WEBSTER CITY - The Webster City boys track team settled for a runner-up performance at its own Lynx Relays Tuesday night.
The Lynx tallied 87 points. Clear Lake (114) took home top honors. Humboldt (85) placed third, while St. Edmond (52) was seventh.
Cal Zahn prevailed in the high jump (6-0) for Webster City, while Cooper Jaycox (100, 11.41), Brandon Patten (800, 2:10.92) and the 4x100 (45.16) all turned in runner-up showings.
Photos by Troy Banning, for The Messenger
St. Edmond’s Tate O’Tool (above)?competes in the long jump on Tuesday in Webster City. O’Tool won the event with a jump of 17-9.
"The Clear Lake kid (Chandler Diercks) breaking the meet record in the long jump (with a mark of 22-9) was obviously the big story, and he did a great job," said WCHS head coach Tony Bussan. "I thought our kids battled hard, though."
Humboldt's Brady Ross (shot put, 41-7), Tyler McKibban (discus, 130-04) and Brayden Collins (800, 2:07.51) each collected gold. Jacob Miller (3200, 10:40.20), the 4x200 (1:37.79) and the 4x400 (3:43.31) were all second for the Wildcats.
Josh Morris (400 hurdles, 58.76), the 4x200 (1:36.29) and the 4x400 (3:39.11) all picked up victories for Eagle Grove. Graeham Schope (high jump, 5-10) and Miguel Pacheco (200, 23.43) were both second for the Eagles.
For Pocahontas Area, the 4x800 (8:44.16) was a winner, while Wyatt Rahn (shot put, 40-04.5), Caleb Ricke (1600, 4:56.27) and the shuttle hurdle (1:02.93) each received silver.
Casey McEvoy (3200, 10:39.81) and Tate O'Tool (400, 53.22) were champions for the Gaels. St. Edmond's 4x800 (Alex Loerts, Devin Camamo, Nate Yetmar and Landon Peed, 8:45.39) and the distance medley (Levi Hopkins, Payton Sitzmann, O'Tool and Peed, 4:53.12) were each second.
Placing third for the Gaels was the distance medley (Jacob Sande, Sam Dougall, Teagan Perrin and Nick Lenane, 4:26.89), while McEvoy (1600, 5:01.09) and the 4x400 (Yetmar, Colin Flattery, O'Tool and Peed, 3:47.99) were both fourth.
In addition, O'Tool (long jump, 17-9) and the shuttle hurdle (1:08.53) checked in fifth. Jake Heidenreich (high hurdles, 17.12), Alex Loerts (1600, 5:04.02) and Camamo (200, 24.50) and the 4x100 (47.82) were all sixth.
"Landon had a 2:04 anchor on that 4x800, which was our best time of the year," SEHS head coach Bill Kibby said. "I thought we really improved on a lot of our times. It was a beautiful night and we had a lot of (personal records)."
On the junior varsity side, the Gael distance medley team of Jacob Sande, Teagan Perrin, Sam Dougall and Nick Lenane was third (4:26.89).