Second place for Vikings in Waverly

By Becky Walz,

Cade Olson was a member of the champion 4x800 relay in Waverly Thursday, along with taking second with teammates in the 4x200 and 4x400 relays. (Driftless Multimedia file photo by Becky Walz)

The Decorah boys’ track and field team got a chance to size up area competition Thursday, competing at the Waverly-Shell Rock Dave Sage Relays.
The Vikings finished second in the team standings with 152 points. Waverly-Shell Rock took first with 161 points.
In total, Decorah had eight events take first. Kaiden Quandahl swept the jumps, clearing the high jump bar at 6 feet even and leaping 21 feet 2 inches in the long jump. Kelley Gates was the champion in the 100-meter dash in 11.42 seconds while Trevor Kuennen bested the 400-meter dash field in a time of 54.27 seconds.
Four relays were also the top of the fields. Joshua Adam, Tommy Sexton, Gavin Groux and Dakota Johnson had the winning time of 1:04.88 in the shuttle hurdle relay. Decorah won both the regular 4×100 relay and the 4×100 weightman relay. Combining talents on the normal 4×100 in 44.01 seconds were Johnson, Gates, Ben Wymer and K. Quandahl. Cashton Riehle, William Hahn, Henry Brynsaas and Fisher Tweten posted a winning time of 51.08 seconds in the weightman event. In the 4×800 relay it was Cade Olson, Brayden Hartl, Thomas Hammel and D’Mitry Lesser breaking the tape in 8:45.80 for gold.
Three events took second. Johnson was the silver medalist in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.12 seconds. B. Wymer, Groux, Olson and K. Quandahl clocked in at 1:34.20 in the 4×200 relay. In 3:34.37, Groux, Olson, Kuennen and Hartl were second in the 4×400 relay.
Earning third was Gates in the long jump (20’7”), B. Wymer in the 100-meter dash (11.60), Ashton Saltou in the 200-meter dash (24.72), Garrett See in the 1600-meter run (4:57.00) and the distance medley of Peyton Webb, Garrett Waskow, Landon Quandahl and Grant Zilka (4:02.08).
“The team continues to work for improvements in technique and conditioning. While the boys did several very good things in this meet and had some lifetime bests from some athletes, they need to understand personal bests don’t happen every meet. Sometimes our youth is going to experience inconsistent performances,” said Coach Joel Rollinger.
The Vikings hosted an invite Monday and will be at West Delaware Thursday, April 12, at 4:45 p.m.

Dave Sage team scores
1. Waverly-Shell Rock 161; 2. Decorah 152; 3. Waterloo West 102; 4. North Fayette Valley 83; 5. Wapsie Valley 79; 6. New Hampton 76; 7. Crestwood 74

Varsity results
High jump – 1. Kaiden Quandahl 6”0”; 5. Peyton Webb 5’10”
Long jump – 1. K. Quandahl 21’2”; 3. Kelley Gates 20’7”
Shot put – 6. William Hahn 42’6.5”; 7. Fisher Tweten 37’5”
Discus – 6. Tommy Sexton 130’4”; 9. Hahn 134’9”
100m – 1. Gates 11.42; 3. Ben Wymer 11.60
200m – 3. Ashton Saltou 24.72; 10. Garrett Waskow 26.11
400m – 1. Trevor Kuennen 54.27; 4. Carter Dlhy 56.45
800m – 6. Thomas Hammel 2:13.42; 8. D’Mitry Lesser 2:17.91
1600m – 3. Garrett See 4:57.20
3200m – 6. Max Grimstad 11:43.23; 7. Carson Bohner 11:53.30
110m hurdles – 2. Dakota Johnson 16.12; 9. Luke Franzen 19.45
400m hurdles – 8. Joshua Adam 1:03.21; 10. Sexton 1:04.46
Shuttle hurdle – 1. Adam, Sexton, Gavin Groux, D. Johnson, 1:04.88
4×100 – 1. D. Johnson, Gates, B. Wymer, K. Quandahl, 44.01
4×100 weightman – 1. Cashton Riehle, Hahn, Henry Brynsaas, Tweten, 51.08
4×200 – 2. B. Wymer, Groux, Cade Olson, K. Quandahl, 1:34.20
4×400 – 2. Groux, Olson, Kuennen, Brayden Hartl, 3:34.37
4×800 – 1. Olson, Hartl, Hammel, Lesser, 8:45.80
Sprint medley – 7. Adam, Waskow, Kaiden Youngblood, Landon Quandahl, 1:46.99
Distance medley – 3. Webb, Waskow, L. Quandahl, Grant Zilka, 4:02.08

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