It was Tate Jensen for the Tigers, who provided 21.50 of his team’s points in the A-D-M boys’ track team’s fourth-place finish at the Tiger Invitational on April 18 in Adel, while Carroll won the meet with 122 team points. Jensen won two events at the Tiger Invitational and was the only Tiger to take first place in any event.
“The teams performened very well,” A-D-M coach Mike Whisner said.
“The times were not as fast as Thursday night at Urbandale simply because it was our third meet of the week. I like how our athletes compete and give everything they have every meet. This kind of work ethic really pays off towards the end of the season as their times and distances will improve in all of the events.”
Jensen took first place in the 110 meter hurdles, finishing the race in 15.59 seconds, and the 400 meter hurdle, finishing that race in 58.03 seconds and securing 10 team points for the Tigers in each of those races.
“Tate won both hurdle events at home and on Thursday night at Urbandale,” Whisner said.
“His legs were very tired on friday so his times were not as good. He is ahead of his times last year at this point.”
Kyle Hovey took second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:12.10. The Tigers’ 4x800 meter relay team, consisting of Hovey, Sam McCartney, Brady Perry and Elijah McCartney, was the highest achieving relay team for the Tigers as they took second place behind Prairie City-Monroe with a time of 9:22.75.
The Tigers also competed at the Chuck Silvey Invitational in Urbandale the day before on April 17 and took fifth place overall with 43 team points. Jensen won the 110 meter hurdles and the 400 meter hurdles at that meet as well.