TRACK & FIELD: West Marshall edges STC for 4th at D-NH

DIKE – Drake Relays or not, the West Marshall boys’ track and field team did not hold much back at the Wolverine Invitational on Tuesday.

Finishing in fourth place overall, the Trojans beat South Tama County for the first time this season, scoring 65 points and getting a win and four runner-up finishes in the process.

Elijah Streeter, who will be a part of the 105th Drake Relays later this week, won the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.42 seconds and also claimed second in the 200 in 23.83.

Streeter will team with Blake Young, Nick Juel and Duncan Ferch in the 4×100 relay at the Drake Relays. That foursome took second in the event Tuesday with a time of 45.70. Ferch also was second in the 100 with a time of 11.59 and Juel was runner-up in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 1/2 inch.

Other top finishes for the Trojans included Nathan Bradley’s third-place tally in the 1,600 and Jake Thompson’s fourth-place finish in the 400. The 4×200 relay featuring Young, Juel, Ferch and Rafael Rodriguez also was third.

South Tama County (60) finished five points behind West Marshall for fifth.

Dylan Kalinay will run in two individual events at the Drake Relays and was limited in his events Tuesday but still won the 100 with a time of 11.37. Blake Keller won the mile with a 4:53.25 and was fourth in the 3,200 in 10:39.17. Tyler Blocker also finished fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.75 and Ian Slagle was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 44-1.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck, North Tama and Grundy Center also participated in the meet.

The Rebels took seventh as a team with 54 points. Zach Pierce got the lone win for G-R as he took the shot put title with a throw of 46-2 1/2. Eric Stoakes also was second in the 400 hurdles (57.16) and Chase Clark and Wyatt Swanson scored third-place tallies in the long jump and 800, respectively.

North Tama and Grundy Center both scored 24 points in a tie for 10th.

The Redhawks were led by Omar Martinez, who was first in the 800 with a time of 2:04.86. Martinez also was second in the mile and third in the two mile.

The Spartans got a second-place finish from Jordan Stoner in the 100 hurdles as he crossed the line in 16.14. Brock Rohler also was fourth in the discus with a toss of 139-9.

Host Dike-New Hartford won the meet with 103 points, edging Wapsie Valley (99) and Hudson (91) in the top three. Denver was sixth with 59 points, while Aplington-Parkersburg (47) and Columbus Catholic (27) rounded out the top 10.