With a deep corps of distance runners, the Madrid boys can keep pace in any track meet.


Sean McDermott, Chaz Warson, Jason Renze and Rory McDermott led the way last Thursday as the Tigers placed second at the Saydel Invitational – against mostly larger schools.


There was also plenty of depth in the relays and solid showings in field events on a nearly ideal afternoon.


When it ended, Madrid had tallied 122 points and nearly nabbed another title.


Des Moines East stood atop the 14-team field with 123.5 points, while North Polk took third with 86.


Sean McDermott earned individual victories in the 3,200 meters (with a time of 10 minutes, 10.42 seconds) and 1,600 (4:40.43).


His bother Rory took second in the 3,200 (10:29.33), while Renze was runner-up in the 1,600 (4:47.80).


Warson was second in the 800 (2:10.40).


The 4x800 quartet of Devin Fuson, Renze, Gabe Soda and Jacob Loew won in 8:23.06.


Sean McDermott joined Kody Carlson, Carson Havlik and Harrison Bickham to finish second in the distance medley (3:46.85).


The Tigers were also third in the sprint medley (1:41.28).


Mason Lobeck was third in the shot put, with a toss of 45 feet, 11 ½ inches. Isaac Owensby took fourth in the discus (145-4).


Gabe Peterson placed fourth in the high jump (5-8). Carlson and Gavin Owensby went fourth and fifth in the 400 hurdles, crossing in 59.49 and 1:00.30 respectively.