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Storm Lake boys track team fourth in quad

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

The Storm Lake High boys track and field team took fourth place here Friday in the Denison Quadrangular, according to coach Jeff Brennan.

Harlan won the meet with 83 points while Denison-Schleswig was second with 63, Cherokee third with 52 and the Tornadoes fourth with 50 points.

The only individual first place for the Storm Lake boys was Logan Masters in the 110 high hurdles (15.69 seconds).

Two relay teams added first places. The 4x100 team of Lamthong Sounnarath, Derrick Randall, Tyson Brandt and Mike Keller won in 44.35 seconds while the 4x400 team of Sorbe, Masters, Matt Adams and Alex Kwikkel won in 3 minutes, 33.39 seconds.

Brennan added that the Tornadoes' 4x200 relay team finished first but DQ'd (disqualified).

Taking seconds for Storm Lake were Kevin Wulfekuhler in the 800 meters (2:11.25) and senior standout Mike Keller in the long jump (19 feet, 8.5 inches).

Adding thirds were Sounnarath in the 100 meter dash (11.97 seconds), Adams in the 400 meter dash (53.66 seconds), Joe Cullen in the 3200 meter run (11:27.29), and the 4x800 relay team of Adam Sorbe, Adam Sievers, Eric Sievers and Adam Kelly (9:10.16).

The Storm Lake boys added two individual fourth places and three fifth places.

Taking fourth places were Brett Miller in the 800 meters (2:14.81), and Tyson Brandt in the long jump (17 feet, 5.75 inches). Taking fifths were Lance Eddie in the 200 meter dash (24.83 seconds), Miller in the 1600 meter run (5:01.41) and Alex Spielman in the 110 high hurdles (17.41 seconds).

Brennan said he was pleased with his team's overall performance.

"We had some young kids really step up and compete," he said.

He added that the junior varsity 4x200 team of Sounnarath, Masters, Daniel Higgins and Brandt was second in 1:38.04 while the JV 4x100 team of Higgins, Mitch McCabe, Spielman and Colt Cook ran well, posting a time of 47.78.

He added that Keller had two strong legs in the sprint relays while Nick Sorbe had an outstanding split (48.99 seconds) in the 4x400 relay.

"Right now, we just need to get everyone healthy and improve upon our focus," the coach said. "Our kids need to get themselves mentally prepared to compete."

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