Fisher, Newcomb highlight area boys at Dickinson Relays

CEDAR FALLS – Two GMG track and field athletes made some early-season noise Tuesday at the first indoor meet of the season.

Senior Brock Fisher scored a third-place finish in the high jump, while junior Bryce Newcomb also was third in the long jump as the Wolverine teammates highlighted a total of four top-10 finishes on the day from area athletes at the A.D. Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome.

Newcomb’s third-place tally in the long jump also set a new school record. His best jump was marked at 21 feet, 9 inches, and that bested the previous record of 21-7 set by Richard Harris back in 1989.

Fisher’s third-place leap in the high jump was 6-0.

The other top finishers from the area included AGWSR’s Clay Meinders and South Tama County’s Dylan Kalinay.

Meinders was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 49-10, while Kalinay’s sixth-place tally in the 60-meter hurdles was clocked at 8.52 seconds.

GMG’s Fisher also was 18th in the 200 in 23.92 and ended up 32nd in the 60 with a time of 11.80.

Kalinay’s other strong performance came in the 200 where he was 25th with a time of 24 seconds. Teammate Peyton Rutledge also claimed a top-20 finish as he was 18th in the high jump with a best leap of 5-6.

South Tama’s Ian Slagle was 27th in the shot put with a top throw 42-11.

BCLUW had a pair of runners who placed in the top-35 of their respective events. Cole Silver was 31st in the 800 (2:18), while Will Garber was 34th in the 60 hurdles (9.24).