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Wolves and Wildcats Run at West Liberty

Posted: Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 7:00 am

The Columbus Wildcat and Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves boys and girls track teams were in action Friday at the West Liberty Comet Invitational.

On the boys side Columbus had the top area finish, taking third place with 87 points, Iowa City Liberty won the meet with 157 points. The Wildcats had a pair of titles on the night with Tommy Pretz winning the 110 hurdles in 17 seconds and Abel Mena the 400 hurdles in 58.86 seconds. Other top finishes for Columbus included Tommy Pretz second in the long jump, Chance Colby third in the 100 and fourth in the 400 hurdles, Jaime Villegas third in the 400, Marc Estrada fourth and Jesus Medrano fifth in the 3200,  Cody Fox fourth in the discus and shot put. In relay events the shuttle hurdle team of Jose Cerezo, Colby, Pretz and Mena was second and the 4×100 team of Villegas, Colby, Pretz and Mena was third.

Winfield-Mt. Union was sixth in the boys team standings with 46 points. Top finishes for the Wolves included Brandon Snowden runner-up in the 100 and fourth in the 110 hurdles, Kolten Buster runner-up in the high jump, and Brody Barton fourth in the 800. In relay events the WMU 4×100 team of Buster, Juanito Piper, BJ Rodgers and Snowden were second and the 4×400 team of Christian Gerot, Rodgers, Piper and Snowden were third.

On the girls side, the Winfield-Mt. Union Wolves took fourth place with 86 points. Lisbon was the meet champion with 138 points. WMU had one title on the night with Anna Hudson winning the shot put with a distance of 32’7″. Other top finishes for the Wolves included Cecelia Hemsworth runner-up in the 800, third in the 3000 and fifth in the 1500, Whitney Vantiger runner-up in the 400 hurdles, Kyndal Townsley third in the 100m hurdles, Avery Maeder fourth in the 200, Dakota Haines fourth in the 400 and fifth in the high jump, and Molly Miller fifth in the discus. In relay events the 4×100 team of Townsley, Mary Guillen, Jami Wilkerson and Maeder was second, and the shuttle hurdle team of Kayla Edwards, Wilkerson, Cockerham and Townsley was second.