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Newton boys take first place at Norwalk

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 12:05 p.m. CDT

The Newton boys track team took first overall at their meet in Norwalk on Monday. The Cardinals edged out South Tama by a point and a half, 117-115.5.

Some standout performances from the Cardinal boys included: Senior Derrick Hurt’ s fourth place throw in the discus with a 132 foot, seven inch toss. Hurt won the shot put at 49-10.5. Senior Dakota Hills took first in the long jump by five inches with a jump of 21 feet. Hill salso finished third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 51.22. Freshman Cooper McDermott won the 3200 with a time of 10:18.50. McDermott also took second in the 1600 with a time of 4:45.88. Sophomore Deonne Harris won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.39. Senior Andrew Clements finished second in the 200 at 23.51. The boys’ 4x100 team finished second with a time of 44.76. Newton also won the 4x400 at 3:29.48

“We could not have asked for better weather for a track meet, and the boys really took advantage of the opportunity they had to run and compete well,” coach Tom Bartello said. ”A team win is exciting for everyone, even the runners on our team who were not able to be to compete who have been pushing our varsity kids during our practices. Winning the title was exciting, and it was a testament to the hard work and time the kids have been putting in since we started the season. The coaching staff and I were very pleased with how the boys ran last night.”

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