Make it two straight meets in a row after the ADM boys track and field team captured another first-place performance, doing so Thursday evening in Van Meter.
On the blue oval inside Van Meter Stadium, the Tigers delivered 17 top-five finishes as ADM posted 141.50 team points for the meet.
Perhaps the biggest area to highlight was the relay events for ADM, an area where the Tigers posted five first-place finishes. The first place train started off with the 4x200 meter relay where the group of Colton Pirtle, Lucas Heitz, Tate Stine-Smith, and Ethan Juergens clocked in a winning time of 1:35.71. Ethan Juergens then teamed up with Justice Paulson, Sean Kons and Nate Mueller to take the top spot in the 4x400 meter relay. The foursome earned first place by four full seconds, clocking in at 3:39.18.
Nate Mueller then stuck around for the 4x800 meter relay where he anchored the group along with Brady Hegarty, Caleb Crystal, and Nathan Royer. The group then captured a first place finish with a time of 8:40.93. The final first-place team relay finish of the day came from the 400 Shuttle Hurdle Relay where the group of Braidon Lee, Colton Pirtle, Nolan Harsh, and Lucas Heitz bested the seven team field with a mark of 1:03.81.
While there were no first-place individual performances, there were plenty of strong finishes for the Tigers as a whole. The normally distance heavy pair of Ethan Juergens and Nate Mueller showed off their versatile sides with a pair of top-five finishes in short distance. Mueller claimed a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.93 seconds while Juergens captured a fourth-place finish in the 200-meter dash thanks to a time of 24.61 seconds.
Caleb Crystal took over the duties in the 800-meter run and fared out quite nicely with a third-place finish, besting 13 others with his time of 2:15.88. In the 3200, Brady Hegarty placed third thanks to a time of 4:57.10, giving him six team points towards the winning cause.
Nolan Harsh helped earn a number of top five performances, including a fifth-place individual finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.11 seconds. Braidon Lee captured a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:02.68 to round out the individual running events.
For the second straight meet, Tom Boorn placed inside the top five in a field event, doing so Thursday in the discus event where his toss of 110’-00” placed him third overall out of 20 contestants. Tate Stine-Smith was also a repeat offender to the top five as his mark of 5’-08” in the high jump earned him a third place finish as well. Matt Dufoe placed in a five-way tie for fifth with a clearance of 5’-02”. In the long jump, Lucas Ray did the honors of a top-five finish with a mark of 18-07.00, placing him fifth out of 19 jumpers.