COMMUNITY: Youth notebook
I.C.’s Crompton 2nd in nation
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Iowa City Regina seventh-grader Mary Crompton finished second in the 12-13 age group at the Elks National Free Throw Contest recently.
She hit 24 of 25 free throws to tie for first with the defending national champion in the opening round, then hit 5 of 5 in the first tiebreaker. She went 4 of 5 in the next tiebreakers to finish second.
Crompton connected on 94 percent of her shots this year in local, district, state and regional wins.
Wensel wins state track title
WAUKEE — Payton Wensel, a seventh-grader at Oakridge Middle School, won the high jump and placed second in the 400- and 200-meter dashes at the Mike Henderson Junior High State Track and Field Meet.
Twisters crowns 10 state champs
HIAWATHA — Ten members of the Twisters Gymnastics team won titles at the Xcel State Gymnastics Championships the club hosted last weekend.
Abby Hawken (bars, all-around), Payton Basquin (beam, floor,all-around), Cora Spiegelhalter (bars) and Abigail Green (floor) won in Xcel Bronze.
Emma Schminke (bars) and Lauren Lacy (vault) won in Excel Silver, and Anya Metelman (bars, floor), Emilee McGowan (bars, floor,all-around) and Emily Crumbo (floor, beam) won in Xcel Gold.
Skylar Meyers (bars) won in Xcel Platinum.
Peyton Krotz and Miyako Coffey were Bronze placewinners. Brooklyn Pladsen, Leah Crilley and Ellie Martens placed in Silver, and Gretchen Gehrls and Ellie Pins were top three in Gold.
The Bronze and Gold teams finished third.