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Jefferson - Boys Track

Timauntay Jones wins 800 at qualifier

WATERLOO - Drake Hickok led Cedar Rapids Washington's march to Des Moines Thursday by winning three events at the Class 4A state qualifying track meet in Waterloo.

Hickok captured the 110 high hurdles and 400 low hurdles and ran the opening leg on Washington's triumphant 4x400 relay with Robert Hogg, Trevor Luebe and Nick Corbett.

The top two finishers in each event automatically qualified for the state meet in Des Moines next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. In addition, 12 at-large berths will be selected from around the state to make for 24 qualifiers in each event at state.

Etienne Nzoyisaba won the 3200 meter run for the Warriors.

Washington finished second in five events Thursday. Will Griffin placed second in the 100 meter dash and Nick Corbett placed second in the 400, and both Warriors finished behind Cedar Falls superstar James Harrington.

Harrington won the 100 in 10.75 seconds, with Griffin next in 10.87 seconds. Harrington took the 400 in 49.06 seconds, the fastest time in the state this year, and Corbett placed second in 49.24, which would have been the top time in Class 4A if Harrington hadn't run just a little faster. Harrington also won the 200 in 22.07 seconds.

Hogg took second place in the 800 in 1:58.43. The Warriors also finished second in the 4x800 relay and the distance medley. Luebe, Joe Berry, Sam Kline and Hogg ran on the 4x800 relay and Mitch Bredeson, Griffin, Corbett and Luebe formed the distance medley.

Timauntay Jones of Jefferson captured the 800 in 1:57.26 for his team's only victory. The J-Hawks did not have any runnerup finishes.

4A STATE QUALIFYING MEET
At Waterloo West

Team Standings
1. Cedar Falls 149, 2. Washington 132, 3. Waterloo West 105, 4. Jefferson 81, 5. Dubuque Senior 77, 6. Marshalltown 65.5, 7. Dubuque Hempstead 52, 8. Waterloo East 33.5.

100 Meter Dash
1. James Harrington (CF) 10.75, 2. Will Griffin (CRW) 10.87, 3. Tyrell Martin (WW) 10.88, 4. Aaron Taylor (WE) 11.05, 5. Luke Toyosi (CF) 11.19, 6. Nate Karlan (CRJ) 11.25.

200 Meter Dash
1. James Harrington (CF) 22.07, 2. Aaron Taylor (WE) 22.19, 3. Tyrell Martin (WW) 22.42, 4. Tad Steffensen (MTOWN) 22.60, 6. Nate Karlan (CRJ) 23.01.

400 Meter Dash
1. James Harrington (CF) 49.06, 2. Nick Corbett (CRW) 49.24, 3. Shane Shaddox (CF) 51.15, 4. Timauntay Jones (CRJ) 51.23, 5. William Orr (CRJ) 52.56, 6. Tim Wittman (DS) 52.73.

800 Meter Run
1. Timauntay Jones (CRJ) 1:57.26, 2. Robert Hogg (CRW) 1:58.43, 3. Dylan Eigenberger (DS) 2:01.17, 4. Anthony Ohl (WW) 2:02.63, 5. Etienne Nzoyisaba (CRW) 2:03.95, 6. Alex Hottle (WW) 2:04.36.

1600 Meter Run
1. Dylan Eigenberger (DS) 4:27.16, 2. Alex Hottle (WW) 4:28.93, 3. Etienne Nzoyisaba (CRW) 4:32.01, 4. Matthew Adrian (CF) 4:38.29, 5. Christian Kremer (M-TOWN) 4:39.76, 6. Joe Berry (CRW) 4:39.90.

3200 Meter Run
1. Etienne Nzoyisaba (CRW) 9:47.81, 2. Jonathan Specht (DH) 9:48.59, 3. Adam Streicher (CF) 9:51.99, 4. Taylor Mueller (CRJ) 9:56.39, 5. Blake Whalen (DS) 10:03.56, 6. Kody Fitzjerrells (DS) 10:14.74.

110 Meter Hurdles
1. Drake Hickok (CRW) 15.00, 2. Kalund Brown (CF) 15.43, 3. Savaun Bounds (CRJ) 15.51, 4. Forest Vega (CRW) 15.52, 5. Kelvin Clark (WE) 15.95, 6. Tanner Lund (CRJ) 16.17.

400 Meter Hurdles
1. Drake Hickok (CRW) 54.79, 2. Austin Cuvelier (CF) 55.31, 3. Forest Vega (CRW) 56.11, 4. Lucas Vanous (CRJ) 56.77, 5. Kolby Keeler (MTOWN) 57.35, 6. Mitch McElmeel (DS) 57.58.

