WINTERSET - Continued dominance in sprint relays and some strong individual performances nearly earned the Nevada boys’ track team a championship at the Husky Invitational Friday.


Nevada scored 116 points to fall just two points shy of Carlisle’s winning score of 118 in the 12-team competition. The Cubs won the sprint medley, 4 X 200 and 4 X 100 relays and also picked up two individual gold and a total of four silver medals.


Brendan Sellberg, Preston Cattanach, Rodrigo Perez and Joven Nelson joined forces to win both the sprint medley and 4 X 100-meter relays for Nevada.


The Cub quartet completed the sprint medley in one minute, 36.21 seconds to blow away the field as Carlisle’s runner-up time was 1:40.46. They ran the 4 X 100 in :44.70 to easily top Winterset’s second-place effort of :45.20.


Jakob Strottman teamed with Sellberg, Perez and Nelson to win the 4 X 200 in 1:32.59. Carlisle was a distant second with a 1:35.96 showing.


Strottman also anchored the Nevada shuttle hurdle relay team to a silver medal. Om’Unique Wilkerson, Sam Abraham and Luke Merfeld ran the first three legs as the Cubs finished in 1:02.83 to come in behind Carlisle’s 1:00.23 effort.


Individually, Wilkerson won the high jump and Nelson took first in the 200. Malachi Hornbuckle added runner-up efforts in both the 3,200 and 1,600, Luke Fevold won a silver in the shot put and Noah Nusbaum picked up a bronze in the 800.


Wilkerson peaked with a jump of six feet, two inches to beat out the 6-0 performances of both Carlisle’s Tommy Donovan and Dane Wright. Nelson crossed the finish line of the 200 in :23.50 to top the :24.15 time by Norwalk’s Scott Anderson for the win.


Hornbuckle completed the 3,200 in 10:34.13 to come in behind an outstanding 9:52.67 run by Nodaway Valley’s Brycen Wallace. In the 1,600, Hornbuckle clocked in at 4:46.30 and Wallace won in 4:43.90.


Fevold’s best throw in the shot was 47-3.5. Norwalk’s Tyler Endres just beat out Fevold for the gold with a 47-6.5 effort.


Nusbaum ran a 2:12.04 in the 800 and fellow Cub Carter Franzen was right behind with a 2:12.68 showing. Carlisle’s Cutler Palar won in 2:10.43 and Mount Ayr’s Isaac Timmerman was second in 2:11.42.


Final team scores: 1. Carlisle 118 points, 2. Nevada 116, 3. Norwalk 105, 4. Earlham 56, 5. ADM 55, 6. Winterset 41, 7. Nodaway Valley 23, 8. Woodward-Granger 22, 9. Mount Ayr 21, 10. Clarke 15.5, 11. Greene County 11.5, 12. Woodward Academy 5.


Individual results - Nevada


Shot put - 2. Luke Fevold, 47-3.5; 6. Luke Merfeld, 41-0.


Long jump - 5. Dylan Jensen, 18-9.5.


High jump - 1. Om’Unique Wilkerson, 6-2.


Sprint medley relay - 1. Nevada (Brendan Sellberg, Preston Cattanach, Rodrigo Perez, Joven Nelson), 1:36.21.


3,200-meter run - 2. Malachi Hornbuckle, 10:34.13; 5. Dalton Baker, 10:49.85.


4 X 800-meter relay - 4. Nevada (Jacob Sanders, Carter Franzen, Dean Check, Noah Nusbaum), 8:59.73.


Shuttle hurdle relay - 2. Nevada (Wilkerson, Sam Abraham, Merfeld, Jakob Strottman), 1:02.83.


100-meter dash - 4. Perez, :11.94; 6. Cattanach, :12.05.


4 X 200-meter relay - 1. Nevada (Sellberg, Strottman, Perez, Nelson), 1:32.59.


1,600-meter run - 2. Hornbuckle, 4:46.30.


200-meter dash - 1. Nelson, :23.50.


400-meter hurdles - 4. Strottman, :59.75; 5. Abraham, 1:01.35.


Distance medley relay - 4. Nevada (Merfeld, Abraham, Sanders, Hornbuckle), 3:55.45.


800-meter run - 3. Nusbaum, 2:12.04; 4. Franzen, 2:12.68.


4 X 100-meter relay - 1. Nevada (Sellberg, Cattanach, Perez, Nelson), :44.70.