Top 10 events power GC boys at indoor track and field championships
A quartet of top 10 events anchored the Greene County boys’ track and field team’s appearance at the 2023 Iowa Association of Track Coaches Indoor Championships.
The Rams placed 26th overall in Class 2A on the Iowa State University campus in Ames March 10, highlighted by a standout freshman.
Drew Wolterman broke his own indoor school record in the Class 2A 800-meter run, placing seventh overall with a time of 2:10.96. Mediapolis’s Logan Rosas won the event title with a time of 2:01.45. Carson Van Sickle of Ogden (2:02.5) and Collin Houg of Des Moines Christian (2:02.81) finished second and third, respectively. Greene County’s Noah Hinote, a 2022 state qualifier in cross country, finished 11th in the 800-meter with a time of 2:13.78.
Greene County sophomore Lane Fields was powered by his continued improvement in the high jump, clearing 6-01 to finish sixth overall in the 29-member field. Clarinda’s Isaac Jones took home the event title by clearing 6-05, one of three athletes to surpass that height.
The Rams were impressive in a pair of relay events as well, placing top 10 in both the 4-by-100-meter relay and the distance medley relay.
The Rams’ quartet of Eli Mohr, Patrick Graham, Camden Strennen and Jesse Miller ran to a time of 46 seconds in the 4-by-100-meter, good enough to place ninth overall in the 28-team field. New Hampton won the title with a time of 45.40, followed by Forest City (45.52) and Okoboji (45.54).
The quartet of Nick Madsen, Aden Bardole, Mohr and Wolterman finished ninth in the distance medley, cruising to a time of 3:56.07. Ogden took home the title with a time of 3:46.51.
Madsen, a Greene County freshman, continues his early season hot streak, setting a school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.89 seconds, finishing 11th overall. Red Oak’s Jack Kling took home the win with a time of 51.13, edging out Shenandoah’s Alex Razee, who finished second at 51.73.
Des Moines Christian won the Class 2A team title, compiling 65 points followed by Clarinda (62 points) and Mediapolis (54).