4x100 Relay
1. Waterloo West 42.13, 2. Cedar Falls 42.17, 3. Washington (Mitch Bredeson, Will Griffin, Braedon Tovey, Joseph McBride) 43.08, 4. Jefferson (Shaq Harbor, Dylan Chittick, Chance Tiedtke, Nate Karlan) 43.60, 5. Waterloo East 43.70, 6. Marshalltown 44.47.

4x200 Relay
1. Waterloo West 1:28.97, 2. Cedar Falls 1:30.09, 3. Marshalltown 1:30.27, 4. Washington (Mitch Bredeson, Morris Williams, Braedon Tovey, Will Griffin) 1:30.44, 5. Jefferson (Nate Karlan, Chance Tiedtke, Ryan Deerberg, Dylan Chittick) 1:31.40, 6. Waterloo East 1:32.34.

4x400 Relay
1. Washington (Drake Hickok, Robert Hogg, Trevor Luebe, Nick Corbett) 3:24.99, 2. Cedar Falls 3:25.31, 3. Jefferson (Alex Baxter, Ryan Deerberg, Asim Wallace, Timauntay Jones) 3:25.84, 4. Marshalltown 3:25.98, 5. Waterloo West 3:29.31, 6. Dubuque Senior 3:29.99.

4x800 Relay
1. Dubuque Senior 8:07.98, 2. Washington (Trevor Luebe, Joe Berry, Sam Kline, Robert Hogg) 8:12.89, 3. Waterloo West 8:14.00, 4. Cedar Falls 8:21.33, 5. Hempstead 8:28.62, 6. Marshalltown 8:35.56.

Distance Medley
1. Marshalltown 3:35.69, 2. Washington (Mitch Bredeson, Will Griffin, Nick Corbett, Trevor Luebe) 3:35.85, 3. Dubuque Senior 3:41.57, 4. Cedar Falls 3:43.47, 5. Waterloo West 3:47.12, 6. Jefferson (Aaron Gruwell, Asim Wallace, Jordan Selby, Colton Cortez) 3:53.27.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay
1. Waterloo West 1:00.04, 2. Cedar Falls 1:00.28, 3. Washington (Drake Hickok, Forest Vega, Maliek Ketchens, Gregory Grunewald) 1:03.11, 4. Marshalltown 1:03.13, 5. Jefferson (Tanner Lund, Dakota Tomkins, Michael Moncivais, Savaun Bounds) 1:03.64, 6. Hempstead 1:04.16.

High Jump
1. Christopher Francis 9DH) 6-2, 2. Kalund Brown (CF) 6-2, 3. Nick Clark (CF) 5-10, 4. (tie) Nathan Sims (DH) 5-8; Elijah Evans (WW) 5-8; Pierce Kelly (MTOWN) 5-8.

Long Jump
1. Jason Millett (WW) 21-8, 2. Dequayvious Martin (WW) 21-4, 3. Brad Hennen (DH) 20-4, 4. Andrew Sorenson (CF) 20-1, 5. Graham Houselog (DH) 19-8 3/4, 6. James Carter (WE) 19-5 1/4.

Shot Put
1. Dan Behning (DS) 50-11 1/4, 2 Ross Pierschbacher (CF) 49-11 1/2, 3. Brady Waskow (CF) 49-8 3/4, 4. Collin Frazier (DS) 47-4, 5. Ryan Eivins (CRJ) 46-5 1/4, 6. Andrew Martin (WW) 46-1 1/2.

Discus
1. Joseph Weiner (DH) 164-8, 2. Brock Pappas (MTOWN) 150-2, 3. Collin Frazier (DS) 142-1, 4. Sam Techau (CRJ) 135-5, 5. John Vanhorn (MTOWN) 132-10, 6. Colton Spicer (CRJ) 131-0.

 

Jefferson - Boys Track

Shaq Harbor is 'good story' for J-Hawks

Shaquille Harbor did not win any races at the Mississippi Valley Conference track meet at Kingston Stadium Friday, but he was a winner nonetheless.

Harbor has experienced quite a bit during the past nine months, enough to make most teenagers dizzy and confused. Instead, Shaq sounds level-headed and determined to make a success of himself in sports and the classroom at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.

Harbor moved from Louisiana to Cedar Rapids in September, was adopted by his biological cousin and her husband in October, began the school year as an eighth grader at McKinley Middle School and was promoted to the freshman class at Jefferson in January.

He joined the Jefferson track team after the season began and has already developed into one of the top young sprinters that Ron Tower has tutored during his 16 years as head coach.

"Good story," Tower said Friday during the MVC Valley Division meet. "He does want to do well."

Tower entered Harbor in the frosh/soph 100-meter dash Friday, but the coach was laughing at himself for not putting Harbor in the varsity 100 after Harbor was clocked in 11.58 seconds. That easily won the frosh/soph race and would have been good enough to place third in the varsity 100.

"Smart coaching, huh?" joked Tower.

