Sprints, relays boost Bulldogs at Waukon

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By Audrey Posten, Times-Register


The MFL MarMac boys track and field team placed fourth at the Waukon Early Bird Meet on April 1, in its first competition of the season. The Bulldogs totaled 83  points in the seven-team field, trailing Decorah (155), Denver (149) and Waukon (111). 


Some of the team’s best results came in the sprint events, where Karter Decker and Cullen McShane placed first and second, respectively, in the 100 meter dash. Decker finished with a time of 11.50, while McShane came in at 11:97.


Decker also took the top spot in the 400 with a time of 52.89. Teammate Caleb Nordheim finished in 59.05, placing fifth.


In the distance races, Cayden Ball was MFL MarMac’s top finisher, placing third in the 1600 meter run at 5:13.87. Brandon Christofferson came in sixth at 5:23.72. Cody Moses was the Bulldogs’ only 3200 runner, coming in ninth with a time of 13:55.50.


MFL MarMac also had a good night in the relays. The group of Wyatt Powell, Decker, McShane and Colin Moses earned first place in the 4x100 with a time of 46.59. Cyrus Johnson, Callum Johnson, Colin Moses and Carver Blietz-Bentien teamed up to run the 1600 distance medley in 4:11.80, placing them second. In the 4x200, Bryce Radloff, Powell, Cyrus Johnson and Tristen Koehn combined to place third at 1:41.88. The 4x800 group of Blietz-Bentien, Ball, Christofferson and Victor Breuer ran a 9:38.39 to place fourth, while Radloff, Koehn, Powell and Cyrus Johnson took fifth in the 800 sprint medley with a time of 1:53.45.


In the field events, Colin Moses earned fourth in the long jump with a jump of 19 feet, 2.5 inches. McShane was the team’s only high jump competitor, clearing 5 feet, 4 inches, which was good for fifth place. Jacob Trudo placed fifth in the discus with a throw of 104 feet, 6 inches, and was also fifth in the shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 8.5 inches. Josh Reichard sent the discus 93 feet, 10 inches, putting him in eighth place. He was 13th in the shot put, based on a throw of 29 feet, 5 inches.


MFL MarMac will compete in two meets this week, one at Edgewood-Colesburg on Tuesday, April 6, then at Postville on Thursday, April 8.

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