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Middle school track & field

Washington seventh-grade boys take second place at Fort Madison Relays

Apr 24, 2013

FORT MADISON — The Washington seventh-grade boys’ track and field team opened its season at the Fort Madison Relays on Monday, winning four events and finishing second in the final team standings.

Jaivonn Willis cleared 5 feet, 1 inch to win the high jump, and he also led off for three winning relay teams. The quartet of Willis, Jack Redlinger, Jacob VanOsdol and Dalton Myers won the 4x100 relay in 53.93 seconds, and the 4x200 relay team of Willis, Redlinger, Ryan Reighard and Myers took first place in 1:50.30. The 4x400 relay team of Willis, Redlinger, Reighard and Myers won in 4:25.35.

Myers took third place in the long jump competition with a leap of 15 feet, 2.5 inches. Mitchell Huisenga placed third in the shot put competition with a throw of 30 feet, 11 inches, and teammate Collin Murphy was fifth with a heave of 27 feet, 5.5 inches. Mark Engelken took third place in the discus competition with a throw of 83 feet, 1 inch, and teammate Tanner Murphy was fifth with a toss of 75 feet, 7 inches. VanOsdol cleared 4 feet, 4 inches to finish fifth in the high jump competition.

Mario Tapia took fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.57 seconds, and he was also a member of Washington’s fourth-place shuttle hurdle relay team. The quartet of Kyle Fishback, Thomas Zimmer, Tapia and Cole Dallmeyer was fourth in 1:20.19.

Washington’s 1,600 medley relay team of Brandon Kleese, Fishback, Zimmer and Austin Stalder finished fourth in 5:16.87, and the 4x800 team of Brennan Horak, VanOsdol, Sean Zimmer and Kiowa Keith was fourth in 12:24.

Mason Letts finished fifth in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.30, and Kleese was sixth in 1:12.70. Stalder came in sixth in the 800-meter run in 3:08.

The Demons scored 92 team points, edging the host Bloodhounds by one point for second place. Mt. Pleasant won the meet with 141 points.

The Washington seventh-grade boys’ track and field team will travel to the Fairfield Relays on Tuesday. The meet will begin at 4:30 p.m.

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