Tower said Harbor has been a little inconsistent in his workouts and races, which is understandable considering his youth and inexperience, but he ran a strong opening leg on the varsity 4x100 relay Friday that finished third. It was only the third time all season that Tower let Harbor run on the 4x100 relay.

Tower said Harbor struggled with his workouts when he joined the team, but there was a reason. Tower makes all of his 100 and 200 sprinters train with the 400-meter guys at the beginning of the year and Harbor wasn't too fond of that.

"Coach, Coach," Tower said, laughing as he recalled Harbor's reaction to running longer distances, "I just run the 100!"

Tower said Harbor wasn't ready for varsity competition at the beginning, but he's making up for lost time. "Over the last month he's matured quite a bit," the coach said. "He does want to do well. He's grown up a lot in a month. It's amazing the maturity I've seen."

For his part, Harbor said he's happy to be here and living with his new parents, Chris and LaSheila Yates, and making new friends.

"It feels good. A lot of good people," he said. "I'm focused more on school. And track."

Harbor attended the eighth grade in Alexandria, La., during the 2010-11 school year, but the Cedar Rapids school district decided to have him begin the 2011-12 school year here in the eighth grade again since he arrived a few weeks after the fall semester began.

"No, it didn't make me mad," he said. "It made me get motivated. Like, 'I have to do this, I have to get out of this school.'"

Harbor said his favorite sports have been football and basketball, but he's developed a fondness for track. "I like track," he said. "It gets me fit and ready for football."

Harbor is a running back, with good speed and a strong body. Brian Webb, Jefferson's new football coach, might have a pleasant surprise this fall. The new coach and new J-Hawk have not met yet, but they undoubtedly will soon.

"I haven't had a chance to talk to him yet, but I'm anxious to talk to him," said Harbor.

As you might expect since he's from Louisiana, Shaquille Harbor was named after former Louisiana State and NBA basketball star Shaquille O'Neal. "My grandmother told my mom that she likes Shaquille O'Neal, so they decided to name me Shaquille," he said. "No. Never met him."

Harbor served notice Friday that he could be a force for Jefferson sports teams in the coming years. Meanwhile, the powerful track teams from Iowa City West and Cedar Falls dominated the Valley Division meet at Kingston on a warm day.

Iowa City West won the team championship with 169 points and Cedar Falls finished second at 118.

The Xavier Saints won four events and placed third in the team standings. Craig Murtha claimed the shot put and discus for Xavier, Alec Clasen won the high jump and the quartet of Nick Ball, Jordan Weber, Zach Stovie and Brandon Gradoville captured the sprint medley.

Jacob Aune was a double champion in the 3200 and 1600 meter runs for the Prairie Hawks.

Timauntay Jones won the 800 for Jefferson in a swift time of 1:55.84.

BOYS MVC VALLEY DIVISION MEET
At Kingston Stadium

Team Standings
1. Iowa City West 169, 2. Cedar Falls 118, 3. Xavier 94, 4. Prairie 82, 5. Jefferson 56, 6. Hempstead 35, 7. Waterloo East 4.

High Jump
1. Alec Clasen (CRX) 6-2, 2. Kalund Brown (CF) 6-0, 3. Marquis Busch (CF) 6-0, 4. Demetrius Harper (CRP) 5-10, 5. Nathan Sims (DH) 5-8, 6. Jon Hermsen (DH) 5-8.

Long Jump
1. Tavian Smith (ICW) 21-6 1/2, 2. Charlie Rogers (ICW) 21-5, 3. Haakon Wilz (CRP) 20-5, 4. Brad Hennen (DH) 19-9, 5. Jarred Edmonds (CRP) 19-7 1/2, 6. Andrew Sorenson (CF) 19-2.

Shot Put
1. Craig Murtha (CRX) 49-11, 2. Ross Pierschbacher (CF) 49-10, 3. Josh Williams (CRP) 47-11, 4. Brady Waskow (CF) 47-8 1/2, 5. Ryan Eivins (CRJ) 46-0 1/2, 6. Kevin Sandhu (DH) 44-11.

Discus
1. Craig Murtha (CRX) 149-4, 2. Joseph Weiner (DH) 140-8, 3. Sam Techau (CRJ) 130-8, 4. Robbie Hanson (ICW) 130-3, 5. Kevin Sandhu (DH) 124-2, 6. Colton Spicer (CRJ) 123-6.

3200 Meter Run
1. Jacob Aune (CRP) 9:45.73, 2. Daniel Gardarsson (ICW) 9:47.31, 3. Mitch Pritts (CRP) 9:54.93, 4. Isaac Jensen (ICW) 9:55.99, 5. Adam Streicher (CF) 10:02.53, 6. Taylor Mueller (CRJ) 10:15.56.

