Tigers cruise at home relays

Monday, May 8, 2017
Spencer’s Kyle Morony takes off with the baton after a handoff from Ty Schoelerman during the Tigers’ dominant win of the 4x800 Monday at the boys Spencer relays. The Tigers won the meet by 16 points. (Photos by Nate Shaughnessy)

Dale Norton Field hosted the boys Spencer relays for the first time since 2012 Monday night, and the Tigers made the most of the opportunity, racking up 144 points to take the meet title by 16 points over Cherokee. Estherville Lincoln Central was the only other team of the six school field to crack triple digits with a score of 108.

“I was nice to finally get to compete in front of the home crowd. This is the first time our seniors have ever had the opportunity to run the Spencer invitational, so it’s a nice way for them to end their careers with a regular season meet,” Spencer boys track and field coach Kurt Bauermeister said. “It was really good to run well in front of the home fans. It was a great team performance. I’m very proud of the kids tonight.”

Spencer won 10 of the 18 events, including all but two of the relays to secure the win.

Individually the Tigers picked up wins from Hunter Miller (100), Kyle Morony (800), Brody Kacmarynski (400 hurdles), Cameron Cantrall (high jump) and Walker Coldren (long jump).

Morony also tied his personal best (5-08) in the high jump to add a third place finish in the event while Cameron Essick set a personal record (46-00.50) in the shot put to place second

Spencer’s Walker Coldren soars for a long jump Monday at Dale Norton field. Coldren won the event to score 10 points for the Tigers.

“Kyle has been getting more consistent with his high jump. That ties his personal best, and he’s really gotten his 800 times down and made himself a lot more competitive. For a freshman, he’s doing a great job for us right now,” Bauermeister said.

Miller, Cooper Fox, Cade Hopkins and Coldren continued to burn their way through the 4x100 and 4x200, winning both events for the purple and gold.

Spencer will now turn its full attention to Thursday’s state qualifying meet in Spirit Lake.

“It’s time to get ready and focused on districts to get some kids down to state,” Bauermeister said.”But we appreciated all the support from the fans that came out to watch the Tigers tonight. It was good to finally have that meet.”




1. Spencer144
2. Cherokee128
3. ELC108
4. Storm Lake80
5. Emmetsburg61
6. Spirit Lake51


100 M — 1. Hunter Miller, 11.43. 5. Dylan Cope, 12.33.

200 M — 1. Lucas De La Cierva Morente, Cherokee, 23.98. 4. Brendan Ellis, 24.73. 9. Nick Sundblad, 25.74.

400 M — 1. Chris Shima, Storm Lake, 55.38. 5. Yi-Wei Chang, 59.49. 6. Sundblad, 59.84.

800 M — 1. Kyle Morony, 2:08.94. 4. Ethan Schmidt, 2:14.08.

1600 M — 1. Joel Vandelune, Cherokee, 4:50.78. 3. Nathan McKenney, 5:12.33. 9. Noah Reiman, 6:17.19.

3200 M — 1. Kevin Dong, ELC, 10:46.47. 6. Reiman, 12:28.30.

400 Hurdles — 1. Brody Kacmarynski, 1:01.44. 5. Conner Tigges, 1:06.17.

4x100 — 1. Spencer (Miller, Cooper Fox, Cade Hopkins, Walker Coldren), 44.78.

4x200 — 1. Spencer (Miller, Fox, Hopkins, Coldren), 3:52.35.

4x400 — 1. Spencer (Jacob Doran, Ty Schoelerman, Yi-Wei Chang, Garrett Huisenga), 3:52.35.

4x800 — 1. Spencer (Schoelerman, Morony, E. Schmidt, Clay Wempe), 8:38.60.

Shuttle Hurdle — 1. Cherokee, 1:00.45. 4. Spencer (Noah Williams, Tigges, Abe Ortiz, Max Schmidt). 1:15.00.

Sprint Medley — 1. Cherokee, 1:38.86. 3. Spencer (Ellis, Dylan Holst, Sundblad, Doran), 1:42.08.

Distance Medley — 1. Spencer (Ellis, Holst, Doran, Kacmarynski), 3:53.65.

High Jump — 1. Cameron Cantrall, 6-04. 3. Morony, 5-08.

Long Jump — 1. Coldren, 21-01.00.

Discus — 1. Ben Lingenfelter, Cherokee, 159-04. 8. Nic Hoefling, 109-08.

Shot Put — 1. Lingenfelter, 47-05.00. 2. Cameron Essick, 46-00.50. 7. Hoefling, 39-03.00.

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