• Keith Hjelle

Boys' Track Finishes 7th at I-35; Nelson, Billheimer Set Records


After Monday's boys' track meet at Jefferson was cancelled, Charger coach Tyler Mosbach added a last second meet last night at Interstate 35 High School for his team. As a team, the Chargers finished in seventh place in the twelve team meet with 33 points. Gilbert won the team title with 153 points.

Noah Nelson paced the Chargers with a new meet record (and personal record) in the 1600 meter run with a time of 4:41.36. That is also an ACGC record for that event. His was the only event in which the Chargers finished first or second. Clay Billheimer picked up two thirds with a time of :54.31 in the 400 meter dash (a personal record and new ACGC record) and a time of 4:49.29 in the 1600 meter run.

Mosbach offered these comments after the meet: "After getting into the I-35 invite late, there were going to be some things that didn't go well. That is understandable and forgivable. What makes this meet a little disappointing was not the mistakes, but the attitude and focus we brought to it. We have talked all year about the desire to compete, but I did not feel that we had it on this night. Call it a midseason slump, or just a bad night, but we need to do better mentally in the future. The night was not all bad, as we had some individual efforts that stood out, including Noah Nelson with an ACGC and meet record in the 1600. Clay Billheimer also posted the fastest 400 time in the two years of ACGC history."

Both girls' and boys' teams will travel to to Stuart on Thursday for a meet hosted by West Central Valley.

ACGC Results

Shot put DNP: Quynton Younker, 39'9.5" Also: Bryce Littler, 32'0"

DNP: Collin Stowe, 32'2.5" No measurement: Sam Madsen

Discus DNP: Collin Stowe, 115'6" Also: Quynton Younker, 106'10"

DNP: Bryce Littler, 107'8" Sam Madsen, 83'7"

Long Jump 5th: Caden Wardyn, 19'.25"

100 m dash 6th: Dylan Solper, 12.11 Also: Caleb Lovelace, 13.97

Flavio Gonzales, 13.97

110 hurdles 3rd: Cole Boyer, 17.79

200 m dash 5th: Caden Wardyn, 24.64

DNP: Ben Kingery, 27.39

400 m dash 3rd Clay Billheimer, 54.31, ACGC record

DNP: Noah Nelson, 57.47

400 hurdles DNP: Garreett Young, 1:09.09

800 m run DNP: Donnie Swanson, 2:35.04

DNP: Jason Goff, 2:36.06

1600 m run 1st: Noah Nelson, 4:41, 36, meet record, ACGC record

3rd: Clay Billheimer, 4:49.29

3200 m run: No entries

400 m relay: DNP: Gabe Rowley, Cole Boyer, Kolby Jacobe, Quenton Spack, 48;85

Hurdle relay: 5th: Cole Boyer, Gabe Rowley, Caden Wardyn, Grady Laabs, 1:05.79

800 m relay: No time: Austin Wierick, Grady Laabs, Justin Plowman, Dylan Soper

800 medley: DNP: Austin Wierick, Ben Kingery, Justin Plowman, Dylan Soper, 1:46.59

1600 m relay: DNP: Gabe Rowley, Quenton Spack, Ben Young, Jason Goff, 4:06.45

1600 medley: DNP: Kolby Jacobe, Grady Laabs, Quenton Spack, Garrett Young, 4:14.34

3200 m relay: DNP: Ben Young, Jason Goff, Joe Davis, Donnie Swanson, 10:36.93

Team Scores:

Gilbert 153

Humboldt 100

Southwest Valley 60

Mount Ayr 49

Central Springs 38

DSM North 35

ACGC 33

Cen. Decatur 31

Clarke 21

Nodaway Valley 19

I-35 18

Audubon 10


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