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Spartans capture Gruber Invitational

WEST LIBERTY– The Solon boy’s track team won just three events but placed in all but two, running away with the team title at the Ron Maxson Relays held in West Liberty Friday.
Team scores:
Solon 147
West Liberty 86
West Branch 85
Tipton 84
CCA 82
Mount Vernon 77
Iowa Valley 38
Camanche 34
Durant 31
Wilton 25

Individual place winners:
Shot put: Dalton Ferguson, third, 47’3”; Jake Morris, fourth, 46’4”;
Discus: Connor Mebus, fifth, 159’11”, Jordan Wymer, sixth, 135’9”;
Long Jump: Rory Siddell, second, 19’ 6.5”, Brandon Kramer, third, 18’ 5.5”;
High Jump: Josh Koeppel, second 5’ 6”, Paul Pisarik, sixth, 5’ 6”;
4 x 800: Paul Pisarik, Trevor Yahr, Kylan Patterson, Zach Kienholz , fourth, 9:02;
Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Josh Koeppel, Jake Morris, Jacob Gibbs, Connor Ham, second, 1:04;
100 meter dash: Andy Klouda, first, 11.19, Jonah Kuntz, third, 11.35;
400 meter dash: Colton Dall, third, 54.46;
4x200: Rory Siddell, Jordan Wymer, Riley Takes, Andy Klouda, second, 1:35;
110 meter hurdles: Connor Ham, first, 15.84;
400 meter hurdles: Connor Ham, second, 58.68;
1600 medley relay: Jordan Goodwin, Danny Whitmore, Zach Lawson, Trevor Yahr, third, 4:01;
800 meter run: Paul Pisarik, fourth, 2:14;
4x100: Jonah Kuntz, Riley Takes, Jordon Siddell, Jordan Wymer, second, 45.33;
4x400: Jonah Kuntz, Colton Dall, Andy Klouda, Jordan Wymer, second, 3:35;
Earlier in the week, the Spartans won their own Denny Gruber Invitational, which was held at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) due to construction at the Solon track.
Team scores:
Solon 135
Vinton-Shellsburg 116
CCA 101
Regina 92
North Cedar 57
Wilton 43
Davenport Assumption 9
Central City 2
Individual place winners:
High Jump: Paul Pisarik, sixth, 5’ 6”;
Long Jump: Rory Siddell, first, 19’11.25”, Emilio Villagrana, fifth, 18’10.5”;
Discus: Jordan Wymer, first, 144’ 3”; Connor Mebus, second, 142’ 11”;
Shot Put: Connor Mebus, first, 48’9.5”; Dalton Ferguson, third, 47’9”;
4x800: Paul Pisarik, Trevor Yahr, Kyle Kienholz, Kylan Patterson, third, 9:01;
Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Chris McNutt, Jake Morris, Jacob Gibbs, Connor Ham, second, 1:03.5;
100 meter dash: Andy Klouda, first, 11.24;
4x200: Jonah Kuntz, Colton Dall, Andy Klouda, Jordan Wymer, first, 1:32.5;
110 meter hurdles: Connor Ham, second, 16.25;
200 meter dash: Jonah Kuntz, first; 22.75;
400 meter hurdles: Colton Dall, third, 56.99, Connor Ham, fourth, 59.7;
1600 medley: Danny Whitmore, Rory Siddell, Zach Lawson, Paul Pisarik, second, 3:56;
800 meter run: Trevor Yahr, fifth, 2:11;
4x100: Jonah Kuntz, Rory Siddell, Jordan Wymer, Andy Klouda, first, 44.56;
4x400: Jonah Kuntz, Riley Takes, Colton Dall, Jordan Wymer, third, 3:31;
This week, the team ran at Maquoketa Valley Monday night and will compete in a meet at CCA Thursday night. On Friday, Connor Mebus will throw the shot put at the Drake relays, and the 4x100 meter relay team will also be competing.