Boys track and field team competes at Anamosa, lose dual

Lack of numbers hurts team


The West Liberty High School boys track and field team competed last week in Anamosa capturing 10th place overall and dropped a dual meet on their final home track Friday.

First on the docket was a trip to Anamosa on April 27. The Comets were led by senior Sam Gingerich, capturing second in the 110 meter high hurdles, missing gold my one one-thousandths of a second.

Ashton Burroughs captured fourth place for Coach Gus Garcia’s Comets in the 800 meter run. The 4 X 100-meter relay team of Gingerich, Drake Collins, Caleb Wulf and Jayce McHugh captured seventh place along with the Distance Medley team of Gingerich, Collins, McHugh and Burroughs.

The Comets placed 10th overall in the meet, scoring a total of19 points. Anamosa captured the team title, scoring a total of 130 points behind four first place performances..

The Comets ran at their home track Friday, against Winfield Mount Union in a two team boys meet. Capturing 70 total points, the Comets produced 11 first place efforts.

Azra Martin-Thomas won the 100-meter dash for the Comets. Trenten Vileta won both the 200 and 400-meter races. Ashton Burroughs claimed the title in the 800 meter run and Joaquin Elizondo finished first in the 3200 meter. Run for the hosts.

Jahsiah Galvan won the long jump for the Comets and Quintyn Rocha claimed the shot put title.

The Comets also won the shuttle hurdle relay, 4 X 100 and distance medley relays.

Lone Comet senior Sam Gingerich captured gold in the 110 hurdles in his final competition at his home track.

Winfield-Mount Union won the meet, capturing a total of 90 points.

The Comets will head to the River Valley Conference meet in Anamosa Thursday, beginning with field events at 4:30 p.m.