The best athlete on a non-contending team, Nodaway-Holt junior Megan Rosenbohm put together another dazzling performance at Saturday's Class 1 District 8 Meet in Albany.
Signed up in four events, Rosenbohm won three of them and qualified for Saturday's Class 1 Sectional 4 Meet in Holden in all four.
Her three district titles comprised 75 percent of the county's total at the meet.
Rosenbohm won the 200M dash (27.57), 400M dash (1:02.20) and triple jump (35-0.75), while also finishing third in the long jump (15-8) for a combined total of 36 points. The Lady Trojans had 42 as a team and finished seventh. Their only other sectional qualifier was freshman Jordan Long who finished third in the shot put (33-11.75).
Jefferson's girls finished fourth with 65 points and qualified the most athletes for sectionals of any county team with five.
Senior Shanna Welch made it through in all four of her events and came close to winning two.
She finished second in both the long jump (15-10) and triple jump (32-10.75), third in the 100M hurdles (17.65) and fourth in the 300M hurdles (53.52).
Jefferson qualified two for sectionals in the county-dominated high jump, with freshman Jessie Henry in second place (4-8) and Maddison Clements (4-6) in fourth.
Sophomore Kristen Nielson advanced with a second place finish in the discus (100-2) and Margaret Guss ran fourth in the 800M run (2:49.11).
Guss finished one spot out of qualifying for sectionals in the 400M dash as well.
West Nodaway scored 23 points to finish 10th, and its only individual sectional qualifier was sophomore Emily Cordell.
She made it out in both the 200M dash (1:03.55) and 400M dash (28.57), finishing second and third.
Cordell also ran on West Nodaway's sectional qualifying 4 x 400M relay team which finished fourth in 4:38.17. The other relay members were Toni Carroll, Mel McGinnes and Andrea Muller.
This was the only relay team, boys or girls, from the county to advance.
Northeast Nodaway qualified two for sectionals while tying North Nodaway for 11th place with 20 points.
Junior Taryn Farnan edged Henry to win the high jump (4-8) and freshman Jill Spire took fourth in the 100M dash (14.42).
For the second straight year, North Nodaway's lone sectional qualifier was sophomore Alysa Lyle. She finished third in the high jump at 4-8.
Top four finishes needed for sectional qualification weren't as prevalent among the county's boys teams.
Nodaway-Holt, West Nodaway and Northeast Nodaway each qualified two athletes in a total of eight events, while Jefferson and North Nodaway were absent of sectional qualifiers.
Nodaway-Holt's two advancing athletes were sophomore Wade Saxton and senior Derek Lemon.
Page 2 of 2 - Saxton finished second in the 200M dash (24.45) and ran third in the 100M dash (11.91). Lemon nabbed the fourth and final qualifying spot in the 1600M run (5:15.52).
Northeast Nodaway senior Sage DeLong came in as the top seed in the 100M dash and finished second in 11.59 to earn a spot at sectionals. He'll be joined there by teammate Steve Schulte who was third in the triple jump (39-11).
Both of West Nodaway's sectional qualifiers—sophomore Trevor Meyer and Clay Mitchell—made it through with fourth place finishes.
Meyer placed fourth in the long jump (19-7.50) and 200M dash (24.63). Mitchell ran fourth in the 400M dash (57.01).
Meyer finished one spot out of qualifying in the triple jump and the Rockets 4 x 400 and 4 x 800M relays suffered the same fate.
Nodaway-Holt's Justin Dearmont also finished fifth in the shot put.
The Rockets came in seventh as a team with 40 points, best among all county boys squads.
Nodaway-Holt was eighth with 25 points. Northeast Nodaway and North Nodaway were ninth and 11th.
Rock Port won the boys meet with 127 points. Mound City was second with 103.
The Panthers claimed the girls district title with 136 points and Worth County followed up in second with 100 points.