HCHS track squads bag nine golds at Warrior Relays
SERGEANT BLUFF (April 2) -- The Harlan Community track teams fell just one point short of a third straight sweep to start the season - the girls placing first and the boys coming in second at Tuesday’s Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warrior Relays.
Bolstered by four gold medals and 22 top-four finishes, the Cyclone girls scored 159 points to win their third team championship in as many tries. Le Mars placed second in the six-team meet with 135 points while OA-BCIG (114) and SB-L (102) also topped 100.
The Cyclone boys nearly finished on top as well, taking home five golds and 19 top-four entries en route to scoring 148 points. The host Warriors were just a little bit better, however, winning 10 events and totaling 149 points.
The Cyclones won two individual events and two relays, starting with Lucy Borkowski’s new ‘PR’ of 11:34.96 in the 3,000-meter run. Borkowski later improved her time in the 1,500 as well, placing fourth.
Lauren Andersen won the discus for HCHS with a toss of 110 feet, one inch and the Cyclones also ran season-best times in winning the 4x800 (10:37.69) and shuttle hurdle (1:12.91) relays.
HCHS distanced itself from the field by placing second in seven events and third in eight others. Second-place finishes included Savanna Musich in the 100, Chloe Hansen (200), Greichaly Kaster (1,500), Ally Curren (400 hurdles) and Madison Schumacher (shot put), as well as the distance medley and 4x200 relays.
The Cyclones’ five first-place events were highlighted by Derec Weyer’s PR throw of 149 feet, one inch, in the discus and a season-best time of 3:29.35 by the 4x400 relay team of Jon Owens, Eli Boldan, Johnathan Monson and Michael Erlemeier, who also won the 4x200. Trey Gross won the 3,200 while Erlemeier added a third gold in the long jump.
HCHS also won the 4x100 weightman’s relay with Allen Fries, Weyer, Wyatt Schaben and Caleb Bieker, but the event was not scored.
Second-place finishes for the Cyclones included Jon Owens in the 200 dash (PR), Gross in the 1,600 (4:49.92, PR), Thomas Fah in the 400 hurdles (PR) and Bieker in both the shot put and discus, as well as the sprint medley.
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