Ankeny Centennial hurdler Riley Moss appears to be in midseason form. And so does Ankeny long jumper Jasmine Rumley.
Both competitors posted victories in the Wartburg College Indoor Meet on Tuesday at Waverly. Moss won the boys’ 55-meter high hurdles in 7.56 seconds, while Rumley took the girls’ long jump with a leap of 17 feet 1 inch.
The Centennial girls’ team also recorded a first-place finish, winning the 4×800 relay in a time of 10:19.29. That team consisted of Emma Gordon, Bri Smith, Savana Alt and Jesslyn Gaumer.
Centennial’s Betsy Ridout and Ankeny’s Mytika Mayberry tied for fourth place in the 55-meter dash in 7.59 seconds. Ridout set a school record for the Jaguars.
“It’s not a distance that we run a lot, but it’s still a neat accomplishment,” said Centennial girls’ coach Andrew Kruzich.
Gordon placed fourth in the 800 in 2:28.66. Teammate Megan Gray was seventh in the 400 in 1:04.56.
“Emma had a great night,” Kruzich said. “The two biggest positives for us were (Gordon) and Megan’s first races in almost a year (after recovering from ACL surgery). She had two very good 400s to start the year.”
Ankeny got a second-place finish from Alex Robran in the 3,000. She was clocked in 11:11.96.
Rumley anchored Ankeny to a runner-up finish in the 4×200 relay. The Hawkettes also finished third in the 4×800 and fourth in the 4×400.
“After two months of winter strength and conditioning and four days of practice, we had a very good showing with a lot of our team having performances close to their end-of-season bests,” said Ankeny girls’ coach Dennis Adamson. “We had a record number of girls preparing in the offseason, and I think it showed in their performances.”
The Centennial boys’ team posted several top-10 finishes. The Jaguars placed third in the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:35.61.
Sam Snyder took fifth in the 55 in 6.68, while Jensen Gates finished eighth in the same event in 6.85.
“Those two seniors have been involved with the program all four years, and they both made the finals,” said Centennial boys’ coach Nate Smith.
Ankeny’s Max Smith also made the finals in the 55, placing seventh in 6.80. Teammate Jacob Baier was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 49 feet 11 inches.
Here are the rest of Ankeny and Centennial’s top-10 finishes:
55 hurdles–Malea Daugherty (A), 9.19 (8th).
3,000–Jeanne Peters (AC), 11:35.04 (7th).
High jump–Olivia Sharar (A), 4-10 (tied for 6th); McKenna Scheib (A), 4-8 (tied for 9th).
Long jump–Ridout (AC), 16-1 (5th); Sydni Wendling (A), 15-7.5 (7th).
Shot put–Sydney Flatness (A), 35-5 (6th).
4×200 relay–Ankeny, 1:51.12 (2nd); Centennial, 1:54.36 (7th).
4×400 relay–Ankeny, 4:23.36 (4th); Centennial, 4:32.09 (8th).
4×800 relay–Ankeny, 10:27.03 (3rd).
200–Josh Decker (AC), 24.04 (9th).
400–Brendan Hoy (AC), 54.64 (8th).
55 hurdles–Conner Niffenegger (A), 8.17 (7th).
800–Ahren Davis (AC), 2:07.41 (8th).
1,600–Jonah Vicker (AC), 4:49.54 (7th).
High jump–Nathan Reinke (AC), 5-8 (tied for 7th).
4×200 relay–Ankeny, 1:39.37 (10th).
4×400 relay–Centennial, 3:44.37 (9th).
4×800 relay–Ankeny, 9:00.50 (6th).