By Cesar J. Toledo – sports correspondent
Josh Saak, shown at a meet-up last season, helped the Hawks’ 4X100-meter relay take third place at Carroll. FILE PHOTO / THE PERRY CHIEF▲
It was a fifth place for the Woodward-Granger Hawks boys’ track team at the Carroll Co-Ed Invitational.
On Monday, the Hawks totaled 83 points, putting the team 15 points ahead of sixth-placed Greene County Rams.
The hosts Carroll Tigers and IKM-Manning Wolves took first place with 126 points each. The Perry Bluejays and Maple Valley AO HS each received 89 points for third place.
WG’s Bryce Achenbach kicked off with a second place in the 400-meter run in 57.29 seconds. He later finished second in the long jump with a recorded jump of 18-01.50.
Both the Hawks Jack Grell and Alex Bice came second and third in the 1,600-meter run. Grell’s time was 5:16.93 while Bice’s time was 5:20.96.
Payton Tague followed with a time of 1: 04.52 with third place in the 400 meter hurdles. In the discussion throw Brendan Bird took first place with a litter of 137-00.
As a team, the Hawks combined three top 3 placements in races 4×100, 4×400 and 4×800.
In the 4×100, Jan Dorenkamp, Bird, Josh Saak and Tague finished third with a time of 48.34 seconds.
Achenbach, Grell, Ian Thompson and Marcus McConahay took third place with 9: 05.77 minutes.
The final third place went to the 4×400 team Achenbach, Saak, Thompson and Cale Pritchett, who ran together 3: 48.42.
It was a better result for the Hawks on April 6, when the team scored 133 points for third place on their own Cavanaugh Relays.
First place went to the Des Moines Christian Lions with 151 points. The Southeast Valley Jaguars took second place with 142.5 points. The Perry Bluejays finished fourth with 130.
Achenbach took another first place in the long jump with a jump from 19-02.00. Teammate Alex Kirton’s shot put of 37-00.05 put him in first place.
JP Nixon, Thompson, Tague and Nick Moser’s 4×110 shuttle squadron took first place with a time of 1: 10.99.