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Braves compete at Knight Relays

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cherokee's Jordan Taylor scurries over the hurdles during the Braves recent Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee. The Washington High teams host the Cherokee Co-ed Relays in Cherokee Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee's Dagel, medley relay win firsts

ORANGE CITY - The Cherokee Braves notched two first-place finishes at the rugged Orange City Unity Christian Knight Relays run in cold, windy weather conditions here Monday night.

Cherokee's Brock Dagel won the shot put with a 50-9 3/4 heave, and the Braves' medley relay unit of Zac Taylor, Jakob Hummel, Sam Hinkhouse, and Marc Husman won in a speedy 3:51 clocking, with Husman blazing home on the 800 meter anchor leg in 2:06 on the heels of Hinkhouse's 53.9 quarter.

Cherokee's Eamon Adamson placed third in the 1600 meters in a time of 4:58, while Jaden Lux was fifth in the 3200 in 11:19. Adamson also claimed fifth place in the 800 meters in 2:20.

In the relays, the Braves were fourth in the 4x100 with Hinkhouse, Hummel, Alanzo Ruble, and Husman clocking a 47.69; and also fourth in the 4x400 with Hinkhouse, Hummel, Husman, and Tyler McLaughlin timed in 3:43.

Cherokee was fifth in the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:13, with Hummel, Ruble, Zac Taylor, and Jordan Taylor aboard. The 4x800 relay placed sixth in 8:59 with Blake Booth, Husman, McLaughlin, and Adamson running.

Ruble was sixth in the shot put with a 41-10 1/2 effort. Dagel also placed seventh in the discus with a throw of 122-05, and Hinkhouse was seventh in the 100 meters in a time of 12.25.

In JV action, the Braves 4x800 relay was second in 9:27 with Ben Sampson, Luke Ziemen, Kevin Fajardo, and Jose Freed aboard.

MOC-Floyd Valley won the team title with 117 points, followed by Sioux Center 103, Unity Christian 98, Le Mars 96, Hull Western Christian 45, Cherokee 42, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 30, and Sheldon 26.

Cherokee hosts the annual Cherokee Co-ed Relays Tuesday night at George Hicks Field.

The Cherokee girls were scheduled to compete at the Sheldon Track & Field Invitational Monday night, but that event was postponed due to inclement weather.

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