SULLY — Colfax-Mingo senior Zarek Hill is willing to try any event in track and field at least once.
On April 2, Hill went away from his normal routine and tried a few different events. And the first time he ran an 800 resulted in a win for the Tigerhawks.
Hill entered the 800-meter run and finished the victory in 2 minutes, 14.42 seconds. He also was the runner-up in the 400 (54.10).
“Zarek told me he wanted to run the 800, and is willing to try every event,” Colfax-Mingo boys’ coach Matt Barkalow said. “I mean he asked me to run in the race. What a great kid.”
Lynnville-Sully won six events in all and five other top-three finishes highlighted a winning night for the Hawks. They scored 114 points to claim the team title, while HLV (101.5), Colfax-Mingo (77), Sigourney (73.5) and BGM (71) rounded out the top five in the eight-team field.
On the girls’ side, Pleasantville won the team title with 106 points. Lynnville-Sully (101), BGM (99), Colfax-Mingo (83) and Sigourney (79) completed the top five of the seven-team field.
Zach Steenhoek was second in the 1,600 (5:26.21) and the 3,200 (11:50.72) for the Tigerhawk boys. He scored 16 team points in his second-ever outdoor meet.
“Zach is so coachable, and he works hard.”
Colfax-Mingo’s 4x800 relay team of Colton Hernandez, Noah Strohmeyer, Coleman Craig and Tanner Gorman finished as the runner-up with a time of 9:50.40.
Brady Berkey also was third in the high jump (5-6) and long jump (18-11).
Braedynn Rawlins was the shot put winner (36 feet, 8 3/4 inches) and the Tigerhawks’ 4x800 relay also earned the top prize for the C-M girls.
Abbey McConeghey and Ilia Hostetter each ran four miles on the night. They went 2-3 in the 1,500 and 3,000 and Hostetter was third in the 800 (2:50.22).
McConeghey was second in the 1,500 (5:51.98) and 3,000 (12:29.22) and Hostetter was third in the 1,500 (5:56.59) and 3,000 (12:37.52).
The distance duo combined with Chelsey Temple and Colbee Cunningham to win the 4x800 relay (11:26.45).
The Tigerhawks’ distance medley relay team of Jodine Woods, Cunningham, Jordan Atwood and McConeghey finished second in 5:02.59.
Riley Carroll also finished second in the 400 hurdles (1:18.82).
C-M girls finish sixth
at North Mahaska
NEW SHARON — Carroll won her first-ever varsity race, Rawlins recorded a season-best throw in the shot put and Colfax-Mingo’s girls’ track and field team placed sixth out of eight teams at the 2019 Warhawk Coed Relays on April 4.
Colfax-Mingo was short-handed because of another school function but still scored 81 points.
Montezuma won the meet with 127.5 points, edging Sigourney (120) by 7.5 points. Host North Mahaska scored 116.5 in third followed by BGM (109) and Pella Christian (92).
The first career individual varsity win for Carroll came in the 400 hurdles. She won the race in 1:18.38.
It was the only victory for the Tigerhawks on the night. Rawlins was second in the shot put with a season-best toss of 36-10. Jordan Atwood also took second in the long jump with a leap of 15-3.
Hostetter took third in the 1,500 and 3,000. Her 1,500 time was 5:55.38 and she finished the 3,000 in 12:22.93.
The other third-place finish came in the distance medley relay. The team of Atwood, Cunningham, Carroll and Hostetter got the bronze with a time of 5:06.30.
Kyra Lester grabbed a fourth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 88-7.
C-M boys compete
WOODWARD — Colfax-Mingo’s boys’ track and field team was without 10 of its biggest contributors because of another school function and Hill went home early with an illness during the Cavanaugh Relays on April 4.
In the end, the smaller roster led to an eighth-place finish in a field of eight teams as the Tigerhawks scored four points on the night.
The lone points came from senior Deklan Lewis in the discus, sophomore A.J. Gibson in the high jump and senior Holister Koenig in the long jump.
Lewis was fifth in the discus with a throw of 105 feet, 7 inches.
Gibson finished sixth in the high jump with a mark of 5-4 and Koenig was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-5.
Des Moines Christian won the team title with 188 points followed by Southeast Valley (102).