CEDAR FALLS — A handful of area athletes were on hand at the boys portion of the Dickinson Relays at the University of Northern Iowa on Tuesday. Mt. pleasant, Cardinal and Columbus Community all took part in the relays, which maked the beginning of the boys indoor season.
Mt. Pleasant had five events finish in the top 30, and placed two individuals in the top 10.
Rylan Seberg was the star of the day for the Panther boys. He jumped 22-02 in the long jump competition, finishing second overall and putting him in a good position early to qualify for the Drake Relays.
Henry Lutovsky picked up a big finish for the Mt. Pleasant boys in the shot put competition. Lutovsky threw 49-05.75 for seventh place overall. Teammate Nick Holtkamp placed 30th, throwing 45-01.50.
The Panther boys 4X400 meter relay team took 23rd overall, crossing the tape in 3:45.63. Konnor Peterson was 30th in the 60-meter hudles, crossing the line in 8.99 seconds.
The top dog for Cardinal was Griffin Greiner, who finished the day with an 11th-place finish in the 400-meter dash, and a 46th-place finish in the high jump. Greiner crossed the tape in the 400-meter dash in 53.13 seconds, and cleared the bar at 5-08 in the high jump.
The Comets’ 4X200 team finished 42nd overall on the day. The Comets crossed the tape in 1:39.70.
Cardinal had one more athlete finish in the top 46. Landon Becker matched Greiner’s high jump placement with a 46th-place finish in the 800-meter run. Becker ended his run in 2:13.19.
Tucker Bright had the best finish of the day for Columbus, and it came in the long jump. Bright lept 19-06 in the long jump for a 30th-place finish.
The top relay for the Wildcats was the 4X800 meter relay team. The 4X800 team finished in 9:45.84 to take 58th overall.
Area track and field teams may be on hold for the time being. The Iowa State Indoors scheduled for early next week were cancelled due to concerns over the Coronavirus, and the rest of the indoor meets could be effected as well.