Led by a three medal performance, including a winning performance in the pole vault, sophomore Joshua McDowell returned to the track for the Harvard Cardinals following an injury that held him out of the Superior Invite April 17. McDowell’s return would help the Cardinals place seventh in the Twin Valley Conference meet, held this past Saturday in Shelton.
McDowell’s opening event, the pole vault, would clearly prove who was the top vaulter in the TVC conference, winning the event by a foot with his 13’ 0” vault, beating second place Brad Bourg of Kenesaw who cleared 12’ 0” to place second.
On the track, McDowell would run into some stiff competition in the two hurdle events, placing fifth in both the 110-meter high hurdles and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles.
Shelton’s John Meyer would win both hurdles races, winning the 110-meter event in a time of 15.31 seconds and the 300-meter event in a time of 41.88 seconds. McDowell finished the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 16.37 seconds, while in the 300-meter race, McDowell finished in a time of 43.12 seconds.
Markus Hauser would earn the final individual medal on the day, placing fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.45 seconds. Deshler’s Josiah Burger topped the sprint in a time of 23.71 seconds.
To read the full story, see this week's issue of the Clay County News (5/2/12)