The Carlisle HS boys' track & field squad took several varsity members to the ISU indoor meet held in Ames on Tuesday, March 14th. This is the largest indoor meet in Iowa with over 85 teams competing on the 300-meter track in the Lied Recreational Building.
Senior JJ Orput had the best Wildcat performance of the night as he set a new school record in the 3200 meter run with a blazing time of 9:39.21 to finish 3rd overall. Troy Owens previously held the record of 9:56.08 which was set in 1995. Congratulations to both Orput and Owens on these amazing feats!
Senior Dallas Wright continued to show off his talents by running 51.0 seconds in the 400-meter dash to finish 4th out of 140 runners. This is the 6th fastest time in CHS history! Wright also set a career best in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.42 to finish 6th out of 100 competitors. Senior Drew Black also ran a career best in the 60-meter high hurdles in a time of 8.79 which was good enough for 16th place.
Top relay performances for the Wildcats included the 4x400m relay team (3:41.12) finishing 18th out of 57 teams. Relay members were sophomores Collin Lister and Nolan Brunsen along with juniors Cole Henderson and Kacyn Pickering. The 4x800m relay team of freshman Hunter Snyder, sophomores Lister and Ethan Reed, and junior Cutler Palar finished 28th out of 64 teams in a time of 9:04.02. The 1600 meter distance medley relay team of junior Owen Durham, Black, Reed, and Snyder finished 33rd out of 63 teams.
The other remaining individual performances for the Wildcats included sophomore Trenton Beck finishing 28th in the high jump (5'6") while junior Dane Wright cleared 5'4 to finish 36th. Wright cleared 17'11 in the long jump despite scratching on three of his four attempts to finish 32nd while Henderson finished 43rd. Juniors Durham (7.63) and Pickering (7.64) finished 52nd and 54th out of 143 competitors in the 60m dash. Juniors Cooper Schettler (40'5) and Ben Jones (38'10) finished 42nd and 50th in the shot put. Jonny Flaws finished 56th in the 3200m run in a career best time of 11:13.