BAXTER – Field events and hurdle races helped Collins-Maxwell-Baxter dominate the boys’ field at the Raider Coed Invitational April 15 on a cool day in Baxter.

CMB produced the top two finishers in three field events and won all three hurdle races on the evening. That helped the Raiders score 164 points to easily top North Polk’s runner-up score of 113 for first place among eight competing teams.

"We were really happy to get the meet in, given the cold conditions, and overall I thought our guys competed very hard and really demonstrated good focus throughout the evening," CMB head boys’ track coach Neil Seales said. "There were some excellent teams there, as well as many outstanding athletes. I was pleased with the improvements our guys are making. They are a really good group of young men to work with."

In throwing events Zach Samson won both the shot put and discus for CMB. The Raiders’ Patrick Girard came in second in the shot put and Clayton Weltha was runner-up in the discus.

Samson’s best throw in the shot was 53 feet, 10.5 inches. Earlier this season, the defending Class 2A state champion broke the school record previously held by his older brother Danny with a throw of 57 feet even.

Girard’s runner-up throw in the shot was 46-7.5.

In the discus Samson peaked with a throw of 149-7. Weltha’s best effort of 123-5 beat out Saydel’s Andrew Holmes by two feet for the silver medal.

CMB also had the top two performers in the long jump.

State qualifier Bryce Kemp won the event with a peak jump of 20-10.5. Zach Huffaker also topped 20 feet, taking second with a jump of 20-3.

Jordan Coughenour added a bronze medal for CMB in the high jump with a jump of 5-10.

On the track, Kemp and Coughenour each won a hurdle race and the Raiders also claimed the shuttle hurdle relay title.

Kemp took first in the 110-meter high hurdles. The defending 2A state champion in the event, Kemp easily outclassed the rest of the field with an impressive time of 14.48 seconds.

North Polk’s Russell Greene took second in the 110 highs with a time of :15.02.

In the 400 low hurdles Coughenour completed the race in :55.01. He also won with ease as Saydel’s Clayton Sommers was over three seconds behind him with a runner-up time of :58.19.

Nick Little, Brady Stover, Joey Nissen and Austin Moorman won the shuttle hurdle relay for CMB. The Raider team clocked in at 1:02.73 to beat Ballard’s 1:04.24 for the gold.

Coughenour added a victory in the open 400 with a time of :51.28 as he just edged out North Polk’s Reed Smith after Smith crossed the finish line in :51.42. Kemp finished less than one-hundredth of a second behind Ballard’s Tyson Pritchard for the gold in the 200 as both runners ran a :22.98.

In addition to just beating out Kemp by the slimmest of margins in the 200, Pritchard also finished first in the 100 for Ballard. As a team, the Bombers placed fifth with a score of 61.

Pritchard’s time in the 100 dash was :11.05. West Marshall’s Duncan Ferch came in second at :11.30.

The Bombers’ runner-up shuttle hurdle team was made up of Patrick Gray, Mason Edwards, Zach Upah and Sam Upah.

Ballard added third-place finishes in both the distance medley and 4 X 400 relays.

In the medley Pritchard, Isaiah Johnson, Kaleb Odden and Max Stoltz teamed to run a 3:53.72. Edwards, Patrick Gray, Pritchard and Johnson joined up to run a :46.50 in the 4 X 100.

Final boys’ team scores: 1. CMB 164 points, 2. North Polk 113, 3. Gilbert 79, 4. Saydel 64, 5. Ballard 61, 6. West Marshall 50, 7. Colfax-Mingo 17, 8. Colo-Nesco 9.

Individual results – Ballard and CMB

Shot put – 1. Zach Samson (CMB), 53-10.5; 2. Patrick Girard (CMB), 46-7.5; 4. Kenny Randolph (B), 41-1; 15. Easton Moody (B), 35-9

Discus – 1. Samson (CMB), 149-7; 2. Clayton Weltha (CMB), 123-5; 5. Conner Pietsch (B), 120-8.5; 7. Randolph (B), 118-10

Long jump – 1. Bryce Kemp (CMB), 20-10.5; 2. Zach Huffaker (CMB), 20-3; 7. Noah Rosing (B), 17-7.25; 13. Marcus Chieves (B), 16-0.5

High jump – 3. Jordan Coughenour (CMB), 5-10; 4. (tie) Hunter Gunderson (CMB), 5-6; 4. (tie) Mason Edwards (B), 5-6; 10. Kaleb Odden (B), 5-4

4 X 800-meter relay – 3. CMB (Tucker Maxwell, Jon Engle, Austin Moorman, Seth Balke), 8:51.48; 5. Ballard (Kobe Schulze, Caleb Wuestenberg, Bryce Snell, Max Stoltz), 9:20.32

3,200-meter run – 2. Mark Deutsch (CMB), 10:29.12; 4. Colin Thomson (CMB), 11:08.18; 7. Ian Nebbe (B), 11:53.13; 12. Kaleb Wohlgetmuth (B), 12:51.79

Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. CMB (Nick Little, Brady Stover, Joey Nissen, Moorman), 1:02.73; 2. Ballard (Patrick Gray, Edwards, Zach Upah, Sam Upah), 1:04.24

100-meter dash – 1. Tyson Pritchard (B), :11.05; 3. Kemp (CMB), :11.33; 12. Zach Schafer (CMB), :12.20

400-meter dash – 1. Jordan Coughenour (CMB), :51.28; 4. Isaiah Johnson (B), :53.23; 11. Blake Coughenour (CMB), :57.74; 12. Sam Rieken (B), 1:01.09

4 X 200-meter relay – 3. CMB (Little, Stover, Samson, Dalton Birchmier), 1:38.97; 5. Ballard (Odden, Kenton Brekke, Rosing, Cade Wilson), 1:40.42

110-meter high hurdles – 1. Kemp (CMB), :14.48; 6. Edwards (B), :16.32; 7. Nissen (CMB), :16.92; 9. S. Upah (B), :18.17

1,600-meter run – 5. Deutsch (CMB), 4:49.93; 7. Evan Bianchi (CMB), 5:04.59; 17. Wuestenberg (B), 5:43.91; 19. Chase McGlaughlin (B), 5:45.33

200-meter dash – 1. Pritchard (B), :22.98; 2. Kemp (B), :22.98; 9. Schafer (CMB), :24.53; 10. David Konfrst (B), :24.56

400-meter low hurdles – 1. Coughenour (CMB), :55.01; 4. Stover (CMB), :1:00.23; 7. Schulze (B), 1:03.13; 11. Z. Upah (B), 1:11.91

Distance medley relay – 3. Ballard (Pritchard, Johnson, Odden, Stoltz), 3:53.72; 4. CMB (Little, Birchmier, B. Coughenour, Gunderson), 4:13.14

800-meter run – 3. Moorman (CMB), 2:09.59; 4. Balke (CMB), 2:10.49; 10. Snell (B), 2:26.79; 13. McGlaughlin (B), 2:40.46

4 X 100-meter relay – 3. Ballard (Edwards, Gray, Pritchard, Johnson), :46.50; 6. CMB (Little, Stover, Birchmier, Huffaker), :48.09

4 X 400-meter relay – 5. CMB (Kyle Cather, Gunderson, Huffaker, J. Coughenour), 4:05.16.