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E’Hawks Win Tomahawk Relays

By Staff | Apr 9, 2009

QUICK?PASS - Justin DeFord ripped off a :14.8 time on his leg of the Shuttle Hurdle Relay on Tuesday. The E’Hawks would set a new record in the event, winning it with a time of 1:02.6. -- Dan Voigt photo

CHEROKEE – For their first outdoor meet of the season, Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks put in a strong performance at Tuesday’s Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee.

How strong?

How about first place strong – with 139 points, along with a half-dozen first place finishes and a new meet record in one event.

“It was great to get a meet in outdoors after having a couple cancelled,” noted E’Hawk Head Coach Tyler Beving. “The guys are giving some good efforts early on and that’s very encouraging.”

The E’Hawks captured the top honors in Class A of the meet and even finished with faster times that several of the Class 2A finishers in events.

The E’Hawks got the ball rolling with their shuttle hurdle relay, featuring a revamped lineup due to illness. The quartet of Jake Morris, Austin Oppenheimer, Justin DeFord and Joey Naig cranked out a 1:02.6 clocking to win the event and set a new Tomahawk Relays record.

Emmetsburg’s 4×200 relay, comprised of Justin DeFord, Max Jones, Cory Schultes and Tommy Kuecker, also collected first place honors with its’ time of 1:35.7. In the 1600 meter Medley Relay, Emmetsburg’s foursome of Tommy Kuecker, Taylor Morris, Max Jones and Bobby Gappa also claimed a first place finish with their 4:05.4 effort.

Jake Morris claimed first place in the 110 high hurdles, as he finished with a :15.9 clocking, while teammate Joey Naig took third place with a :17.5 effort.

Jake Morris would also win the 400 meter hurdle event, finishing with a time of 1:01.5, while Austin Oppenheimer finished fourth with a 1:06.7.

Josh Wolfe rounded out the first place finishes for the E’Hawks, as he won the discus competition with a throw of 128’7“. Lucas Thomsen would finish third in the disc with a throw of 113’6”.

Cory Schultes earned second place in the 100 meter dash with his :11.7 efforts and Keaton Carter placed second in the 400 meter dash with a time of :54.12.

Emmetsburg’s 4×100 relay squad, made up of Taylor Morris, Brady Berkland, Jake Morris and Max Jones, finished second with a :47.5 clocking, while the 4×400 relay, with Justin DeFord, Keaton Carter, Cory Schultes and Tommy Kuecker, took second place with a time of 3:40.3.

JC?Rezabek rounded out the second place finishes, as the senior claimed runner-up honors in the shot put, throwing the orb 44’8“. Teammate Lucas Thomsen would place third in the shot with a throw of 43’1”.

The E’Hawk 4×800 relay, with Bobby Gappa, Chad Loomis, Jacob Carlson and Jared Janssen, took third place honors with a 9:34.2 time. Jared Janssen would earn fourth place in the high jump, clearing 5’6” in the competition.

Jacob Carlson would place fourth in the 800 meter run with his time of 2:23.5 and Jared Janssen finished with a 2:32.6 clocking. Taylor Morris earned fifth place in the long jump, coming away with a leap of 18’11 and Brady Berkland made a leap of 17’4″ in the long jump.

In the 3200 meter run, Allen Dunnick finished sixth with a time of 12:43.2, and in the 200 meter dash, Justin Hotchkiss earned sixth with a time of :25.9. Kyle Elbert finished the 200 in a time of :26.7.

In the 1600 meter run, Chad Loomis turned in a time of 5:50.0 and Allen Dunnick finished in 5:52.9.

Emmetsburg’s JV 4×100 relay, comprised of Joey Naig, Justin Hotchkiss, Nick Leewright and Kyle Elbert, would run a :50 flat to win the JV?division and the E’Hawks’ “Weight Room” 4×100 relay, with Ben Pelzer, Josh Wolfe, JC?Rezabek and Lucas Thomsen, finished with a :53.6 clocking.

The E’Hawks are off for the Easter Break, but will resume action next Tuesday when they travel to Spirit Lake for a meet. The E’Hawks will then compete on Friday, April 17, at the Estherville Lincoln Central Relays in Estherville.