by Samuel Ripp
GLENWOOD CITY — The Colfax track team was on the road in Glenwood City on Thursday, May 12 and both the girls’ and boys’ teams finished fourth out of five teams on the night.
Ellsworth swept both the boys’ and girls’ meets as the Lady Panthers scored 106 points and the boys finished 138 points.
The Colfax girls took fourth in the meet on Thursday finishing with a total of 52 points. The Lady Vikings tallied four first place finishes.
They were lead by senior Dempsey Fogarty as she brought home first place in the 400 and 200-meter dash. She cruised to gold in the 400 with a time of 1:01.14 and in the 200, she clocked a time of :27.29.
The 4 x 800 meter relay team place first in a winning time of 10:14.15. The 4 x 400 meter relay team finished third in a time of 4:40.66.
In the field events, senior Marianne Scharlau finished in the top three in the discus and shot put. Scharlau won the discus with a throw of 113’ 9” and placed third in the shot put with a best effort of 35’ 3”.
Senior Courtney Dressel crossed the finish line in a second place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:35.80. In another long distance race, sophomore Mackenzie Jensen and junior Jezz Tweed took fourth and fifth respectively in the 1,600-meter run. Jensen finished with a time of 6:25.13 and Tweed was a little behind with a time of 6:51.37.
In the 100-meter dash, junior Bryana Buchanan brought home fourth place in :14.25. Buchanan also finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of :29.86 and a few spots behind teammate Dempsey Fogarty.
The Colfax boys also finished fourth in the meet with 48 points. The boys only had one first place finish during the meet and a couple second place finishes.
The Vikings boys were lead by senior Tucker Hovde as he ran to a first in the 3200-meters with a time of 11:00.01 which was over a minute faster than second-place finisher.
In the 100-meter dash, the Vikings took second and third with junior Aliymu Davis and senior Kedar Davis respectively. Aliymu finished with a time of :12.11 and Kedar finished with a time of :12.28.
Colfax finished fourth in two relay races they participated in. They 4 x 200 meter relay team finished with a time of 1:39.40 and the 4 x 100-meter relay team finished with a time of :49.64.
The boys also took home two of the top five spots in the 300-meter hurdles. Junior Jacob Larson finished second with a time of :46.54 and freshman Luke Heidorn finished a few seconds behind Larson for fifth with a time of :49.08.
Senior Jacob Steinke helped out his team by taking third in the 200-meter dash with a time of :24.52.
The Vikings also faired well in the field events were they picked up some points in the long jump, triple jump and shot put.
Aliymu Davis finished third in the long jump with a distance of 17’ 11.75” and was second in the triple jump with a distance of 40’ 5.50”. Senior teammate Issac Lee was right behind Davis in the triple jump taking third with a distance of 40’ 2”.
Colfax finished its scoring in the shot put with a fifth place finish from sophomore Spencer Herrick, who threw 38’ 2”.