4x800 Relay
1. Iowa City West 8:10.64, 2. Hempstead 8:23.14, 3. Cedar Falls 8:23.52, 4. Xavier (Patrick Mullin, Zach Stovie, Evan Gradoville, Ben Schueler) 8:38.61, 5. Jefferson (Devin Stone, Aaron Carter, Colton Cortez, Tim MacDonald) 8:44.03, 6. Prairie (Luke Gradoville, Isaiah Vlasek, Steven Wallace, Connor Neuhaus) 8:47.50.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay
1. Iowa City West 59.38, 2. Cedar Falls 1:01.22, 3. Prairie (Mitch Dellamuth, Keagan Pinter, Jarred Edmonds, Haakon Wilz) 1:02.17, 4. Jefferson (Savaun Bounds, Tanner Lund, Michael Moncivais, Dakote Tomkins) 1:04.21, 5. Xavier (Noah Clasen, Josh Nelson, Nick Lang, Joe Pape) 1:06.03, 6. Hempstead 1:06.44.

100 Meter Dash
1. Armando Williams (ICW) 11.40, 2. Nick Steingreaber (CRX) 11.44, 3. Luke Toyosi (CF) 11.59, 4. (tie) Nate Karlan (CRJ) 11.62; Richard Bryant (ICW) 11.62, 6. Mitch Dowell (CF) 11.67.

400 Meter Dash
1. Charlie Rogers (ICW) 50.17, 2. Austin Dellamuth (CRP) 50.22, 3. Shane Shaddox (CF) 50.52, 4. Timauntay Jones (CRJ) 50.83, 5. Ahmed Noureldaim (ICW) 50.85, 6. Demetrius Harper (CRP) 52.29.

4x200 Relay
1. Iowa City West 1:29.20, 2. Xavier (Nick Ball, Brandon Gradoville, Cal Stovie, Jordan Weber) 1:30.77, 3. Jefferson (Nate Karlan, Chance Tiedtke, Alex Baxter, Dylan Chittick) 1:31.56, 4. Cedar Falls 1:31.62, 5. Waterloo East 1:37.35, 6. Prairie (Marquan Wilder, Alex Nelson, Dylan Becker, Mitch Dellamuth) 1:37.53.

110 Meter Hurdles
1. Lucas Brenneman (ICW) 15.72, 2. Haakon Wilz (CRP) 15.79, 3. Josh Nelson (CRX) 15.92, 4. Kalund Brown (CF) 16.09, 5. Carter Valentine (CRX) 16.27, 6. Kalehl Brown (CF) 16.34.

1600 Meter Run
1. Jacob Aune (CRP) 4:29.47, 2. Bailey Wetherell (ICW) 4:30.16, 3. Lincoln Rozeboom (ICW) 4:37.28, 4. Matthew Adrian (CF) 4:38.27, 5. Mitch Pritts (CRP) 4:40.79, 6. Andrew Halloran (CF) 4:52.11.

200 Meter Dash
1. James Harrington (CF) 22.17, 2. Armando Williams (ICW) 22.59, 3. Nick Ball (CRX) 22.95, 4. Mitch Dowell (CF) 23.04, 5. Nick Steingreaber (CRX) 23.30, 6. Nate Karlan (CRJ) 23.38.

400 Meter Hurdles
1. Charlie Rogers (ICW) 54.96, 2. Austin Cuvelier (CF) 56.03, 3. Noah Clasen (CRX) 56.04, 4. Matt Feeley (ICW) 56.23, 5. Lucas Vanous (CRJ) 56.83, 6. Jarred Edmonds (CRP) 59.86.

Sprint Medley Relay
1. Xavier (Nick Ball, Jordan Weber, Zach Stovie, Brandon Gradoville) 3:42.54, 2. Cedar Falls 3:42.86, 3. Iowa City West 3:44.93, 4. Jefferson (Aaron Gruwell, Ryan Deerberg, Jordan Selby, Taylor Mueller) 3:46.19, 5. Prairie (Austin Dellamuth, Alex Nelson, Mitch Dellamuth, Isaiah Vlasek) 3:52.08, 6. Hempstead 4:04.03.

800 Meter Run
1. Timauntay Jones (CRJ) 1:55.84, 2. Bailey Wetherell (ICW) 2:02.50, 3. Kaleb Greiner (ICW) 2:05.65, 4. Bryan Case (DH) 2:07.99, 5. Jared Failor (CF) 2:09.01, 6. Nick Klein (DH) 2:09.62.

4x100 Relay
1. Cedar Falls 42.56, 2. Xavier (Nick Ball, Jordan Weber, Cal Stovie, Nick Steingreaber) 42.78, 3. Jefferson (Shaquille Harbor, Dylan Chittick, Chance Tiedtke, Nate Karlan) 43.46, 4. Iowa City West 43.60, 5. Waterloo East 46.20, 6. Hempstead 47.05.

