Cherry, Tanner crank out two gold medals each for Lynx at Humboldt

WCHS?3rd in team race after battle with host Wildcats, FC

James Cherry competes in the shot put at a meet hosted by Humboldt last night. He took the top spot in the event. The Humboldt Independent photo/Phil Monson

The Daily Freeman-Journal

WEBSTER CITY — Jordan Tanner wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice in one week.

Just two days after getting off stride early in the 110-meter high hurdles and jogging across the finish line well off the pace at the Carroll Coed Relays, the Webster City senior was back to his high-stepping self and hauled in gold at the Humboldt Make-Up Meet last night.

Tanner crossed in 15.56 seconds and it was one of two victories for him on the night. James Cherry was also a double gold medalist, as they led WCHS to a third-place finish in a top-heavy field.

The Lynx compiled 1441⁄2 points to trail only meet champion and host Humboldt (1651⁄2) and Forest City (157). Clear Lake (651⁄2) was well back in fourth.

Garrett Whitmore takes a turn on a Webster City relay during last night’s meet in Humboldt. The Humboldt Independent photo/Phil Monson

“The kids are competing well up and down the lineup, but we’ve got to continue to get better,” WCHS assistant coach Tony Bussan said. “Humboldt has got a very solid squad and we also knew that Forest City was really solid, but we had a good meet.”

Tanner also took the top spot in the 100-meter dash (11.51), and he also led off for the Lynx runner-up 4×100 relay (46.39).

Cherry’s heaves didn’t match the distances from two nights earlier, but they were still good enough to own the fields. He won the shot put with a toss of 46 feet, 6 inches, and the discus with a throw of 133-1.

“James and Jordan both had really good nights,” Bussan said.

WCHS won five events and placed in the top three on 15 occasions.

The other victory came from the 4×200 (1:36.58) quartet of Garrett Whitmore, Lincoln LaSourd, Trey Mathis and Zane Williams.

Individual silver medals went to LaSourd in the 200 (23.55), Whitmore in the 400 low hurdles (58.85) and Max Harfst in the 800 (2:10.50).

John Piaszynski was the bronze medalist in the 1,600 (5:05.47).

The Lynx finished in the top three in all seven relay events.

WCHS will now hope that Mother Nature will be cooperative as it gets set to host the Lynx Invitational on Tuesday. Field events will get underway at 5 p.m.

Humboldt Make-Up Meet

Thursday at Humboldt

Team Standings

1. Humboldt 1651⁄2; 2. Forest City 157; 3. Webster City 1441⁄2; 4. Clear Lake 651⁄2; 5. Eagle Grove 301⁄2; 6. Belmond-Klemme 24.

Webster City Results

Shot Put — 1. James Cherry 46-6; 7. Austin Lampman 40-1.

Discus — 1. Cherry 133-1; 4. Lampman 113-10.

Long Jump — 5. Jordan Tanner 17-10; 6. Trace Kepler 17-41⁄2.

High Jump — 4. Malachi Montes 5-6.

100 Meters — 1. Tanner 11.51; 7. Zane Williams 12.01.

200 Meters — 2. Lincoln LaSourd 23.55; 6. Trey Mathis 24.80.

400 Meters — 5. Kasey Porter 57.31.

800 Meters — 2. Max Harfst 2:10.50; 4. Parker Rossing 2:14.07.

1,600 Meters — 3. John Piaszynski 5:05.47; 7. Tucker Judkins 5:48.58.

3,200 Meters — 4. Sam Vanderpool 11:23.40; 6. Jacob Willson 11:41.46.

110 High Hurdles — 1. Tanner 15.56; 7. Montes 17.95.

400 Low Hurdles — 2. Garrett Whitmore 58.85.

4×100 Relay — 2. Webster City 46.39 (Tanner, Kepler, LaSourd, Williams).

4×200 Relay — 1. Webster City 1:36.58 (Whitmore, LaSourd, Mathis, Williams).

4×400 Relay — 3. Webster City 3:49.79 (Harfst, Porter, Rossing, Whitmore).

4×800 Relay — 2. Webster City 8:56.29 (Harfst, Piaszynski, Porter, Rossing).

Sprint Medley Relay — 2. Webster City 1:40.72 (Whitmore, Kaiyu Levongkhom, Williams, LaSourd).

Distance Medley Relay — 3. Webster City 4:04.75 (Carson Struchen, Kepler, Brock Blake, Judkins).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. Webster City 1:08.05 (Mathis, Montes, Jacob Wagner, Levongkhom).