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Boys run against tough competition


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The Southeast Valley boys track team traveled to Pocahontas on Thursday, April 18th to compete in the Poky Relays.  The Jaguars ran against some of the toughest competition in the area. Humboldt continued their dominance of meets this year winning the meet with 177 points followed by host Pocahontas with 123 points.  Webster City and South Central Calhoun were third with 118 and 90 points respectively followed by Southeast Valley with 51 points.

Mason Ackerson and Nyles Johnson were the top finisher for the Jaguars Thursday.  Mason’s throw of 136’ 9” tied his best of the year and was far enough to finish second. Nyles cleared 5’ 10” in the high jump.   

The lone bronze medal for Southeast Valley came in the 4 x 200m relay with Colton Kamp, Nyles Johnson, Hunter Sorenson and Chase Swieter running 1:38.71.

The Jaguars claimed individual 4th place finishes from Ben Carlson (3200m, 11:21.82) and Nyles Johnson (200m, 23.62).  The 4 x 800m and 4 x 100m relay teams also claimed 4th place finishes. Hunter Kruse, Hunter Sorenson, Coledon Bethel and Rhett Grandfield ran 9:17.92 in the 4 x 800 and Kamp, Swieter, Ackerson and Johnson finished in 46.08 in the 4 x100.

Sam Hanson (Long Jump, 18’ 6”), Everett Lahr (High Jump, 5’ 4”), and Carter Lane (110m High Hurdles, 16.10) took 5th in their respective events.  Robert Jepsen (3200m 12:12.32), Coledon Bethel (800, 2:17.78) and Zach Thompson (1600m, 5:28.80) all ran season bests times for the year.

The Jaguars will compete in the Twin Lakes Conference meet in Gowrie on Tuesday, April 30th before traveling to Lake City on Thursday, May 2nd.

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