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|Relays help Sabers take second at Bobcat Invite|
By Ross Eberhart
Relay events led the way for the Central boys track team during a frosty Bobcat Invitational hosted by Western Dubuque, Thursday night.
The Sabers won three events - all relays - at the meet, which tested everyone's mettle thanks to a strong west wind that gusted up to 40 miles per hour.
With its three titles, Central took second as a team with 118.5 points - one better than Dubuque Wahlert, who took third. The host Bobcats cruised to the team crown with 202 points.
Central's most exciting finish came in the distance medley as Remington Meggers won a sprint to the tape against his Western Dubuque counterpart to give the Sabers a championship in 4:00.38 (the Bobcats' time was 4:00.82).
Tyler Stillmunkes and Jake Thumann ran the 200-meter legs in the event with Jake Feldpausch running the 400.
Things were much more comfortable for the Sabers' other titlists - the 4X200 and 4X800 relay teams.
The former foursome of Stillmunkes, Austin Lechtenberg, Thumann and Feldpausch finished nearly three seconds ahead of Dubuque Wahlert with a time of 1:36.79, while the latter group (Mitch Green, Connor Dalldorf, Peter Keegan and Meggers) posted a time (8:49.43) that was over seven seconds better than the event's runner-up.
Another Central relay - the 4X100 team of Stillmunkes, Lechtenberg, Thumann and Ryan Olson - nearly added a fourth title as they finished just over two-tenths of a second behind Dubuque Wahlert with a time of 46.55.
Adding runner-up finishes of their own were Green, Jake Kagemann and Drew Dieckmann.
Green was second in the 800-meter run with a clocking of 2:17.04, while Kagemann earned his own runner-up with a time of 1:00.44 in the 400-meter hurdles.
Dieckmann, meanwhile, was able to clear 5-4 to take second in the high jump.
Kagemann was also a part of Central's 4X400 team (Meggers, Feldpausch and Dalldorf joined him), which picked up a third with a time of 3:44.59.
One final relay team, the shuttle hurdle quartet of Cole Connell, Dieckmann, Kagemann and Logan Sheppard, scored a fourth with a time of 1:06.05.
Picking up a fourth of his own was junior Doug Hayen, who had a throw of 121-3 in the discus. Finishing right behind him with a toss of 117-11 was fellow junior Riley McDowell.
The two Sabers finished back-to-back in the shot put as well with Hayen taking sixth with a heave of 39-1 and McDowell finishing right behind him with a toss of 38-8.
Sophomore Ryan Burke was fourth in the 200-meter dash with a clocking of 25.99, while Olson took fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-8.5. Finishing right behind Olson was C.C. Campbell, who had a jump of 17-5.5.
Connell also had a fifth-place finish with a time of 18.54 in the 110-meter high hurdles and the sophomore also took sixth in the 400-meter dash with a clocking of 59.58.
The Sabers' final points came from Meggers, who took eighth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:21.44.
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