After taking runner-up by a half a point in 2018, the Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta boys track and field team came into the 2019 West Central Conference meet with vengeance. It paid off as the Tigers won the championship crown Tuesday, May 14, at BOLD in Olivia.

The Tiger boys had 10 first-place finishes on the day, including three of the four relays.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Nathan Beyer, Noah Thielke, Brady Cardwell and Zach Hughes won with a time of 45.41, just a second before runner-up finishing BOLD. Beyer also won the shot put with a 45-06, over three feet better than the runner-up finisher from BOLD, and Hughes won the 100-meter dash with an 11.59.

The 4x400-meter relay of Camden Arndt, Abram Schmidgall, Jared Boots and Jaden Maanum won with a time of 3:36, nearly two seconds faster than second-place Melrose. Arndt won the 300-meter hurdles while teammate Kenny Soderberg edged out a win over him in the 110-meter hurdle event, and Maanum breezed to an 800-meter run championship by over seven seconds.

The Morris/C-A boys 4x800-meter relay continued its season dominance, winning the event by over 30 seconds. The foursome of Ben Hernandez, Solomon Johnson, Jared Boots and Maanum finished in 8:29.03. Melrose was runner-up with a time of 8:59.02.

Noah Stewart was a double conference champion, winning both the 1600-meter run and the 3200-meter run.

The Tiger girls were runner-up to Minnewaska with five first-place finishes on the day. Maddie Carrington was a double conference champion, winning both the 800-meter run and 1600-meter run. Younger sister Meredith Carrington won the 3200-meter run. Olivia Lebrija won the 100-meter hurdles and was also a part of the champion 4x100-meter relay team, which also included Lydia Fynboh, Crystal Nohl and Lexi Pew.

Morris/C-A next competes at the Subsection 21 meet Thursday, May 23, in Morris.

GIRLS TEAM SCORING-(1) Minnewaska 202 (2) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 141 (3) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 95 (4) Melrose 82.5 (5) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 78.5 (6) Sauk Centre 45 (7) Montevideo 43.5 (8) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 12.5

SPRINTS – 100: (2) Olivia Lebrija 13.37 (4) Lydia Fynboh 13.6, Berenice Arreguin 15.49… 200: (7) Lexi Pew 28.9 (9) Lexi Carbert 29.11, Alexis Motts 31.09… 400: (4) Emma Berlinger 1:07.38, Ally Garcia 1:21.27

RUNS – 800: (1) Maddie Carrington 2:24.93 (4) Isabel Fynboh 2:41.27, Garcia 3:26.22… 1600: (1) Maddie Carrington 5:35.74 (4) Meredith Carrington 5:46.72, Nicole Gillespie 6:39.48… 3200: (1) Meredith Carrington 12:44.31 (6) Katya Lackey 13:32.45

HURDLES – 100: (1) Olivia Lebrija 17.15 (2) Kaylie Raths 17.2 (10) Alexis Motts 18.98… 300: (3) Raths 50.75, Destiny Pollard 59.77, Tasha Koehl 1:01.35

RELAYS – 4x100: (1) Morris/C-A (L. Fynboh, Crystal Nohl, Lexi Pew, Lebrija) 52.18… 4x200: (3) Morris/C-A (Lexi Carbert, Lexi Pew, Berlinger, L. Fynboh) 1:53.47… 4x400: (2) Morris/C-A (Raths, Nohl, Carbert, Ma. Carrington) 4:21.93… 4x800: (3) Morris/C-A (Isabel Fynboh, Nicole Gillespie, Katya Lackey, Hailey Werk) 10:57.82

JUMPS – High: (2) Lexi Pew 5-02 (3) Olivia Lebrija 4-10 (10) Emma Berlinger 4-06… Pole vault: (2) Claire Reed 8-0 (T9) Nicole Gillespie 6-0… Long: Cortney Hickman 12-04.5, Alexis Motts 12-02.5… Triple: (7) Hickman 28-10, Tasha Koehl 27-06, Crystal Nohl 25-09

THROWS – Shot: Audrey Dorweiler 24-07.5, Lauren Harste 23-05.5, Morgan Wevley 14-03… Disc: Abbie Bellmore 72-11, Audrey Dorweiler 66-11.5, Morgan Wevley 46-02

BOYS TEAM SCORING-(1) Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 186 (2) Montevideo 146 (3) Minnewaska 82.5 (4) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 81 (5) Melrose 72 (6) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 64 (7) Sauk Centre 42.5 (8) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 28

SPRINTS – 100: (1) Zach Hughes 11.59 (9) Abram Schmidgall 12.35, Braden Waldbeser 12.88… 200: (3) Noah Thielke 24.23 (8) Brady Cardwell 24.89, Nathan Beyer 30.27… 400: (3) Abram Schmidgall 53.93, Braden Waldbeser 59.64, Levi Schmidgall 1:00.28

RUNS – 800: (1) Jaden Maanum 2:03.87 (3) Jared Boots 2:13.2 (4) Cameron Koebernick 2:16.22… 1600: (1) Noah Stewart 4:35.8 (3) Ben Hernandez 4:53.99, Thomas Tiernan 5:18.35… 3200: (1) Noah Stewart 10:04.99 (4) Solomon Johnson 10:51.84 (8) Bradley Rohloff 11:31.36

HURDLES – 110: (1) Kenny Soderberg 16.31 (2) Camden Arndt 16.42 (9) Austin Clemensen 19.35… 300: (1) Arndt 41.3 (2) Soderberg 42.76, Clemenson 50.84

RELAYS – 4x100: (1) Morris/C-A (Nathan Beyer, Thielke, Cardwell, Hughes) 45.41… 4x200: (2) Morris/C-A (Nathan Beyer, Ivan Hoffman, Hughes, Thielke) 1:34.65… 4x400: (1) Morris/C-A (Arndt, Schmidgall, Boots, Maanum) 3:36… 4x800: (1) Morris/C-A (Ben Hernandez, Solomon Johnson, Jared Boots, Jaden Maanum) 8:29.03

JUMPS – High: (5) Hughes 5-09 (10) Tiernan 5-0, Trey Hunt 5-0… Pole vault: (4) Ivan Hoffman 10-03 (9) Kaden Burns 9-09, Boe Staples 8-09… Long: (3) Cameron Koebernick 19-04.5 (5) Maanum 18-10, Levi Schmidgall 13-11… Triple: (9) Bradley Rohloff 35-08, Koebernick 34-11, Micah Aanerud 32-08.5

THROWS – Shot: (1) Nathan Beyer 45-06 (6) Arndt 38-09, Ben Giese 30-03… Disc: (4) Brady Cardwell 111-10.5, Giese 90-06, Monte Fehr 87-03