BAXTER — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter junior Carter Fricke was so happy with his win in the 100-meter dash, he forgot to stay in his lane and get his official finish from the workers at the CMB Raiders Invitational on April 10.
He had a big smile on his face and was celebrating his win with teammate Jason Hillgren before running back onto the track to make it official.
That was just the beginning of a solid night for Fricke and the CMB Raiders. Fricke won the 100 and 400 and took second in the 200.
That led the Raiders to their first team title of the season. CMB scored 162 points and bested North Polk by 42 points. Colfax-Mingo also was in the field and placed sixth with 51 points.
“I run cross country in the fall, but I think of myself as a middle distance guy or a sprinter in track,” Fricke said. “I work on my speed in the summer. This win feels great. I used to run the 100 in middle school, but this is my first high school win in the event.”
West Marshall finished third in the seven-team field with 92 points. South Hardin placed fourth with 58 points, Colo-NESCO was fifth with 55 points and Saydel was two points back of the Tigerhawks in seventh.
The Raiders won four events on the night. They placed in the top three 18 times and got double points in six individual events.
Colfax-Mingo’s best finish came from junior Reegan Van Dyke in the high jump. The Tigerhawks recorded three top-three finishes and took fourth in two individual events and a relay.
Fricke won the 100 with a time of 11.75 seconds and then finished first in the 400 in 54.12. He lost the 200 by .09 seconds.
Senior Brady Kemp was first in the shot put with a throw of 49 feet, 1/2 inches and second in the discus with a toss of 129-6 1/2, and sophomore Will Clapper was first in the discus (131-3) and second in the shot put (48-8).
Freshman Logan Berg won the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 10.69 seconds, and sophomore teammate Ian Thomson was the runner-up in 5:13.33. The two were separated by a little more than 3 seconds. Thomson was third in the 3,200 and Berg finished fourth.
Seniors Jack Cheville and Ben Gunderson claimed the other two individual second-place finishes.
Cheville was clocked at 2:11.79 in the 800, and Gunderson took second in the 110 high hurdles in 16.53 seconds. Freshman Brett Livesay was fourth in the event.
The other event that gave the Raiders double points came in the high jump where Livesay and sophomore Ben Huff finished third and fourth, respectively.
Two relays placed second — the 4x200 and 4x800.
The 4x200 relay included senior Blake Coughenour, Kemp, junior Braydon Aker and Hillgren, and they finished in 1:39.91. The 4x800 relay team included senior Evan Bianchi, junior Max Van Maanen, junior Noah Rhoades and Cheville, and they finished in 9:06.42.
The final top-three finishes for CMB came in the shuttle hurdle and distance medley relays.
The distance medley included senior Zach Schafer, senior John Newton, Huff and Rhoades, and that foursome crossed the finish line in 4:03.20.
The shuttle hurdle relay team consisted of junior Marcus Mitchell, freshman Brady Beilenfeldt, Livesay and Gunderson, and they were clocked at 1:06.93.
Van Dyke cleared 5-10 in the high jump to take second for the Tigerhawks.
Colfax-Mingo also had two third-place individual finishes. Senior Jimmy Camp was third in the shot put, and sophomore Ethan Summy grabbed the bronze medal in the long jump.
Camp’s best throw in the shot put covered 42-6, but not even a personal-best toss was satisfying for Camp.
“I didn’t feel good about any of my throws. It was one thing about each throw that I didn’t like,” Camp said. “They all could have been better. We just need to tweak some things.
“Overall, I am happy. There’s no shame in losing to Clapper and Kemp. It was great competition. I like throwing against those two. I know the facts, too. They are much bigger than me. I know they are going to throw further than me.”
Summy’s third-place finish in the long jump covered 18-9 3/4.
Junior Colton Lourens was fourth in the discus with a throw of 112-0 1/2. Sophomore Zarek Hill placed fourth in the 400 in 56.11 seconds.
The 4x400 relay finished third. That team included sophomore Holister Koenig, senior Adam Teed, Summy and Hill. That group crossed the finish line in 3:51.66.
The 4x800 relay was fourth. That foursome included juniors Nick Barnes and Alex Lewis, freshman Trystin Ross and senior Will Dunsbergen. They finished in 9:46.34.