Newton boys finish third at Cardinal Invitational

Troy Hyde, Newton Daily News, Iowa
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Apr. 25—Two more relays are now in the top 10 in Class 3A for Newton's boys track and field team.

The Cardinals' stacked their distance medley relay and put the four Drake Relays qualifiers who ran on the 4x800 into the 4x400 on Friday during the Cardinal Invitational at H.A. Lynn Stadium.

Both relays took home the gold medal and are now ranked in the top 10 in 3A.

Newton won three events in its first home meet of the season and placed third overall with 87 points.

Ottumwa won the 11-team field with 122 points, while Clear Creek-Amana (93) was six points better than the Cardinals. The rest of the top five included Grinnell (84) and Mid-Prairie (73).

The first win of the day came from Keith Moko, who took first in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches.

The distance medley relay included Nate Maki, Jared Smith, Derek Beiner and Treycen Garton and the foursome won the race in 3 minutes, 39.74 seconds.

Garton ran around a 2:00 split on his 800 anchor leg. That overall time currently ranks seventh in 3A.

Cody Klein, Beiner, Jackson Mace-Maynard and Garton combined to finish eighth in the 4x800 relay at the Drake Relays on Thursday. They had a "light" day on the track on Friday but teamed up to win the 4x400 relay in 3:33.96, which currently ranks 10th in 3A.

Newton was second in three events. Maki took second in the 200 with a career-best time of 23.08 seconds and Brennan Amos was the runner-up in the 800 in 208.33.

The shuttle hurdle relay team also was second. That group included Gavin Urias, Brody Bauer, Curtis Payne and Reese Hammons and they finished in a season-best 1:06.89.

Newton was top five in five other events.

Running in a hurdle event for the first time since junior high, Mace-Maynard finished fourth in the 400 hurdles in 59.55. Klein also was fourth in the 400 in 54.24.

Reese Hammons took fifth in the 110 high hurdles in 17.7, Nate Davies placed fifth in the discus with a toss of 124-3 and Dallas King placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 41-3 1/2.

The rest of the field included South Tama County (67), Nevada (64), Oskaloosa (63), Saydel (37), Ballard (24) and Ames (21).