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State Track Meet: Union Results

100 Meter Hurdles: Megan Hudson – 15.03 (3rd)
100 Meter Dash: Anna Garwood – 12.70 (8th)
200 Meter Dash: Anna Garwood – 25.79 (7th)
4×100 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Union – 1:05.35
1) Anna Garwood 2) Haylee Keune
3) Megan Hudson 4) Kaitlin Holschlag
4×100 Meter Relay: Union – 51.47
1) Megan Hudson 2) Maggie Driscol
3) Hailee Brown 4) Kaitlin Holschlag
4×200 Meter Relay: Union – 1:49.32
1) Anna Garwood 2) Aubrey Schmidt
3) Maggie Driscol 4) Hailee Brown
800 Meter Sprint Relay: Union – 1:52.65
1) Jasmyn Bush 2) Hailee Brown
3) Megan Hudson 4) Maggie Driscol
High Jump: Audrey Powers – 5’ 0” (7th)
Discus: Daycen Douglass – 145’ 05”
3200 Meter Run: Lake LeBahn – 10:18.46 (24th)

Boys Golf: 6th at Sectionals

By Ryan Slater
Our season ended on May 12 with a 6th place finish in the Sectional Meet. Oneota Golf Course is a good test of a player’s game as it has good length, many bunkers, and large greens to try and mange. The course is a couple hours away which makes it difficult to get any practice play on and like most, it is a course you have to be familiar with to score well on. Our players battled all day, so I was very proud of their efforts. We were only 20 total strokes from qualifying to the next round of District play which is the closest we have been in nearly a decade. We plan on working hard over the Summer with the goal of giving a serious run at making it to the District Round next season. The experience our three freshmen gained this season is invaluable. They, along with our veterans, know what it will take next season to make that goal. All in all, we had a very productive season picking up a big tournament win late in the year and putting up competitive performances at the Conference Meet and Sectionals.

Rhett Peters Crowned Conference Champion

By Bruce Wigg
Union Boys Tennis returned to Byrnes Park on Tuesday, May 16 for the Columbus Invite Tennis Tourney. At #1 Singles Rhett Peters went 4-0 to become the first Conference Champion at number 1 for Union since 1990 when Boris Fitz did it. Rhett defeated Daniel Buchanan for the second time this season. Daniel is a state qualifier this year for Columbus. Congratulation Rhett for a great day. At #2 Singles Hunter Fleshner went 3-1 to finish second, while #3 Taylor Brown, #4 Cade Rahlf, #5 Sam Ollendieck and #6 Mason Thomsen each finished 1-3.
In doubles, #1 doubles of Peters/Fleshner went 3-1 to capture second place, #2 Doubles Brown/Rahlf went 0-4, and #3 Doubles of Ollendieck/Thomsen went 0-4.
Union finished in 4th place with 22 points. The Boys Tennis team extends a very big thank you to Lisa Pauling and Lynette Hicks for providing lunch/snacks for the team throughout the day and to Stacy Fleshner for contributing food for the team throughout the year.

Knights to Compete at State track Meet

When the 2017 Iowa State Track & Field Championship gets underway on Thursday, the Union Knights will be well represented in Class 3A, as the Union girls will compete in eight events, while the boys qualified for two.
Senior Anna Garwood will compete in both the 100 and 200 meter dash events. Megan Hudson will run the 100 Meter hurdles. The Union girls will also run in four separate relays- the 4×100 Shuttle Hurdle, the 4×200 Meters, the 4×100 Meters and the 800 Meter Sprint Relay. Junior Audrey Powers will be one of two dozen competitors in the Girls High Jump competition.
The Union boys will be represented by senior Daycen Douglass in the Discus and freshman Lake LeBahn in the 3200 Meter Run.
Union Knights at the State Track Meet
Thursday 3:50 PM – Boys 3200 M Run
Thursday 4:20 PM – Girls 200 M Dash – Preliminary
Thursday 4:30 PM – Girls High Jump
Thursday 4:30 PM – Boys Discus
Thursday, 6:30 PM: Girls 100 Meter Dash preliminary
Thursday 7:40 PM – Girls 4×100 M Shuttle Hurdle Preliminary
Friday 3:40 PM – Girls 100 M Hurdles
Friday 4:30 PM – Girls 4×200 M Relay
Friday 6:20 PM – Girls 4×100 M Relay Preliminary
Saturday 9 AM – Girls 800 M Sprint Relay

Courtney Powell Scores 150th Career Goal

CAREER MILESTONE – Union senior Courtney Powell, pictured here in action against Cedar Rapids Jefferson on May 11, reached a milestone by scoring the 150th goal of her high school career. The #6 ranked Knights defeated the J-Hawks, 4-0. Photo by Mary Bauer.

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