April 22, 2024

Seven wins power Baxter boys to title at Colfax-Mingo Coed Relays

Woods grabs pair of wins for host Tigerhawks

Cainan Travis

COLFAX — Seven wins, 20 top-three finishes and at least two new school records powered the Baxter boys track and field team to its first outdoor team championship on Thursday.

Logan Rainsbarger, Lincoln Betterton and Matt Richardson all won individual events and the Bolts won four relays during a dominating performance at the Colfax-Mingo Coed Relays.

Baxter scored 183 points to win the team title by 63 over Collins-Maxwell (120). The rest of the six-team field included Ankeny Christian Academy (102), Colfax-Mingo (100), Colo-NESCO (78) and Grand View Christian (57).

It was the first outdoor track and field meet at Colfax-Mingo since the 1990s.

Xavier Woods

Tigerhawk junior Xavier Woods was the only area athlete to win two individual events as he led C-M on its new all-weather track.

Woods started his day with a huge career-best leap in the high jump. He won the event with a jump of 6 feet, 2 inches.

He followed that up with a win in the 400-meter hurdles and a runner-up finish in the 110 high hurdles. His 400 hurdle time was clocked in a career-best 59.41 seconds. The runner-up ran 59.48. His 110 high hurdle time was clocked in a career-best 15.9.

There was a timing error in the 110 high hurdles. Woods was hand timed at 15.66 in the event.

The three individual wins for the Bolts came from Rainsbarger in the 110 high hurdles, Betterton in the 200 and Richardson in the 3,200.

Rainsbarger won the 110 highs in a season-best 15.74 and Betterton was third in a career-best 16.74.

Cody Samson

Richardson set a new school record in the 3,200 with a career-best time of 10 minutes, 1.61 seconds. Max Handorf was the runner-up in a career-best 10:09.62.

Betterton’s career-best time of 23.7 won the 200 and Cade Robinson was fourth in a career-best 24.4.

The Bolts registered nine second-place finishes. Carter Smith had two of them as he was the runner-up in both the shot put and discus with a career-best throw of 41-4 and a season-best toss of 125-1 1/2, respectively.

Cael Wishman was second in the 400 with a career-best time of 58.54 and he was fifth in the shot put with a career-best toss of 38-8 1/2.

Logan Jones and Richardson tied for second in the 800. Their times of 2:11.47 was a career best for Jones and a season best for Richardson.

Treyton Travis was the runner-up behind Woods in the high jump. He tied a season best with a leap of 5-10.

Fisher Grove

Travis also set a new school record in the 100 dash with a career-best time of 11.62. That placed him fourth, while Robinson ran a career-best 11.95 in fifth.

The Bolts also got double points in the discus as Cody Spurgeon placed fourth with a career-best throw of 97-4 1/2.

Rainsbarger (18-4) and Coy Mergen (16-9) went 3-6 in the long jump and Handorf placed third in the 1,600 with a time of 4:54.96.

Colfax-Mingo registered two wins, two runner-up finishes and a pair of bronze-medal performances.

Wyatt Thornton finished fourth in both the 110 high hurdles and 400 hurdles. He posted career-best times of 18.65 and 1:03.21, respectively, and was fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-1.

Davion Long finished fifth in the 200 with a career-best time of 24.87 and Sully Wilkins took fifth in both the 400 and 800 with career-best times of 59.64 and 2:23.21, respectively.

Davion Long
Isaiah Baucom

Isaiah Baucom took sixth in the 100 with a career-best time of 12.75 and Owen Ament was sixth in the 3,200 in a career-best 12:31.06.

Baxter won the 4x200, 4x400, 4x800 and distance medley relays. The Bolts also were second in the sprint medley and third in the 4x100.

In the 4x200, Baxter’s team of Cody Travis, Mergen, Betterton and Wishman won the race in a season-best 1:43.14.

Baxter and C-M went 1-2 in the 4x400 relay. The Bolts won in a season-best 3:56.15 with Rainsbarger, Jones, Cody Samson and Cainan Travis and the Tigerhawks were second in 3:59.45 with Ament, Izaiah Lewis, Fisher Grove and Wilkins.

Samson, Handorf, Jones and Richardson won the 4x800 relay in 9:04.67 and the Tigerhawks were third in 9:51.04 with Grove, Kyle Wood, Wilkins and Ament.

Baxter’s distance medley relay team won the race in 3:55.65 with Robinson, Treyton Travis, Cainan Travis and Richardson.

Treyton Travis
Cade Robinson

The two area teams were 2-3 in the sprint medley relay. The Bolts finished second in a season-best 1:51.35 with Betterton, Mergen, Eli Dee and Cody Travis and the Tigerhawks finished in a season-best 1:53.38 with Grove, Asher Knutson, Cody Heisler and Lewis.

Colfax-Mingo was second in the shuttle hurdle relay. The team of Thornton, Lewis, Wood and Woods finished in a season-best 1:12.59.

Baxter’s 4x100 relay team placed third with Robinson, Rainsbarger, Treyton Travis and Cainan Travis. They finished in 47.91.