Clay Meeske, right, hands the baton to Kenyan Biesecker for the last leg of the 4x800 meter relay at SPVA last week. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior Bennett Bauerle reaches for a good jump in the triple jump at SPVA last week. Bauerle won the event with a jump of 40’7”. (Johnson Publications photo)

Boys track team pulls a 4-peat at SPVA meet

With another SPVA win under their belt, boys track seniors have won the SPVA track meet every year of their high school career.
In 2015, the boys lost the SPVA title by four points.
They took it back in 2016 and haven’t given it up yet.
“It’s a really neat deal for (the seniors),” Head Coach Carl Zuege said.
“It’s cool to be able to say that they were four-time champions.”
The Longhorns won the SPVA meet in Sutherland last Friday with 194 points, as Perkins County came in second at 99.5 points.
One first place finish Zuege is proud of is junior Bennett Bauerle.
Bauerle filled a spot in the triple jump at the Cambridge meet. Without ever doing a full sprint down the runway, Bauerle placed second.
“He’s been doing well,” Zuege said. “He’s been really consistent.”
Another surprise for Zuege was sophomore Cedric Maxwell.
Maxwell finished second in the 400 meter dash behind teammate Scott Wheeler.
“We weren’t going to be running him in the 400 at the beginning of the year,” Zuege said. “He had some lower back issues that bothered him when he jumped (high jump and triple jump).”
Zuege pitched the idea of running to Maxwell. “He’s embraced that and done really well,” he said.
Other individual first place finishes included Kadin Vrbas in the 100 and 200 meters, Scott Wheeler in the 400 and 800 meters, Kalen Wallin in the 1600 meters and Evan Fisher in the discus.

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