By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

It was business as usual for the ACGC boys track and field team. The Chargers placed first with 161 points at the 1A state qualifier meet in Earlham on Thursday, May 9. First-place finishes at the state qualifier result in an automatic bid to the state meet at Drake Stadium May 16-18. ACGC athletes who placed first and will be heading to Des Moines later this May are Brexton Schneider in the 110-meter hurdles, Andrew Mahaffey in both the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, Lance Bunde in the high jump, and Mike Fuller in discus and the 4×200 meter relay team. It’s possible for other athletes to qualify for the state meet, and they will hopefully find out later today.

Once they’re available, results will be posted on IHSAA’s website, According to the IHSAA, “In Class 1A, the top place winner in each event plus the next 14 best performances statewide from qualifying meet place winners will advance to the state meet. If there are ties, the highest qualifying meet place winner (1st – 8th) will be the qualifier.”

ACGC results:

  • 100-meter dash: Kade Sorensen, sixth, 12.21; Max Trujillo-Garcia, eighth, 12.49
  • 110-meter hurdles: Brexton Schneider, first, 15.45; Treyton Schneider, second, 15.65
  • 200-meter dash: Eli Madsen, second, 23.13; Thomas Skram, 12th, 25.57
  • 400-meter dash: Kade Sorensen, third, 54.11; Easton Stringham, sixth, 55.58
  • 400-meter hurdles: Tate Fever, second, 57.89; Treyton Schneider, eighth, 1:01.57
  • 800-meter run: Gavin Sloss, fifth, 2:06.38; Cole Van Meter, 12th, 2:20.96
  • 1600-meter run: Andrew Mahaffey, first, 4:37.91; Gavin Sloss, eighth, 4:55.38
  • 3200-meter run: Andrew Mahaffey, first, 9:57.68; Preston Kent, eighth, 11:10.45
  • 4×100 meter relay: ACGC, second, 44.03
  • 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle relay: ACGC, second, 1:00.67
  • 4×200 meter relay: ACGC first, 1:32.34
  • 4×400 meter relay: ACGC, second, 3:32.20
  • 4×800 meter relay: ACGC, second, 8:40.04
  • 800 medley relay: ACGC, fifth, 1:40.41
  • Distance medley: ACGC, third, 3:46.97
  • Long jump: Nathan Van Effen, 15th, 16-02.00; Carter Railsback, 19th, 14-04.50
  • High jump: Lance Bunde, first, 6-05.00
  • Shot put: Payton Jacobe, second, 44-04.50; Mike Fuller, fifth, 42-09.75
  • Discus: Mike Fuller, first, 131-07; Mason Wahl, sixth, 117-07