Lindquist is part of a resilient East soccer team that has already put together its best season in program history. His seven saves helped the Trojans secure their second program win and first since 2003 during a shootout victory over Postville on Friday. He then preserved a shutout Monday as East defeated Denver, 1-0. “The biggest thing was he had to stay light on his feet and keep moving, be a big wall,” East coach Phed Cody said, addressing his keeper’s effort in the penalty kick shootout win. “Ashton made some great saves. ... We stuck it out. These last three years, we’ve been pushing forward, getting better every year. The boys are putting more and more time in on the field.”
Weissenfluh has finished as either medalist or runner-up in every meet this season for a Dike-New Hartford team that owns a 17-3 record. The fourth-year starter carded a 1-over-par medalist score of 73 during Saturday’s Columbus Invitational at Gates Park. “He has put in more time on the course than any other player, working hard during practice and outside of practice to better his game,” D-NH coach Tim Kopriva noted of Weissenfluh, who has a nine-hole scoring average of 38. Weissenfluh is also strong academically with a 3.85 GPA.
Track and field
Increased strength and consistency have allowed Jungling to take a step forward after capping her freshman season of track with four top three finishes at the state meet. The versatile runner turned in the top time by an underclassman last weekend with a sixth-place 4:45.8 in her Drake Relays 1,500-meter debut. “She’s always had a great kick, but it seems like she’s not necessarily relying on that kick this year,” A-P coach Alex Pollock said. “She’s been stronger throughout the race. ... She’s a competitor. She knows what she has to do to succeed and she’s got an excellent head on her shoulders.” Jungling also competes in cross country and basketball.
Kalala has opened this season 8-3 at the No. 2 singles position. He’s recorded several big wins, including a 10-point match tiebreaker victory Saturday in a dual with Class 1A’s top-ranked Dubuque Wahlert. Kalala has also posted a 7-4 record at No. 1 doubles. “Siddhartha is showing that he can play with the best players in the MVC,” Cedar Falls coach Brian Suiter said. “He helps the team focus in on the opponent and brings the positive energy needed to be successful. ... Siddhartha leads by putting the team first, helping build confidence in his teammates and is a great example of never giving up and grinding it out until the last point.”
Track and field
Love has become a leader within the next wave of promising track athletes at West. After securing one of the final qualifying places for the Drake Relays long jump, the Wahawk sophomore leaped 22-feet to place sixth in his debut in the all-class event. In addition to improving by more than a foot in the long jump from a year ago, Love just missed qualifying for the Drake Relays 110-high hurdles final by thousandths of a second. He is a key member of the 4x400 relay, as well. “He’s really bought into the training and the style of long jump that we’re doing,” West coach Matt Mostek said. “He had a fantastic Drake Relays. ... He trains really hard. He sets a really good example for some of the sophomores and freshmen in what hard work can do.”