Boys’ track continues improvement at ADM

by Gunnar Davis

If there’s anything new boys’ track Head Coach Collin Harrison wants for his team this season, it’s to improve. The team has done that early in the season, and they continued on April 17 at ADM. The Mustangs placed fourth out of seven teams.
“The track meet went pretty well on Friday,” Harrison said. “We changed some things up for the meet to see how people could run in some different events and ended up getting fourth place out of 7 teams.”
PCM had two athletes place in both throwing events. In the discus, junior Logan Gilman and sophomore Noah Clark placed third and fifth, with throws of 121-10 and 109-07, respectively. In the shot put, senior Connor Warrick placed third with his throw of 42-02.50, and junior Gunnar Davis placed fifth with a throw of 41-03.50.
Senior Skyler Koder placed second in the high jump with a jump of 6-00. Senior Ricky Reeve tied for fourth in the long jump with a jump of 18-04.
In the individual races, senior Maverick McAtee had an outstanding night for the Mustangs. He won the mile with a new personal-best time of 4:49.74. McAtee also won the 800 with a new personal-best run. He won the race with a time of 2:09.44. Koder placed fourth in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 16.84. Junior Tyler Dredge placed fifth in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:03.60.
Two Mustang relay teams placed fifth on the night. The 4×800 team of freshman Noah Henkenius, Gilman, junior Trenton Howard and senior Keith Sutton placed fifth with their time of 10:10.71. The 4×200 team, consisting of senior Logan Hunt, freshman Brady North, sophomore Luke Greiner and Dredge, ran a 1:42.86 placing fifth.
“We have improved week to week so far, and if we keep going this way I will be very pleased where we are at the end of the year,” Harrison said. “So far this season I’m very pleased with multiple events and simply how hard our team is working. We are making progress as a team and really putting down the building blocks where they need to be.”