Harfst owns the 800, Lynx third at indoor meet

WCHS brings home nine medals in all, scores 86 points

Webster City lead-off runner Max Harfst (right) hands the baton to Alex Hooker during the 4x800-meter relay at Friday’s Nielsen Family Boys’ Indoor in Humboldt. The Lynx won the event. Messenger photo/Britt Kudla

HUMBOLDT — If one meet is any indication, then last season was just the tip of the iceberg for Max Harfst.

The Webster City middle distance runner put the finishing touches on a banner 2018 season with a trip to the state track and field meet in the 800 meters last May. And on Friday, he picked up right where he left off.

Harfst won the 800 and turned in the fastest leg on the Lynx winning 4×800 relay at the Nielsen Family Boys’ Indoor at the newly opened Humboldt Recreation Center. His double-gold effort helped WCHS register 86 points, good for third place in the six-team field.

“It was great to compete in a great new facility in Humboldt,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said. “I liked the way we competed in our first meet.”

WCHS brought home nine medals and Harfst led the way. He won the 800 in 2:08.79 and had an opening split of 2:07.95 on the 4×800. Alex Hooker, John Piaszynski and Tucker Judkins joined him on the relay.

Kasey Porter competes in the shuttle hurdle relay for Webster City at Friday’s Nielsen Family Boys’ Indoor in Humboldt. The Lynx won bronze; Porter was also the 400-meter silver medalist. Messenger photo/Britt Kudla

Kasey Porter, JJ Moore, Garrett Whitmore and Piaszynski all won individual medals as well.

Porter placed second in the 400 (58.75). Moore (shot put, 44 feet, 4 inches), Whitmore (60-meter dash, 7.65 seconds) and Piaszynski (1,600 meters, 5:13.36) were all third.

Bronze also went to the Lynx 4×200, 4×400 and shuttle hurdle relays. Whitmore, Porter and Lincoln LaSourd were all on two of the bronze-medal relays.

Fourth-place finishes went to Austin Lampman in the shot put (43-4), LaSourd in the 60 (7.66) and Malachi Montes in the 60 hurdles (9.66).

Nielsen Family Boys’ Indoor

Friday at Humboldt

Team Scores

1. Humboldt 1331⁄2; 2. Pocahontas Area 99; 8. Webster City 86; 4. Algona 66; 5. Eagle Grove 30; 6. Boone 51⁄2.

Webster City Results

Shot Put — 3. JJ Moore 44-4; 4. Austin Lampman 43-4.

60 Meters — 3. Garrett Whitmore 7.65; 4. Lincoln LaSourd 7.66; 9. Trey Mathis 8.02; 13. Trace Kepler 8.19.

200 Meters — 6. Carson Struchen 26.06; 9. Jack Van Diest 27.01; 12. Trey Mathis 27.53; 16. Charlie Stansfield 29.79.

400 Meters — 2. Kasey Porter 58.75; 9. Seth Godfredsen 1:04.47; 10. Drew Nielsen 1:04.47; 19. Matthew Borkowski 1:11.62.

800 Meters — 1. Max Harfst 2:08.79; 6. Jacob Willson 2:24.46; 17. Dylan Schwering 3:01.87; 18. Josh Van Houten 3:19.73.

1,600 Meters — 3. John Piaszynski 5:13.36; 4. Jose Ramirez 5:33.62; 6. Tucker Judkins 5:39.34; 7. Cole Reiling 5:39.41.

60 Hurdles — 4. Malachi Montes 9.66.

4×200 Relay – 3. Webster City A 1:40.88 (Whitmore, LaSourd, Struchen, Mathis); 8. Webster City B 1:51.37.

4×400 Relay — 3. Webster City A 3:49.98 (Whitmore, LaSourd, Hooker, Porter); 10. Webster City B 4:16.60.

4×800 Relay — 1. Webster City A 9:01.90 (Harfst, Alex Hooker, Piaszynski, Judkins); 4. Webster City B 10:02.89.

Distance Medley Relay — 6. Webster City A 4:26.76 (Stanley, Nielson, Van Diest, Willson); 9. Webster City B 4:58.96.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 3. Webster City 41.18 (Montes, Mathis, Porter, Ramirez).

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