The Ankeny Centennial boys’ track team had nine first-place finishes and Ankeny added three more in the Ram Invitational on Tuesday at Southeast Polk.
The Jaguars won five of the seven relays and placed second in the other two. They were originally slated to compete at Nevada, but that meet was cancelled.
“We were fortunate Southeast Polk allowed us to be in the meet,” said Centennial coach Nate Smith. “We had quite a few highlights.”
Centennial’s Jonah Vicker captured the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:44.83. He also anchored the winning 4×800 relay.
Teammate Jayden Oshirak took the 3,200 in 10:25.10.
“Jayden had a huge time drop,” Smith said. “It wasn’t a race he competed much in last year. He looks strong, considering the challenges he’s faced.”
Dylan DeAngelo won the 400 hurdles for the Jaguars in 59.63 seconds. Karter Kester took the high jump with a leap of 5 feet 10 inches.
Kester also anchored the winning 4×200 relay.
“This is his first year out for track,” Smith said of Kester.
Jon Wong was the runner-up in both the 110 and 400 hurdles. He also ran on the second-place shuttle hurdle relay.
“We had a chance to see a young group of hurdlers and sprinters,” Smith said.
Ankeny was led by Jacob Baier, who swept the throwing events. He won the shot put with a throw of 51-10.5 and the discus with a toss of 143-10.
“Jacob had a great throw in the shot for a big-time personal record,” said Ankeny coach Nick Nelson.
State cross country champion Tim Sindt made his season debut for the Hawks after recovering from surgery last month to correct a heart problem. He won the 800 in a time of 2:05.50, leading a 1-2-3 sweep by Ankeny in that event.
“It was great to see Tim back out on the track,” Nelson said. “We are slowly going to work him back into the lineup based upon feel.”
Connor Farrell placed second behind Sindt in a time of 2:06.99. Wyatt Sipes was third in 2:07.28.
“We were able to get a lot of open times on guys due to the nature of the meet,” Nelson said.
Here are the rest of Ankeny and Centennial’s top results from the meet:
100–Riley Moss (AC), 11.29 (3rd); Max Smith (A), 11.39 (4th).
200–Keaton Gray (AC), 23.80 (6th).
400–Camden Cox (AC), 52.98 (2nd); Jalen Elwell (A), 54.69 (5th); Anyoun Anyoun (A), 55.08 (6th).
800–Aiden McCombs (A), 2:10.48 (5th).
1,600–McCombs (A), 4:56.58 (6th).
3,200–Gabe Vicker (AC), 10:31.12 (2nd); Curt Peters (AC), 10:43.14 (3rd).
110 hurdles–Wong (AC), 17.24 (2nd); Nathan Reinke (AC), 17.34 (4th); Tyler Johnson (AC), 17.87 (6th).
400 hurdles–Wong (AC), 1:02.34 (2nd).
Long jump–Liam Murphy (AC), 19-5.5 (2nd); Reece Pitz (A), 18-1 (5th).
Shot put–Romello Gray (A), 44-3 (3rd); Trey Winters (AC), 43-7 (5th).
Discus–Riley McClaskey (AC), 138-3 (3rd); Trevor Formanek (AC), 133-11 (4th); Winters (AC), 129-6 (5th).
4×100–Centennial (Avery Gates, Sam Snyder, Jensen Gates, Moss), 43.79 (1st); Ankeny (Smith, Kein Valentine, Cooper Cox, Max Griffin), 46.27 (3rd).
4×200–Centennial (Cal Miller, Lucas Pieper, Jackson Huber, Kester), 1:37.72 (1st).
4×400–Centennial (Brendan Hoy, L. Murphy, Seth Pippett, Ahren Davis), 3:36.27 (1st).
4×800–Centennial (Davis, Pippett, L. Murphy, J. Vicker), 8:41.44 (1st); Ankeny (Joey Reichenbacker, Chris Parks, Anyoun, Macieo Pritchard), 8:54.56 (2nd).
Sprint medley–Centennial (Snyder, J. Gates, A. Gates, Josh Decker), 1:40.05 (2nd).
Distance medley–Centennial (Snyder, J. Gates, Gray, Michael Joensen), 3:56.34 (1st).
Shuttle hurdle–Centennial (Reinke, Wong, Blake Murphy, Joel Hyler), 1:03.84 (2nd); Ankeny (Jase Bauer, Cael Boyd, Mason Thompson, Nick Scherle), 1:08.13 (5th).