Howard dominates 100 and 200, Hawks fifth at Norsemen Relays

STORY CITY – A week of lethargy didn’t seem to bother Devin Howard here Friday night.

Nasty weather conditions left the South Hamilton boys’ track team inactive all week leading up to the Norsemen Relays, but Howard went out and handled the business at hand by winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He also ran the opening leg on the winning 1,600 medley relay, helping the Hawks tally 75 points to place fifth.

CMB dominated the meet and finished with 176 points. Ballard (861?2) finished in the runner-up position.

“We basically didn’t get much of a workout in (last) week because of the weather, but we had some good performances,” South Hamilton head coach Darrell Paulsen said.

Howard, who hadn’t competed since last Friday’s Drake Relays, set a meet record in the 100 (11.14 seconds) and later ran his best time of the season in the 200 (22.63).

Ross Enderson, Zach Zoske and Devon Fisher joined Howard on the gold-medal medley (3:52.17).

Caleb Olson and Jacob Ratzke added individual silver-medal showings. Olson claimed the second spot in the 800 (2:07.62), while Ratzke was the runner-up in the 400 hurdles (1:01.62).

The Hawks’ 4×800 (8:57.15) was also second, while the shuttle hurdle relay (1:07.59) was third.

The Fisher boys – Devon and Jared – teamed up with Titan Johnson and Drake Thompson on the 4×800. Ratzke, Hunter Johnson, Trey Woodall and Treyton Twedt manned the shuttle hurdle.

South Hamilton will be at the Ogden Coed Invite today.