ALTA - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys edged the Alta Cyclones for the Class A team championship at Tuesday's Alta Boys Relays, with the Eagles posting a 118 team total to the Cyclones' 115.
Newell-Fonda was also in the mix, finishing third with 113 points, and they were followed by Schaller-Crestland (88 points) and River Valley (74).
Will Hansen took the 110 highs in a time of 15.62, followed by teammate Jordan Boekhout in 17.85. The 400 lows were captured by the Eagles' Neal Bunt in a time of 1:00.88, edging out teammate Boekhout by a razor-thin .01 margin. The Eagles' winning shuttle hurdle unit, not surprisingly, breezed to their win in 1:02.9, a 6. 2 second margin over second place River Valley, and nearly 3 seconds faster than the meet mark of 1:05.86, which they set last year.
Other MMC points were earned by Bunt, whose time of 56.24 in the 400 meter dash was good for second place; Jacob Lenhoff, who took third in the 200 meters (24.75); Blaine Dammann and Lenhoff took 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the 100 meter dash, with times of 11.81 and 11.96; Boekhout was 3rd in the high jump, with a leap of 5-6; Alex Roseen took 2nd in the discus (123-4) and 4th in the shot put (40-1 1/2) and John Hoefling finished 4th in the long jump with a jump of 17-2.
In Class B, the Aurelia team came away with two first places on their way to 53 points and a 5th place finish in the team standings.
First place finishes for the Bulldogs went to the 4 x 800 relay team of Taylor Witzel, Aaron Bruce, Brandon Pedersen, and Steve Berg (9:06.44), and the 1600 medley relay team of Kaleb Howey, Jacob Howey, Aaron Bruce, and Brandon Pedersen (3:56.76).
The Bulldogs placed 6th in several individual events, including Jacob Howey in the 100 meters (12.56); Evan Laursen in the 200 meters (28.51); Aaron Bruce in the 400 meters (58.53); and Steve Berg in the 800 meters (2:40.52).
Ar-We-Va won Class B team honors, scoring 150 points, and Odebolt-Arthur finished second, with 134 points. Storm Lake St,. Mary's was third (108), followed by Whiting (96) and Aurelia (53).
The Aurelia boys and girls will both compete in the River Valley Invitational at Correctionville on Friday.