In cold and windy conditions Monday, Colon’s boys track and field team posted 73 points to finish second to host Camden-Frontier (112) at a Southern Central Athletic Association jamboree.
Kale Schumacher got things going in the right direction with a first-place toss of 124-feet, 2-inches in the discus and Darrin Abraham cleared a personal record of 10-6 to win the pole vault.
Other first-place finishes for the Magi were the 3200-meter relay team of Corey Collins, Andy Lash, Larry Peppers and Kyle Poortenga (10:06), the 1600 relay quartet of Collins, Ben Weaver, Brad Brittingham and Poortenga (4:12) and Weaver’s personal record of 17.93 in the 110 hurdles.
“I thought my guys did fantastic tonight,” Colon coach Paige Smolarz said. “We had a lot of personal bests. I was without Daniel Alva and Spencer Smolarz because of baseball, but the guys who took their spots on the relays really stepped up. Because of the weather conditions, I didn’t let Jacob Cornett run. He is just coming off of a hamstring injury and I didn’t want to take any chances. If we would have had the whole team there and running we probably would have won this meet. I’m so proud of them and I’m really looking forward to the Dale Shook Invitational on Thursday [at Colon].”
Calen Thibideau placed second in the shot put (38-3), Collins was second in the 400 (1:00) and Poortenga took second in the 300 hurdles (47.06). The 800 relay of Dane Wilson, Branden Tomlinson, Brad Brittingham and Poortenga clocked in at 1:50.87 for second place.
Ramsey Potter’s throw of 35-3 was good for third in the shot put and Thibideau was third in the discus with a toss of 105-1. Wilson jumped 16-6 (third) in the long jump, Collins finished third in the 110 hurdles (19.67) and Brittingham took third in the 100 (12.87).