Cardinal, Van Buren competed for SEISC-South crown
Cardinal and Van Buren were among the teams competing for the Southeast Iowa Superconference title Thursday at Cardinal High School.
West Burlington Notre Dame won on both the girls’ and the boys’ sides of the action.
Cardinal took third in the boys’ competition. Charlie Rachford won the 110-meter hurdles, and also finished second in the 200-meter dash with the time of 22.98.
Josh Ramos got second in the discus throw. Tyler Albert and Trevor Albert were able to earn second places at the meet as well.
“We are going into regionals understanding that it is maybe the toughest in the state,” Cardinal coach Jerald Harter said. “[But] we have a few shots at qualifying for state.”
Van Buren finished fourth overall with 76 points. The Warriors pulled out wins in the 4x800-meter dash and in the distance medley. The Comets took second in that race, finishing less than a second behind Van Buren.
Van Buren’s Gavin Heald finished third in the high jump. Garrett Saunders earned third place in the 400-meter hurdles, while Vaughn Helling got fourth in the 100-meter dash with the time of 12.34.
On the girls’ side, Cardinal finished sixth and Van Buren took fifth. Van Buren won the 800 sprint medley and Cardinal won the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle.
Alexis Adam had a solid day for the Comets, taking second in the 100-meter hurdles and third in the 400-meter hurdles.
Unity Daugherty placed fourth in the 1500-meter run for Van Buren.