The Adel-De Soto-Minburn track team finished sixth in the Ballard Invitational on Tuesday after also competing Saturday in the Cyclone Invitational at Harlan.

Coach Mike Whisner said the trip to Harlan gave the Tigers an opportunity to improve times for the upcoming Drake Relays and for district qualifying.

Both meets were run in cold and windy weather.

A-D-M was scheduled to compete today, weather permitting, at the Urbandale meet, then runs again next Tuesday in a meet at Carlisle.

The Tigers are scheduled to compete (based on times run this season) in several events at the Drake Relays, which begin next Thursday.

Ballard —

A-D-M scored 64 points Tuesday at Huxley, finishing sixth in a meet won by North Polk. The Comets finished with 115 points.

Tate Jensen was a double winner for A-D-M as he captured both the 110-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles events.

Jensen ran the 110 event in :15.27 and completed his hurdles sweep in the 400 with a time of :56.04.

Jesse Bennett gave the Tigers a third win as he captured the shot put with a toss of 49’9-1/4".

A-D-M also notched a trio of third-place finishes.

Grant Goeden was third in the 200-meter dash with a time of :23.90, while the Tigers’ 4x100 and shuttle hurdle relay teams also placed third.

A-D-M also finished fourth in the 4x800 relay and Goeden finished fourth in the 100 dash; Beck Gopelrud was fifth in the 400, the Tigers’ 4x200 relay unit was fifth, Kyle Hovey finished fifth in the 1600, and the 1600 relay team was fifth.

Harlan —

Gopelrud won the 400-meter dash, stopping the clock at :54.00, to notch the Tigers’ lone victory at Harlan last Saturday.

Jordan Grove was second in the 100 and Kyle Hovey finished second in the 1600.

Thirds were racked up by Bennett in the shot put (50’0"), Goeden in the 100 (:11.50), the 4x100 team of Goeden, Gopelrud, Jensen and Grove (:45.18), and the 4x400 team of Grove, Gopelrud, Hovey and Jensen (3:45.11).

Jensen also finished fourth in the 110 hurdles at :15.66.