STORY CITY — The Nevada boys’ track team combined for 10 medals, taking second at the Norsemen Relays April 25 in Story City.
The Cubs won two events, placed second six times and added a pair of bronze medals. They scored 109 points to only trail Roland-Story’s dominant 165-point effort among the 10 competing teams.
Nevada was victorious in the 4 X 100-meter relay. Caeden DaSilva, Dylan Jensen, Jakob Strottman and Joven Nelson turned in a time of 44.26 seconds to beat out Woodward Academy’s :44.78 for the gold.
Nelson added a win in the 100, DaSilva earned silver in the 200 and Abraham finished second in both the 110 high hurdles and the long jump. Strottman came in third in the 100.
Nelson crossed the finish line in :11.26 to edge Woodward Academy’s Donovin Sanders, who ran an :11.37. Strottman finished the race in :11.64.
DaSilva ended the 200 with a time of :22.82. He finished just a hair behind Sanders, who ran a :22.81.
In the 110 highs, Abraham clocked in at :16.21 to come in runner-up to the :16.01 by Aplington-Parkersburg’s Gannon Oberhauser. Abraham’s best effort in the long jump was 20 feet, six inches — leaving him just shy of the winning distance of 20-8.5 by South Tama’s Payton Vest.
Carter Franzen added an individual silver medal in the open 400 and Jacob Sanders was second in the 800 for Nevada.
Franzen finished in :54.26 to come in behind the :52.15 by Roland-Story’s Grant Olson. Sanders ran a 2:12.57 to place behind the 2:06.29 by Roland-Story’s Carter Greenfield.
Dalton Baker picked up a bronze medal in the 3,200 with a 10:37.42 showing. Roland-Story’s Nick Wakefield won in 10:08.91 and South Hamilton’s Zakee Newman was second in 10:17.86.
The Cub 4 X 800 team of Jacob Sanders, Dean Check, Elliot Frideres and Franzen took second in 8:47.26. Roland-Story won in 8:33.04.
Final team scores
1. Roland-Story 165 points, 2. Nevada 109, 3. Woodward Academy 87, 4. Aplington-Parkersburg 79, 5. South Hamilton 78, 6. Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 57, 7. South Tama 48, 8. Ogden 47, 9. Ballard 38, 10. Roland-Story Red 21.
CARLISLE — Strong sprinting events helped Nevada place fifth at the Wildcat Relays April 23 in Carlisle.
The Cubs won the sprint medley, 4 X 100 and 4 X 200-meter relays and picked up individual gold in the 200. They ended up with 71 points, placing fifth out of 12 teams.
Caeden DaSilva, Dylan Jensen, Jakob Strottman and Joven Nelson ran the sprint medley in one minute, 34.78 seconds to beat Oskaloosa’s 1:35.24 for the gold. That same quartet won the 4 X 100 in :44.44, edging out Indianola’s :44.75 for first.
Sam Abraham joined DaSilva, Strottman and Nelson to win the 4 X 200 in 1:32.53. Bondurant-Farrar was second in 1:34.09.
Nelson also won the 200 to finish the meet with four gold medals. He crossed the finish line in :22.85 to beat the :23.67 by Harlan’s Eli Boldan for first.
Abraham was victorious in the long jump. He jumped 21-3 to just beat out the 21-2 by Harlan’s Michael Erlemeier.
Dalton Baker was fifth in the 3,200 after completing the race in 10:35.46. Myleek Wilkerson came in fifth in the high jump after jumping 5-10.
Andrew Saunders finished sixth in the 100 with a time of :12.23. Carter Franzen came in seventh in the 800 with a 2:13.05 showing.
Nevada came in fifth in the 4 X 800, sixth in the 4 X 400 and eighth in the distance medley relays.
Dean Check, Jacob Frideres, Elliot Frideres and Franzen ran an 8:51.58 in the 4 X 800. Franzen, Sanders, Saunders and Strottman clocked in at 3:43.05 in the 4 X 400.
Jensen, Wilkerson, Check and Baker completed the distance medley in 4:10.29.
Indianola won the team championship with 132 points. Carlisle was second with a score of 117.5.
Final team scores
1. Indianola 132 points, 2. Carlisle 117.5, 3. Norwalk 95, 4. Harlan 85, 5. Nevada 71, 6. Winterset 69.5, 7. ADM 56, 8. Bondurant-Farrar 35, 9. Chariton 32, 10. Perry 21, 11. Oskaloosa 18, 12. Knoxville 9.