The Carlisle boys' track and field team competed in just its second outdoor meet of the season on April 5 at Southeast Polk High School. The host school won the varsity team title with 152 points, followed by WDM Valley (147.5), Ankeny Centennial (97.5), Carlisle (95), Ankeny (73), Pella (65), DM East (63) and DM Hoover (22). The Wildcats finished fifth in the junior varsity division.
The field events continue to be strong for the Wildcats in 2018. Senior Max Goodhue leaped 22'6.5" to win the long jump, which is a career best. This is just three inches shy of the school record held by CHS great Demarcus Taylor, who won the 3A long jump title in 2006. With this jump, Max automatically qualified for the 2018 Drake Relays and currently leads the state in all classes. Junior Trenton Beck won the high jump (6'0") narrowly edging senior teammate Tommy Donovan (6'0") for the win. Senior Ben Jones finished fourth in the discus with a career-best throw of 140'5". This is sixth farthest throw in CHS school history. Other strong performances in the field events came from senior Kallen Glawe with a fifth-place finish in the discus (130'2") and freshman Jacob Imhoff's seventh place showing in the long jump with a career best leap of 19'6.5".
The 4x800m relay team of sophomores Kolby Fritz, Kyle Miller, Tristen Kessler and senior Cutler Palar ran 8:28.96 to finish second. This is the fifth fastest 4x800m relay time in CHS history. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Beck, senior Kacyn Pickering, junior Nolan Brunsen, and Goodhue finished second in 59.25, which ranks seventh all-time at CHS. Goodhue picked up another win in the 110m high hurdles in a career best (and sixth all-time at CHS) time of 15.17 seconds. Sophomore Kolby Fritz finished second in the 1600m run in 4:46.81, while the 4x200m relay team of seniors Dane Wright and Ben Rowray, freshman Nic Goodhue and Pickering finished fourth in 1:36.09. Brunsen also finished fifth in the 110m high hurdles in 15.78.
The junior varsity had several top-five finishes, including Dane Wright winning the high jump (5'8), sophomore Hayden Amos finishing third in the discus (121'5"), senior Mark Hubbell third in the long jump (19'6"), junior Sam McPhee and sophomore Dontae Duah tied for fourth in the long jump (18'9"), junior Jonny Flaws fifth in the 1600m run (5:15), and freshman Cejay Whisler fifth in the 400m hurdles (65.84). The 800m sprint medley relay team of Jace Vollstedt, Bryce Murray, Hung Hoang and Ryan Roland finished fourth (1:50.44). The 4x800m relay team of Flaws, Hunter Snyder, Whisler and Nate Norton finished fourth (10:05.61), while the shuttle hurdle team of Karson Dunn, Jacob Imhoff, Nic Goodhue and Murray finished third (1:06.6).
"We really like this competitive meet because we are able to evaluate 60 or more kids, while competing against several 4A school from around the metro," said Coach Jared Fletcher. "We continue to have different kids step up with big performances, which is encouraging. When the weather finally warms up and we get the rest of our guys healthy, we're excited about some of the times and distances that we feel can be obtained."