Bulldog boys rack up several top-five finishes at Ed-Co Invitational

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By Audrey Posten, Times-Register


Cold, rainy weather has limited the MFL MarMac boys track and field team’s participation in outdoor meets so far this season. The Bulldogs made the most of their lone opportunity at the Edgewood-Colesburg Boys Invitational on April 5, though, scoring several top-five finishes.


Junior Karter Decker continued to dominate the 100- and 200-meter dash fields, placing first in both events with respective times of 11.28 and 23.30 seconds. Teammate Cullen McShane was right behind him in the 100, cruising to second place in 11.76 seconds.


Hunter Kugel rounded out the MFL MarMac competitors in the 100, placing 39th at 15.07. Caleb Nordheim was 11th in the 200 with a time of 25.46 and Cody Moses was 29th at 27.95 seconds.


Jacob Schellhorn was the team’s top finisher in the distance races, with a 5:22.95 time putting him sixth in the 1600. Tucker Ruff crossed the line ninth in the 800, with a time of 2:21.78, while Moses ran the 3200 in 13:54.82 and also placed ninth.


Callum Johnson leapt into eighth in the 400 hurdles, after completing the course in 1:08.73.


Of the three relays the Bulldogs competed in last week, a second place finish in the 4x200 was their highest. Wyatt Powell, Kaden Stocker, McShane and Decker ran the event in a combined 1:37.17. Another MFL MarMac team consisting of Brandon Christofferson, Carver Blietz-Bentien, Schellhorn and Nordheim secured the eighth spot with a time of 1:43.57.


The 4x800 was another good relay, as Blietz-Bentien, Ruff, Christofferson and Schellhorn’s effort of 9:17.87 put them third. In the 800 sprint medley, Kugel, Cyrus Johnson, Carter Streicher and Carter Stoddard placed 17th at 2:00.50.


In the field events, Stocker snagged fifth place in the high jump, thanks to an effort of 5 feet, 2 inches, and Josh Reichard’s throw of 113 feet put him seventh in the discus. McShane was seventh in the shot put with a mark of 42 feet, 1 inch, and a throw of 39 feet, 3 inches cemented Aiden Schoulte at 14th in that event. Schellhorn was MFL MarMac’s top long jumper at 13 feet, 6 inches, which was good for 19th. Blietz-Bentien totaled 8 feet, 8.5 inches, for 27th.


This week’s schedule included a meet at Decorah on April 11. The Bulldogs will also compete at home on Thursday, April 14.

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