Hawks win five events, the runner-up at Ballard Classic

Logan Peters (front) takes the baton from Conner Hill in the distance medley relay on Tuesday in Huxley. Photo by Angela Hewitt

HUXLEY — Everywhere Darrell Paulsen looked, his South Hamilton boys’ track and field team was scoring points at Tuesday’s Ballard Classic Relays.

Field events? Check.

Individual running events? Check.

Relays? Check.

Added up, the Hawks secured 16 medals and conjured up 160 points to place second in Class B behind Roland-Story (206).

South Hamilton freshman Tanner Blue competes in the shuttle hurdle relay at Tuesday’s Ballard Classic in Huxley. He later won the Class B 400-meter low hurdles. Photo by Angela Hewitt

“We just keep on getting better,” Paulsen said. “We had a lot of good performances and a lot of personal bests.”

The throws and jumps collected five medals — two silver and three bronze — to get the Hawks out of the gate quickly.

Cade Flaugh and Zeke Balderas were second and third in the discus with tosses of 122 feet, 5 inches and 115-8, respectively. Austin Busch heaved the shot 43-23⁄4, good enough for third. Brandyn Feighner grabbed the runner-up spot in the long jump at 18-9, and Carter Hewitt rose to third in the high jump at 5-8.

“We did really well in the field events,” Paulsen said. “I was really pleased with that.”

Logan Peters and Tanner Blue were individual champions on the track. Peters cruised to victory in the 800-meter run in 2:07.25, while Blue added gold in the 400 low hurdles in 1:01.98.

The Hawks also picked up wins in the 4×800 (8:29.98), distance medley (3:42.76) and 4×400 (3:36.76) relays. Peters, Cole Berg, Conner Hill and Freddie Lewis ran on two of the winning quartets. Quinton Grove, Zakee Newman, Brock Galetich and Sam Lewis were all on one.

Grove (4:42.69) and Newman (4:45.94) went 2-3 in the mile, while the shuttle hurdle (1:10.21) and 4×200 (1:46.10) relays were both second. The sprint medley (1:52.03) and 4×100 (47.67) were both third.

Ballard Classic Relays

Tuesday at Huxley

Class B Team Standings

1. Roland-Story 206; 2. South Hamilton 160; 3. Collins-Maxwell 93; 4. Greene County 58; 5. North Polk JV 37.

South Hamilton Results

Discus — 2. Cade Flaugh 122-5; 3. Zeke Balderas 115-8.

Shot Put — 3. Austin Busch 43-23⁄4; 4. Trevor Thompson 43-1.

Long Jump — 2. Brandyn Feighner 18-9.

High Jump — 3. Carter Hewitt 5-8; 5. Nic Flaugh 5-4.

Sprint Medley Relay — 3. South Hamilton 1:52.03 (Evan Winkler, Cade Murphy, Ty Skartvedt, Elijah Balderas).

3,200 Meters — 4. Clay Willadsen 11:58.60; 6. Logan Halfwassen 13:26.00.

4×800 Relay — 1. South Hamilton 8:29.98 (Freddie Lewis, Quinton Grove, Cole Berg, Zakee Newman).

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 2. South Hamilton 1:10.21 (Lane Swenson, Preston Stoecker, Tanner Blue, Feighner).

100 Meters — 5. Murphy 12.78; 6. Nathan Wilson 13.08.

Distance Medley Relay — 1. South Hamilton 3:42.76 (Brock Galetich, Sam Lewis, Conner Hill, Logan Peters).

4×200 Relay — 2. South Hamilton 1:46.10 (Winkler, E. Balderas, Stoecker, Ethan Young).

110 High Hurdles — 5. Feighner 17.14; 6. Blue 17.93.

800 Meters — 1. Peters 2:07.25.

200 Meters — 4. Young 26.46; 5. Wilson 26.90.

400 Low Hurdles — 1. Blue 1:01.98; 6. Kaelen Miller 1:07.36.

1,600 Meters — 2. Grove 4:42.69; 3. Newman 4:45.94.

4×100 Relay — 3. South Hamilton 47.67 (Galetich, S. Lewis, Young, Feighner).

4×400 Relay — 1. South Hamilton 3:36.76 (F. Lewis, Hill, Berg, Peters).

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