ELDORA - A fast-paced meet didn't give the Northeast Hamilton boys' track team much time to rest here Friday night.
That's the downside of having a team with numbers in the single digits.
Still, the Trojans were effective in spots and scored 32 points to finish eighth in the 10-team Clay Invitational. Host South Hardin cruised to the team crown with 132 points, 38 ahead of runner-up Clarion-Goldfield (94). West Marshall (89), Denver (83) and AGWSR (81) rounded out the top five.
"Usually a meet lasts forever and you can get some spacing, but this meet was run really fast and that hurt us," NEH head coach Shannon Muhlenbruch said. "But we still had some good performances."
The Trojans scored in eight events, but came home with just two medals.
Kyle Pruismann played a part in a pair of third-place finishes. He claimed the bronze in the 400-meter low hurdles in 1:03.69 and then ran the opening 200 leg of the 1,600 medley relay (4:00.79). Logan Seiser, Nick Jeffers and Tyler Smith followed Pruismann.
Friday at Eldora
1. South Hardin 132; 2. Clarion-Goldfield 94; 3. West Marshall 89; 4. Denver 83; 5. AGWSR 81; 6. Iowa Falls-Alden 68; 7. Grundy Center 67; 8. Northeast Hamilton 32; 9. North Tama 26; 10. CAL 9.
Northeast Hamilton Place Winners
Discus - 4. Nick Jeffers 122-5.
200 Meters - 7. Logan Seiser 24.75.
400 Meters - 6. Tyler Smith 55.42; 7. Jeffers 55.63.
110 High Hurdles - 8. Smith 19.17.
400 Hurdles - 3. Kyle Pruismann 1:03.69.
4x400 Relay - 5. Northeast Hamilton 3:52.05 (Jeffers. Seiser, Pruismann, Smith).
4x800 Relay - 6. Northeast Hamilton 11:14.14 (Pruismann, Kyler Rapp, Bryce VanLangen, Ernest Schutt).
1,600 Medley Relay - 3. Northeast Hamilton 4:00.79 (Pruismann, Seiser, Jeffers, Smith).
Nick Jeffers just missed the medal stand in the discus; he was fourth with a best toss of 122 feet, 5 inches.