Both Woodward-Granger Hawks’ track teams finished the West Central Activities Conference (WCAC) at Madrid in eighth and ninth place.


On Tuesday the Hawks’ girls recorded 42.5 points to finish a place above the Des Moines Christian Lions (18).


With 26 points the Hawks’ boys tallied nine more points than 10th place the West Central Valley Wildcats (17).


Individually W-G’s Emma Drake earned the team’s highest seed of the day with a third place finish in the 800 with a time of 2:28.31.


As a team the girls the 4x800 team of Drake, Anna Tague, Natalie Helbling and Kaitlyn Peters finished in second place with a time of 10:36.84.


Brendan Bird, Hawks, the lone top five finishers when he placed fifth in the discus throw with a toss measuring 128 feet and seven and a half inches.


In their team events the boys recorded two fifth place finishes in the 4x800 meter and the 800-sprint relay.


In the 4x800 Ian Thompson, Bryce Achenbach, Marcus McConahay, and Chandler Cavanaugh ran a 8:59.76. Thompson, Cavanaugh, McConahay and Bird finished the 800 with a time of 1:40.23.


In the boys’ events, host Madrid’s 166 points earned them the top spot with Earlham’s 142 placing them second and Woodward Academy’s 113 finishing third.


The Lions were fourth with 80 points followed by Van Meter with 60 and then Adair/Guthrie Center with 52. Ogden was seventh with 43 and Panorama eighth with 42.


It was the Panorama girls earning first place with 168 points, Madrid placed second with 135 and in third was Adair/Guthrie Center with 96.


In fourth was Van Meter’s 80 points, fifth place with 77.5 points was Earlham, sixth was West Central Valley with 60.5 and Ogden finished seventh with 59.5 points.


This was the second meet for both W-G teams in less than a week. Last Thursday the two teams laced it up at this season’s Boone Classic hosted by the Toreadors.


It was last place finished for both team with the boys earning 70 points while the girls tallied 81.5 points.


The Toreador girls finished first with 186 points, Webster City placed second with 87.5 and Des Moines Roosevelt placed third with 83.


It was the Ames boys taking first place honors with 138 points, in second was Webster City with 120 and the host finished third with 97 points.


Both teams meet back on the track this Friday when they head to Ogden.