The Carlisle boys' track and field team competed in the Tom Fish Coed Relays in Norwalk on April 11, just its third outdoor meet of the season. Gilbert won the team title with 126.5 points followed by the Wildcats with 122.5. Norwalk (103 points), North Polk (99), Grinnell (84.5), Nevada (82), Winterset (65), Knoxville (39.5) and South Tama (17) rounded out the team scoring.
The Cats continue to get strong performances from the hurdlers. Junior Nolan Brunsen took home the 110m high hurdle title with a 15.55 clocking, just shy of his career best. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Trenton Beck-Kacyn Pickering-Brunsen-Max Goodhue won in 59.60, their second best time of the season. Beck cleared 6'2 in the high jump to finish as runner up, while Goodhue was also the runner-up in the 200m dash in 23.59. Sophomore Kyle Miller continued his strong season by running a six-second career best to finish second in the 1600m run in 4:51.64. Senior Kallen Glawe threw a season best 136'6 in the discus to round out the runner-up finishers.
Senior Tommy Donovan cleared 6'0" to finish third in the high jump, while fellow classmate Ben Rowray finished third in the 100m dash in 11.87. Beck finished third in the 110m high hurdles in 15.95, which was a career best. Senior Cutler Palar finished third in the 400m dash in 53.80, also a career best. Fourth-place finishes went to junior Carter Logue in the 1600m run (5:03.29) and freshman Jacob Imhoff in the long jump with a career best 19'8.75". Fifth-place finishes sere senior Ben Jones in the discus (131'4"), senior Mark Hubbell in the long jump (19'8.5"), Imhoff in the 400m hurdles (1:01.73), Tristen Kessler in the 3200m run (10:37.75) and the 800m sprint medley relay team of Jace Vollstedt-Tegan Wyckoff-Hung Hoang-Dane Wright (1:42.91).
"This was another solid meet for us as we continue to evaluate a lot of kids in different events," said Coach Jared Fletcher. "Our focus continues to be on making daily improvements as we build towards being at our absolute best during our championship phase in May."