West Delaware opened the 2021 boys’ track and field team at their home early bird, March 30.
“I was very happy with our first performance,” coach Doug Winkowitsch said. “The guys all competed and gave their best effort. Seniors Christian Nunley and Blake Smith had tremendous performances for the first meet of the year.”
Nunley threw to second place in the shot (45-5) and was third in the discus (127-9).
The Hawk distance medley team of Cole Carroll, Nunley, Blake Engel and Blake Smith finished second (3:54.41). Julio Weber, Jack Smith, Cruz Timmerman and Dominic Mastin placed seventh (4:24.42).
Timmerman placed third in the high jump (5-0), was sixth in the 400-hurdles (1:04.37) and eighth in the long jump (18-2).
Carroll, Matt Mensen, Engel and Blake Smith raced to third in the sprint medley (1:43.9).
Matt Mensen finished fourth in the 400 (1:00.25) and 3,200 (11:28.76).
West Delaware’s 4x800 team of Mastin, Jacob Fife, Max Anderson and Nick Mensen finished fifth (10:55.45).
Cruz Timmerman placed third in the high jump (4-0) and was sixth in the 400-hurdles (1:04.37).
Rob Martinez was seventh in the 800 (2:22.79).
In the 4x400, Blake Smith, Engel, Jack Smith and Martinez finished seventh (3:48.95).
Carroll, Sawyer Falck, Matt Mensen and Nunley teamed up to place eighth in the 4x100 (51.09).
Lisbon won the boys’ team title with 128 points. Independence was second (108), Waverly-Shell Rock third (86), Edgewood-Colesburg fourth (80), Maquoketa Valley fifth (54), West Delaware sixth (46), Hudson seventh (38), Oelwein eighth (35) and Central Elkader ninth (13).