4x400 Relay
1. Iowa City West 3:23.67, 2. Prairie (Austin Dellamuth, Jarred Edmonds, Jacob Aune, Demetrius Harper) 3:25.09, 3. Cedar Falls 3:25.28, 4. Jefferson (Ryan Deerberg, Alex Baxter, Asim Wallace, William Orr) 3:27.51, 5. Xavier (Trey Sampson, Noah Clasen, Brandon Gradoville, Zach Stovie) 3:41.24, 6. Hempstead 3:43.89.

 

Jefferson - Boys Track

Timauntay Jones aiming for 800 at Drake

Timauntay Jones has the Drake Relays on his mind.

He goes to sleep and thinks about Drake. He's sitting in class at Jefferson High School and thinks about Drake. He tries to do his homework and, well, you get the idea.

He thinks about Drake.

"It's on my mind all the time," Jones said Monday afternoon before practice at Kingston Stadium. "I mean, I can be sitting in class and paying attention and I start thinking about it."

Jones, just a junior but already one of the top half-milers in the state, will compete in the prestigious Drake Relays on Friday in the sprint medley, 800 meter run and 4x400 relay.

"It's a dream come true. It really is," he said about his first trip to the Drake Relays as a contestant.

The 800 is his speciality. He finished seventh at the Class 4A state meet last year as a sophomore and posted a personal best of 1:57.60 during the 2011 campaign.

He's already clocked a 1:56.90 this season and is ranked No. 2 in the state entering the Drake Relays behind Conner Smock of Lisbon, who is just a tick ahead of him at 1:56.84.

The 800 meter run on Friday could be one of the most intriguing prep events at Drake and one of the best for Metro runners. Jabez Walker of Linn-Mar is ranked fourth at 1:57.28 and Robert Hogg of Washngton is 10th at 1:58.01, just 1.17 seconds behind Smock.

"I think there are a handful of them that could finish anywhere from first to eighth," said Jefferson Coach Ron Tower.

Jones, slightly built at 5-foot-7 and 125 pounds, is one of those guys who could finish first. Tower thinks the key will be a good start, because he thinks getting stuck at the back of a pack could be trouble with all those good runners.

Tower is anxious to see what happens. And make no mistake, he loves to watch Jones run.

"There's no question he's got a lot of talent, but he's so smooth. He's efficient," said Tower. "If you watch him on the track, there's no wasted energy."

Tower remembers the first time he met Jones. It was two years ago, when Jones was a freshman and shooting baskets in the Jefferson gym, and it still makes him laugh. Tower sidled up to Jones and wondered if he was a runner.

"Yeah," Jones told the coach, "and I'm a good one, too."

Jones comes from a track family. Both of his parents ran track and his uncle, Anthony Hurt, was the state champion in the 400-meter dash for Davenport Central in 1994 in a swift 49.08 seconds.

Jones feels confident about his chances at Drake after performing well at the state meet last year. "I've been to state and I've competed with all those guys, and it just shows I can do it again this year," he said.

Jones likes the schedule of races on Friday. He'll run the 800 anchor leg on the sprint medley at 10:40 a.m., then have plenty of time to recover for the open 800 at 2:28 p.m. He'll finish the day in the prelims of the 4x400 relay at 8:35 p.m.

He's looking forward to running the anchor on the sprint medley and seeing how well the J-Hawks can do. He thinks it will help get him ready for the open 800 as well. "That should be a good warmup," he said.

Jones has an excellent chance of breaking an ancient school record in the 800 meter run before he graduates. Ralph Trimble set the school mark in 1959 in the old 880 yard dash, and Trimble's time converts to 1:55.4 for the metric version of the event. Jones is sitting at 1:56.9, just 1.5 seconds behind Trimble, as he chases a 53-year-old mark.

"The school record has been around for a long, long time. It goes way back," Tower noted. "It's been a long time since we've had anybody of this quality. The sky's the limit."

Tower thinks Jones could reach 1:55 this year. "I do think it's within reason," the coach said. "He's got the training behind him."

Ask Jones what his best time might be this spring and he responds in similar fashion. "Maybe 1:55. I don't know. Maybe lower than 1:55. It depends."

Tower thinks Jones might reach 1:52 or 1:53 in the 800 before he's done at Jefferson.

"I don't want to put a cap on him at all," said Tower. "He works. He had a mission coming into this season. He had a picture of what he wanted to do. And one of them was to get the school record this year."

Jones is not worried about the school record this week. The Drake Relays are on his mind, first and foremost.

"It's going to be tough," he said. "I think I can hang with them. We've worked so hard. It's going to be a good race."

He's not sure if the 800 will be a speed race or a strategic race, but he plans to be ready either way. "I think for the Drake Relays, it's going to be all or nothing."

   

Jefferson - Boys Track

J-Hawks 5th at Bettendorf Invy

BETTENDORF -- The Jefferson 4x800 meter relay took first place in the A Division and the J-Hawks finished fifth Friday night at the Bettendorf Invitational boys track meet.

