BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
WASHINGTON – The Fort Madison Bloodhounds got nine first-place finishes including two each from juniors Quentin Schneider and Matt Hellige in individual events en route to 1st place B Division finish at the Steve Roth Washington Relays Thursday night.
Schneider captured the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.73, a full two seconds ahead of the field. It was the fourth fastest time in all classes. Schneider also took the 400-meter hurdles title in a time of 1:00.98.
Hellige ran away with the 1600-meter run, with a time of 4:48.18, 14 seconds a head of the pack. He also took first in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:22.68.
Hound freshman Garrett Hannum came in second in the 400 at 55.73, and in the 400 hurdles with a 1:02.78 mark.
In the 4×100.25 weight mans relay, the team of Jayden Fedler, Alec Craft, Cuyrin Ross and Ethan Deacon took first with a time of 56.04.
The Bloodhounds 4×200 relay squad of Califf, Quinton Ross, Mosena and Tate Johnson captured a first place with a tie of 1:41.83, in a close race just .23 of a second in front of West Burlington/Notre Dame.
Mosena, Hannum, Andrew Schaefer and Schneider won the 4×400 with a 3:41.49 mark just breaking the line in front of Mediapolis at 3:42.27.
Another first place finish went to the Hounds 4×110 meter hurdle team of Miller, McGowan, Rhoer and Meierotto with a time of 1:15.05.
Then Fort Madison went 1-2 in the long jump with Mosena leaping to a field-best 18′-7″ followed by Sheymouhr Redd-Donald at 17′-6″ for second.
Co-head coach Mike Schneider said the Hounds ran really well and Mosena got one of his best jumps so far this year in the long jump.
“We filled every event tonight, from the high jump to shuttle hurdle. Fort Madison hasn’t been able to do that for in eight or nine years, I think,” Schneider said.
Co-head coach Chad Hannum agreed.
“This is the first time in quite a while where we had every event filled. We competed well tonight,” he said.
The Bloodhounds won the B-Division with 163.75 points. Mediapolis was 2nd with a 113 points and West Burlington/Notre Dame was third with 103.75.
Other top finishes for Fort Madison included.
100 meter dash – Michael Mosena 12.65 (4th), Calem Maclearn 12.99 (7th). 200-meter dash – Brock Califf, 25.99 (3rd), Quinton Ross 26.93 (7th), 800-meter run – Macaden Rhoer 2:42.53 (11th), Chay Smith 2:55.18 (13th), 1600-meter run – Hayden Wolfe 5:25.78 (6th) 4×100 meter relay (Maclearn, Califf, Dom Frantz, and Kuntz) 49.28 (3rd), 4×800 meter relay (Mathew Meierotto, Mikey DiPrima, Wolfe and Smith) 10:19.02 (3rd); 800-sprint medley relay (Johnson, DiPrima, Ross and Schaefer) 1:48.29 (4th); Distance Medley (Gavin Wiseman, Jacob McGowan, Schaefer, and Rhoer) 4:27.77 (3rd); shot put – Fedler 39′-9.5″ (4th), Alec Craft 38′-00.5″ (6th). Discus – Deacon 114′-2″ (4th), Cuyrin Ross 85′-11″ (11th)