NEWTON - The Nevada boys’ track team won five events at the Cardinal Coed Invitational April 18 in Newton.
The Cubs were victorious in the 4 X 100 and 4 X 200-meter relays. They also received two individual golds from Joven Nelson and one from Sam Abraham, scoring 81 points to place third in a competitive 11-team field.
Nelson won the 100 in 11.19 seconds and the 400 low hurdles with a time of :54.98. Ottumwa’s Andrew Cole and Clear Creek-Amana’s Alex Figueroa were second and third in the 100 after each clocked in at :11.47, and Perry’s Nigel Sperfslage took runner-up in the 400 hurdles with a :57.43 showing.
Abraham won the long jump with a jump of 20 feet, 3.25 inches to beat out the 20-0.25 jump by Perry’s Payton Vest for first. Nevada’s Caeden DaSilva took third in the event with a jump of 19-6.25.
In the 4 X 100, Nelson and DaSilva were joined by Dylan Jensen and Jakob Strottman in running a :44.82. The Cubs easily topped South Tama’s runner-up time of :46.11.
DaSilva, Abraham, Strottman and Nelson formed Nevada’s winning 4 X 200 team. They finished in 1:33.16 to beat Ottumwa by two seconds for the gold.
DaSilva added an individual silver in the 200 after crossing the finish line in :23.27. Ottumwa’s Charlie Welch just edged DaSilva out for first with a :23.22 showing.
Carter Franzen won a bronze medal for Nevada in the open 400. Franzen finished in :55.03 to come in behind the :52.94 by Ottumwa’s Carter Huyser and the :55.03 by the Bulldogs’ Austin Fountain.
Myleek Wilkerson tied for fourth in the high jump, Ethan Wild took fifth in the shot put and Dalton Baker came in fifth in the 3,200 for the Cubs.
Wilkerson jumped 5-6. South Tama’s Keith Keahna dominated the event with a jump of 6-5.
Wild’s best throw in the shot was 43-5. Solomon Farner of Ames won the event with a toss of 46-8.5.
Baker completed the 3,200 in 10:42.93. Ames’ Ryken Bennett was the first runner to cross the finish line in the event with a time of 10:23.75.
Nevada’s 4 X 400 and 4 X 800 relays both came in fifth.
Jacob Sanders and Caleb Kooiker joined Franzen and Strottman in running a 3:40.28 in the 4 X 400. Grinnell took first in 3:34.18.
In the 4 X 800, Sanders and Franzen teamed up with Elliot Frideres and Dean Check to clock in at 9:08.65. Clear Creek-Amana won the event in 8:24.74.
Ottumwa was the boys’ team champion at Newton with 107 points. Ames took second with 92 points and Clear Creek-Amana finished just behind Nevada in fourth place with 79 points.
Final boys’ team scores: 1. Ottumwa 107, 2. Ames 92, 3. Nevada 81, 4. Clear Creek-Amana 79, 5. Grinnell 53, 6. South Tama 49, 7. Marshalltown 40, 8. (tie) Newton and Oskaloosa 39, 10. Prery 6, 11. Ballard 4.
MADRID - Nevada won five events and placed second as a team at the Tiger Invitational boys’ track meet in Madrid April 16.
The Joven Nelson won the 100-meter dash and 400 hurdles and helped Nevada take first in the 4 X 200 relay. Sam Abraham and Ethan Wild each added a gold medal in a field event for the Cubs.
Nelson crossed the finish line of the 100 in 11.49 seconds to just beat out the :11.50 by Woodward Academy’s Donovin Sanders for first. In the 400 hurdles, Nelson clocked in at :56.12 to easily beat the :57.31 by Earlham’s Caleb Swalla for the gold medal in the event.
Abraham came in fifth in the 400 hurdles after running a 1:00.56.
Caeden DaSilva, Abraham and Jakob Strottman joined Nelson in running a 1:31.87 in the 4 X 200. Nevada topped Woodward Academy’s 1:32.12 to win the event.
Abraham jumped 20 feet, 9.75 inches to top Winteset’s Kaden Shaw by 7.75 inches for gold in the long jump. DaSilva was sixth in the event with a 19-9.5 effort.
Wild won the discus with a toss of 119-2. He out-threw Mount Ayr’s Chase Henry by just over a foot for the gold.
DaSilva was runner-up in the open 200 with a time of :23.10 and Strottman placed fourth in the race with a :23.60 effort. Sanders took gold in the event after crossing the finish line in :22.89.
Dylan Jensen joined up with DaSilva, Strottman and Nelson to take second in the 4 X 100 with a :44.75 showing. Woodward Academy just edged out the Cubs for first with a time of :44.65.
The Cub 4 X 400 team of Jacob Sanders, Carter Franzen, Caleb Kooiker and Strottman earned a silver medal in 3:41.16. Mount Ayr dominated the race with a 3:30.03 showing.
Dalton Baker won silver in the 3,200 for Nevada with a time of 10:28.85. Madrid’s Sean McDermott coasted to victory in the event with a 9:59.81 time.
Franzen won bronze and Jacob Sanders placed fifth in the open 400 with respective times of :54.87 and :56.54. Winterset’s Easton Darling won the race in :51.69.
Nevada’s 4 X 800 team of Jacob Sanders, Franzen, Elliot Frideres and Dean Check took third in 8:51.09. Madrid won in 8:20.78 and Earlham placed second in 8:21.44.
Nevada ended up fifth in both the shuttle hurdle and sprint medley relays.
Connor Hines, Andrew Saunders, Jordan Barrett and Abraham finished the shuttle hurdle in 1:11.46. Jensen, Theo Skelton, Kooiker and Saunders completed the sprint medley in 1:44.29.
As a team, Nevada scored 119 points to beat Woodward Academy by 41 points for second out of eight teams. Madrid took the team title with 157 points.
Final team scores: 1. Madrid 157, 2. Nevada 119, 3. Woodward Academy 78, 4. Mount Ayr 76, 5. Winterset 62, 6. Earlham 50, 7. Saydel 28, 8. Manson Northwest Webster 19.