000 and anchoring Turkey Valley...

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