Dallas Center-Grimes boys’ track and field took home a district title after scoring 173.5 points in Winterset on Thursday, May 12. On their way to victory, the Mustangs qualified for 14 events at the state meet.
Rancy Freeman finished first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.12 seconds. Freeman also did well in the 200-meter dash, tying for the best time at 22.85. The freshman will represent DC-G at Drake Stadium in state competition.
In the 400-meter dash, senior Anthony Jacobsen qualified for state. He finished third with a mark of 51.66.
Seth Ashley notched a first-place finish in the 800-meter run at Winterset. With a time of 2:04.05, Ashley earned a spot at state.
In the 1600-meter run, Jacob Waymire finished second for the Mustangs. His 4:46.56 time was good for another DC-G state qualifier.
Damon Clapper recorded a third-place finish with a time of 15.73 in the 110-meter hurdles. Clapper’s time earned him a trip to state.
DC-G had two state qualifiers in the 400-meter hurdles. Callen Bertrand and Garrett Skalnik posted times of 56.53 and 57.34, respectively.
The Mustangs took home a first-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay. Sean Madsen, Austin Kloewer, Keaton Means and Trey Washington combined for a time of 1:32.59.
In the 4x400-meter relay, DC-G finished second and earned a trip to state. Jackson Rude, Jacobsen, Justin Ashley and Bertrand posted a time of 3:27.53.
DC-G’s group of Jared Bravard, Seth Ashley, Justin Ashley and Jackson Rude ran the 4x800-meter relay in 8:15.03 and finished first.
The Mustangs also finished first in the distance medley. Madsen, Evan Grimes, Justin Ashley and Rude combined for a time of 3:44.01 and qualified for state.
In the 4x110-meter shuttle hurdle relay, DC-G finished third. Clapper, Jeff Spaur, Jacob Prohaska and Bertrand’s time of 1:00.72 qualified the team for another state meet appearance.
DC-G had two athletes qualify in the long jump. Washington finished first with a distance of 20 feet, 9.5 inches. Grimes finished second, recording a distance of 20-07.50.
Senior Wyatt Croushore will represent the Mustangs in state competition. He finished first in the discus throw with a distance of 130-07.
DC-G will try to keep its momentum going as the state meet quickly approaches. The state-wide action will be at Drake Stadium May 19-21.