Bos, Monroe lead way for Trojans

Aydan Bos and Brayden Monroe have produced some quality results on the track early in the season and continued to do so for Tri-County at the Ruritan Relays on March 28.

The outdoor season just began but the Tri-County Trojans have already seen some big things from two of their quicker runners in Aydan Bos and Brayden Monroe. They were responsible for eight of the 17 points Tri-County earned at the Ruritan Relays down in Pekin on March 28.

    In their second meet of the season, Bos was able to put together two top-five finishes in the 100m and 200-meter dashes. He ran 12.28 seconds in the 100 to take fifth and then ran 25.75 seconds in the 200, which was the fifth fastest time in the field. Monroe edged Bos out in the 200 with 25.71 seconds to take fourth, while finishing eighth in the 100m with a time of 12.79 seconds.

    The Trojans picked up four more points from Dylan Seaton, who competed in the shot put and discus throws. He took seventh in the shot put (32’-6.50”) and fourth in the discus with 100’-4.00”.

    Other results are as follows:

    400-meter dash: Brandt Molyneux took sixth (1:03.30), Steven Estes finished seventh (1:04.27)

    800-meter run: Jakoby Williams took seventh (2:50.42), Steven Estes finished eighth (3:02.13)

    4x100-meter relay: Tri-County finished fourth (52.28)

    800-sprint medley: Tri-County finished fifth (2:02.30)

    The Trojans wound up with 17 points, which put them in sixth place to end the day.

    The duo exhibited their speed the following day when they competed at Belle Plaine High School on March 29. The conditions weren’t pleasant, with the second meet in as many days nearing chilly temperatures near the end of the meet, which was even more difficult when adding in the constant wind chill factor.

    Bos and Monroe were the only two boys to represent Tri-County in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Bos ran the seventh fastest time in the 100m (12.96) and finished fifth in the 200m (25.82). Monroe was close behind him in both dashes, taking 10th in the 100m (13.25) and ninth in the 200m (26.80).

    The Trojans also picked up a couple fifth place finishes in the 4x100-meter dash and the 4x100-meter heavyweight dash. The four who ran in the 4x100m crossed the line with a time of 52.01 seconds, while the heavyweight group ran a time of 1:00.67.

    “Our athletes continue to make notable gains and as we get stronger we will continue to see that happen,” Trojan coach Andy Thomas said. “Coach Coghlan and I are looking for leadership and we saw that from some of our athletes.”

    Other results are as follows:

    400-meter dash: Brandt Molyneux took ninth place (1:04.18) and Steven Estes finished 12th (1:08.00)

    800-meter dash: Jakoby Williams took ninth place (2:47.58) and Tanner Lundy finished 11th (2:51.64)

    Discus: Grant Rauhauser finished 13th (51’-7.00”)

    Shot Put: Noah McCammant took 13th place (30’-11.00”), Dylan Seaton took 14th (30’-4.00”) and Daman Dowd finished 18th (17’-8.00”)

    The Trojans are slated to run again April 5 when they travel to North Mahaska in a co-ed meet.