Newton High’s Cardinal Invitational is billed as a Last Chance meet for the Drake Relays. Drake Relays qualification deadline was midnight on Thursday.
The Cardinal Invitational is also the first home track meet for the Newton High boys and girls. It’s also stacked with tough competition.
Newton’s girls finished 12th out of 14 teams, scoring 18 points. Cedar Rapids Prairie won the girls’ division with 118 points followed by Pella in second with 67 points.
There were only 11 teams in the boys’ division with Newton scoring 35 points for ninth. Ottumwa won the team title with 105 points and Ames was second with 91.
Cardinal senior Rachel Rhoads was attempting to make the 2019 Drake Relays field in the 1,500 meters. The fastest 21 girls across the state qualify.
Rhoads claimed the gold medal Thursday at home in 5 minutes, 03.88 seconds, which was off her season’s best. That time was 4:49.22 and had her 33rd on the 1,500 list.
Sophomore Kynnedei Terpstra ran fourth in the 100 in 13.24 seconds.
The top performance of the meet for the Cardinal boys came in the shot put ring. Seniors Ben Peterson and Mason Lee went 2-3 at 46 feet, 2 inches and 45-5, respectively.
On the track, freshman Brennan Amos was third in the 1,600 in 4:48.94 and junior Dylan Farver was third in the 110 hurdles in 16.34 seconds.
The Cardinal track teams compete in a coed meet on Tuesday. The Grinnell Invitational begins at 4:30 p.m. in Grinnell.
Other scoring performances by Newton girls and boys at Thursday’s home meet were:
Discus: 5. Lee, 126-10.
Long jump: MaKenna Davis, 19-5.
High jump: Cade Cupples, 5-6.
3,200-m: Jackson Mace, 10:47.69.
Shuttle hurdle relay: 4. Newton (Farver, John Neal, Nicholas Millbrooks, Gage Gomez), 1:08.34.
4x800 relay: 4. Newton (Amos, Adam Hunter, Emmanuel Roy, Treycen Garton), 8:52.02.
Sprint medley relay: 7. Newton (Logan Cummins, Cole Swank, Nate Maki, Camden Winther), 1:46.77.
4x100 relay: 8. Newton (Farver, Winther, Davis, Lee), 47.28.
4x200 relay: 7 Newton (Dalton Altemeier, Zane Biondi, Allistar Holdefer, Christian Lampman), 1:45.26.
Long jump: 8. Brooklyn Cupples, 14-3.
Discus: 8. Kealey Manning, 91-4.
4x800 relay: 5. Newton (Ashay Malow, Clare Muckler, Grace Bensen, Morgan Stalzer), 11:16.77.
4x400 relay: 5. Newton (Malow, Abbie Barr, Bensen, Cupples), 4:34.42.
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