Boys take 1st at Maple River
The Buc boys track and field team won their first team title Tuesday at the Maple River Invite in Mapleton.
BEA finished in first-place with 143 points, edging out United South Central/Alden-Conger (128).
Nick Lee displayed a combination of speed and strength.
The Buc senior won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash in 11.73 seconds and was first in the shot put with a toss of 47 feet, while senior Taylor Andrews took bronze in the shot with a distance of 43 feet, 5 1/2 inches.
Lee added a silver medal with a distance of 116 feet, 9 1/2 inches in the discus competition.
Zach Tvedten’s time of 11.83 seconds was good enough for a bronze medal in the 100.
Standout Nate Carr had another big day, taking first in the 110-meter high hurdles (15.63) and 300-meter intermediates (40.58).
Carr also claimed a fourth-place ribbon in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5 feet, 6 inches and Isaac Darrington finished with a sixth-place ribbon height of 5-4.
In the pole vault, Jake Zebedee soared 12 feet to grab first-place and Zach Tvedten was in third place with 10-6. Santos Flores took the fourth-place ribbon by clearing 10-0. Flores again took fourth-place, this time in the long jump with a mark of 17 feet, 4 1/2 inches. Tvedten earned a fifth-place ribbon with a leap of 17 1/4.
Daniel Plocker won silver in the triple jump with a distance of 36 feet, 7 1/2 inches.
Three relays turned in gold-medal performances.
The foursome of Tvedten, Daniel Plocker, Darrington and Nick Lee passed the baton in 46.39 seconds in the 4 x 100.
Nick Beattie (26.5), Darrington (23.8), Taylor Olson (26.2) and JT Roe (23.8) teamed up for a winning time of 1:40.36 in the 4 x 200.
The 4 x 400 quartet of Jake Zebedee (54.3), Jonas Hamperl (54.1), Daniel Plocker (56.7) and Nate Carr (51.1) took first place in 3:36.08.
In the distance races, Hamperl took first place in the 800-meter run in 2:07.21 and Micah Zastrow was clocked in 5:10.74 for a fifth-place ribbon in the 1,600-meter run.
Other BEA results:
100-meter dash: Zach Thompson, 14.36, 20th; Victor Lin, 14.97, 22nd.
200-meter dash: Daniel Plocker, 24.91, 8th; Nick Beattie, 25.24, 10th; Cody Theobald, 25.51, 11th; Victor Lin, 31.31, 24th.
400-meter dash: Taylor Olson, 58.43, 8th; Cody Theobald, 58.76, 11th; Kiley Hyland, 63.69, 15th.
100-meter high hurdles: Travis Hagedorn, 20.48, 7th; Alvin Goraczkowski, 24.21, 13th.
300-meter intermediate hurdles: Steven Plocker, 50.99, 10th; Travis Hagedorn, 52.23, 11th; Alvin Goraczkowski, 67.05, 16th.
800-meter run: Micah Zastrow, 2:23.23, 8th; Isaac Vasquez, 2:30.24, 12th.
1,600-meter run: Jordan Leitzke, 6:07.42, 17th.
3,200-meter run: Alvin Goraczkowski, 13:02.72, 12th.
4 x 800-meter relay: Jake Zebedee (2:13.1), JT Roe (2:25.7), Abi Vasquez (2:18.4), Steven Plocker (2:26.8), 9:24.12, 5th.
Long jump: Taylor Olson, 15-11, 10th; Nick Beattie, 15-9, 11th.
High jump: Cole Klinksiek, 5-2, 8th.
Shot put: Brenden Christensen, 34-2, 13th; Jared Brown, 28-11, 18th.
Discus: Jared Brown, 101-4, 7th; Daniel Griffin, 82-8 1/2, 16th; Garrett Christensen, 60-2, 22nd; Micah Twedt, 57-0, 23rd.
Pole vault: Travis Hagedorn, 9-0, 7th.
BEA 143, USC/AC 128, Lake Crystal/Wellcome Memorial 110, Madelia Truman 73, Minnesota Valley Lutheran 58, Maple River 40.