Humboldt hosts first boys indoor track meet

Wildcats claim five golds

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Quinton Orr of Humboldt compete in the 3200 run during Humboldt Invitational on Friday

HUMBOLDT — Friday night was the first opportunity for the Humboldt boys track team to shine inside the new Humboldt Recreation Center, as they hosted an indoor track meet.

Earlier this week, the girls took to the 71,000-square foot facility donated by Ken and Marilyn Nielsen. Both events were named after the Nielsen Family.

The Wildcats claimed five event titles including individual championships from Jamison Heinz, Quinton Orr and Justin Jones.

Heinz won the 60-meter dash in 7.43, Orr picked up the 3200 title in 10:10.58 and Jones scored the shot put crown with a toss of 49-0.

Humboldt also took the 4×400 relay in thrilling fashion over Algona, posting a time of 3:48.09. The Bulldogs finished in 3:48.37.

The final gold came in the shuttle hurdle relay for the Wildcats with a time of 36.89.

Algona’s Sammonte Bawden won the 200 in 24.04, Trey Engen the 1600 in 4:41.51 and the 4×200 relay in 1:38.22.

For Pocahontas Area, Cooper Christians was the lone double-winner, as he finished first in the 60 hurdles (9.38) and high jump (5-10). Cade Henrickson won the 400 in 56.34 and the Indians also claimed the distance medley relay in 4:15.08.

Webster City’s Max Harfst won the 800 (2:08.79) and the Lynx placed first in the 4×800 relay (9:01.90).

The indoor facility will also host a four-team co-ed meet on Thursday.