The snow may barely be off the GHV track, but the Garner-Hayfield/Ventura boys track team found a track that was ready for action, as they competed at the Wartburg Indoor Meet in Tuesday, March 11.
“We have been practicing inside, so this meet provided the team with a great opportunity to compete,” said Coach Kelsey Steffens. “The boys are excited for the season, as they have been working hard in practice.”
Adam Monson and Braden Meints opened the season with strong showings. Monson placed second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.26. Meints tied for second in the high jump with a jump of 6’.
Joel Toppin placed fifth in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 10:31.58.
In the shot put, Nic Tusha threw 42’09” for sixth place.
AJ Arnold was 10th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:20.06.
Chase Smith finished 12th in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 5:12.40, while Logan Dalbeck was 15th with a time of 5:14.58. Kevin Boehnke tied for 14th place in the high jump with a 5’10” jump.
The 4x400 meter relay team was the highest relay to place with a 13th place finish in 4:01.52. Members of the team were Jon Haag, Nic Mehmen, Corey Hauptmann and Jimmy Ermer.