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SLHS boys win own Invite

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

The Storm Lake High boys track and field team continues to break meet and personal records on a weekly basis.

Friday afternoon at the Storm Lake Invitational held at Tornado Field, Mike Keller, Nick Sorbe and Kevin Wulfekuhler broke meet records in individual events and several others set personal bests.

In the process, the Tornado boys dominated the team competition, finishing first with 119 points to 79 for Humboldt and 74 for Carroll. Newell-Fonda was fifth with 44 points while Storm Lake St. Mary's finished sixth with one point.

Keller set his meet record in the 200 meter dash, winning that competition with a stellar time of 22.40 seconds. Sorbe set his meet record in the 400 meter dash, finishing first with a time of 50.11 seconds.

Wulfekuhler finished second in the 1600 meter run but finished in 4 minutes, 54.69 seconds, breaking the previous meet record. It was also a personal record for Wulfekuhler.

The Tornadoes added two more individual first places and took home gold in three relays.

Keller was a double individual winner, also taking first in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 11 inches. Logan Masters added a first in the 400 meter low hurdles in 57.61 seconds.

Storm Lake's 4x100 relay team of Lance Eddie, Derrick Randall, Colt Cook and Keller won in 45.24 seconds while the 4x400 team of Masters, Matt Adams, Alex Kwikkel and Keller won in 3:30.38. Also, the 4x800 team of Dan Christiansen, Adam Kelly, Brett Miller and Adam Sievers set a personal record of 8:43.84 in winning that event.

The Tornadoes showed their depth with a number of second and third places. Lamthong Sounnarath was second in the 100 meter dash (11.31 seconds), while Wulfekuhler was second in the 800 meters in 2:06.94. Masters added a second in the 110 high hurdles in 15.58 seconds.

Taking thirds for the Tornadoes were Randall in the 200 meter dash (23.65 seconds), and the 4x200 relay team of Colt Cook, Kwikkel, Randall and Sorbe (1:33.68). The JV 4x100 relay team of Sounnarath, Mitch McCabe, Tyson Brandt and Daniel Higgins took third in 47 seconds even. Matt Speers set a personal record in the discus, taking fourth with a toss of 127-9.

Adding fifths for Storm Lake were Joe Cullen in the 3200 meter run (11:15.41), the JV 4x200 relay team of Sounnarath, McCabe, Brandt and Higgins (1:37.30), and Masters in the high jump (5-6).

Takings sixths for the Tornadoes were Dan Christiansen in the 800 meters (2:13.15), Miller in the 1600 meters (5:01.19), and Tony Raveling in the discus (116-10).

The Storm Lake boys play host to the Tornado Relays Tuesday at Tornado Stadium starting at 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Newell-Fonda boys had several strong performances as well, finishing with 44 team points.

Senior Beau Artist edged Wulfekuhler in the 800 meter run, finishing first in 2:26.37. Artist also anchored the second place Newell-Fonda 4x800 relay team that took second in 8:45.01. Other members of that team included Chad Buccholz, Joseph Noethe, and David Hopper.

Also taking second was Peter Olson in the 400 meter dash in 52.49 seconds.

The Mustangs added to their point total with four third places. The 1600 medley relay team of Brent Sexton, Scott Utech, Hopper and Olson was third in 4:09.62 while the N-F 4x400 relay team of Noethe, Alan Baskerville, Peter Olson and Artist was third in 2:35.

Two other relay teams took third places for the Mustangs. The JV 4x200 relay team of Anthony Cole, Travis Wells, Nathan Miller and Andy Hegarty was third in 1:43.90. Also the JV 4x100 relay team of Travis Wells, Nathan Miller, B.J. Tiefenthaler and Andy Hegarty was third in 50.72 seconds.

Newell-Fonda's 4x100 relay team of Scott Utech, David Harris, Baskerville and Shane Hammen was fourth in 47.02 seconds while the 4x200 relay team of Utech, Noethe, Baskerville and Hammen was fifth in 1:37.42.

Individually, Kevin Wells was fifth in the shot put with a toss of 44 feet, 2 inches, while senior Zach Lussman was sixth in the 110 high hurdles in 16.73 seconds and Brandon Cressler sixth in the 3200 meter run (12:41.36).

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