When the track was cleared and the runners regained breathing control, both the Woodward-Granger boys and girls track teams fell points shy of a higher finish.
On Tuesday the Hawks hosted a combined eight teams - six different schools - at this season’s Hawks Co-Ed relays.
The boys team fell 26 points shy of first place winners the Greene County Rams’ 169. W-G finished second overall with 143 points. Iowa Christian placed third with 89 points.
In fourth place was West Central Valley with 73, followed by Glidden-Ralston with 70 and Paton-Churdan fell to sixth with just 26 points.
For the W-G girls, they missed out on second place by a mere nine points with an overall of 140 points. Glidden-Ralston took second with 149.
Once again Greene County nabbed the winner’s circle with 188 points. Iowa Christian finished fourth with 54 points.
Chandler Cavanaugh of W-G led things off with a first place win in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.96. Teammate Brenden Bird finished third with 12.23 seconds.
Bird’s discus toss of 124 feet 10.5 inches garnished him a first place victory. Fellow Hawks Brody Easter followed close finishing second with a throw of 116 feet and 11 inches.
In the girls’ events, Emma Drake of W-G got things moving positively with a first place win in the 800-meter after a run of 2:42.28. Hawk’s Riley Jamison placed third with a time of 2:57.58.
The two David runners, Chloe and Savannah, placed first and second in the 400-meter hurdles. Chloe claimed the top spot with a time of 1:18.63 while Savannah nipped at her heels with a 1:19 flat.
On team events, both teams combined for seven first place finishes - boys four and girls three.
First place honors for the W-G boys: 4x200 (1:39.26); 4x400 (3:38.76); 4x800 (9:21.30); and the 800-sprint medley relay (1:40.12).
First place honors for the W-G girls: 4x400 (3:48.76); 4x800 (9:21.30); and the 1600-distance medley (4:42.00).
Hawks compete at Wildcat Relays
A third place finish for the W-G boys and a fifth place finish for the girls as they both compete at the Wildcat relays at West Central Valley.
Forty-nine points separated the Hawks from first place victors the Van meter Bulldogs (149). AC/GC Chargers placed second with 144.
It was a first and second place swap in the girls’ division with AC/GC’s 141 points earned them first and Van Meter’s 144 landed them second.
The Hawks’ girls placed fifth with 75 points. The host Wildcats finished third with 111 points and Ogden came in fourth with 107. CAM H.S. was sixth with 25 and Diagonal H.S. was last with nine points.
It was the Ogden boys team finishing fourth with 72 points followed by CAM with 56 and the host team was sixth with 55.
Rounding out the final two spots were Paton-Churdan with 12 points and with just a mere point in last place was Diagonal.