Wildcat Boys Finish 12th at Class 3A State Meet

Wildcat Boys Finish 12th at Class 3A State Meet

The Carlisle boys' track & field team competed at the Class 3A state track and field meet on May 16-18 at Drake Stadium. The Cats took 11 entries and placed in the top 8 in four events to finished tied for 12th out of 64 teams with 21 points. Sergeant Bluff-Luton won their first track and field state title with an astonishing 86 points.

The shuttle hurdle relay squad of senior Trenton Beck, sophomore Karson Dunn, sophomore Jacob Imhoff, and senior Nolan Brunsen narrowly missed winning a fourth consecutive state title in the event as they finished in a season-best clocking of 59.64. SB-L took the win in a photo-finish at 59.63. The Wildcats also finished as runner-ups in 2015 in this event.

Beck won himself a second medal in the long jump (21'5.25") by placing third. Beck's finish is tied for third best finish in school history at the state meet behind former Wildcat long jump state champions Damarcus Taylor (2006) and Jack Cooper (1962). 

Brunsen picked up his second medal of the weekend in the 110 meter high hurdles by running 14.91 in the prelims to qualify with the third fastest time heading into the finals. Brunsen finished fifth in the finals at 15.25. This is the fifth straight year the Cats have had a hurdler win a medal in the 110m high hurdles at the state meet.

The 4x400 meter relay squad of sophomore Quincy Griffin, sophomore Jacob Imhoff, junior Kolby Fritz, and Brunsen ran a season best 3:25.07 in the prelims on Friday to qualify for Saturday's finals where they finished 6th in 3:27.50. Their time of 3:25.07 is the second fastest in CHS history and just off the school record of 3:25.02 set in 2015 by Nolan Vollstedt, Henry Sanders, Joe Crowley, and Tyrell Erb. 

Kolby Fritz closed out a strong junior season as he finished 11th in the 800 meter run in 1:59.21. This broke his own school record that he set earlier this season.

Beck ran 15.39 in the 110 meter high hurdles to finish 12th. Senior Sam McPhee finished 12th in the long jump at 19'11 as a first time state meet qualifier. The 4x200 meter relay team of junior Jace Vollstedt, sophomore Nic Goodhue, junior Hung Hoang, and Imhoff ran a season best time of 1:33.42 in the pouring rain on Friday to place 17th. All four are first year state meet qualifiers. The 4x800m relay squad of senior Jonathon Flaws, junior Kyle Miller, junior Tristen Kessler, and Fritz finished in 18th place in a time of 8:25.15. Griffin qualified in the 400 meter dash where he finished in 18th place in 53.39 and Imhoff placed 21st in the 200 meter dash in 23.52.

The state meet was the final competition for our five seniors: Trenton Beck, Nolan Brunsen, Jonathon Flaws, Carter Logue, and Sam McPhee. This group left their mark on the CHS track & field program by helping to win three Raccoon River Conference team titles, four top 16 team finishes at the state meet, and 13 meet titles. All five made the CHS All-Time Top 10 in seven different events. (high jump, long jump, 110m high hurdles, 3200m run, 4x400, 4x800, and the shuttle hurdle relay). They also combined for seven medals at the state meet, nine Drake Relays qualifying events, and eight individual/relays conference titles. Congrats to these five great young men for all that they have accomplished as Wildcats!   

The Carlisle boys' track & field team competed at the Class 3A state track and field meet on May 16th-May 18th at Drake Stadium. The Cats took 11 entries and placed in the top 8 in four events to finished tied for 12th out of 64 teams with 21 points. Sergeant Bluff-Luton won their first track and field state title with an astonishing 86 points.

The shuttle hurdle relay squad of senior Trenton Beck, sophomore Karson Dunn, sophomore Jacob Imhoff, and senior Nolan Brunsen narrowly missed winning a fourth consecutive state title in the event as they finished in a season best clocking of 59.64. SB-L took the win in a photo-finish at 59.63. The Wildcats also finished as runner-ups in 2015 in this event.

Trenton Beck won himself a second medal in the long jump (21'5.25") to place third. Beck's third place finish is tied for third best finish in school history at the state meet behind former Wildcat long jump state champions Damarcus Taylor (2006) and Jack Cooper (1962). 

Brunsen picked up his second medal of the weekend in the 110 meter high hurdles by running 14.91 in the prelims to qualify with the 3rd fastest time heading into the finals. Brunsen finished 5th in the finals at 15.25. This is the 5th straight year that Cats have had a hurdler win a medal in the 110m high hurdles at the state meet.

The 4x400 meter relay squad of sophomore Quincy Griffin, sophomore Jacob Imhoff, junior Kolby Fritz, and Brunsen ran a season best 3:25.07 in the prelims on Friday to qualify for Saturday's finals where they finished 6th in 3:27.50. Their time of 3:25.07 is the second fastest in CHS history and just off the school record of 3:25.02 set in 2015 by Nolan Vollstedt, Henry Sanders, Joe Crowley, and Tyrell Erb. 

Kolby Fritz closed out a strong junior season as he finished 11th in the 800 meter run in 1:59.21. This broke his own school record that he set earlier this season.

Beck ran 15.39 in the 110 meter high hurdles to finish 12th. Senior Sam McPhee finished 12th in the long jump at 19'11 as a first time state meet qualifier. The 4x200 meter relay team of junior Jace Vollstedt, sophomore Nic Goodhue, junior Hung Hoang, and Imhoff ran a season best time of 1:33.42 in the pouring rain on Friday to place 17th. All four are first year state meet qualifiers. The 4x800m relay squad of senior Jonathon Flaws, junior Kyle Miller, junior Tristen Kessler, and Fritz finished in 18th place in a time of 8:25.15. Griffin qualified in the 400 meter dash where he finished in 18th place in 53.39 and Imhoff placed 21st in the 200 meter dash in 23.52.

The state meet was the final competition for our five seniors: Trenton Beck, Nolan Brunsen, Jonathon Flaws, Carter Logue, and Sam McPhee. This group left their mark on the CHS track & field program by helping to win three Raccoon River Conference team titles, four top 16 team finishes at the state meet, and 13 meet titles. All five made the CHS All-Time Top 10 in seven different events. (high jump, long jump, 110m high hurdles, 3200m run, 4x400, 4x800, and the shuttle hurdle relay). They also combined for seven medals at the state meet, nine Drake Relays qualifying events, and eight individual/relays conference titles. Congrats to these five great young men for all that they have accomplished as Wildcats!