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ANAMOSA — As soon as the discus left Tristan Wirfs’ hand, he knew it was a good throw.
There wasn’t any fanfare or celebration, but as the disc crept higher and higher it looked like a winner. His toss of 166-10 3/4 won that particular event at the Fearing Relays and he took home first place in the shot put, as well.
All in all, not a bad evening for the Iowa football signee.
“Our last meet, I didn’t get one in bounds and was kind of struggling a little bit,” Wirfs said. “It was nice to get it right down the middle.”
He scored 20 of second-place Mount Vernon’s 102 points and again proved why he’s one of the best in the state. In fact, Wirfs mentioned he had plenty of interest from the Iowa track coaches, as well.
While he probably won’t throw and play football for the Hawkeyes next year, his throws are certainly at a college level. Wirfs is looking to defend the pair of state titles he won last year in the shot and discus. He very well may be on his way to doing so.
Western Dubuque won the meet with 144 points, followed by the Mustangs. Rounding out the top five were Anamosa (80), Dubuque Wahlert (77) and Marion, who tallied 70 points.
The Bobcats won four different relays, which left head coach Tom Jasper quite happy with his team’s performance.
“Our guys are performing really, really well — and they have been,” Jasper said. “We’re thrilled and they know that it’s not enough and they still want more.”
Outside of the relays, the Bobcats also won the long jump and were a close second to Wirfs in the shot put — Western Dubuque’s William Blaser notched a 60-2, which was barely edged out by Wirfs’ 60-9.
Marion’s Blair Brooks also had a tremendous day, winning both the 110 and 400-meter hurdles. He also finished third in the high jump.
One meet record was also broken, as Western Dubuque’s 400 relay finished in 42.62 seconds, smashing the old record of 43.26 in the event.
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