Dodgers grab two silvers

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Reggie Pederson of Fort Dodge compete in 8th grade boys Long Jump during Dodgers Middle school Relays on Thursday inside Dodgers Stadium

The Fort Dodge boys middle school teams picked up a pair of silver trophies here Thursday at the Dodger Relays.

Ames claimed top honors in both the seventh and eighth grade divisions, as the Dodgers were right behind. St. Edmond finished seventh in eighth grade and eighth in seventh grade overall.

Luke Beckley was a double winner, claiming both the 100 (12.44) and 200 (25.69) for eighth grade. He also finished second in the 400.

Amari McCaleb captured the high jump (5-1) with Reggie Pederson winning the 100 hurdles (15.54) and Avery Bryhne the 800 (2:24.21).

Fort Dodge’s 4×800 of Spencer Smith, Myles Summers, Joseph Petersen and Bryhne went 9:55.44 to place first.

Pederson was the 200 hurdles runner-up and was third in the long jump with the shuttle hurdle of Cael Adams, Dez Behrends, Pederson and Eli Pritchard also taking second.

Bryhne was third in the 400 as the distance medley (McCaleb, Ky-Trell Henderson, Behrends, Summers) and 4×100 (McCaleb, Henderson, Gage Williams, Behrends) were also third.

Brody Maehl (shot put), Petersen (1,600) and the sprint medley (McCaleb, Williams, Pritchard, Smith) finished fourth.

Jasper Owens claimed the discus for seventh grade with a throw of 88-0. The 4×200 of Mason Hughes, Tucker Dreke, Jaysawn Jackson and Braxton Phillips finished first in 1:53.26, as did the 4×100 of Jackson, Phillips, Riley Klein and Hughes in 52.81.

Klein added a pair of silvers in both the 100 and 200 hurdles with Blake Bartlett (shot put), Hughes (long jump) and Hayden Porter (200) all finishing second.

Hughes (100), Jones Hensley (1,600) and Piersun Black (200) added third place finishes on the night. The Dodgers were also third in the 4×800 (Phillips, Jose Perez, Edgar Juarez, Hensley), the distance medley (Alex Dreke, Matias Lacina, Eli Powers, Hensley), the 4×200 (A. Dreke, Porter, Bartlett, Black) and the 4×100 (Bartlett, Lacina, Porter, Black).

Adding fourth place medals were Julian Blanco (shot put), Jackson (long jump) and Jon Lockner (100 hurdles).

For St. Edmond, Matthew Crimmins captured the 1,600 in a time of 5:15.95 for eighth grade, with the Gaels also winning the distance medley with Crimmins in the anchor.

Garrett Royster, Maddox Shirbroun and Thomas Ehn joined him on the relay, as they posted a time of 4:19.32.

Shirbroun was the 800 runner-up, Ehn (200) and Crimmins (800) added thirds, with Ehn also placing fourth in the long jump.

Andrew Barwin was fourth in the seventh grade long jump for the Gaels.


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