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Cardinals’ Spidle and Pedersen excel

CD takes first in high jump, long jump at Cardinal Relays

WAYNE – The Central Decatur boys participated in the Cardinal Relays Monday night, placing fourth as a team of the ten teams present.

CD scored 62.50 points, trailing the winning total of 141 from Mount Ayr.

The Cardinals’ Cauy Spidle and Cole Pedersen finished first and second in the 110 meter hurdles, running step for step with a 15.83 and a 15.91, respectively.

The Cardinals stayed successful in the hurdles, running a top time in the 4x100 shuttle hurdles. Anthony Marks, Spidle, Hayden Leymaster and Pedersen ran a 1:05.19, best Mount Ayr’s time by close to half a second.

Spidle and Pedersen continued their success into the field events with both finishing first in their respective events.

Spidle continued to out do the competition in the high jump, jumping a match best 6 feet, 6 inches. His teammate Matthew Boothe tied for eighth in the event, jumping 5 feet, 4 inches.

Pedersen’s long jump result came in at 20 feet, 2 3/4 inches, the best of the day. Of other CD jumpers, TJ Fallis came the closest with his tenth place result of 17 feet, 3 1/4 inches.

The duo was also present on CD’s best relay team, running in the 4x100 with Leymaster and Hullinger. Pedersen and Spidle ran the second and fourth legs with Leymaster and Hullinger running the first and third.

Their 4x100 time of 47.98 placed fourth, nearly a tenth of a second ahead of Ottumwa’s team.

In the 1,600 meter event, William Gillis ran a 5:08.62, placing fourth. Brogan Bundt also placed fifth with a time of 2:18.81 in the 800 meter run. The two were CD’s best placers in the dashes.

UP NEXT – Central Decatur’s next meet will be Thursday at East Union, starting at 4:30 p.m. It will be both a girls and boys invitational meet.

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