David City track hosted a quadrangular meet on March 25 featuring Malcolm, Wahoo High and Raymond Central.

The Scouts placed fourth for both the guys and girls. 

The boys scored 18 points with 11 of those points coming from Dylan Vodicka, six from Carter Ossian and one from Clayton Harris. 

"It was great to get another meet in," said boys head coach Drew Rodine. 

"Having meets close together, I see the competitiveness in our athletes, but wish we had a little more time to recover. Carter Ossian and Dylan Vodicka both had great meets with getting some personal bests in their events."

Vodicka placed first in both hurdle events running the 110 meters in 17.93 seconds and the 300 in 46.16. He also placed fourth in the high jump clearing 5 feet, 6 inches. 

Ossian won the triple jump with a distance of 39-8.5 and placed fourth in the long jump with a 18-4.5. 

Harris placed fourth in the 800 with a mark of 2:29.06. 

Rodine also praised the efforts of some of the athletes that didn't end up contributing to the team total.

"Nick Ruth, Darin Hall, and Alex Rachow showed great mental toughness these past two meets and competed well for the team," Rodine said. "We have seen some great improvements with where our athletes are starting, and once we can get everyone 100 percent it will be an exciting season." 

The David City girls scored 14 points.

Senior Macy Svoboda scored half of those, Lauren Vendenberg added three, Evelyn Carreto scored two and Payton Andel and Lili Eickmeier both scored one. 

"I was super-pleased with the way we competed," said girls head coach Brian Hermelbracht. "We were still a little sore from our meet Friday night and it showed.

"This a young team, and we are trying to find the right events for a lot of these girls so they can be successful, so we are trying new things that aren't necessarily in their comfort zone."

Svoboda placed first in the 100 hurdles with a 17.50 and third in the long jump with a 15-4. 

Vandenberg placed second in the shot put with a 31-10 while fellow DC thrower Carreto was third in the discus with a 97-11. 

Lili Eickmeier placed fourth in the 300 hurdles on a time of 58.87.

Andel placed fourth in the pole vault clearing 7-4. 

"Today was a step forward," Hermelbracht said. "Overall, I am happy with where we are at but looking forward to some time between meets to work on field events and get in shape."

The next track meet for David City is Thursday at the Aquinas Invite. 

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net

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