BAXTER — The five wins PCM’s boys’ track and field team got on April 5 were a meet-high at the Bolts Relays.
But Madrid’s depth was too much to overcome as the Tigers cruised to the team title with 15 top-three finishes and double points in three individual events.
Madrid finished with 140 points. PCM did come in second with 104 points. Lynnville-Sully and Baxter were also in the field from Jasper County, and the Hawks were fourth with 70 points and the Bolts took fifth with 45 points.
The Mustangs doubled up in three individual events and claimed eight top-three finishes.
Lynnville-Sully won four events and had seven top-three performances and Baxter won three events and were second in another one.
PCM’s wins came from Payton Strovers in the long jump (20 feet, 0 inches), Reed Worth in the 400-meter dash (52.6 seconds), Nigel Sperfslage in the 400 hurdles (58.19) and in the sprint medley and shuttle hurdle relays.
PCM’s winning shuttle hurdle relay team featured Jarron Trausch, Sperfslage, Worth and Cole Dustin, and they won the race in 1:03.36.
The sprint medley relay team of Brayton Van Dyke, Strovers, Preston Van Wyk and Sperfslage finished in 1:38.89.
PCM’s only runner-up finish came in the distance medley relay. The team of Trausch, Connor Bennett, Aiden Anderson and Beau Webb finished in 3:57.99.
The third-place finishes for PCM came from Van Wyk in the 200 (24.24) and Dustin in the high jump (5-10). Worth was just behind his teammate in the 200 in fourth with a time of 24.26.
PCM doubled up in the 400 hurdles as Justin Maggard was fourth (1:06.17).
Another event PCM scored double points in came in the 100. Strovers finished fourth in 11.83 and Van Wyk was fifth in 11.84.
Other individual top-five finishes came from PCM’s Beau Webb and Sperfslage.
Webb finished fourth in the 1,600 (5:01.84) and Sperfslage took fifth in the 110 high hurdles (17.63).
PCM was able to pile up points in relays, too. The Mustangs were fourth in the 4x100 and 4x200 and fifth in the 4x400 and 4x800.
In the 4x100, PCM’s team of Strovers, Worth, Van Dyke and Van Wyk were fourth in 46.82 seconds.
The fourth-place 4x200 team of Van Dyke, Trausch, Anderson and Bennett finished in 1:38.55.
The 4x400 team of Wes Cummings, Bennett, Anderson and Webb hit the finish line in fourth with a time of 3:56.74.
The 4x800, which also placed fifth, included Cummings, Landon Fenton, Carson Duinink and Ayrton Breckenridge and they finished in 9:45.32.
The 10-team lineup also included Bondurant-Farrar (73) in third.
The bottom half of the standings featured Gilbert (44), Collins-Maxwell (33), Pleasantville (31), Grand View Christian (28) and Ankeny Christian (14).