With temperatures in the mid-50s and a slight wind, the South Winn and Turkey Valley boys’ track teams blazed around the track Friday night in Postville at the Foster-Kiesau Relays.

In the team standings, the Warriors came out second with 116 points behind Waukon. Turkey Valley was fourth with 61 points.


Warrior power

The Warriors were led to the runner-up finish by their four gold-medal events and several that came up with silver.

Noah Tieskoetter was the long jump champion with a distance of 18 feet, 5.75 inches. Paul Hageman scored the Warriors’ other individual gold in the 1600-meter run, breaking the tape in 5:00.90.

Two relays were victorious — the 4x100 and 4x200. Combining for a 4x100 time of 46.22 seconds were Zach Taylor, Cael Kuboushek, Tieskoetter and Jacob Herold. On top for the 4x200 were Taylor, Kuboushek, Carter Wenthold and Jacob Herold. The foursome blazed to victory in 1:39.24.

Earning silver for South Winn was Seth Greve in the discus with a throw of 118 feet even, as well as the distance medley relay of Nick Holien, Logan Hageman, Ethan Luzum and P. Hageman in a time of 4:07.28.

“This was a great job by everyone tonight as they all competed hard,” said SW coach Scott Conway. “As a result, we scored in nearly every single event. If athletes didn’t have season or lifetime bests, they were the second or third-best performances of the year or their careers. A number of our relays also posted the best times of the year.”


Best for TV

Turkey Valley had one relay win gold with three other events crossing the finish line second.

The 4x800 broke the tape in 8:51.46. Members of the winning team were Seth Huinker, Eli Nymeyer, Kade Kruse and Elliott Dietzenbach.

Producing second-place individual efforts were Dietzenbach in the 400-meter dash in 54.27 seconds and Nymeyer in the 800-meter run in 2:14.23.

In the 4x200, Ryan Olsen, Huinker, Dietzenbach and Nymeyer crossed the finish line in 47.23, good for silver.

“It was a good night for a track meet and the runners all had faster times than the previous meet, which shows we are improving,” said Trojan coach Mark Scott.


Next meets

The Warriors were at Decorah’s home meet Monday in the Vikings’ second home meet of the season.

Turkey Valley will compete at Nashua-Plainfield tonight, Tuesday, April 9, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and on the road to Sumner-Fredericksburg Thursday, April 11, at 5 p.m.