Golden Hawks, Wildcats place at Hawk Relays
WELLMAN – The Mid-Prairie and Columbus Community high school boys’ track teams competed in the 2014 Hawk Relays at Mid-Prairie High School on Thursday, April 17.
The Golden Hawks finished third out of eight teams with 121 points. Columbus placed sixth with 18 points.
Mid-Prairie’s Jared Draper again had the fastest time in the 3,200-meter run, coming in at 10 minutes, 19.87 seconds. The Golden Hawk 4x800-meter relay team (Andrew Schwartz, Colin Weber, Zeb Schwartz and Ty Feigenspan) won with a time of 8:43.18. Feigenspan also won the 400-meter dash in 54.08.
The Mid-Prairie distance medley unit (Austin Errthum, Canaan Powell, Z. Schwartz and Feigenspan) placed first in 3:50.38.
Ryan Errthum of the Golden Hawks took second place in the 3,200 in 10:32.44. Draper was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.81. The Mid-Prairie 4x100-meter relay team (Weber, A. Errthum, Isaiahn Powell and C. Powell) placed second in 47.52.
Levi Duwa of Mid-Prairie placed third in the shot put at 47 feet, 1 inch. I. Powell had a third-place time of 12.07 in the 100-meter dash. Z. Schwartz was third in the 400 in 54.89.
The Golden Hawk 4x200-meter relay squad (A. Errthum, Weber, Evan Wild and C. Powell) placed third in 1:36.63. R. Errthum took third in the 100-meter dash in 24.32 and in the 800-meter run in 2:16.2.
The Mid-Prairie 4x400-meter relay team (Z. Schwartz, A. Schwartz, Wild and Feigenspan) took third in 3:46.72.
Golden Hawk Reid Miller was fourth in the shot put at 41- ¾. A. Schwartz placed fourth in the 1,600 in 5:04.96. Brent Foster of Mid-Prairie took fourth in the 800 in 2:17.93. Duwa took fifth place in the discus at 116-10.
“Levi Duwa had a huge breakthrough, improving from a previous career best of 41-10 to throwing a whopping 47-1. Normally a shot putter will improve a foot or two in a season, so to leap forward by over 5 feet was pretty amazing. Middle-distance man Ty Feigenspan had a banner night, taking home three gold medals. Ty is a young man who has been working very hard, is always positive, and is a vocal team leader, and it’s a pleasure to see him enjoying so much success this season,” Mid-Prairie co-head coach Aaron Fleming said.
Columbus’ Rickey Rivers took first place in the long jump at 20-11 ¾. Wildcat Mauricio Ramirez was right behind Rivers in the long jump at 20-6 ¼, good for second place.
Mid-Prairie will be competing on its home track again tomorrow. Columbus Community’s boys’ team will be there as well.