PELLA - Several area schools boys track and field teams kicked off the season by competing at the Central College indoor meet Friday.
The indoor venue features a 200-meter oval and three of the four field events that are normally competed in the outdoor meets. The large meet also features a shortened order of events. No team scores are kept.
There were 31 heats with five runners each in the 400.
Washington’s Ethan Hunt was fourth in the 400 with a time of 53.83 seconds. The winning time was 53.48. Mitchell Driscoll was sixth in 54.3.
WACO’s Elijah McGohan was 17th in 56.03.
There were 64 heats of the 200 meters with 313 runners.
WACO’s Colton Horak finished 14th in the 200 in 24.77. The winning time was 23.77. He was also 14th in the 400 with a time of 55.81. He was 12th in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.06.
In the 3200, Washington’s Evan Horak was 20th in 11 minutes, 6.93 seconds.
Spencer Sotelo was seventh in the long jump for Washington with a distance of 6.05 meters. Teammate Cade Hennigan was 12th at 5.84 meters.
Mid-Prairie’s Micah Gugel was 20th in the shot put with a toss of 12.99 meters.
Mid-Prairie was eighth in the 4x200 relay with Elmir Ganibejovic, Grant Boyse, Aiden Rath and Tom Butters running a 139.49.
Washington was 12th in the 4x200 relay with Hennigan, Sotelo, Cade Pouren and Jacob Miller with a time of 1:41.52.
Mid-Prairie was fifth in the 4x400 in 3:42.13 with Quinn Schmidt, Boyse, Ganibejovic and Miles Burrows.
Mid-Prairie was ninth in the 4x800 in 9:10.92 with Schmidt, Burrows, Thaddeus Shelter and Brad Tornow.
Washington was 11th in the 4x800 with Justin Simmering, Driscoll, Horak and Lance Sobaski.
There were 54 heats of eight lanes in the 60-meter dash and a finals.
Washington’s Hennigan won his heat of the 60-meter dash in 7.55 seconds and Brandon Dickel was second in 7.67 but neither advanced to the finals. No local runners did. Teammate Spencer Sotelo won his heat in 7.77 as did Lincoln Kleese in 7.82 Luke Turner was fifth in 7.73. Trevor Quigley was third in 7.82. Kasen Bailey ran 8.51 to finish sixth in his heat. Bryan Martin ran 8.14 and Olin Wells 8.27. Joseph Schrock ran 8.41. Robert Bennet was sixth in his heat in 8.59. Jacob Miller won his heat in 7.66 while Chase Massamann was fourth in 8.67. Cade Pouren was third in 7.99. Ethan Zieglowsky was seventh in 8.53. James Medrano ran 8.66. Sam Ackerman and Lincoln Hanson ran 8.56 and 8.6, respectively. Matt Alcodial ran 8.61. Kaden Bex ran 8.99. Jarrett Bender ran 8.49.
Iowa Mennonite School’s John Hughes and Toby Chen raced the 60-meter homestretch in times of 8.02 and 8.22 seconds, respectively.
Mid-Prairie’s Grant Boyse won his heat in 7.63 as did Tom Butters in 7.77 and Elmir Ganibegovic. Aiden Rath was second in his heat in 7.55. Jack Baker was third in his heat in 7.89 while teammate Clarke Latchem was third in his heat in 7.78. Hunter Price ran 8.02. Josh Wallington was second in 7.99. Isaac Boucher ran 8.16. Caleb Thomas ran 8.19. Gabe Brase ran 8.57. Jackson Gehlman 8.62. Dylan Bunting was seventh in his heat in 8.43. In his heat, Rodney Culberton was seventh in 8.62. Ethan Hall ran a 10.23. Brodie Miller ran 8.88.
WACO’s Drew Kissell was third in his heat in 7.81. Elijah McGowan ran 7.89.Hunter Donaldson was seventh in his heat in 8.78. Teammate Zach Smitz was sixth in his heat in 8.5. Jalen Collins was fourth in 8.01. Phillip Roth ran 9.89. Will Edeker ran 8.04.