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MMC boys 3rd in Class A at Hinton Blackhawk Meet - River Valley boys 2nd in Class B

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Zach Reuter of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn eyes the track ahead during the shuttle hurdle relay at a recent track and field meet. The Eagles were third at the Hinton Blackhawk Relays last week. Photo by Jeff Benson, Lyon County Reporter
HINTON - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys placed third in Class A at last week's Hinton Blackhawk Relays, and the River Valley boys finished second in Class B in the respective six team fields.

For the MMC boys in individual performances, Andrew Hoefling was second in the 200 meters in a time of 24.3, and third in the 100 meters in 12.05; Dalton Brady was second in the 400 meters in 54.85; Levi Letsche third in the discus with a throw of 117-1; and Reece Jackson was second in the 110 meter hurdles in 17.17.

In the relays for the Eagles, the 4x400 unit was second with a 3:49 clocking, the shuttle hurdle was second in 1:09, and the 4x100 relay third in a time of 48.43.

River Valley's Tanner Cobb fires the shot put 50-5 1/4 for a new school record and personal best effort at the recent OABCIG Relays in Ida Grove. Photo by Jolene Smith
Host Hinton won the Class A team title with 177 points, followed by Sergeant Bluff-Luton 119, MMC 76, Westwood 59, Sioux City North JV 56, and lawton-Bronson 41.

For River Valley in Class B, Zac Gander, Tanner Cobb, Jeremy Gebers, and the Wolverines' shuttle hurdle relay claimed first-place finishes.

Gander high jumped 6-0 to win that event, Cobb won the shot put with a heave of 50-5 1/4, and Gebers won the 200 meters in 25.15.

Jeremy Gebers of River Valley heads for the finish line in the 100 meters at the recent OABCIG Relays in Ida Grove. Photo by Jolene Smith
Runner-up finishes went to Kyler Lewis with a 12.31 time in the 100 meters, and Nathan Utesch's 2:19 clocking in the 800 meters, while thirds went to Gander with a 18.53 time in the 110 meter hurdles, and Drew Payne's 58.33 time in the 400 meters.

RV won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:15 with Gander, Josh Pansegrau, Adam Schirmer, and Mark Sniderhan aboard.

The Wolverines' 4x400 relay was second in 4:02, and the 4x800 relay was second in 9:27. The 4x100 relay was third in a time of 49.92, the 4x200 was third in 1:44, and the sprint medley relay was third in 4:07.

Le Mars Gehlen won the Class B team crown with 158 points, followed by River Valley 122, Whiting 96.5, Hinton JV 69.5, Remsen-Union 66, and Remsen St. Mary's 22.

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