Adel-Desoto-Minburn sophomore Nate Mueller has gotten off to a blazing start to the 2019 Tiger track season. Mueller broke ADM’s indoor record enroute to capturing his first invitational title this season in the 3200 at the Wartburg Invitational in Waverly Tuesday.
Mueller won the race with a time of 10:03.23, nearly eleven seconds ahead of 2nd place Ian Buske of Waukee. Tiger freshman Cooper Greenslade, who came across the line in 26th, clocked the 9th fastest time in ADM boys indoor history with a time of 12:13.72. Senior Lucas Heitz also had an excellent showing in Waverly, finishing as the runner-up in the 55 meter hurdles at 8.06. That performance is the 4th fastest indoor mark in ADM history and over half a second faster than his time in the very same race in 2018. Other boys top ten finishes included: 4×800 relay (8th), sophomore Tate Stine-Smith (7th-high jump), Mueller (10th-800), and the 4×400 relay (5th).
On the girls side, freshman Olivia Tollari continues to impress. Tollari finished in 2nd in the 400 meter dash to Southeast Polk’s Natalie Clement with a time of 1:02.93. She pulled double duty for the Tiger top-ten finishers, placing 7th in the long jump with a mark of 15 feet flat. Other top ten finishes on the girls side included: senior Anna Kenny (9th-200), sophomore Hannah Welch (10th-3000), the 4×200 relay (t-7th), the 4×400 relay (5th), and the 4×800 relay (9th).