ELDORA – The Collins-Maxwell-Baxter boys’ track team put on an awesome display at the South Hardin Coed Invitational Friday in Eldora as the Raiders won six events to take the team championship with ease.
CMB totaled 18 medals and 26 top-six finishes, racking up 185 points. Denver was a very distant second with 103 points.
Field events continued to be a major strong point for CMB. The Raiders won three of the four events and placed two individuals in each event.
In the shot put Zach Samson and Patrick Girard placed first and third with respective throws of 54 feet, two inches and 52-4.5. AGWSR’s Clay Meinders was second with a toss of 52-10.
Jordan Coughenour and Hunter Gunderson also placed first and third respectively for CMB in the high jump. Coughenour cleared 6-0 and Gunderson peaked with a jump of 5-10.
Bryce Kemp brought home the long jump title with a jump of 21 feet even. South Hardin’s David Shindelar was a close second with an effort of 20-7.
Zach Huffaker placed fourth in the long jump for CMB with a peak effort of 19-8.5.
Samson and Clayton Weltha were second and third in the discus behind the 146-4 thrown by South Hardin’s Bryce Zeisneiss. Samson’s best throw was 138-5 and Weltha topped out at 136-2.
On the track Kemp won two events and Coughenour brought home one gold medal.
Kemp took the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.98 seconds. He easily beat the runner-up time of :15.57 by BCLUW’s Will Garber.
Kemp won the 100 with a time of :11.41. AGWSR’s Austin Heitland took the silver in :11.45.
Kemp also claimed the silver medal in the 200 with a time of :23.22. Huffaker was third in :23.82 and Heitland won in :23.09.
Coughenour was the first to cross the finish line in the 400 low hurdles. His time of :56.73 was comfortably ahead of the runner-up time of :58.33 run by Colo-Nesco’s Christian Reischauer.
Brady Stover also placed in the 400 lows for CMB with a sixth-place time of 1:01.41.
Coughenour added a silver medal in the open 400 with a :52.37 showing. Heitland won that race after clocking in at :52.22.
Seth Balke tacked on a silver medal for CMB in the 800 after running a 2:11.34 to trail only the 2:09.70 by Madrid’s Collen Gibbons.
Mark Deutsch took second in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600 for CMB. Deutsch ran the 3,200 in 10:36.02 and the 1,600 in 4:51.76.
The shuttle hurdle and 4 X 400 were the most successful Raider relay events. CMB took second in each race.
In the shuttle hurdle, CMB’s team of Nick Little, Stover, Joey Nissen and Austin Moorman ran a 1:03.66 to just trail the 1:03.10 time by BCLUW.
Gunderson, Huffaker and Kyle Cather joined up with Coughenour to run a 3:39.55 in the 4 X 400. Denver won in 3:37.79.
CMB also placed fourth in the 4 X 200, distance medley and 4 X 100.
The CMB girls had successful showing in sprint relays and field events.
The Raider girls won the sprint medley relay and took second in both the 4 X 100 and 4 X 200-meter relay events. The Raiders also produced one gold medal and a pair of silvers in field events as they racked up 86 points to place fifth out of eight teams at the meet.
Maddy Poage had a big day individually for CMB as she ran on the sprint medley and 4 X 100 teams, placed second in the long jump and took sixth in the 100.
Poage ran the first leg for CMB’s victorious sprint medley team. Toni Spencer, Mackenzie Schmitz and Bridget Hurley ran the final three legs as the Raider team finished in one minute, 57.21 seconds.
In the 4 X 100, Spencer and Payge Jurgens took the first two legs and Poage and Schmitz finished things off as the Raiders clocked in at :53.93.
Spencer, Hurley, Schmitz and Megan Ritter formed CMB’s runner-up 4 X 200 team. The Raider quartet finished in 1:54.73.
CMB also took fifth in the 4 X 800 as Chantel Maxwell, Elizabeth Jones, Stephanie Twohey and Veronica Condon teamed to run a 12:04.43.
