R-S boys place first, girls second at Norsemen Quad track meet
STORY CITY – The Roland-Story track teams opened the 2021 season with outstanding performances at the Norsemen Quad meet April 1.
The Norsemen boys took the team championship with 81 points, beating Prairie City-Monroe by eight points for first. The Norse girls came in second to North Polk’s 109.5 points with a score of 80.5.
The Roland-Story boys won five events. The Norsemen claimed three gold medals in relays and two in individual events.
The 4 X 200-meter team of Jonovan Wilkinson, Will Bunn, Kale Lande and Cade Diehl ran a time of one minute, 35.98 seconds to beat PCM’s 1:36.18 for first. Lande, Hesston Johnson, Diehl and Bunn won the 4 X 400 in 3:44.24, easily topping Hampton-Dumont-CAL's 3:48.34 for the win.
Cade Murphy, Nate Johnson, Gavin Carpenter and Wilkinson ran the sprint medley in 1:41.43 to top PCM’s 1:42.45 for first.
Carpenter took first individually in the open 400 after crossing the finish line in 54.99 to top the 56.59 by Southeast Valley’s Eli Johnson for first. Nathan Limas won the 3,200 after running a 10:53.29 to beat the 11:07.41 by Southeast Valley’s Cooper Nuss.
The Roland-Story girls picked up two relay golds and Macy Friest won both throwing events for the Norse.
Libbie Johnson, Reagan Vogelaar, Mackenzie Crutchfield and Anna Peach finished the girls’ 4 X 100 in 55.38 to just edge out North Polk’s 55.72 for first. Caden Thoreson, Elizabeth Ihle, Makenna Carlson and Lauryn Kilstofte completed the 4 X 800 in 11:08.77 to take first ahead of the 11:29.10 run by North Polk.
Friest won the girls’ shot put with a throw of 34 feet, 6.5 inches to beat out teammate Dana Vinson’s 31-6.5 for first in the event. The Norse also had the third-best throw of the event after Madelyn Roling won the JV competition with a toss of 29-5.5.
Friest and Vinson also went 1-2 in the discus. Friest threw a 91-5 and Vinson an 86-10.5.