Eagle track & fi eld finally get meet in

Jon Koester (left) and Spencer Espejo run the 3200 at Humboldt. Espejo would fi nish third and Koester seventh. Photo by Gloria Becker

After seeing their entire fi rst week fall victim to the weather, the Eagle Grove boys track & fi eld team fi nally found enough decent conditions to compete at Humboldt last Thursday. The host Wildcats won the varsity competition with 165.5 points, followed in order by Forest City with 157, Webster City with 144.5, Clear Lake with 65.5, Eagle Grove with 30.5 and Belmond- Klemme with 24.

“We were excited just to fi nally get out there and compete,” stated head coach Ben Demuth. “It was our best day weather-wise. It’s hard to get an idea of what we have, and it’s already about the middle of the season. I told them before the meet started that we’re not here to chase points, but to just compete against the clock. Having said that, I saw many good things come out of that night.”

Highlights listed by Demuth included Gabe Rolon with a ninth in the 200 and helping the 4x2 to sixth. “I had no idea what to expect from him, but he ran hard,” said the head coach. He thought Spencer Espejo had a great night. “He does the little things you ask of a senior,” said Demuth. “I’ve told our younger kids to watch what he does to prepare. I put him in the 400 to work on his speed, and he gave us a great anchor leg in the 4x4.”

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