Alta boys win C Division at Pocahontas

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Alta boys field event athletes got things started here Friday, and the momentum continued on the track as the Cyclones won the Class C Division of the Pocahontas Relays.

The Cyclones finished with 172 points to 138 for Southern Cal and 78 for Laurens-Marathon. Newell-Fonda was fourth with 73 points.

"It takes a whole team to score that many points," Alta High boys coach Wendell Larson said. "We have a lot of kids contributing right now.

"Our field event guys are getting better and that gets our team off and running. I'm happy with our progress so far."

The Cyclones were led by twin brothers Kyle and Brian Sauter. Kyle took first in the 110 hurdles with a new meet record time of 15.05 seconds and ran on Alta's first-place 4x400 team that set a new meet record time of 3 minutes, 32.92 seconds. Other members of that relay were lead runner Chris Schmitz, Brad Payne and anchor runner Brian Sauter.

Brian added a first in the 400 meter low hurdles in a new meet record time of 56.49 seconds and took second to his brother in the 110 hurdles in 15.32 seconds. Brian also took first in the high jump with a leap of 5-10.

Also individually, Tyler Sliefert won the 1600 meters in 5 minutes, .03 seconds.

The Cyclones' 4x200 team of Jake Bibler, Schmitz, Mike Huseman and Jack Mills was second in 1:37.62. The 4x100 team of Bibler, Scott Radke, Huseman and Mills was third in 47 seconds, and the 4x800 team of Tyler Boyd, Austin Stille, Nick Sand and Payne was third in 9:04.65.

Adding seconds individually were Miah Haller in the discus (133-05), Payne in the long jump (19-3.5), Mills in the 100 dash (11.94 seconds), Kyle Sauter in the 200 meter dash in 24.02 seconds, Payne in the 400 meters (55.10 seconds), Sliefert in the 800 meters (2:09.67), Jordan Letzring in the 3200 meter (11:18.23).

Taking third places were Morgan Van Houten in the discus (129-7), Mills in the 200 dash (24.20 seconds) and Letzring in the 1600 meters (5:13.62).

Adding fourth places were Radke in the 400 meters (57.07 seconds) and Nick Sand in the 800 meters (2:15.56). Bibler finished sixth in the 100 dash in 12:15 seconds.

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