BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
WASHINGTON – Senior Ethan Deacon, and juniors Tate Johnson and Macaden Rhoer led Fort Madison to a first-place finish in the B Division of the Steve Roth Washington Relays Friday at Case Field Friday night.
The meet was moved to Friday after weather clogged things up on the originally scheduled date of Thursday.
Deacon took first place in the seven-team B division with toss of 45-2 in the shot put, a new personal best, and then scored a 3rd place sling in the discus with a 126-7.
Tate Johnson won the 8th heat of a 9-heat field in the 100-meter dash with an official time of 11.53. His time was top five time in all three classes.
Johnson then sprinted the anchor leg of the Hounds’ winning 4 x 200 team (1:35.62) with Brock Califf running the first leg to Jakob McGowan who handed to Andrew Schaefer, before Johnson cleaned things up.
Coach Mike Schneider was all smiles after the 100 meter dash and said Johnson’s just a good kid who works hard.
“I think we could’ve got another .1 of a second out of him if we had him seeded in the final heat, but he was fast today,” Schneider said. “I think he could also get a little better start, but I couldn’t be happier with his run. He’s just a good, hard working kid.
Macaden Rhoer then captured 1st place in the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:02.90.
The Bloodhounds finished with 125 points to take the B Division. They were without a couple varsity runners Friday with Miles Dear out, and Austin Miller, who qualified for state cross country last year, missing from the distance runs with an injury.
Also placing in the field events, Dayton Davis finished 2nd in the high jump clearing 5-8, a personal best for him. Landes Williams cleared 5-4 which was good for fourth place.
Jakob McGowan jumped his way to 3rd place in the Long Jump leaping 19-3.5. Landes Williams competed in the High Jump clearing 5-4 good for 4th place. Rounding out the scoring in the field events was Kane Williams placing 6th in the Long Jump leaping 17-5.5, and Cuyrin Ross placing 6th with a Personal Best heave of 38-6.5 in the shot. Ross also threw the Discus 85-9 placing 12th. Jake Perry competed in the Shot Put with a 33-2 mark and Discus (88-11) placing 13th and 10th, respectively.
“We’re a relatively young team experience wise, but this group collectively has a lot of potential. We still have work to do, but I saw a lot of good things from our guys last night,” said Coach Chad Hannum.
The Shuttle Hurdle Relay team consisting of Kane Williams, Segoviano, Teague Smith, and Henry Wiseman hurdled to a 2nd place finish in a time of 1:18.10.
Garrett Hannum sprinted the quarter in 55.59. Brock Califf ran a 24.71 in the 200 and Rhoer ran in another hurdle race, the 110 High Hurdles with a time of 18.91, all good for 3rd place finishes. Two relays place 3rd – the 4 x 100 team of Gavin Wiseman, Jakob McGowan, Joey Dodson, and Tate Johnson posting a time of 46.09 seconds and the 4 x 400 team of Califf, Rhoer, Davis, and Nick Fullenkamp gutted out a 3rd place finish in a time of 3:51.81.
The Sprint Medley team of Tanner Stoermer, Landes Williams, Joey Dodson, and Dayton Davis sprinted to 4th place finish (1:44.52). Landes Williams also ran a good race in the 400 (57.09) taking 4th. A much improved Gavin Wiseman placed 4th in the 200 (25.05). Younger brother, Henry Wiseman placed 4th in the 110 High Hurdles (19.80). At this meet they run a fun race for our “weight men”. Henry Wiseman joined throwers Deacon, Jake Perry Ross in the 4 x 100 where they placed 4th.
The 4 x 800 team made up of three underclassmen John Cottrell, Dane Butler, George Hantzeas and led by Junior Hayden Wolfe raced to a 5th place finish in a time of 9:59.24. Also placing 5th was Hayden Segoviano in the 400 Hurdles(1:08.83).
Others competing were: 3200-Will Gager 9th(11:45.46) and Cameron Shutwell 11th(14:14.54), 110 High Hurdles- Segoviano(20.37), 800- Cottrell 8th(2:21.75) and Fullenkamp 12th (2:29.39), 200-Kane Williams (25.53), 400 Hurdles- Teague Smith(1:09.18), and the 1600-Hayden Wolfe 9th (5:24.79), Gager 10th(5:28.23), and Hantzeas 12th(6:00.64), 100-Kane Williams 7th(12.20) and Teague Smith 14th(12.92).
The boys run at the 12-team West Burlington Notre Dame Relays on Monday.