The 4x800 team of Timauntay Jones, Devin Stone, Aaron Carter and Colton Cortez toured the track in 8 minutes, 39.22 seconds.

Three other J-Hawks claimed first place.

Tanner Lund won the 110 hurdles in the B Division, and Jason Phelps won the high jump (5-4) and Zach Berryman the discus (140-11) in the C Division.

 

Bettendorf Invitational

Teams -- 1. Clinton 245.50, 2. Bettendorf 237, 3. North Scott 186, 4. Dubuque Senior 175.50, 5. CR Jefferson 167.50, 6. Davenport West 161.50, 7. CR Xavier 130

Jefferson Results

Relays - A Division
1st -- 4X800 (Timauntay Jones, Devin Stone, Aaron Carter, Colton Cortez), 8:39.22
2nd -- 4X400 (Dylan Chittick, Alex Baxter, Will Orr, Lucas Vanous), 3:34.57
2nd -- Medley (Jason Phelps, Savaun Bounds, Dylan Chittick, Colton Cortez), 4:03.35

Individual Events
A Division
2nd -- Savaun Bounds, 110 hurdles, 15.87
2nd -- Nate Karlan, 200 meters, 22.93
3rd -- Lucas Vanous, 400 hurdles, 58.34

B Division
1st -- Tanner Lund, 110 hurdles, 16.61
2nd -- Dylan Chittick, 100, 11.29
2nd -- Sam Techau. discus, 135-11.00

C Division
1st -- Jason Phelps, high jump, 5-4
1st -- Zach Berryman, discus, 140-11
2nd -- Asim Wallace, 100, 11.52
2nd -- Trae Hitchings, 800, 2:12.63

 

Jefferson - Boys Track

Timauntay Jones sets 800 mark at Hawkins Relays

Linn-Mar senior Brandon Ophoff claimed he got a little lucky at the 47th Annual Hawkins Relays at Prairie High School on Tuesday.

It's funny how lucky a guy gets when he combines talent, hard work and determination into great success.

Ophoff shattered meet records in the 110 meter high hurdles and 400 low hurdles, grabbed the state lead in both events, set personal bests in both races and broke Kyle Dunn's school record in the 110 highs.

"I got a little bit of a breeze at my back, a little bit of luck," Ophoff said after his remarkable performance. "I think God was looking over me tonight, that's for sure, because those were some good times. I'm glad today went the way it did."

Ophoff zoomed to victory in the 110 high hurdles in 13.9 seconds, smashing the meet record of 14.42 and breaking Dunn's school mark of 13.96 set just a year ago.

He claimed the 400 low hurdles in 53.49 seconds to snap the meet record of 54.1 that had stood for 25 years while setting another personal record in the process.

"It's great I ran fast tonight, but I have to run fast when it counts," he said.

It will count next week when Ophoff competes at the Drake Relays in Des Moines. The 110 high hurdles will be held on Friday, April 27 and the 400 low hurdles will be staged on Saturday, April 28.

Linn-Mar hurdles coach Tim Stamp credits Ophoff's success to a terrific work ethic, strenuous training and intelligence. He also notes Ophoff was a gymnast when younger, contributing to his great flexibility as he flies over the hurdles.

"He's the most efficient hurdler I've ever coached," said Stamp, who coached his first state hurdles champ in 1982. "He's just a tough, hard-nosed kid."

Dunn, now a freshman at track power Arkansas, won Class 4A state titles in the 110 highs and 400 lows last year. It appeared his school record of 13.96 in the 110 highs might last a while, but it lasted only one year.

Erase Dunn's name and insert Ophoff's.

"That's definitely something that was on my checklist for the year," Ophoff said after breaking Dunn's mark in the 110 highs, "but it was going to be a little iffy whether I could do that or not."

There was no "if" about it Tuesday.

Ophoff performed in Dunn's shadow last year, but he has the spotlight all to himself in the hurdles this season.

"Kyle is the best thing that could have ever happened to me, just being able to be behind him for three years," Ophoff remarked. "I never would have thought that times like that would ever be possible if it weren't for Kyle. He was right in my backyard for three years; (I was) watching him and trying to model myself after him."

Ophoff attacks the high hurdles like those wooden barriers are his enemy.

"You have to attack," he said. "You have to think 'through' the hurdles, not over them. You can't waste time in the air, because you're slowing down."

Ophoff set the pace on a record-setting night at the Hawkins Relays. Six records bit the dust, including a spectacular showing by Timauntay Jones of Jefferson in the 800 meter run. His clocking of 1:56.90 was the second-fastest in the state this year, according to the Iowa High School Athletic Association website.

Jacob Aune of Prairie set a meet record in the 3200 in 9:40.51, Xavier established a new standard in the 4x200 relay in 1:30.62 and the Marion Indians claimed a spot in the record book with a 58.62 showing in the shuttle hurdle relay.

