SHELDON - Triple winner Marc Husman placed first in three events to lead the Cherokee Middle School 8th-grade boys to a strong showing at last week's Big Five Track & Field Meet here.
Husman won the 200 meters in 25.06, the 400 meters in 55.27, and the 800 meters in 2:18.
Cherokee's sprint medley relay team of Francis VanRoekel, Eric Wilkie, Lane Peterson, and Kyle Comstock also won first place in a time of 1:57.
Matt Aguirre finished second in the shot put with a throw of 42-11, and Husman was third in the long jump with a 16-9 effort. The distance medley relay of Peterson, Zac Taylor, Comstock, and Jeff Wiemold was third in 4:41.
Fourth-place finishes went to Peterson's 104-3 1/2 discus throw; Comstock's 4-10 high jump; the 4x800 relay of Andree Freese, Jaden Lux, Ben Sampson, and Ben Welby in 11:09; the 4x200 relay of VanRoekel, Grayson Roosa, Andrew Freese, and Wilkie in a time of 2:00; and the 4x100 relay of Roosa, Aguirre, Wilkie, and Peterson in 58.19.
This season Cherokee's 4x100 weight man relay team of Roosa, Aguirre, Wilkie, and Peterson set a new school record for 8th grade in a time of 56.87 at the Little Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. The old record of 1:01.54 was set in 2002 by Moten, Lundsgaard, Reinholdt, and Cedar.
"The boys worked hard all season and improved every meet," said Cherokee coach Mike Nixon. "I was proud of how hard the Young Braves worked every day at practice and at the meets this season."