CEDAR FALLS - The Dickinson Indoor Championships succeeded in enhancing the anticipation of the outdoor season in the North Iowa Cedar League West Division as defending champion BCLUW and conference newcomer West Marshall posted some top-tier finishes at the UNI-Dome on Monday night.
Marshalltown's entrants did not disappoint, either.
The Bobcats had a trio of top-10 finishes, led by Khor Kong's sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run. He finished in 2 minutes, 3.22 seconds to lead the area competitors.
Kong also cleared 6 feet to earn seventh in the high jump.
Logan Swarts sped to eighth in the 3,200 run (10:20.26), while teammate Patrick Fink was 21st (10:38.12).
Jimma James added the Bobcats' other placewinning finish, taking 12th in the 1,600 (4:45.94).
West Marshall collected six top-10 finishes in the final indoor meet of the spring. Drake Ferch took second in the high jump by clearing 6-4, his younger brother Dalton was 10th in the long jump (20-7 3/4), and both were contributors on West Marshall's two top-10 relays.
The Trojans' 4x200-meter relay team was third overall, behind only Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Mount Pleasant, as Josh Bunn and Sam Buck joined the Ferch brothers in a clocking of 1:34.28.
West Marshall's 4x400 relay was ninth in 3:37.71 as Buck and Dillan VanZwol teamed up with Drake and Dalton Ferch. BCLUW's quartet of Tanner Dielschneider, Austin Krause, Tracy Jones and Dane McDonald came in 16th (3:42.1).
Joe Disney took eighth in the shot put (48-3) for West Marshall, while Jake Shipley was 10th in the 800 (2:06.17).
Dielschneider turned in BCLUW's top performance in finishing 10th in the 200 (23.91), ahead of South Tama's lone top-20 finisher in Ryan Clancy, who was 15th (24.12).
The Comets' 4x800 was again their signature relay with Sam Goodman and Blake Zacharias joining Dielschneider and McDonald for 11th (8:42.95). South Tama's foursome of Nick Clancy, Blake Nelson, Brandon Nelson and Jesse Wedmore was 22nd in the same event (9:03.1).
BCLUW'S Luke Erbes qualified 14th for the 60-meter hurdles finals and finished 15th overall (9.19).
Wes Ohrt turned in East Marshall's top result, placing 16th in the 1,600 in 4:50.37.
AGWSR's Parker Drake was 16th in the 3,200 (10:27.34) and 18th in the 1,600 (4:51.22).