BOONE - With its Drake Relays qualifiers either taking the meet off entirely or going easy with a single event, the Webster City boys' track team had to rely on its depth to score here last night.
And as far as head coach Tony Bussan is concerned, the team succeeded.
The Lynx won a pair of events and gobbled up eight second-place finishes en route to 67 points and a runner-up result at the Boone Classic. The host Toreadors dominated the four-team field with 105 points.
DFJ photo by Troy Banning
Tanner Hoveland runs the anchor leg of the shuttle hurdle relay for Webster City at yesterday’s Boone Classic. The Lynx captured silver in the event.
Jefferson-Scranton (62) was third, and Denison-Schleswig (29) was at the back of the pack.
"We felt the team competed extremely well," Bussan said. "They did not make any excuses about the majority of our Drake qualifiers being out of the lineup or limited to one event."
WCHS competed without star sprinter Keagan Parks and Nathan Nuehring, while Andrew May and Cal Zahn took part in just one event. All four will be in Des Moines today for the Drake Relays.
1.Boone 105; 2. Webster City 67; 3. Jefferson-Scranton 62; 4. Denison-Schleswig 29.
Webster City Results
Shot Put - 1. Nick Erritt 50-11.50; 3. Boone Myers 43-8.50.
Discus - 2. Myers 135-9; 4. Chris Goodrich 120-2.
Long Jump - 4. Trey Griffin 17-5.75.
4x800 Relay - 3. Webster City 8:35.14 (Ethan Glenn 2:03, Eric Coleman 2:07, Lucas Poland 2:15, Brandon Arkland 2:08).
3,200 Meters - 2. Andrew Laird 10:37.76; 5. Jason McVicker 11:31.10.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 2. Webster City 1:03.81 (Zach Barrick, Tanner Hoveland, Cody Roosa, Dylan Fielder).
100 Meters - 3. Cal Zahn 11.36; Dominic Khaleet 12.83.
400 Meters - 2. Coleman 53.51; Cody Cebula 1:01.02.
4x200 Relay - 2. Webster City 1:40.53 (Hoveland 25.0, Griffin 24.1, Roosa 25.0, Tyler Lockwood 25.0).
110 High Hurdles - 3. Fielder 16.99.
1,600 Meters - 1. Nick Thilges 4:48.03; 4. Jacob Clabaugh 5:03.86.
200 Meters - 2. Andrew May 22.64; Shane Gilman 25.67.
400 Low Hurdles - Cody Grunwald 1:15.66.
1,600 Medley Relay - 3. Webster City 4:04.27 (Cebula 25.5, Nelson Ball 24.79, Kyle Anderson 59.0, Arkland 2:13.00).
800 Meters - 2. Thilges 2:06.68; 5. Glenn 2:15.33.
4x100 Relay - 2. Webster City 47.91 (Hoveland, Roosa, Griffin, Barrick).
4x400 Relay - 3. Webster City 3:54.77 (Antrez Conley 1:00.10, Anderson 1:00.10, Hoveland 56.90, Arkland 57.60).
Nick Erritt continued to be a constant scorer with yet another first-place finish in the shot put. His best toss of 50 feet, 11.50 inches won handily.
Nick Thilges stepped to the forefront as well with a gold medal in the 1,600-meter run in a new personal-best time of 4:48.03, and a little later he returned to the track to take second in the 800 in 2:06.68.
"Nick had a huge personal record for first place in the mile," Bussan said.
Thrower Boone Myers was a double medal winner; he captured silver in the discus (135-9) and bronze in the shot put (43-8.50).
May - an individual Drake Relays qualifier in the 110 high hurdles - was second in the 200 (22.64), as were Andrew Laird in the 3,200 (10:37.76) and Eric Coleman in the 400 (53.51).
Zahn picked up third-place points in the 100 (11.36); he'll head to Des Moines today for the high jump before he joins Parks, May and Nuehring for the 4x100 relay.
Dylan Fielder joined Zahn and Myers as a bronze medalist in the 110 high hurdles (16.99).
WCHS picked up top-three results from six of its relays.
Even without May, the shuttle hurdle foursome of Zach Barrick, Tanner Hoveland, Cody Roosa and Fielder came out of the first heat to take second (1:03.81). The 4x200 (1:40.53) - Hoveland, Roosa, Trey Griffin and Tyler Lockwood - and the 4x100 (47.91) - Hoveland, Roosa, Griffin and Barrick - were second as well.