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.