The Ottumwa Courier


April 16, 2014

Davis County boys edge Fairfield at Mustang Relays

BLOOMFIELD — Although the Davis County boys track and field team successfully protected its home turf Tuesday at the Mustang Relays in Class AA action, it was far from easy.

The Mustang boys squeaked by Fairfield by just a point, as they edged the Trojans 160-159. Zach Hougland helped bolster the Davis County's efforts by corralling first in a 3,200-meter run with a time of 10 minutes and 34.52 seconds and Spencer Bassett sprinted to a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with 1:02.03.

In addition, Conner Young collared first in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet and 2 inches, Wayne Doerscher snared first in the discus with a toss of 135 feet, 20 3/4 inches, and Andrew Cowles took first in the 110-meter hurdles with 15.32.

Meanwhile, Fairfield was helped by Narendra Martin, who took first in the 400-meter dash with 55.18 and Jonathon Hoehne, who grabbed first in the 200-meter dash with 23.91.

Pekin took third with 134 points.

In Class A boys action, Cardinal corralled first with 159 points. The Comets' Charlie Rachford raced to a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with 24.05 and the long jump with a leap of 19-10. In addition, Quinn Honomichl came in first in the 400-meter dash with 55.53.

Van Buren came in second with 134 points. The Warriors' Brayden Starnes nabbed first in the 800-meter run with 2:16.63.

On the girls' side, the Pekin took first place in the relays with 208 points.

Gwynne Wright blazed to a first-place finish for the Panthers in the 800-meter run with 2:23.65, Shae Dahlstrom collared first in the 1,500-meter run with 5:39.43 and Taylor Lock captured first in the 3,000-meter run with 11:57.46. In addition, Mallory Reed nabbed first in the 100-meter hurdles with 16.66 and Kaylee Linder sprinted to a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with 28.10.

Davis County corralled second with 181 points.

"Our girls keep getting better in each meet," Mustang coach Josh Husted said.

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