Richardson makes his mark

Bobcat thrower sets Kenny Dean Invitational record in shot put

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Marshalltown’s Maddux Richardson attempts one of his preliminary throws in the shot put at Friday’s Kenny Dean Invitational. Richardson threw for 56 feet, 7.5 inches, a new Relays record, and now holds the fourth-best throw in Bobcat history.

Maddux Richardson was still shaking with excitement, hours after tossing one of the best shot put throws in Class 4A Friday night.

With a hurl of 56 feet, 7 1/2 inches, Richardson achieved a new Kenny Dean Relays record, besting the old mark of 55-7 1/2. His 10 points in the event propelled the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team to a fifth-place finish with 69 points. Ames (162) edged out Cedar Rapids Prairie (156) for the team title.

After a less-than-decent week of practice, both weather-wise and physically, Richardson was at a loss for words when his first throw went for 54 feet. His previous best before Friday night was 54-2.

His second pushed the meet record at 55-3 and then a 55-6. Richardson’s fourth throw put him over the edge.

“I was just trying to get over that 52[-foot] mark,” Richardson said. “I knew that would get me to the finals and then I’d have three more throws. I came in and just thought, ‘Why am I even here today?’ Turns out, I don’t even know what happened. Adrenaline or something…I mean, I’m still shaking from throwing.”

T-R PHOTO BY STEPHEN KOENIGSFELD • Ryan Huffman takes on a hurdle during the shuttle hurdle relay Friday at the Kenny Dean Relays. The Bobcat squad of Dylan Eygabroad, Huffman, Tyler Reeder and Chayton French took fourth in a time of 1 minute, 8.25 seconds.

Richardson’s heave moves him into fourth all-time in Marshalltown history, just behind Ben Deike (57-5 1/2; 1999). The all-time record, set in 1976 by Derrick Barker (58-9 1/2) is Richardson’s next goal.

“Goal by the end of the season is the school record,” Richardson said. “I’m only two feet away, but I think I can get it. That’s been the goal the whole year.”

Richardson threw 50-feet on the nose at the state meet last year, but scratched in his final two throws, leaving him out of the finals. It wasn’t the way he expected his junior year campaign to end, but it’s left him more motivated than ever to tack on a Drake Relays appearance, state podium accolade and the school record to his name.

“It’s hard to say [what’s next],” said MHS head coach Doug Bacon. “When you throw 56 [feet] then you start thinking about bigger things. Well how much bigger? Fifty-seven? Fifty-eight? Generally, this is true in field events and running, the competition is going to take care of that.

“If you get involved in good competition, the juices are flowing, that will get you where you’re going.”

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Nick Fisher helped out the field events as well with a fourth-place throw in the shot. He set a personal record at 45-5 1/4 to tack on five more points for the Bobcats. Noah DeVenney also garnered a couple points in the long jump, taking third with a leap of 18-10 3/4.

Braden Bethke took fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.97 seconds) and Gabe Wyant also accumulated five points for the Bobcats with a fourth-place finish in the long jump (18-10 1/2).

The distance medley relay was third, comprised of Jonathan Hernandez, Ryan Collins, Dylan Eygabroad and Luke Pedersen, in a time of 4:09.38.

Bacon said a few points here and there, and the Bobcats could’ve taken third place. But early-season physical limitations and mental lapses are the small block standing in the way of the Bobcats’ next step forward.

“Some things were better,” Bacon said. “We had several personal bests, handoffs were better but there’s still a lot of work to do on handoffs. We had some times where we didn’t close out and didn’t run all the way through the zone. [We’re] staring to see some physical possibilities.”

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The Bobcats will attempt to right their wrongs and improve toward season bests in their next meet at Fort Dodge on Monday, starting at 4:30 p.m.

2017 Kenny Dean Bobcat Invite

Friday

At Marshalltown

Team Standings — 1. Ames 162, 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie 156, 3. Des Moines Lincoln 87, 4. Waterloo West 82, 5. Marshalltown 69, 6. Waterloo East 55, 7. Mason City 48, 8. Aplington-Parkersburg 46.

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EVENT RESULTS

(top 6 only)

100 — 1. Jordan Evans, EAST, 11.87; 2. Harrison Eighmey, WEST, 11.94; 3. Jaron Lathrop, CRP, 11.95; 4. Braden Bethke, MHS, 11.97; 5. Alec Haltom, DML, 11.98; 6. Noah DeMaris, MC, 12.01.

200 — 1. Marty Borseth , CRP, 23.37; 2. Gauge Sletten, AMES, 23.48; 3. Harrison Eighmey, WEST 24.48; 4. Zach Hollingsworth, DML, 24.95; 5. Cayden Storm, DML, 25.00; 6. Dylan Eygabroad, MHS, 25.27.

