CARROLL - The Cherokee Middle School 8th-grade boys track and field squad notched two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes at a triangular also featuring Carroll and Denison here recently.
The CMS sprint medley relay was second in 2:01.56 with Seth Mahnke, Curtis Ege, Kristian Freed, and Derek Woltman aboard; and the 4x100 relay unit of Mahnke, Freed, Woltman, and Brock Dagel was second in 54.93.
Dagel also placed third in the shot put with a throw of 34-1, and Mahnke was third in the high jump with a 5-4 leap.
"We did pretty well considering we have only been outside a couple times because of the weather," said Cherokee coach Craig Tillotson. "I know we will improve as the year goes on."