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Jefferson Boys Track

Jefferson - Boys Track

Evans, Hawks, Cougars shine at state meet

DES MOINES - Josh Evans made a mad dash for immortality Thursday, but he fell just a tad short of cracking 9 minutes in the 3200 meter run at the Class 4A state track meet.

Unhappy? Sad?


Evans clocked the second-fastest time in state history in the 3200 in 9:00.97, successfully defending his state title and breaking the meet record of 9:05.25 set by Kevin Lewis of Ottumwa in 2011.

Evans ran a 9:01.55 at the Drake Relays last month in his first bid for a sub-9 minute performance, but he had to play second fiddle that day when Albert Meier of Boone won in 8:58.46 to become the first Iowa prep under the magic mark.

Meier is competing at the Class 3A state meet, leaving Evans to dominate the 4A competition from wire to wire Thursday. He led a 1-2-3 showing by Metro runners with Mitch Pritts of Prairie second in 9:12:07 and Daniel Murphy of Linn-Mar third in 9:12.46.



Jefferson - Boys Track

Lions, J-Hawks shine in Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN - The Linn-Mar and Jefferson track teams combined for 18 gold medals at the Class 4A state qualifier coed meet in Marshalltown Thursday.

The Linn-Mar girls, led by triple-champ Stephanie Jenks, captured eight events and claimed the team championship with 179.5 points.

The Jefferson girls, always strong in the relays, won five events and finished third in the standings with 116 points.

The Linn-Mar boys, led by triple-champ Josh Evans, won five events and placed third in their team standings.



Jefferson - Boys Track

Nate Karlan wins Metro Spotlight Award

Cedar Rapids Jefferson senior Nate Karlan is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Karlan is one of the top sprinters in the Mississippi Valley Conference and ranks No. 2 in the 100 meter dash in the Mississippi Division at 11.14 seconds.

Karlan helped the J-Hawks place second in the 4x200 relay at the Drake Relays last month in 1:28.56, the second-fastest time in the state this year. The J-Hawks broke the school record in the 4x200 that had stood since 1981.



Jefferson - Boys Track

Kennedy, Jeff boys win 5 events

DUBUQUE - The Kennedy Cougars and Jefferson J-Hawks came home from Dubuque Thursday with five gold medals from the MVC Mississippi Division boys track meet.

Kennedy claimed three victories with Willie Rhoads in the high jump (6-foot-6), Derek Jacobus in the long jump (21 feet, 11.75 inches) and Drew Heitland in the shot put (50 feet, 11.75 inches).

Jefferson won two events. Nate Karlan claimed the 200 meter dash (22.10 seconds) and joined Jacob Beaton, Dan Larson and Dylan Chittick on the victorious 4x200 relay (1:29.50).

The Cougars got second-place showings from Mark Schulz (800), Shaun Beyer (high jump), the 4x100 relay, the 4x200 relay and the shuttle hurdle relay. Kennedy got third-place finishes from Famiek Cook (100), Marcus Perkins (400 hurdles) and Dalles Jacobus (discus).



Jefferson - Boys Track

J-Hawks nab 3 silver medals at Drake

DES MOINES - The Jefferson J-Hawks are extremely proud about setting the state record in the girls 4x200 relay last year, but the expecations are much higher now.

Now they expect to win the race every time, even though Jasmine Blue and Lucy Schneekloth are the only two holdovers from that record-setting quartet.

Jefferson finished second in the 4x200 relay Friday at the Drake Relays, getting nipped by Davenport Assumption by 33-hundreths of a second. They plan to do better the next time they run in a major event at the state meet.

By coincidence, the J-Hawks also placed second in the 4x200 relay at Drake last year before setting the all-time record in the event a month later at the Class 4A state meet.

It could be deja vu all over again.



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