BOYS TRACK: Lynx finish at back of Warrior Relays pack
GOWRIE – The Webster City boys’ track team left here last night with just one gold medal, and the Lynx have four of their veterans to thank.
The all-senior 4×800-meter relay of Ethan Glenn, Jacob Clabaugh, Eric Coleman and Nick Thilges cruised to victory in a time of 8 minutes, 27.63 seconds at the Warrior Relays.
But Webster City – with an abundance of freshmen in the lineup – claimed just four medals in all and finished at the back of the seven-team Class A field with 46 points.
Manson-Northwest Webster piled up 122.33 points to sit at the top of the leaderboard. Gilbert (104.33) and Greene County (100.33) were second and third.
“We had some good stuff and our upperclassmen are doing a great job of competing,” WCHS head coach Tony Bussan said. “It’s asking a lot when you’re asking freshmen to step up and run against seniors, so seventh is where we’re at right now. The kids are doing what they can.”
The Lynx competed without senior shot put and discus thrower Boone Myers because of illness. Myers – a University of Iowa football recruit – is expected to miss significant time, Bussan said.
Glenn opened the 4×800 with a 2-minute leg and Thilges brought it home in 2:06 on the anchor.
Sophomore Cal Zahn was the silver medalist in the high jump. He cleared 6 feet.
Thilges added a bronze medal in the open 800 in 2:06.33, and freshman Corey Keenan claimed the third spot in the long jump (17-11).
“For a freshman to place third, we feel good about what (Keenan) has done,” Bussan said.
WCHS will travel to Forest City on Friday.