Relays carry short-handed Hawks at Ballard Classic

HUXLEY – With just 14 athletes on the roster, the South Hamilton boys’ track team must pick and choose its spots in meets.

The Hawks chose the relays on Tuesday.

South Hamilton placed in the top five in four relays and added a top-six individual finish from Trey Woodall in the long jump to earn 28 points at the Ballard Classic. The Hawks were seventh in the team race.

The 4×400- and 4×800-meter relays both earned silver for South Hamilton. Devon Fisher, Drake Thompson and Caleb Olson were on both relays; Josiah Brown led off the 4×800 (8:46.18), while Woodall joined the 4×400 (3:44.20).

Thompson, Fisher and Olson teamed up with Logan Klemp to place third in the 1,600 medley (3:59.75). Thompson, Woodall, Olson and Fisher were fifth in the 4×200 (1:41.39).

CMB (162 points) and Madrid (153) went 1-2 in the small school team standings.