The Oskaloosa track and field teams were back in action last night, facing off against good competition at the Newton Cardinal Relays.
The boys’ track and field team had a very good outing, finishing second behind Boone and just edging Marshalltown. Newton and Grinnell tied for 4th, Perry was 6th and CMB was 7th. The boys were led by three first place finishes. The 1600 medley team of Dwayne Lipscomb, Max Johnson, Tucker Nunnikhoven, and Spencer DeJong got the win with a season best time of 3:45.36.
Nunnikhoven and DeJong set personal bests in their respective splits. Austin Reed got a nice win in the 400 meter hurdles, setting a personal record with a time of 58.61 seconds. And Skylar DeJong set a personal record in winning the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:29.73.
Skylar also set a personal best in the 800 meter run, finishing second with a time of 2:02.63.
On the girls’ side, there was plenty of great competition as the Indians finished in 7th.
Pella was the team winner, with Cedar Rapids Prairie a distant second, Boone in third, Newton in fourth, ADM in fifth, and Indianola in 6th just ahead of Osky. Grinnell finished 7th, Knoxville finished in 11th, and Albia finished 12th in the 14 team field. The Indians were led by a slew of top five finishes, including two events in the top three. The 4×100 meter relay team of Leah VanMaanen, Taylor Richardson, Brey Hill, and Asia Laudermilch finished in third with a time of 52.03 seconds, and Taylor Richardson finished in third in the long jump at 15-10.5.
The Oskaloosa girls’ track and field team is back in action on Monday at Bondurant-Farrar. The Osky boys will send their qualifiers to the Drake Relays next week in Des Moines. The next team meet for the boys is Tuesday, April 28th, at Davis County.