The North Tama boys track team has seen mixed results thus far in 2012, but had an encouraging meet last week at Belle Plaine. The boys finished the day with 44 points, only good enough for seventh place, but a vast improvement over the 15 points they scored the meet prior.
Lisbon dominated the meet, scoring 134 points, more than 40 points ahead of the nearest competing school. Host Belle Plaine finished fifth with 62 points.
The highlight of the day was a first place finished in the 800 Meter Run by Dalton Hulme. His time of 2:05.72 was faster than the second place finisher by over three seconds, and earned his team 10 points. Omar Martinez also chipped in with a run of 2:15.69, earning four points out of the fourth place slot.
In the Discus, Trey Keanha finished sixth, earning a point with his throw of 100' 3". Justin Coshow earned the team four points, tying for third place with his 5' 2" jump.
Nick Whannel had another strong showing in the Long Jump, finishing second with an 18' 10" leap. That added another eight points to the Redhawks team total. He also narrowly missed placing in the Shot Put, coming up a few inches short of sixth place.
The North Tama relay teams did have some success, finishing a surprising second in the 4X800 Meter Relay. The boys ran an 8:56.04, earning eight points. The group also had similar results in the 1600 Meter Medley Relay, clocking in at 4:02.93.
In the 4X100, the Redhawks earned one point with a sixth place finish at 50.60 seconds. The team narrowly missed placing in the other relay events.
The boys were in action against South Hardin for two seperate meets last week, and against Nashua-Plainfield on Monday. The season's final meet for the boys takes place Thursday, May 3, at Meskwaki High School. The meet is an invitational that will feature Meskwaki, Janesville, Dunkerton, Clarksville and others. The Traer Star-Clipper will have results when they become available.