In a tight race between three teams for the team title in action at the Blue Hill Invitational, held April 17, the Sandy Creek Cougars would edge Osborne, KS by six points to win the team title. Doniphan-Trumbull would follow just 10 points behind Osborne.
The Cougars’ 120-114 edge over the Bulldogs would come by way of five gold medal performances on the day, led by sophomore Matt Beck in the middle distance events.
Beck ran to individual titles in both the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run, winning the one-lap sprint event in 53.12 seconds beating second place finisher, Boone Cady of Osborne by over two seconds.
In the 800, Beck gained another two second win, this time over Osborne’s Kenton Ubalaker. Beck finished the two-lap event in two minutes, 12.28 seconds.
Beck would also team up with Scott Hild, Trevor Gordanier and Austin Nacke in the final event of the day to earn top honors in the 1,600-meter relay, running to a winning time of 3:42.59, outdistancing second place Osborne by over six seconds as the Bulldogs ran to a time of 3:48.78.
The field events proved to be another strong hold for Sandy Creek, led by a 1-2-3 finish for the Cougars in the discus.
To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (4/25/12)