Norsemen place fourth at HOIC before weather interferes
With a meet that was cut short due to lightning and thunderstorms, Roland-Story boys’ track team placed fourth in a Heart of Iowa Conference meet May 1 at Jefferson.
Gilbert placed first with 135 points, followed by Nevada 118, North Polk 114.5, Roland-Story 67.5, Greene County and South Hamilton tied with 52, Saydel 42, and PCM 41.
Zach Shadlow placed first in the discus with a throw of 154-09. Matthew Houghland placed 10th with 116-10. Nathan Bell placed third in the shot put with a distance of 46-02.50, and Garek Hurd came in 10th with 41.08.
Sam Diehl and Sam Skaar placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the high jump with heights of 5-08 and 5-04. Austin Hobbs placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 19-05, and Kade Faga came in 12th with 17-05.
In the 100-meter dash, Lydon Heifner placed 10th in 12.33, and Derek Staker was 13th with 12.75.
Hobbs came in sixth in the 200-meter dash in 24.47, and Jakob Pitman was 15th with 25.91.
In the 400-meter dash, Ben Chelsvig placed seventh in 56.07, and Mason Thomas was 11th with 58.87.
In the 800-meter run, Nick Wakefield and Gradyn Dowling came in eighth and 10th, respectively, in 2:12.57 and 2:15.96.
Blake Lebeck placed seventh in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:30.41.
Placing fifth in the 100-meter hurdles was Ethan Taylor with a time of 16.71.
Taylor placed ninth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.17, and Blake Sievers placed 10th in 1:02.98.
The 4x200 relay team of Twedt, Adam McIlrath, Wyatt Bunn and Grant Olson placed seventh in 1:36.66.
Roland-Story earned a second-place finish in the 4x800 relay with a time of 8:37.50. The relay team members were Carter Greenfield, Eric Dowe, Dowling and Wakefield.
Coming in third in the 440-meter shuttle hurdle relay, with a time of 1:05.29, were Diehl, McIlrath, Sievers and Taylor.
Heifner, Twedt, McIlrath and Olson teamed up in the 800 sprint medley relay and placed third with a time of 1:39.21.
Winning the 1,600 sprint medley relay was the team of Twedt, Wyatt Bunn, Olson and Greenfield with a time of 3:46.48.