The PCM boys track and field team found themselves right in the thick of the title hunt in Newton Thursday evening, coming away with a third-place finish at the Cardinal Relays. The Mustangs scored 108 points, only two behind CMB; while host Newton took the team title with 124 points.
A number of personal bests highlighted the night for the PCM boys, namely those by Jordan Van Roekel, who set a new school record in the 400 Meter Dash; finishing in a winning time 50.22 seconds. Van Roekel also ran on the winning 4×100 Meter Relay team that also featured Sean O’Conner, Andrew McCarthy and Hutch Burns. That squad cruised to a 44.35 time, setting a new Cardinal Relays record.
The Mustangs also landed gold with the team of Jake Van Wyk, Hunter Reed, Ethan Kain and Jesse McAtee in the 4×800 Meter Relay. Up next for the PCM boys will be the ultra-competitive Heart of Iowa Conference Meet, which will be held Monday in Monroe.
PCM Team Highlights:
Jordan Van Roekel – 400m Dash 50.22 Fully automatic (49.98 handheld) ** PCM School Record.
4×100 – (Sean O’Connor, Andrew McCarthy, Hutch Burns, Van Roekel 44.35 FAT (44.11 handheld) ** Cardinal Relays Record
4×800 – Jake Van Wyk, Hunter Reed, Ethan Kain, Jesse McAtee 8:47
Sam Munson – Discus 134’8″
Shuttle Hurdle Relay – (Alex Amadeo, Jesse McAtee, Ethan Kain, Hunter Reed) 1:03
4×200 – (Hutch Burns, Kody Wilkie, Bo Clymer, Sean O’Connor) 1:32.9
4×400 – (McCarthy, O’Connor, Clymer, Van Roekel) ** Season Best 3:30.4
Hunter Reed – 110m High Hurdles 16.1
Sean O’Connor – 200m Dash 23.1