The Van Meter boys’ track team competed at an invitational at Clarke High School in Osceola on April 17 and took fifth place overall with 60 team points. Knoxville won the event with 147.5 team points.
Van Meter’s Brennan Dostal won the 400 meter dash and took second in the 100 meter dash, contributing 18 points to the Bulldogs’ total at the meet. He finished the 400 meter dash with a time of 52.43 seconds.
The Bulldogs took second in both the 4x400 meter relay and the 4x800 meter relay. In the 4x400 the Bulldogs finished in 3:37.3, just .05 seconds behind Knoxville, who won the race. They finished the 4x800 meter relay in 8:55.02, nearly 11 seconds behind Chariton, who won that race.