The Ottumwa Courier


April 4, 2013

McConnell runs well at Keokuk

KEOKUK — Cody McConnell had a huge night for the Ottumwa boys track team, as the junior Bulldog set personal best times in the 1,600 and 3,200 when the Bulldogs competed in the Keokuk Invitational Thursday.

McConnell took second in both the 1,600 and 3,200 with times of 4:46.03 and 10:16.54.

In addition, Ottumwa’s 4x200 team of Seth Griffiths, Isaiah Hutchison, Isaiah Cox and Titus Weller snared third with 1:40.36 and the 4x800 team of Andrew Belachew, Kaleb Norris, Shane Riley and Henry DePaz took third with 9:24.74.

Griffiths snared third in the 100 dash with 11.83 and Chris Peden grabbed third in the discus with a throw of 126 feet.

“I think we scored in just about everything, so that was nice,” coach Jim Nickerson said.

The boys will compete Tuesday at the Davis County Invitational.

The team results of the boys meet weren’t available at press time.

Ottumwa individual results

Shot put — 5. Jonah Wright 39-6, 6. John Torres 38-9.

Discus — 3. Chris Peden 126 feet, 6. Aaron Roane 115.

Long jump — 6. Osha Wylie 18-4.

3,200 run — 2. Cody McConnell 10:16.54, 6. Collin McConnell 11:25.

100 dash — 3. Seth Griffiths 11.83, 5. Osha Wylie

4x800 — 3. Ottumwa (Andrew Belachew, Kaleb Norris, Shane Riley, Henry DePaz) 9:24.74.

200 dash — Osha Wylie, D. Deiters 25.

1,600 run — 2. Cody McConnell 4:46.03

4x200 — 3. S. Griffiths, Isaiah Hutchison, Isaiah Cox and Titus Weller 1:40.36

400 dash — 4. Dakota Deiders 56.32.

400 hurdles — Matt Moreland 66.08, J. Strunk 66.58.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 5. Ottumwa (Jalen Strunk, Matt Moreland, Curtis Ford, Sam Moreland) 1:18.45 .

800 run — 5. Cody McConnell 2:11.08

4x100 — 47.06 Seth Griffiths, Weller, I. Hutchison, I. Cox

4x400 — 5. Deiters, M. Moreland, J. Strunk, Belachew 4:00.06.


Text Only
  • 0801 OTT Sports Mason City Newman celebrates Walk-off win sends Newman Catholic back to 1A finals DES MOINES — Top-seeded Mason City Newman Catholic advanced to the state tournament finals with a walk-off 5-4 win over fourth-seeded Don Bosco in the first of two Class 1A semifinal games Thursday afternoon at Principal Park.Don Bosco scored two run

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports 2A State Baseball photo Fast start powers North Polk back into 2A Final DES MOINES — Top-seeded North Polk beat fifth-seeded and Heart of Iowa Conference rival Roland-Story 6-2 in the first Class 2A semifinal Thursday evening at Principal Park.The Comets scored all six runs in the first two innings, three each inning, en

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Southeast Iowa Fishing Reports Rathbun ReservoirThe current lake level is 905.38 feet. The water temperature is 77 degrees. Channel Catfish - Fair: Try using chicken liver. Target areas in coves and bays. Walleye - Slow: Anglers have been having some success trolling crankbaits ar

    August 1, 2014

  • On Tap Saturday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Finals Twin Cedars vs. Newman Catholic at Des Moines (Principal Park), Noon

    August 1, 2014

  • 0802 OTT Sports IHCC Soccer Coach Doug Seigle mug IHCC Soccer Training Camp date set OTTUMWA– Head coach Doug Seigle has announced the date for players on this year's roster, and those who hope to make the squad, to report for the start of preseason workouts. Seigle says all IHCC women’s and men's soccer players who have signed to pl

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports RAGBRAI photo Native Ottumwa cyclist sets powerful example VACAVILLE, Calif. — Scott Pettengill has a passion for life and an indomitable optimism that refuses to be dimmed. Pettengill, a native Ottumwan who now lives in northern California, just finished riding the [Des Moines] Register's Annual Great Bicyc

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports Bryon Peyton photo Former Pekin coaches reunite at state tournament DES MOINES — For 15 years, Bryon Peyton and Jeff Eeling shared the dream of coaching together at the Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament. It certainly wasn’t the way they may have imagined it, but almost 30 years later, the dream came true. Pe

    July 31, 2014 3 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Hunter Embray photo Top-ranked Sabers headed to first state baseball final DES MOINES — Hits figured to be a very precious commodity Thursday in the 1A state baseball semifinal matchup between Gehlen Catholic and Twin Cedars. As such, each swing taken by each hitter figured to be very important in collecting precious contac

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Andy Heintz column mug The White Bass that saved the day OTTUMWA — It was time for a break. It was a lovely, Sunday afternoon and I'd spent the past couple of hours tooling around town taking pictures for the newspaper. While it was nice to be outside, I yearned to make the not-so-subtle switch from work

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • State Baseball Tournament TuesdayClass 3A QuarterfinalsDallas Center-Grimes 3, No. 5 Fairfield 0 (9) ThursdayClass 1A SemifinalsNo. 1 Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. No. 5 Gehlen Catholic (30-3), 2 p.m. (104.9 FM KBOE)

    July 31, 2014

Sports photo reprints