MHS boys come close to title at Chuck Silvey Invite

Deonte Dean

URBANDALE — Marshalltown boys’ track came within two points of a victory at Thursday’s Chuck Silvey Invitational, finishing third with 100 team points — just two behind champions Johnston and one behind second-place Dowling Catholic.

“The boys ran really well tonight, especially considering it was our third meet of the week,” said MHS head coach Doug Bacon. “Extremely proud of how they competed against some really good teams.

The Bobcats were led by a sterling performance from senior Deonte Dean. Dean was second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.96 seconds, just two hundredths behind winner Titus Christiansen of Southeast Polk. Dean then won the 200 dash with a season-best time of 21.82, beating the rest of the field by over one second.

Dwight Joar was the winner in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.66 and was fifth in the high jump.

Aidan DeVolder took home first place in the shot put with a top distance of 49 feet, 9 1/4 inches. He then took second in the discus with a best of 129-1.

The Bobcats won the sprint medley relay by finishing in 1:37.88.

Conner Smith came a close second in the 3,200 run, putting up a time of 9:52.44 and finishing four seconds behind Dowling Catholic’s Tyler Schweizer. Smith was fourth in the 1,600 run with a finishing time of 4:44.45.

The Marshalltown 4×100 relay team finished a close second with a time of 44.88 to Des Moines North.

Aaron Seberger was a strong third in the 400 hurdles, finishing the event in 1:03.26. Malachi Holmes was fourth in the long jump with a best distance of 18-5 1/2.

The shuttle hurdle relay ran fourth in 1:09.15, and Gannon Williams scored a fifth-place finish in the discus toss.


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