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Comets finish second at South Tama Early Bird

TAMA — The BCLUW Comets boys’ track team finished runner-up in the team standings at the South Tama Early Bird Tuesday afternoon, scoring 104 points and finishing 69 points behind Lisbon.

The Comets had a good day in the 4×800-meter relay, as the team of Henry Kaisand, Noah Gallentine, Nicholas Pieper and Connor Lynch finished with a time of 8 minutes, 46.28 seconds. The Comets were second in the shuttle hurdles, as the group of Tyler Bracy, Nick Feldpausch, Carter Gallentine and Samuel Garber completed the event in 1:17.55. Carson Dagger-Hoffman finished second in the 100 dash with a time of 12.13 seconds. Pieper ran second in the 400 dash in 58.30 seconds, while Kaisand ran third in 58.5. The 4×400 relay of Nickolus Curl, Lynch, Noah Gallentine and Kaisand ran second with a 3:48.70 time.

The hosts of the event, South Tama, finished fourth with 69 team points. The Trojans got off to a strong start with a win in the long jump from Payton Vest. The senior jumped 21 feet to beat out Kole Becker of Lisbon. Eli Keahna finished second in the shot put with a distance of 42 feet, 7 inches. Tommy Tyynismaa finished second in the 1,600 run with James Brant finishing right behind him, running times of 4:57.38 and 4:57.39 respectively. The Trojans then finished second in the 4×100 relay as Mickey Wanatee, Devon Slagle, Ishimwe Gentil and Luis Avalos ran a 46.47.

East Marshall finished sixth out of seven teams with 58 points, led by Paul Novotny’s win in the shot put. Novotny threw it 46 feet on his first heave.

Kordell Negrete won the 400 dash in 56.01 seconds, while Joe Terrones continued his strong start to the season with a victory in the 1,600 run, posting a time of 4:56.20.

GMG finished seventh in the team standings with 22 team points. 10 of those points came from Conner Murty, who took home first place in the discus with a distance of 138-2. The Wolverines finished third in the 4×200 relay with the team of Noah Ratliff, Mykel Ratliff, Anthony Waters and Jabari Woodbury running a time of 1:42.45.

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