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Track

Cardinals take title at home

Cardinals take title at home

In a bit of a preview for the NUIC meet, Forreston-Polo beat Lena-Winslow 126-111 at the 59th Annual Forreston Relays.

This was a relay meet in the true sense of the word, with a variety of running events contested that are rarely seen in track & field.

F-P dominated in the sprint relays, horizontal jumps, hurdles and throws.

“It was a good night to run in warm weather and get a lot of people in races,” F-P coach Bob Wagner said.

Evan Kelsey, Cailean Davids, Dom Christensen and Brady Webb won the 4x100 (44.09) and 4x200 (1:33) relays.

With Cadyn Shelton instead of Christensen in the sprint medley, the team also came out on top.

The frosh-soph sprint medley of Parker Wolber, Devonte King, Bennett Soltow and Jordan Neuschwander was clocked in 1:41 for another win.

On of the more intriguing races was the fresh-soph 4x200 relay, where Neuschwander took the baton 30 meters behind the leader from Le-Win and nearly caught up at the finish line, losing by just a tenth of a second (1:37.8 to 1:37.9).

“That kid keeps getting faster and faster,” Wagner said.

Jace Coffey had an excellent series in the discus, with five tosses over 150 feet. The best was a 166-4.

Webb won the long jump at 21-5, and Ethan Phillips was tops in the triple jump at 40-3.

Coffey showed his versatility with a pair of relay wins in the hurdles. Joining him in the high hurdle shuttle and low hurdles were Soltow, Anthony Josephitis and Matt Beltran.

Taking individual seconds were Phillips in the long jump (20-1) and Garret Badertscher (46-4) in the shot put.

“I’d like to win Friday [at the Art Carlson Hawk Classic in Oregon], but I’m more concerned with relay handoffs and everyone getting their best times of the year,” Wagner said. “After that, we have Geneseo the following week. The competition keeps getting stiffer and stiffer.”

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