TRACK AND FIELD: School-record relay highlights final indoor meet at BVU
By Brandon Hurley
A blistering relay marked the end of the indoor track and field window over the weekend. The Greene County co-ed teams competed at the Buena Vista High School Elite Meet March 19 in Storm Lake.
The boys’ 4-by-200-meter relay of Camden Strennen, Nate Black, Jackson Morton and Richard Daugherty broke the Greene County indoor record by producing a time of 1:39.51, which was good enough to finish fourth.
Morton was the Rams’ highest place-winner of the day, finishing runner-up in the 60-meter high hurdles with a time of 8.84 seconds.
Spirit Lake’s Jack Latham, a 2021 state champion, snagged first overall with a time of 7.89.
The 4-by-400-meter relay of Strennen, Daugherty, Jesse Miller and Morton finished with a silver medal by running a time of 3:43.59. Underwood captured the event title with a time of 3:42.19.
Jose Velazco finished fourth in the long jump with a top leap of 18-03.75. Daugherty was fifth at 18-03.25. Spirit Lake’s Logan Sandman was first with a top leap of 19-08.75.
Greene County’s distance medley relay of Velazco, Miller, Ethan Larsen and Noah Hinote were sixth with a time of 4:12.06.
Logan Woodruff placed seventh in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:28.09. Jayden Carstensen wasn’t far behind in eight, a few steps behind with a time of 5:28.19. Aidyn Winters finished ninth in the 800-meter run, tallying a time of 2:58.64.
Numbers are at an all-time high for the Greene County boys, with 40 athletes competing during the indoor season, the most in school history.
The Greene County girls were powered by a number of individual events Saturday.
Katrina Heupel was the Rams’ top place-winner by finishing third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:06.14. Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central’s Erika Kuntz captured the event title with a time of 59.59 seconds.
Olivia Shannon set a personal-best in the 60 meter dash, finishing fourth with a time of 8.52 seconds. K-P/WC’s Aubree Bell secured the win with a time of 8.06 seconds.
Greene County’s Hailey Carman placed seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:08.66. Grace Hardaway placed ninth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 6:25.02.
The Early Bird Ram Relays, originally set for March 28, were canceled.