Comet boys take 2nd at South Tama

TAMA — The BCLUW boys track and field team placed second at the South Tama County Early Bird on Tuesday with a score of 128.

Comet senior Jack Garber won every event he competed in, taking first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.61 seconds, first in the 110 high hurdles with a 15.05 and first in the 400 hurdles with a time of 57 seconds.

Garber, Coby Willett, Koty Kruse and Neifer Ralston also combined to win the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:03.95.

Caleb Silver also earned a first-place finish for BCLUW by winning the 1,600 in a time of 4:53, while Silver, Jesse Moore, Carson Hoffman and Ralston took first in the distance medley relay with a time of 3:52.49.

South Tama County was third in the team scores with 78 points. Keith Keahna had the best individual finish of the meet by winning the high jump with a vault of 6 feet, 6 inches, which was more than a foot higher than the next competitor.

Payton Vest, Drake Crawford, Jesus Wanatee-Romero and Keahna combined to win the 4×200 with a time of 1:37.83, and the quartet also won the sprint medley by crossing the line in 1:40.53.

East Marshall was fifth with 46 team points. Gage Hulin won the long jump with a distance of 19-5 1/2 for the Mustangs, while Cade Curphy took third in the 1,600 and Hunter Vilez third in the discus.

The 4×800 team of Curphy, Cam Hungerford, Holden Lane and Kordell Negrete was second in a time of 9:03.34.

GMG took sixth as a team with 45 points. Jackson Edens won the 3,200 for the Wolverines with a time of 10:29.99, and he took second in the 1,600 with a 4:55.

Ethan Karsjen was third in the 400 with a time of 54.21, and the sprint medley team of Karsjen, Mykel Ratliff, Owen Collins and Carson Wobeter took second in 1:43.84.