Trojans Participate in Tiger-Knight Invitational


EYES ON THE PRIZE – Freshman Gannon O’Hara sprints his leg of a relay.

Madison Botos and Maycie Waters

The Atlantic boys’ track team traveled to Carroll on Thursday, April 18 to participate in the Tiger-Knight Invitational on the new track at the facility. Many members of the team said their turf was “so soft it was like a blanket.” The 4x400m dash consisting of Zade Niklasen, Craig Alan Becker, Tyler Moen and Chase Mullenix copped the dub with 20 seconds ahead of second place. The distance medley crew also won with Niklasen, Moen, Mullenix and Becker beating Denison-Schleswig by 18 seconds. Another relay finishing first was the sprint medley of Colin Mullenix, Niklasen, Moen and Ch. Mullenix with a final time of 1:37.82.

In the open 800m run, Ch. Mullenix ran a 1:57.28, which was good enough for the second fastest time in the state. Behind him, Becker ran a 1:58.65 and now has the eighth fastest time in the open 800m run. They set their new records at the Lewis Central meet on Tuesday, April 16.

Also held on Thursday, the JV boys track team competed hard at the CAM Invitational in Atlantic. The team finished ninth with only 10 boys competing. There were many PRs at the meet including Caleb Spurr in the 1600m run and Majerus Dulberg multiple PR’s due to the fact that he hasn’t been able to compete much. Dulberg medaled in the 400m dash with third place.

The Trojans will travel next to Glenwood for the co-ed Ram Invite on Monday, April 22.