Bluejay middle school track teams cap busy week

Kato Dougan takes the stick from Moses Tellez for the anchor leg of the distance medley relay in the Perry Middle School Coed Relays at Kaufman Track April 23. The Bluejays will host the John Turner Relays Monday.

HUXLEY — The Perry Middle School boys thinclads participated in the Ballard Relay Thursday, two days after taking part in the Raccoon River Conference meet in Boone.

Roland-Story won the meet with 159 points, with North Polk second with 124 points and ADM third with 110. The Ballard ‘A’ squad had 72 points, Perry 60, Nevada 29 and the Ballard ‘B’ eight points.

Perry’s sole victory came in the 200 as Tyler Fessler sped to victory in 26.11 seconds. Marvin Sarceno was third (12.94) and Ever Tobar fifth (13.13) in the 100, with Moses Tellez fourth in the 200 hurdles (31.04) and fifth in the 100 hurdles (18.07) while Jordan Ochoa placed fifth in the 1600 in 5 minutes, 39.09 seconds.

Cole Snyder spun the discus 78 feet, 2 inches for fifth place, with Erick Funez sixth in the shot put with a push of 31’6 while Tobar landed 15’9 from the board for sixth place in the long jump.

Perry was second in two relays, third in one and fifth in four others.

Amos Munoz, Cori Alamina, Ray Rios and Fessler were second in the 1600 medley in 4:23.51, with Wilber Melendrez, Tobar, Tellez and Sarceno second in the 4×100 in 53.32 while Carlos Vargas, Jose Ramirez, Octavio Medina and Sarceno placed third in the 4×800 with a clocking of 10:01.64.

Fifth for Perry was shuttle hurdle (1:22.21) team of Cale Cooklin, Anthony Macias, Ramirez and Vargas and the 4×200 (1:59.22) quartet of Erick Funez, Bryan Funez, Joseph Clark and Medina. Also fifth were Munoz, Melendrez, Tobar and Wilson Lemus in the sprint medley (2:01.34), with Alamina, Rios, Ramirez and Luis Guzman fifth in the 4×400 (4:33.69).

Bondurant-Farrar was the winner of the RRC eighth grade meet with 148 points. Boone was second at 98 and Perry third at 79, with Carroll (65), Winterset (53), Ballard (44), Carlisle (37) and ADM (34) completing the field.

Perry head coach Trevor Kittleson noted that many of the seventh grade Bluejays were absent for the meet; as a result, Perry did not place in any grade 7 events.

Tobar won the 100 in 12.29, with Sarceno third in 12.81, while Tobar crossed second (25.83) and Melendrez fourth (27.24) in the 200. Tellez was fourth in the 200 hurdles in 30.93, with Fessler third in the 400 (57.09) while Kato Dougan flew 15’7-3/4 for fifth in the long jump.

The combination of Sarceno, Alamina, Lemus and Melendrez won the 4×200 in 1:48.96, with Sarceno, Tobar, Ramirez and Fessler winning the 4×400 in 4:11.51.

Rios, Lemus, Munoz and Melendrez were third in the 4×100 (54.24), Munoz, Alamina, Tellez and Ramirez were third in the 1600 medley (4:35.2) while Medina, Rios, Clark and Sarceno placed fourth in the 4×800 (10:38.49).

The Bluejays will host the John Turner Relays Monday before completing their season at a coed meet in Van Meter May 6.


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