Rebel boys take first at 12th Annual Healy-Mattis Invitational

Mar. 29—GOOSE LAKE — The sun was out on Thursday evening as the Northeast Rebels hosted their 12th Annual Healy-Mattis Invitational to kick off their 2024 outdoor track and field season.

Highlighting the night was the Rebels, who took first place as a team after high placements from across the board. The 4x800 meter relay team got the boys rolling as Kelvin Machande, Clayton Sweely, Ethan Johnson and Parker Messerich combined for a 9:05.56 to take first place.

Asa Cox, August Rowland, Corbin Knutsen and Colby Gray then took second in the 4x110 meter shuttle hurdles with a time of 1:10.03. Relays were good to the Rebels all night, this time with Cael Kluever, Jade Mielk, Clayton Sweely and Parker Messerich combining for a second place finish in the distance medley. They ended with a time of 4:06.25.

Individually, Cox was able to put together a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.12. Machande took second in the 800 meter run, finishing two seconds behind the winner with a 2:11.19.

Knutsen got another second place finish, this time in the 400 meter hurdles, running a time of 1:02.14.

Rounding things out on the day in the field, Clayton Meyermann and Grant Gray finished second and third respectively in both discus and shot put. Meyermann threw 141-04 in discus and 48-09 in shot put while Gray threw 131 and 48-01. His brother, Colby Gray, jumped 18-09 in the long jump for a fourth place finish. Northeast ended the day with 121 total points.

Camanche was also in action on Thursday, finishing in fourth place with 100 points.

Individually they were highlighted by Tyson Seeser who cleared 6'6" in the high jump to place first. Seeser later took second individually in the 400 meter dash.

Sticking in the field, sophomore Ty Stone placed second in the long jump, launching himself 19-01.

On the track, the boys lone first place finish came in the 4x400 meter relay with Tyson Graves, Luke Darsidan, Landon Hill and Josh Wiersema finishing with a time of 3:45.83.

Wiersema, Seeser, Darsidan and Mark Sanders combined for second in the 4x100 with a time of 45.03. This same group also finished in second place earlier in the night in the 800 meter sprint medley, running a 1:39.06.

Sanders also took third earlier in the night in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.73.

Tray Hartung, Darsidan, Wiersema and Demarion Honaker combined got another second place finish, this time in the 4x200 with a final time of 1:35.27.

Wes McDanel, Ty Stone, Jenson Mielk and Ethan Edens held their own in the distance medley, finishing in third with a 4:11.48.

Finally for the boys, Prince of Peace participated, finishing with eight points and was highlighted by Ryan Greve in the 3200 meter run who took fifth with a time of 12:17.68.

Both the Camanche and Northeast boys will be at Durant High School on Tuesday afternoon for their next track meet.

Moving on to the girls, in a field of eight teams both Camanche and Northeast worked hard, placing fourth and fifth respectively.

Starting with the Storm, Paige Irvine and Celina Hermann led the way in the field, both finishing in second place in their respective event. Irvine threw 99-11 in discus while Hermann jumped 14-07 in the long jump.

Jumping back to the track, Thelma Henricksen, Jasalyn Jensen, Hermann and Jeorgia Neumann started the day with a third place finish in the sprint medley. They finished with a time of 2:02.02. Neumann later finished in fifth place in the 400 meter dash, running a time of 1:06.52.

Senior Jayden Cravatta had a nice day individually, taking third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.50 and fifth in the 200 meter dash. Adding more depth to the Storm's roster, freshman Delany Homan had a nice performance in the 1500 meter run, taking third with a time of 5:51.87.

Finishing with the Rebels, they were paced individually by Jordan Tegeler who took second place in the 100 meter dash and fourth place in the 200 meter dash. She ran a 13.38 and a 27.50 respectively. Another freshman, Luxi Coutu took second place in the shot put, throwing 24-02.50.

The Rebels had a nice day in their relays, starting the night with a third place finish in the 4x800 meter relay. Teryn Hansen, Lily Ranke, Jazmine Johnson and Rieley Burken combined for a time of 11:44.63.

Kaitlyn Hansen, Jordan Tegeler, Alivia Chambers and Teryn Hansen finished in second place in the 4x200, running a 1:54.85. That same group also took second in the 4x100, this time finishing with a time of 53.81.

Finally, Teryn Hansen, Burken, Karleigh Hansen and Johnson finished the day with a third place finish in the 4x400, running a 4:40.02.

Camanche and Northeast will both be in action on Tuesday at Dubuque Senior High School.