Many of Boone Central/Newman Grove’s younger track & field athletes had a chance to compete against their peers and gain valuable experience Monday at the Ord 9th/10th grade track & field invitational.
Cardinal Coach Justin DeWitt said he was pleased with the Cardinal efforts.
“Even though it was a cold afternoon, the kids showed lots of improvement,” DeWitt praised. “The girls had a total of 10 season bests and the boys had six.
“Jon Merten and Dalton Rasmussen both had good days in the throws. Jon threw two personal bests, winning the discus and placing runner-up in the shot. Lauren Hedlund ran well in the 100 and 200, taking first in both and notching two personal bests. Katie Goodwater competed very well, winning the 3200 and placing third in the 1600.”
Without a great overall number of athletes, Boone Central/Newman Grove placed third in the girls team standings and tied for fifth in the boys team competition.
Hedlund was Boone Central/Newman Grove’s lone double event winner, running a time of 13.20 in the 100 meter dash and posting a 28.60 in the 200 meter dash. Goodwater captured first in the 3200 meter run in 13:41.60.
Merten won the discus with a throw of 119’6 and was runner-up in the shot put at 41’0. Rasmussen was right behind his teammate in the discus, with a best of 118’9. The Cardinals also had runner-up performers in the girls (Stephanie Wright, 27’10½) and boys (Jett Stuhr, 37’6) triple jump events.
The freshmen and sophomores will join the rest of Boone Central/Newman Grove’s track & field athletes Thursday as the Cardinals return to action in the Central City Invitational (1 p.m.).
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