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Lynx denied third straight team title by Algona, must settle for second at Charlie Bunn Relays

Parks sets another meet record in 200, also wins 100 and anchors 4x100 to top

April 6, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

HUMBOLDT - Two nights after clipping North Central Conference rival Algona to take the team title at the Umstead Relays in Eagle Grove, the Webster City boys' track team was on the receiving end of the disappointing finish here last night.

Algona returned the favor by a margin of two points at the Charlie Bunn Relays, as the Bulldogs piled up 117 points to the Lynx 115 in the seven-team field.

Manson-Northwest Webster was third (107) and a disqualification in the 4x400-meter relay away from topping both NCC programs.

"You never want to lose, but we knew Algona was going to step it up and they did," WCHS head coach Tony Bussan said. "It wasn't a case of what we didn't do right because I thought we ran pretty well. They just raised their level of performance."

WCHS again turned to a trio of seniors to bulk of its point total.

Sprinter Keagan Parks won two more individual gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He turned in a time of 11.00 seconds in the 100 and a meet-record clocking of 22.24 in the 200.

Fact Box

Charlie Bunn Relays

Thursday at Humboldt

Team Standings

1. Algona 117; 2. Webster City 115; 3. Manson-Northwest Webster 107; 4. Humboldt 68 1/2; 5. Pocahontas Area 61; 6. Emmetsburg 54 1/2; 7. Eagle Grove 35.

Webster City Results

Shot Put - 1. Nick Erritt 50-9; Boone Myers 43-0 1/2.

Discus - 3. Myers 139-9; 6. Chris Goodrich 119-8.

Long Jump - 6. Dylan Fielder 17-11 1/2; Cody Roosa 17-3.

High Jump - 1. Cal Zahn 6-0.

3,200 Meters - 3. Andrew Laird 10:47.05.

4x800 Relay - 2. Webster City 8:49.61 (Nick Thilges, Eric Coleman, Brandon Arkland, Jacob Clabaugh).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 2. Webster City 1:02.06 (Andrew May, Tanner Hoveland, Lucas Poland, Fielder).

100 Meters - 1. Keagan Parks 11.00; Nathan Nuehring 12.11.

4x200 Relay - 6. Webster City 1:41.08 (Nuehring, Roosa, Cody Cebula, Zach Barrick).

110 High Hurdles - 1. May 14.91; 6. Fielder 17.02.

1,600 Meters - 5. Laird 5:05.60; Jason McVicker 5:15.74.

200 Meters - 1. Parks 22.24 (MEET RECORD); 2. May 22.99.

1,600 Medley Relay - 2. Webster City 3:52.05 (Cebula, Hoveland, Coleman, Thilges).

800 Meters - 5. Arkland 2:15.94.

4x100 Relay - 1. Webster City 44.74 (Nuehring, May, Zahn, Parks).

4x400 Relay - 4. Webster City 3:42.67 (Nuehring, Coleman, Thilges, Parks).

Classmate Andrew May was second to Parks in the 200 (22.99), but continued to dominate the 110 high hurdles in a time of 14.91 seconds.

Parks, May, Nathan Nuehring and Cal Zahn stayed perfect in three meets in the 4x100; they raced across the finish line first in 44.74.

The field events continued to be key for the Lynx. They picked up the maximum 10 team points in the shot put, courtesy of senior Nick Erritt (50 feet, 9 inches), and in the high jump, with Zahn (6-0) taking gold.

Boone Myers placed third in the discus (139-9), as did Andrew Laird in the 3,200 (10:47.05).

The Lynx 4x800 (8:49.61), 1,600 medley (3:52.05) and shuttle hurdle (1:02.06) relays were all second. Nick Thilges and Eric Coleman were on the 4x800 and medley.

WCHS will go back to work on Tuesday at the Prairie Valley Warrior Relays in Gowrie.



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