The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Tigers hosted their annual coed Hugh Norman Relays on Tuesday, April 4. The Tigers invited eight other teams to compete.
Both the girls’ and boys’ teams did well, the girl’s team placed second overall with 132.75 team points, the boy’s team placed third with 88 points.
The girls did exceptionally well, finishing first in seven events, including four of the seven relays.
Keaton Kester finished first in both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. She ran the 100 meter in 12.62 seconds and the 200 meter in 25.83 seconds. According to the Tigers’ coach Bart Mueller, Kester continues to be one of the top 3A sprinters.
Anna Kenny finished up the sprints with first place in the 400 meter dash. She ran the race in 1:02.25.
Sadie Juergens ran the open 800 for the Tigers. She also finished in first place with her time of 2:27.60.
Tigers finished first in the 4x100, 4x400, 4x800 relays and the distance medley.
The 4x100 relay team consisted of Sydney Bertman, Sami Schepers, Josi Lonneman and Kester. The four finishe the race with a time of 51.17 seconds.
Kenny, Elle Hook, Lizzy Lohmann and Juergens ran the 4x400 relay in 4:17.10.
With a time of 10:23.27, the relay team of Juergens, Ellise Mueller, Elle Hook and Jordan finished the 4x800 relay in first place.
The final relay in which the Tigers finished first in was the distance medley. The team consisted of Olivia Anderson, Lohmann, Elle Hook and Juergens who ran 4:39.05.
“We had a great meet finally getting some dry weather,” said Mueller. “Finishing second place to a strong Carlisle team who will be our top competition, along with Boone at the conference meet.”
The girls’ next meet is on Thursday, April 6 at AC/GC beginning at 5 p.m.
The Tigers boys’ track team placed third at the Hugh Norman relays with a team total of 88 points.
Jacob West was the only Tiger to finish in first place in any event. West placed first in the high jump with a height of 6’3”.
Reece McLaughlin finished second in long jump when he had a jump of 19’4.75”. He also placed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.79 seconds.
Tiger Mason Warmuth also placed second in discus and shot put. In discus, Warmuth threw a 137’3”, in shot put, he had a throw of 41’9”.
The Tigers 4x200 relay team made up of Gavin Osteen, David Howard, Austin Flora and Trey Volz place second with their time of 1:36.
“We are working our way to the conference and district meet,” said the boys head coach Mike Whisner. “Little improvements each meet will make a big difference towards the end of the season.”
The boys’ next meet is on April 6 as well. Their meet will be held in Nevada at 4:30 p.m.