Decorah Viking boys track team wins Districts by one point!

Posted: Sun, May 12, 2019 8:06 AM

The sports adage "every point counts" was proven Friday in Charles City as the Decorah Viking boys track & field team took first place at Districts by one point, edging Webster City, 118 to 117.

The tight finish meant that not only were Andrew Magner's victory in the 110 Meter Hurdles and second place finishes by Gus Hayes in the 1600 Meter Run and 3200 Meter run important, so were the seventh place finishes by Haywood Stowe in the 100 meter dash, Mikel Fullhart in the 200 meter dash, Samuel Robinson in the 800 meter run and Sam Wilson in the discus; as well as the eighth place finish of Solomon Thompson in the 200 meter dash.

The Vikings will now run at the State Track Meet, starting Thursday in Des Moines.

--Boys 100 Meter Dash: Haywood Stowe  7th with a time of 11.83 seconds
--Boys 200 Meter Dash: Mikel Fullhart 7th with a time of 24.44 seconds; Solomon Thompson 8th with a time of 24.71 seconds
--Boys 400 Meter Dash: Cameron DeLong 3rd with a time of 53.64 seconds
--Boys 800 Meter Run: Matthew Franzen 6th with a time of 2:08.36; Samuel Robinson 7th with a time of 2:13.49
--Boys 1600 Meter Run: Gus Hayes 2nd with a time of 4:35.14; Brady Hogan 4th with a time of 4:47.32
--Boys 3200 Meter Run: Gus Hayes 2nd with a time of 9:56.11; Brady Hogan 3rd with a time of 10:12.54.
--Boys 110 Meter Hurdles: Andrew Magner 1st with a time of 15.08 seconds
--Boys 400 Meter Hurdles: Drew Snyder 6th with a time of 1:01.18
--Boys 4x100 Meter Relay: The team of Haywood Stowe, Andrew Magner, Jason Adam and Beirgen Gunhus-Dansdill finished 3rd with a time of 44.54 seconds.
--Boys 4x200 Meter Relay: The team of Jason Adam, Haywood Stowe, Mikel Fullhart and Beirgen Gunhus-Dansdill finished 3rd with a time of 1:33.21.
--Boys 4x400 Meter Relay: The team of Bennett Schutte, Hogan Smith, Seth Shindelar and Breydon Johnson finished 6th with a time of 3:43.02.
--Boys 4x800 Meter Relay: The team of Matthew Franzen, Bennett Schutte, Gabriel Vilardo and Samuel Robinson finished 3rd with a time of 8:33.29.
--Boys Distance Medley: The team of Solomon Thompson, Keaton Solberg, Breydon Johnson and Hogan Smith finished 4th with a time of 3:57.69.
--Boys High Jump: Keaton Solberg finished 3rd by clearing 6 feet
--Boys Discus Throw: Logan Halverson finished 4th with a throw of 136 feet 5 inches; Sam Wilson finished 7th with a throw of 124 feet 4 inches.
--Boys Shot Put: Logan Halverson finished 2nd with a throw of 50 feet 6.25 inches; Sam Wilson finished 6th with a throw of 42 feet 11 inches
--Boys 4x110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle: The team of Jason Adam, James Groux, Drew Snyder and Andrew Magner finished 3rd with a time of 1:02.58.
--Boys Sprint Medley: The team of Jason Adam, Mikel Fullhart, Beirgen Gunhus-Dansdill and Cameron DeLong finished 3rd with a time of 1:36.42.