GRINNELL — Newton High’s boys defended their conference championship in the 1,600-meter distance medley relay but with a different foursome. The Cardinals competed in Thursday’s 2019 Little Hawkeye Conference Indoor Track Championships at Grinnell College’s Bear Athletic Center.
A year ago, a Cardinal foursome set a new meet record — 3 minutes, 51.46 seconds — winning the distance medley relay.
No meet record but the same result for Newton senior Mason Lee, juniors Dylan Farver and Camden Winther and freshman Brennan Amos. They won the race in 4:08.59, winning by three seconds over Grinnell.
The Cardinals seven other top five finishes in events at the annual conference indoor meet.
There are no team scores accumulated at the meet and three schools did not compete. Norwalk and Oskaloosa are in the Class 3A state boys’ basketball tournament. Pella Christian was the other non participating school.
Senior McKenna Davis and Farver went 2-3 in the 200-meter dash in 25.29 seconds and 25.80 seconds, respectively. Winther ran second in the 400 in 56.76 seconds. Freshman Treycen Garton finished fifth in the 800 in 2:15.91.
In the shot put, senior Ben Peterson recorded a season-best throw of 46 feet, 10 inches for third place. That was more than two feet further than he threw at the UNI meet on Tuesday. Lee was fifth in the LHC event at 44-11.
Lee claimed fourth in the 60-meter dash in 7.57 seconds with Davis in sixth at 7.62. Sophomore Zane Biondi was 14th in 8.07 and junior Dalton Altemeier was 16th in 8.51.
Senior Adam Hunter was eighth in the 400 at 1:01.95.
Amos finished seventh in the 800 in 2:19.81 with Hunter taking ninth in 2:23.14 and junior Chayton Lambertus-Hamm in 11th at 2:31.67. In the 1,600, freshman Jackson Mace edged out Garton for ninth at 5:13.14 and 5:13.28. Hunter was 14th in 5:27.44.
Freshman Cole Swank, freshman Reese Hammons, junior Nicholas Millbrooks and junior John Neal went 11-12-13-14 in the 60-meter hurdles. Swank ran the race in 10.38 seconds followed by Hammons’ 10.78, Millbrooks’ 11.28 and Neal’s 11.70.
Hammons and Millbrooks combined with Farver and sophomore Gavin Urias for seventh in the shuttle hurdle relay. The Cardinal team’s time was 41.94 seconds.
Davis finished ninth in the long jump with a leap of 17-6.5. Neal went 16-8.75 for 12th and Winther was 13th at 16-7.50.
Sophomore Owen Sanger took 12th in the shot put at 38-7 and sophomore Nelson Lopez was 16th in 24-8.
Garton, Emmanuel Roy, Nate Zemene and Mace posted a seventh-place time of 9.55.57 in the 4x800 relay race. The team of Lambertus-Hamm, Derek Beiner, Krayton Hanson and Jonah Weither took eighth in 10:51.29.
Nathaniel Maki, Beiner, Swank and Biondi combined for eighth place in the 4x200 relay in 1:49.26. The team of Altemeier, Allistar Holdefer, Cole Conner and Zemene was ninth in 1:56.66.
The 4x400 relay foursome of Neal, Lambertus-Hamm, Beiner and Maki was 12th in 4:11.65. Taking 14th in the race was the team of Hanson, Holdefer, Conner and Roy in 4:21.99.
Newton’s boys compete next on March 19 at the Iowa State high school meet in Ames. They concluded their indoor season on March 21 in the Colfax-Mingo coed meet at Grinnell College.
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