400 — 1. Noah Stevens, AMES, 52.16; 2. Connor Backens, WEST, 53.01; 4. Max Laue, CRP, 54.89; 5. Robert Laue, CRP, 55.16; 6. Tyre Reed, EAST, 55.32.

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800 — 1. Matt Lorenz, CRP, 2:03.77; 2. Trevor Haren, AP, 2:04.65; 3. Clayton Streed, WEST, 2:05.53; 4. Tyler Carney, AMES, 2:05.69; 5. Colton LaGrange, CRP, 2:06.81; 6. Cole Rand, DML, 2:08.41.

1,600 — 1. Thomas Rowe, MC, 4:30.21; 2. Elijah Vlasek, CRP, 4:40.96; 3. Kear Kear, AMES, 4:46.03; 4. Mason Tyler, AP, 4:47.85; 5. Andrew Klein, DML, 4:50.06; 6. Cody Samuelson, WEST, 4:53.42.

3,200 — 1. Cameron Steffens, CRP, 10:00.82; 2. Jack Pendergast, CRP, 10:01.72; 3. Kear Kear, AMES, 10:13.59; 4. Noah Worthington, DML, 10:15.42; 5. Tyler Mason, AP, 10:17.87; 6. Andrew Klein, DML, 10:25.29.

110 HIGH HURDLES — 1. Riley Barrett, AP, 15.50; 2. Chavi Parks, CRp, 15.56; 3. Will Krapfl, AMES, 16.02; 4. Brandon Tukes, DML, 17.28; 5. Yahsiah DML, 17.92; 6. Tadeas Diress, AMES, 18.64.

400 Hurdles — 1. Riley Barrett, AP, 55.85; 2. Will Krapfl, AMES, 55.88; 3. Noah Stevens, AMES, 55.95; 4. Chavi Parks, CRP, 58.24; 5. Isaac Scott, DML, 1:00.00; 6. JayQuan Johnston, DML, 1:01.45.

4×100 — 1. EAST 44.18; 2. CRP 44.74; 3. MC45.28; 4. DML 45.92; 5. MHS 46.59; 6. WEST 48.65.

4×200 — 1. EAST 1:33.54; 2. CRP 1:35.14; 3. AMES 1:36.22; 4. MHS 1:37.73; 5. WEST 1:43.07; 6. MC 1:45.63.

4×400 — 1. AMES 3:30.84; 2. CRP 3:33.93; 3. WEST 3:35.14; 4. DML 3:39.44; 5 EAST 3:41.85; 6. MHS 3:47.00.

4×800 — 1. CRP 8:17.82; 2. AP 8:24.12; 3. AMES 8:42.50; 4. DML 8:54.76; 5. MHS 8:58.23; 6. WEST 9:14.20.

Shuttle Hurdle — 1. AMES 1:01.19; 2. CRP 1:01.24; 3. DML 1:03.01; 4. MHS 1:08.25.

Sprint Medley — 1. EAST 1:39.63; 2. AMES 1:39.64; 3. DML 1:41.22; 4. CRP 1:41.36; 5. WEST 1:42.09; 6. MHS 1:43.23.

Distance Medley — 1. AMES 3:44.37; 2. MC 3:51.59; 3. MHS 4:09.38; 4. WEST 4:34.17.

High Jump — 1. Marty Borseth, CRP, 6-3; 2. Ayoub Deng, DML, 6-0; 3. Jacee Clark, EAST, 5-10; 4. Japannah Kellogg, AMES, 5-10; 5. Chuol Chuol, AMES, 5-8; 6. Chase Pabst, WEST, 5-6.

Long Jump — 1. Marc Mbofung, AMES, 19-6 1/2; 2. Levi Lenius, WEST, 19-2; 3. Noah DeVenney, MHS, 18-10 3/4; 4. Gabe Wyant, MHS, 18-10 1/2; 5. Cortez Riggins, CRP, 18-10; 6. Zach Hollingsworth, DML, 18-9

Shot Put — 1. Maddux Richardson, MHS, 56-7 1/2; 2. Nick Joens, WEST, 50-6 3/4; 3. Kaseam Domond, AMES, 46-8; 4. Nick Fisher, MHS, 45- 1/4; 5. Kiaeem Mosley, AMES, 44-4 3/4; 6. Brendon Claussen, WEST, 42-1.

Discus — 1. Weston Schultz, MC, 137-1 1/2; 2. Nathan Lumley, AMES, 135-8; 3. Matthrew Lumley, AMES, 132-9; 4. Kaden Schilling, CRP, 125-7; 5. Brandon Hauser, CRP, 125-3/4; 6. Lucas Duff, MHS, 124-2.