May 18, 2022

Seven wins power Newton boys to Cardinal Relays victory

Beiner, Klein lead Newton to win in annual track and field meet

The highest scoring athletes on Newton’s boys track and field team were given lighter loads on Thursday during the annual Cardinal Relays.

Just a few days removed from the conference meet and a week away from state qualifying, Jackson Mace-Maynard and Nate Maki sat out the evening and a few others were limited to only one or two events.

That didn’t slow down the Cardinals though as Newton claimed seven wins, registered 19 top-three finishes and coasted to a home triumph at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

Newton scored 195 points at the top. Lynnville-Sully was next with 105 points and three others scored 96 or more points.

Southeast Warren (101), Pleasantville (100), Colfax-Mingo (96), North Mahaska (83) and Twin Cedars (7) completed the seven-team field.

Derek Beiner and Cody Klein were limited to two events as both competed in the 200- and 400-meter dash. They led the Cardinals with 18 and 16 points, respectively.

James Gruver tallied 17.5 points to lead the Hawks, while Justin Myers scored a team-best 16 points for the Tigerhawks.

Newton won six individual events, claimed victory in the shuttle hurdle relay and doubled up in 10 events.

The Cardinals won three of the four field events. Keith Moko won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 0 inches, Dallas King’s toss of 45-7 1/2 won the shot put and Nate Davies hit 134-2 to win the discus.

Three other Cardinals placed in the field events. Reilly Trease (career-best 19-7 1/2) was third in the long jump and Breyton Schwenker (career-best 18-1) finished fifth and Thomas Stadelmann (career-best 38-7) took sixth in the shot put.

Treycen Garton and Jared Smith were 1-2 in the 800 and Beiner and Klein went 1-2 in the 400.

Garton won the 800 in 2 minutes, 2.54 seconds and Smith finished the race in a career-best 2:03.52.

Beiner’s winning 400 time was a career-best 51.46 seconds and Klein was the runner-up in 53.34.

Christian Ergenbrght (career-best 11-81), Curtis Payne (career-best 12.04) and Colin Sharp (season-best 12.31) finished 1-2-4 in the 100.

Beiner and Klein also were in the 200 and they went 2-3. Beiner was the runner-up with a career-best 23.4 and Klein took third in 24.2.

Four Cardinals placed in the top five of the 110 high hurdles but only two could score team points.

Cole Swank won the race in a career-best 16.16 seconds. Reese Hammons (season-best 17.19) was third, Brody Bauer (career-best 17.98) finished fourth and Cade Bauer (20.34) was fifth.

The Cardinals also doubled up in the 400 hurdles, 1,600 and 3,200.

In the 400 hurdles, Brody Bauer finished third in 1:02.7 and Evan Bebout was fourth in 1:11.49.

Landon Menninga (career-best 5:06.29) finished third and Christian Buchli (career-best 5:26.44) was fifth in the 1,600.

Leo Friedman was third in the 3,200 in a career-best 11:11.25 and Skyler Gilbert-Martinez placed sixth in a career-best 11:49.51.

The final win for Newton came in the shuttle hurdle relay. The team of Payne, Brody Bauer, Hammons and Swank won the race in 1:06.37.

Newton was third in both the 4x100 and 4x800 relays.

In the 4x100, Sharp, Ergenbright, Trease and Payne finished in 46.31. The 4x800 team of Collin Buchli, Creighton Anderson, Presley Arnold and Brenden Holschuh hit the finish line in 9:22.46.

Gruver led Lynnville-Sully because he was part of one individual win and a pair of third-place finishes.

He won the 400 hurdles in a season-best time of 57.89 and took third in the 400 in a career-best 54.07.

Gruver led off the shuttle hurdle relay team which placed third. The foursome also included Bryce Richards, Aidan Stock and Austin Larson and they finished in a season-best 1:10.29.

The Hawks’ other three wins came from Ryan Annee in the long jump and in the 4x200 and sprint medley relays.

Annee won the long jump with a leap of 20-8 1/2. Annee also was part of the winning 4x200 relay team.

That foursome included Corder Noun Harder, Annee, Conner Maston and Josh Hardenbrook and they won in a season-best 1:32.86.

The sprint medley relay featured Kyle Squires, Noun Harder, Hardenbrook and Maston and they won the race in a season-best 1:37.76.

The Hawks’ lone second-place finish came in the 4x100 relay. Squires, Annee, Hardenbrook and Noun Harder finished in 44.91.

The distance medley relay team of Braden Alberts, Owen Norrish, Larson and Zach Morningstar finished third in 4:12.26.

Squires grabbed the other third-place finish after throwing 40-8 in the shot put. Stock was fourth in the high jump with a leap of 5-0, Morningstar (2:21.06) placed fifth in the 800, Richards (season-best 25.11) was fifth in the 200 and Mason Rodibaugh (104-3) took sixth in the discus. Hendrick Lowry (58.46) also placed sixth in the 400.

The Tigerhawks were shut out of the win column, but Myers had two of the team’s three second-place finishes.

He was second in the 110 high hurdles in 16.78 and placed second in the 400 hurdles in 59.25.

C-M’s only third-place finish came in the 4x200 relay. Tony Buenrostro, Merritt McConeghey, Jared Lewis and Josue Rodriguez finished the race in 1:48.88.

Grant Alexander had the other second-place finish as he threw the discus 122-4. Ben Keeney was fifth with a career-best toss of 114-9.

Keeney took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 39-8 and Alexander placed fifth in 38-9 1/2.

The next best finish came in the long jump where Brandon Kite took fourth with a leap of 19-0 1/4.

Harrison Rhone was fifth in the 3,200 (career-best 11:48.49) and sixth in the 1,600 (career-best 5:31.08), Elias Hostetter (56.21) placed fifth in the 400, Seth Johnson (12.63) took sixth in the 100 and Owen Ament (career-best 2:29.23) finished sixth in the 800.