Prep Track and Field: A Roundup of Local Track Meets from Last Night

Prep Track and Field- Track and Field ran rampant across Iowa yesterday as the WACO boys’ and girls’ teams made a trip up to Lisbon and the Central Lee and Van Buren County boys’ team ventured over the Fairfield. Here’s some of the highlights of the meets.

Starting with WACO in Lisbon, the girls’ team finished in seventh place with 43 points and the boys’ team took eighth place with 48 points.

On the girls’ side, the Warriors were led by Zoey Dennler’s third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles as she raced to a time of 17.82 seconds. The 1600 medley relay team finished in third place with a time of 4 minutes and 53 seconds. Dennler also grabbed third place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute and 16 seconds.

Gage Samo took home the only gold for the Warriors as he sprinted and leapt his way to a time of 1 minute and 1 second in the 400-meter hurdles. Louden Huisenga jumped to a third-place finish in the high jump with a measurement of 5 feet and 10 inches. Lastly, Chase Waterhouse was in a contentious discus heat that saw the top five throw over 130 feet; Waterhouse took fourth place with a heave of 132 feet and 3 inches, just three inches behind the third-place throw.

The WACO girls’ team will compete at Winfield-Mt. Union tomorrow and the boys’ team will travel to Mt. Pleasant for an invitational.

Traversing over to Fairfield, Central Lee captured a couple of second-place finishes, while Van Buren County found their success in the long-distance events.

For the Hawks, Grant Myhre took second place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.83 seconds. Kegan Damico also grabbed a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.52 seconds. Damico also captured fourth place in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet and 10 inches.

The Warriors were led by Lincoln Bainbridge as he took second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes and 52 seconds and golf in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes and 35 seconds.

The meet was otherwise tight amongst Southeast Conference foes and Pekin with Fort Madison taking first in six events followed by Burlington and Pekin with four apiece as Fairfield won three events.

The Bloodhounds’ Caden Barnes dominated the shot put with an impressive heave of 52 feet and 1.5 inches, which proved to be 12 feet further than second place. Another impressive mark was Ryan Giberson of Fairfield’s win in the shot put with a leap of 6 feet and 6 inches, which was four inches better than second place.

The Van Buren County boys’ team will travel to Central Lee on Monday, April 15th, and the Central Lee boys’ team will attend the invitational at Mt. Pleasant tomorrow.