Linn-Mar emerged from a tight three-way battle with Marion and Xavier to claim the team championship with 104.5 points. The Marion Indians finished second in the seven-team field with 98.5 points and the Saints placed third with 92. Prairie edged Jefferson for fourth place, 72-71.

Josh Evans raced to victory in the 1600 meter run in 4:22.73 for Linn-Mar, placing him among the state leaders in the event. The Lions also captured the 4x800 relay.

Craig Murtha doubled in the shot put and discus for Xavier and Alec Clasen claimed the high jump for the Saints at 6-foot-5.

Marion captured the sprint medley and 4x100 relay in addition to its record-setting effort in the shuttle hurdle relay.

Austin Dellamuth won the 400 meter dash for Prairie in a swift 50.39 seconds and Demetrius Harper took the long jump for the Hawks at 19 feet, 11 inches.

Nate Karlan flashed to victory in the 100 meter dash for Jefferson in 10.76 seconds. The J-Hawks also captured the 4x400 relay.

47TH ANNUAL HAWKINS RELAYS
At Prairie High School

Team Standings
1. Linn-Mar 104.5, 2. Marion 98.5, 3. Xavier 92, 4. Prairie 72, 5. Jefferson 71, 6. Iowa City West 68, 7. Western Dubuque 52.

High Jump
1. Alec Clasen (CRX) 6-5, 2. Isaac Frazier (MAR) 6-4, 3. Dondre Alexander (ICW) 5-10, 4. Jeremy Morgan (ICW) 5-10, 5. Lance Scallon (CRJ) 5-8, 6. Austin Schwartz (CRJ) 5-8.

Long Jump
1. Demetrius Harper (CRP) 19-11, 2. Riley Pfeiler (WD) 19-10, 3. Colton Sanchez (LM) 19-6, 4. DeQuan Coats (ICW) 19-0, 5. (tie) Gabe Kendall (LM) 18-7; Jared Samuelson (MAR) 18-7.

Shot Put
1. Craig Murtha (CRX) 48-9, 2. Zach Bornes (MAR) 48-3, 3. Justin Dolley (MAR) 46-4, 4. Ryan Eivins (CRJ) 46-1, 5. Jack Halupnik (LM) 45-7, 6. Jeff Rhulow (ICW) 44-0.

Discus
1. Craig Murtha (CRX) 152-9, 2. Colton Spicer (CRJ) 144-5, 3. Robbie Hanson (ICW) 144-3, 4. Zach Bornes (MAR) 143-5, 5. Zach Berryman (CRJ) 137-8, 6. Sam Manternach (CRP) 137-2.

3200 Meter Run
1. Jacob Aune (CRP) 9:40.51 (meet record; old 9:41.37), 2. Mitch Pritts (CRP) 9:42.70, 3. Ben Schueler (CRX) 10:06.53, 4. Daniel Murphy (LM) 10:10.52, 5. Taylor Mueller (CRJ) 10:10.99, 6. Tyler Chlystun (LM) 10:27.98.

4x800 Meter Relay
1. Linn-Mar (Brandon Decker, Josh Wick, Joe A'Hearn, Devin Bettmann) 8:29.99, 2. Marion (Trevor Hardman, Jordan Garthwaite, Peter Rethwisch, Mitchell Livingston) 8:37.75, 3. Prairie (Isaiah Vlasek, Luke Galloway, Connor Neuhaus, Steven Wallace) 8:40.48, 4. Iowa City West 8:42.98, 5. Xavier (Ben Valentine, Collin O'Connell, Evan Gradoville, Patrick Mullin) 8:44.11, 6. Jefferson (Aaron Carter, Colton Cortez, Trae Gesling, Devin Stone) 8:52.39.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay
1. Marion (Isaac Frazier, Andrew Davis, Cedrick Williams, Taylor Rogers) 58.62 (meet record: old 59.85), 2. Iowa City West 59.03, 3. Linn-Mar (Colton Sanchez, Mike Keiser, Tristan Freese, Brandon Ophoff) 59.06, 4. Western Dubuque 1:00.19, 5. Prairie (Mitch Dellamuth, Keagan Pinter, Jarred Edmonds, Haakon Wilz) 1:02.67, 6. Xavier (Noah Clasen, David
Kirpes, Nick Lang, Josh Nelson) 1:04.43.

100 Meter Dash
1. Nate Karlan (CRJ) 10.76, 2. Derrick Williams (MAR) 10.87, 3. Nick Steingreaber (CRX) 10.93, 4. Nick Ball (CRX) 10.97, 5. Jordan Weber (CRX) 11.08, 6. Dylan Chittick (CRJ) 11.13.

400 Meter Dash
1. Austin Dellamuth (CRP) 50.39, 2. Zach Stovie (CRX) 51.29, 3. Will Fuhrmann (LM) 52.45, 4. Noah Clasen (CRX) 52.48, 5. Trey Sampson (CRX) 52.85, 6. Amani Richardson (LM) 53.05.

