CEDAR FALLS — Newton High’s Cardinals and Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks began the indoor track season on Tuesday. The two area boys’ track teams took a contingent of athletes to the 2020 UNI Boys’ A.D. Dickinson Relays.
At the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, the Cardinals and Tigerhawks competed in three field events and eight running events.
Newton senior Nicholas Millbrooks posted a time of 9.51 seconds to place 66th in the 60-meter hurdles. Millbrooks also ran in the 200-meter dash, finishing 146th in 26.50.
Cardinal senior Constance Grigsby turned in a 79th-place time of 25.11 in the 200. Sophomore Riley Lester was 157th in 26.90.
Colfax-Mingo senior Andres Villegas tossed the shot put 40 feet, 7 inches to place 70th. Newton senior Tyson Elliott had a throw of 39-3 for 88th and sophomore Jaden Shannon was 123rd at 35-4.
Newton’s 4x800-meter relay team placed 35th in 9 minutes, 10.75 seconds.
In the 4x200 relay, Newton’s foursome posted a time of 1 minute, 41.23 seconds for 46th. The Tigerhawk quartet of juniors A.J. Gibson, Colton Hernandez and Zach Steenhoek and senior Brady Berkey finished 58th in 1:42.79.
Newton sophomores Treycen Garton and Derek Beiner took 42nd and 45th, respectively in the 800 meters. Garton ran the race in 2:11.61 and Beiner crossed in 2:13.01.
Colfax-Mingo freshman Max Van Dusseldorp placed 73rd in 2:16.49. Senior Hunter Green was 80th in 2:16.92.
Ari Lambertus-Hamm, a Newton sophomore, ran the 800 also. He was 138th in 2:28.95.
Berky competed in the high jump but did not clear a height.
There were 29 heats of the 60-meter dash preliminaries. Newton sophomore Nate Maki tied for 80th in 7.60 seconds.
Two other Cardinal sophomores ran the 60-meter dash. Shannon was 190th in 8.25 seconds and Ari Lambertus-Hamm finished 209th in 10.39.
Competing in the 400 meters were four area juniors. Newton’s James Wenndt was 124th in 58.63 seconds and Colfax-Mingo’s Steenhoek took 149th in 59.84 seconds.
Christian Lampman gave Newton a 155th place finish in 1:00.50. The Tigerhawks’ Gibson was 163rd in 1:00.76.
In the final race of the night, Newton’s 4x400 relay team posted a time of 3:54.93 to finish 32nd.
No names for the three Cardinal relay teams were provided by presstime.
Newton is scheduled to compete in next Tuesday’s Iowa State high school indoor meet in Ames.
The Cardinals were to have competed Thursday in the Little Hawkeye Conference indoor championship meet at Grinnell College. The meet has been canceled.
On Monday, Grinnell College announced it was canceling all external events on its campus. This is a cautionary response by the college to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Colfax-Mingo’s track teams were slated to make two trips to Grinnell College for indoor track meets next week. The South Iowa Cedar League, which included Lynnville-Sully, was to have held its conference meet on Monday then Colfax-Mingo was to host an indoor meet next Thursday.
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