By Cyote Williams | Times Vedette

On Friday, March 15, the Panorama boys track and field team traveled to Pella for the 2024 Central College indoor meet to compete against 28 other schools and hundreds of athletes.

“We were really excited for the chance to get a large majority of our team out on the track and competing,” said Head Coach Bruce Dahlhauser. “Our kids did not disappoint and had a great day overall. It was great for our guys that had never ran indoors before to experience live competition this early on in the season.”

Dahlhauser said he saw numerous individuals improve on their splits and performances from the team’s first outing at UNI the week prior.

“We were especially happy with our freshman long jumpers, Reed Draper and Cruz Crandall, who both jumped extremely well for their first meet and set the bar high for the rest of their season,” Dahlhauser said.

Noah Poldberg received a medal with his third-place finish in the 3200-meter run. Dahlhauser said the long-distance group is one of their strong suits.

“We were also really happy with how our long-distance kids ran in the 3200 and 1600. Noah Poldberg leads that group and looks to have a very high ceiling and great opportunity for a special season ahead,” Dahlhauser said.

Panorama placements

200-meter dash

  • Braylon Dawes finished 6th with a time of 24.45
  • Hunter Kempf finished 84th in 26.57
  • Gabe Wagner finished 116th in 27.55
  • Ryan McCarthy finished 126th in 27.91
  • Brayden Meinecke finished 145th in 28.59
  • Connor Love finished 183rd in 30.19
  • Jaysen Stagg finished 185th in 30.57

400-meter dash

  • Gabe Wagner finished 41st in 1:00.74
  • Dylan Donovan finished 67th in 1:06.11

800-meter run

  • Laytyn Ashworth finished tied for 15th in 2:25.01
  • Zach Hayden finished 31st in 2:40.00
  • Aden Rochhotz finished 39th in 2:49.32

1600-meter run

  • Noah Poldberg finished 9th in 4:59.46
  • Blake Schwartz finished 32nd in 5:34.48

3200-meter run

  • Noah Poldberg finished 3rd in 10:41.60

4×200-meter relay

  • Panorama finished 6th in 1:43.02

4×400-meter relay

  • Panorama finished 8th in 3:57.82

4×800-meter relay

  • Panorama finished 6th in 9:25.06

High jump

  • Braylon Dawes finished 11th jumping 1.72m

Long jump

  • Reed Draper finished 10th jumping 5.65m
  • Cruz Crandall finished 23rd jumping 5.28m
  • Ryan Cogil finished 24th jumping 2.25m

Shot put

  • Christian Monrroy-Nunez finished 17th throwing 11.94m
  • Gage Thorn finished 62nd throwing 8.00m