Highland middle school boys finish second at Lone Tree meet
LONE TREE — The Highland middle school boys’ track and field team took second place at a meet in Lone Tree on April 4, making it five years in a row that the Huskies have finished in the top two spots at the meet.
Highland won three events and scored 94 points, but the host Lions ran away to win with 166 points.
Jake Wood won the 800-meter run in 2:28.90, and he also led off for the Huskies’ first-place 4x800 relay. The quartet of Wood, Chase Rath, Trent Lasek and Matt Hoenig won in 10:17.22.
Highland’s 4x400 relay team of Rath, Billy Burton, Josh Brand and Caleb Brase also took first place with a time of 4:17.92.
Besides anchoring the 4x400 relay team to victory, Brase also took second place in the 100-meter dash in 13.28 seconds, third place in the 200-meter dash in 28.30 seconds, and he cleared 5 feet to take third place in the high jump.
Burton took second place in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.84, and he finished fifth in the 200-meter dash in 28.31 seconds.
Highland’s 4x100 relay team of Nathan Yahnke, Lasek, Blake Donovan and Patrick Wood took third place in 57.20 seconds, and the quartet of Richard Dunbar, Lane Griffis, Riley Grecian and Jacob Griese finished third in the 1,600 medley relay in 5:16.12. The 4x200 relay team of Rath, Robert Yoder, Wood and Yahnke placed fourth in 1:54.27, and the shuttle hurdle relay squad of Nic Rath, Yoder, Matt Hoenig and Joseph VanZante was fourth in 1:22.03. The quartet of Yahnke, Donovan, Yoder and Griese finished fifth in the 800 medley relay in 2:13.95.
Donovan took fourth place in the shot put competition with a throw of 32 feet, 8 inches. Hoenig finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.58 seconds, and VanZante was fifth in the 200-meter hurdles in 35.44 seconds. Rath cleared 4 feet, 10 inches to place fifth in the high jump.