Warriors nearly sweep relays


Nathan Meyer (l) and Juan Uribe exchange the baton in the 4x800 that finished second at Postville on Thursday. The duo were joined by Luis Uribe and Devin Franzen in the effort. (Becky Walz photo)


Warriors nearly sweep relays



Becky Walz
News Editor




It was quite a start to the outdoor season for the South Winn boys’ track team last week as it competed at Decorah on Monday and won the Postville Foster Kiesau Relays on Thursday.

At Decorah

Although the Warriors finished fourth at Decorah and the meet was against Class 3A schools, SW managed to tally 78 points and four golds.

Individually it was Chris Brincks who brought home the high jump title with a clearance of 6’1”.

Sophomore Ben Meyer garnered a leap of 20’3” to win gold in the long jump. Meyer also claimed silver in the 400m hurdles in a time of 59.57 seconds.

The quartet of Jared Schroeder, Treyton Jacobsen, Alex Shatek, and Jordan Rommes combined for both the 4x100 and 4x200 titles for the Warriors.

The final silver came from the distance medley quartet of Shatek, Brincks, Garrett Bohach, and  and Nathan Meyer in 3:53.61.


At Postville

In just their second outdoor meet of the season, the Warriors were crowned the team champions with 139 points over Waukon’s 134.50.

In all, eight golds were won by South Winn, including Chris Brincks in the high jump and 110m high hurdles and Nathan Meyer in the 800m and 1600m runs.

Relays clocking the top times included the 4x100 and 4x200 quartet of Jared Schroeder, Treyton Jacobsen, Alex Shatek, and Jordan Rommes.

Crossing the finish line first in the 4x400 was the foursome of Mitch Herold, Brincks, Devin Franzen, and Ben Meyer.

The final title was claimed by the distant medley quartet of Matthew Holthaus, Alex Holthaus, Nathan Ward, and Garrett Bohach.

South Winn also notched five silvers in the 4x800 and shuttle hurdle relays as well as Jordan Rommes in the high jump, Ben Meyer in the long jump, and Alex Shatek in the 200m dash.


The Warriors were scheduled to run at Decorah on Monday, but due to cold temperatures and the snow that fell overnight, the meet was canceled. They will now have an extended break until Monday, April 21, when they are scheduled to run in Decorah once again.

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