4x200 Relay
1. Xavier (Nick Ball, Brandon Gradoville, Cal Stovie, Jordan Weber) 1:30.62 (meet record: old 1:30.9), 2. Marion (Derrick Williams, Isaac Smith, Cale Cannoy, Devin LeBeau) 1:31.05, 3. Jefferson A (Nate Karlan, Ryan Deerberg, Alex Baxter, Chance Tiedtke) 1:31.71, 4. Linn-Mar B (Tim Wolf, Mason Renner, Ellis McBrayer, Kevin Bogert) 1:34.23, 5. Linn-Mar A (Austin Fleider, Logan Nelson, Nick Suskind, Tristan Freese) 1:34.37, 6. Jefferson B (Jordan Selby, Aaron Gruwell, Tim Larson, William Orr) 1:34.38.

110 Meter Hurdles
1. Brandon Ophoff (LM) 13.90 (meet record: old 14.42), 2. Taylor Rogers (MAR) 14.97, 3. Mike Keiser (LM) 15.00, 4. Andrew Gilbaugh (ICW) 15.12, 5. Haakon Wilz (CRP) 15.21, 6. Josh Nelson (CRX) 15.32.

1600 Meter Run
1. Josh Evans (LM) 4:22.73, 2. Bailey Wetherell (ICW) 4:23.20, 3. Daniel Gardarsson (ICW) 4:25.22, 4. Chase Grabau (LM) 4:27.12, 5. Lincoln Rozeboom (ICW) 4:29.80, 6. Jacob Aune (CRP) 4:47.48.

200 Meter Dash
1. Garrett McDermott (WD) 23.15, 2. Cal Stovie (CRX) 23.36, 3. Jarred Edmonds (CRP) 23.82, 4. (tie) Chance Tiedtke (CRJ) 23.93; Daniel Beard (WD) 23.93; 6. Ethan Herran (MAR) 24.07.

400 Low Hurdles
1. Brandon Ophoff (LM) 53.49 (meet record: old 54.1); 2. Tyler Donovan (WD) 56.17, 3. Matt Feeley (ICW) 56.46, 4. Ellis McBrayer (LM) 56.96, 5. Lucas Vanous (CRJ) 58.48, 6. Haakon Wilz (CRP) 58.91.

1600 Sprint Medley Relay
1. Marion A (Derrick Williams, Devin LeBeau, Isaac Smith, Lukas Mees) 3:36.45, 2. Xavier (Nick Ball, Jordan Weber, Zach Stovie, Brandon Gradoville) 3:40.42, 3. Prairie (Austin Dellamuth, Demetrius Harper, Mitch Dellamuth, Mitch Pritts) 3:44.59, 4. Marion B (Nathan Scherbaum, Cedrick Williams, Arron Davis, Peter Rethwisch) 3:53.60, 5. Linn-Mar (Kevin
Bogert, Tim Wolf, Josh Wick, Will Fuhrmann) 3:58.00, 6. Iowa City West 3:58.19.

800 Meter Run
1. Timauntay Jones (CRJ) 1:56.90 (meet record: old 1:57.7), 2. Jabez Walker (LM) 1:57.28, 3. Kaleb Greiner (ICW) 1:58.57, 4. Greg Sam (MAR) 1:58.94, 5. Ryan Hermsen (WD) 1:59.43, 6. Duggan Trenary (LM) 2:00.58.

4x100 Relay
1. Marion (Derrick Williams, Isaac Smith, Jared Samuelson, Devin LeBeau) 43.97, 2. Western Dubuque 44.27, 3. Jefferson (Aaron Gruwell, Asim Wallace, Chance Tiedtke, Nate Karlan) 44.41, 4. Linn-Mar A (Austin Fleider, Nick Suskind, Travis Kvach, Tristan Freese) 44.81, 5. Linn-Mar B (Jordan Klepach, Zach Garnett, Gabe Kendall, Logan Nelson) 46.13, 6.
Xavier (Miles Sullivan, Hunter Baldus, Stephen Jones, Logan Clarahan) 46.16.

4x400 Relay
1. Jefferson (Alex Baxter, Timauntay Jones, Jordan Selby, Ryan Deerberg) 3:26.47, 2. Prairie (Austin Dellamuth, Alex Nelson, Jacob Aune, Demetrius Harper) 3:27.77, 3. Western Dubuque 3:28.64, 4. Marion (Isaac Frazier, Trevor Hardman, Cale Cannoy, Andrew Davis) 3:32.48, 5. Xavier (Ben Valentine, Brandon Gradoville, Noah Clasen, Zach Stovie) 3:34.18, 6. Linn-Mar (Amani Richardson, Josh Wick, Brandon Decker, Ellis McBrayer) 3:36.41.

   
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