Trojan eighth-graders place third
FORT MADISON — Michael Fritz doubled up in the throwing events with two victories, and the Fairfield eighth-grade track and field team placed third out of seven teams at Monday’s meet in Fort Madison.
Fritz had a winning launch of 145-feet, 6-inches in the discus, and his throw of 38-feet, 5.5-inches in the shot put was also a meet best.
Cam Baumann was six feet short of Fritz’ winning mark in the discus, finishing second with a throw of 139-feet, 6-inches. Brayden Miller, Bailey Jones, Kyle Roberts and Brandon Smithburg finished second in the shuttle hurdle relay (1:11), and Baumann, Miller, Walker Allen and Denver Schultz teamed up for a second-place time in the 4x200 (1:48). The distance medley crew of Baumann, Schultz, Miller and Eric Swan also finished second in 4:30.
Third-place finishes came from Alex Conrad in the shot put (34’ 8”) as well as Elijah Parr in the 400-dash (1:06). Smithburg, Fritz, Roberts and Chris Hanson ended up third in the 4x100.
Mount Pleasant earned the meet title with a final tally of 156, and Washington finished runner-up with 104 points. Other teams competing were Burlington Edward Stone (71), Keokuk (63), Burlington Aldo Leopold (50) and Fort Madison (13).
Seventh-graders claim second in two events
Fairfield’s seventh-grade boys tallied 60 points to finish sixth out of seven teams Monday at the Fort Madison Invite.
Leading the way for the seventh-grade team was Steeler Higdon, who placed second in the discus with a throw of 83-feet, 1-inch. The Trojan also added a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash in 28.6 seconds.
The 4x800 team of Max Sullivan, Darren Roberts, Stetson Spees and Aaron Haines finished runner-up in 11:40. Sullivan finished third in the 800 in 2:36, and the 4x200 team of James Lyman, Blu Schultz, Graham Kuehl and Dakota Storto was third in 2:02.
Mount Pleasant won the meet with 141 points. Washington scored 92 for second place and Fort Madison’s 91 placed them third. Other team scores included Edward Stone with 86, Keokuk scoring 74 and Aldo Leopold with 13 points.
Both the seventh- and eighth-graders will host their own Fairfield Relays next Tuesday.