Sorbe's 800 time is best in state so far; others set marks
The Storm Lake boys track and field team had a banner day at its own Tornado Relays Invitational meet here at Tornado Field Tuesday afternoon.
Storm Lake took six first places in the meet. In the process, senior Nick Sorbe set a meet and personal record in the open 800 meters, winning in 1 minute, 54.08. According to SLHS coach Jeff Brennan, that's the best time in Iowa all season long.
The Tornadoes won the meet easily with 100 team points, outpacing second-place Cherokee (72) and Carroll-Kuemper (67.50). Following were LeMars (63.50), MOC/FV (52), Spirit Lake (42), Spencer (29) and Estherville-LC (17).
Meanwhile senior Mike Keller was a triple individual winner, taking firsts in the 200 meters (22.20 seconds), the 400 meter dash (50.99 seconds) and the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, .5 inches. That was a meet record and personal best in that event for Keller.
Logan Masters added a first in the 110 high hurdles with a new personal best of 15.18 seconds while the 4x400 relay team of Lance Eddie, Matt Adams, Alex Kwikkel and Sorbe was first in 2 minutes, 28.85 seconds.
The 4x200 relay team of Sorbe, Kwikkel, Derrick Randall and Eddie was second in 1:32.91 while the 4x800 team of Dan Christiansen, Adam Kelly, Adam Sorbe and Adam Sievers was second. In addition, Masters was second in the 400 meter low hurdles in 57.94 seconds.
Taking thirds for Storm Lake were the 4x100 team of Lamthong Sounnarath, Randall, Colt Cook and Keller (44.89 seconds), and Sounnarath in the 100 meter dash (11.33 seconds).
Taking fourths were Randall in the 200 meter dash (23.20 seconds), Kevin Wulfekuhler in the 800 meter run (2:10.13), Masters in the high jump (5-8), and the 1600 sprint medley relay team of Colt Cook, Lance Eddie, Jimmy Steward and Adam Sievers.
Distance runner Brett Miller was fifth in the 3200 meters in 10:55.80 and sixth in the 1600 meters in 5:01.26.