Individually on the track, Poage completed the 100 in :13.73. Heather Jessen was fourth in the 3,000 with a 12:40 showing.
In field events Abbie Haupert earned a gold medal in the discus and Mikayla Eslinger took sixth in the event for CMB. Haupert’s winning throw was 107 feet, seven inches and Eslinger peaked at 95-2.
Jurgens placed second in the shot put with a throw of 35-10 and Poage won silver in the high jump after clearing 5-2. Spencer and Ritter both placed in the long jump as Spencer took fourth with a jump of 15-0 and Ritter jumped 14-5.75 to finish sixth.
South Hardin won the girls’ team title at the event with 147 points. Iowa Falls-Alden was second with 118.5 points and Madrid came in third with a score of 108.5.
Final team scores
Girls: 1. South Hardin 147 points, 2. Iowa Falls-Alden 118, 3. Madrid 108.5, 4. AGWSR 89.5, 5. CMB 86, 6. BCLUW 77.5, 7. Denver 59.5, 8. Colo-Nesco 50.
Boys: 1. CMB 185, 2. Denver 103, 3. South Hardin 99, 4. Madrid 93, 5. AGWSR 71, 6. Iowa Falls-Alden 62, 7. BCLUW 53.5, 8. Colo-Nesco 33.5.
Individual results – CMB
Shot put – 2. Payge Jurgens, 35-10
Discus – 1. Abbie Haupert, 107-7; 6. Mikayla Eslinger, 95-2
Long jump – 4. Toni Spencer, 15-0; 6. Megan Ritter, 14-5.75
High jump – 2. Maddy Poage, 5-2
3,000-meter run – 4. Heather Jessen, 12:40
4 X 800-meter relay – 5. CMB (Chantel Maxwell, Elizabeth Jones, Stephanie Twohey, Veronica Condon), 12:04.43
100-meter dash – 6. Poage, :13.73
4 X 200-meter relay – 2. CMB (Spencer, Bridget Hurley, Ritter, Mackenzie Schmitz), 1:54.73
Sprint medley relay – 1. CMB (Poage, Spencer, Schmitz, Hurley), 1:57.21
4 X 100-meter relay – 2. CMB (Spencer, Jurgens, Poage, Schmitz), :53.93
Shot put – 1. Zach Samson, 54-2; 3. Patrick Girard, 52-4.5
Discus – 2. Samson, 138-5; 3. Clayton Weltha, 136-2
Long jump – 1. Bryce Kemp, 21-0; 4. Zach Huffaker, 19-8.5
High jump – 1. Jordan Coughenour, 6-0; 3. Hunter Gunderson, 5-10
4 X 800-meter relay – 4. CMB (Kyle Cather, Noah Cather, Seth Balke, Austin Moorman), 8:50.80
3,200-meter run – 2. Mark Deutsch, 10:36.02; 5. Colin Thomson, 11:14.47
Shuttle hurdle relay – 2. CMB (Nick Little, Brady Stover, Joey Nissen, Moorman), 1:03.66
100-meter dash – 1. Kemp, :11.41
400-meter dash – 2. Jordan Coughenour, :52.37
4 X 200-meter relay – 4. CMB (Little, Stover, Dalton Birchmier, Huffaker), 1:39.37
110-meter high hurdles – 1. Kemp, :14.98; 5. Nissen, :16.94
1,600-meter run – 3. Deutsch, 4:51.76
200-meter dash – 2. Kemp, :23.22; 3. Huffaker, :23.82
400-meter low hurdles – 1. Coughenour, :56.73; 6. Stover, 1:01.41
Distance medley relay – 4. CMB (Little, Birchmier, K. Cather, Gunderson), 3:59.88
800-meter run – 2. Balke, 2:11.34
4 X 100-meter relay – 4. CMB (Little, Stover, Birchmier, Zach Schafer), :48.56
4 X 400-meter relay – 2. CMB (K. Cather, Gunderson, Huffaker, Coughenour), 3:39.55