BAXTER — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter senior Brady Kemp and sophomore Will Clapper have a friendly competition between each other when they step into the discus and shot put rings.
The winner of that competition gets the title of sheriff and the other guy is called the deputy.
Clapper has held the upper hand during the early part of the track and field season, but Kemp changed his momentum with gold-medal performances in both events on April 7 at the CMB Raiders Relays in Baxter.
Kemp defeated Clapper in the shot put for the first time this season with a winning season-best throw of 50-11. Clapper’s best toss covered 48-7. Kemp’s winning throw in the discus was a season-best 136-2. Clapper’s runner-up heave was marked at 132-9.
“It’s a good internal competition between us,” Kemp said. “I will talk some smack for a few days then we’ll go back at it in a few days.”
Those 1-2 finishes highlighted CMB’s fourth-place finish at its first home meet of the season. Gilbert won the meet with 124 points. Lynnville-Sully, Prairie City-Monroe and CMB were separated by nine points in second, third and fourth, respectively.
The Hawks scored 98 points. PCM won three races and was runner-up in seven others for 96 points. CMB scored 89 points.
Bondurant-Farrar (83) finished in fifth, followed by Pleasantville (55) and Colfax-Mingo (36).
Sophomore Ian Thomson and freshman Logan Berg gave the Raiders more double points in the 3,200. Thomson finished fourth in a season-best 10:42.38 and Berg fifth in a season-best 10:55.33. Thomson also was fourth in the 1,600 in 5:13.40.
The Raiders’ distance medley relay team was second. That foursome included senior Zach Schafer, Kemp, junior Braydon Aker and senior Evan Bianchi, and they finished in 4:05.80.
CMB returns to action at 5 p.m. on April 18 at Ballard.