Lynx pick up 5 medals at first meet

EAGLE GROVE – Five medal-winning performances and 13 top-six results highlighted the opening outdoor meet of the season for the Webster City boys’ track team at last night’s Umstead Relays.

The Lynx were shutout in the gold rush, but they managed to collect three silver and two bronze medals on a night that featured cold temperatures and enough wind to frustrate everyone in uniform.

WCHS compiled 63 points to land in the fifth-place spot in the team race. Algona ran away with the relays title with 138, a gap of 35 points over runner-up Clear Lake (103).

Nine Lynx athletes claimed a medal in either an individual event or relay. Cal Zahn and Tanner Hoveland were the team’s only double medal winners.

Zahn got his solid day started early with a runner-up finish in the high jump; he cleared 6-feet. The junior later took fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.38 seconds) and anchored the 4×100 relay (46.47) to third.

Hoveland was strong in the 110 high hurdles (15.71) en route to a second-place result. He was also on the 4×100, as were Dylan Fielder and Cory Keenan.

Hoveland, Fielder, Tanner Hild and Ty Schnathorst were fourth in the shuttle hurdle relay (1:05.53).

An error led to the times being wiped away in the 3,200, but it didn’t stop Adam McMurray from finishing second.

The 4×800 (9:16.09) – Brandon Patten, Ben Mossman, Brandon Arkland and Ryan Heinrichs – added a bronze to the team’s haul. Heinrichs ran the fastest split (2:14.09) on the anchor.

WCHS will compete at Humboldt Friday at 5 p.m.