The David City track teams competed at the Centennial track invite on April 17. The Scouts were led by the underclassmen in Clayton Denker and Maya Couch.
Denker won the men’s 400-meter dash in a time of 54.11 and helped the 4x400-meter relay team earn a second-place finish with a time of 3:46.25.
Couch also won the 400-meter dash, outlasting Katie Hirschfield of Centennial in a time of 1:03.71. She earned a fifth-place finish in the 800-meter run with her time of 2:38.50.
In the field events for the girls, Macy Svoboda took home a fifth-place finish in the long jump with her jump of 15-08. Evelyn Carreto was fifth in the discus with a throw of 98-09.
Not far off from medaling was Lauren Vandenberg in the shot put. The freshman’s throw of 31-04 earned her 10th place, four inches behind the eighth-place medalist Lauren Thatcher of Minden.
Colin Vandenberg finished with a throw of 45-05 in the men’s shot put. It was good enough to earn a third-place finish, behind only Kyle Otte and Aaron Butler of Heartland.
In the discus, Colby Holpinks earned a sixth-place medal with a throw of 112-11.50. Vandenberg was tenth with a throw of 106-00.25.
Carter Ossian continued a solid season in the triple jump, picking up a sixth-place medal with a jump of 38-05.
David City found success in the girls 100-meter dash, picking up multiple medals. Mariah Cummings took fourth in the race in a time of 13:53, with Svoboda, finishing in fifth with a time of 13.68.
In a very tightly-contested 200-meter dash, Oliva Couch finished third with a time of 27.29. The top 5 finishers in the race were all within a second of each other.
The Scouts had top five finishers in both hurdle races on the day. Svoboda earned second place in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 17.87. Cummings was third place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.58.
David City’s 4x100 meter relay the team of Svoboda, Cummings, and Maya and Oliva Couch finished fourth with a time of 55.55.
In the boys 800-meter run, Luis Salazar finished in fifth place with a time of 2:16.20. Carter Ossian was fourteenth with a time of 2:32.
Dylan Vodicha earned his spot in the finals in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, by finishing sixth in the prelims in a time of 18.51. In finals, he bettered his time by running an 18:47, good enough to finish in seventh place overall.
In the 3200-meter run, Dalton Krause continues to improve his time on the year. He finished in seventh place overall with a time of 12:07.72. Clayton Harris finished in eleventh place with a time of 13:24.51.
Harley Eickmeier finished in eleventh-place in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:42.21.
Overall, the David City girls finished in fifth place with a score 47 points, while the boys finished seventh with 34 points.
The Scout’s next meet is the Shelby-Rising Invitational on April 24.