LAURENS - The Aurelia Boys track team ran in the Charger Relays here on May 5th, which gave them a chance to become familiar with the track on which they'll compete in May 10th's Class 1A District Meet.
The Bulldogs captured a couple of first-place medals on their way to a team total of 50 points, good for fifth place in a meet won by the host school with 153 points.
Sioux Central, Alta, and Newell-Fonda filled the 2-3-4 spots with team totals of 105, 99, and 56 points, respectively.
Aurelia's 3200-meter ace Jared Bruce elected not to run in his specialty, but he did capture gold in the 1600 meters, winning in a season-best time of 4:50. Bulldog teammate Brandon Pedersen ran a personal best time of 5:15 to capture 4th. Pedersen also turned in a personal best time in the 800 meters, winning the event in 2:11.94.
Aurelia's 4x400 relay team of Aaron Bruce, Steve White, Anthony Fowler, and Jared Bruce took third place in that event, with a time of 3:48.43, and the same four individuals, this time running in the order of Fowler, White, A. Bruce and J. Bruce, also captured third in the 1600 medley relay, with a time of 3:51.76. White also took 4th in the 400 meters, in 56.51, to account for the remaining Aurelia points.
The Bulldogs will compete at the Class 1A District Co-Ed Meet on May 10 at Laurens, with field events and preliminaries scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.