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Jefferson - Boys Track

Jenks, Evans lead Metro parade to Drake

Linn-Mar distance stars Stephanie Jenks and Josh Evans are poised to leave their mark on the Drake Relays again next week.

Jenks, a sophomore, is seeded first in the 1500 meter run, first in the 3000 meter run and second in the 800. She won the 1500 and 3000 at Drake last year as a freshman.

Evans, a senior, is seeded first in the 3200, third in the 1600 and 10th in the 800. He and his teammates are seeded No.1 in the 4x800 relay and the sprint medley, with Evans the anchor on both relays when they ran their best times.

Evans set a meet record at the Drake Relays last year when he captured the 1600 in 4 minutes, 10.86 seconds. He also finished second in the 3200.



Jefferson - Boys Track

Metro teams win 6 events in Dubuque

DUBUQUE - Metro athletes won six events at the Harold Sweet Tri-State Invitational track meet in Dubuque Thursday.

The Kennedy Cougars claimed three titles with Jacob Shannon in the 200 (22.84), Famiek Cook in the long jump (21-9 3/4) and the 4x100 relay.

The Jefferson J-Hawks captured two gold medals with Nate Karlan in the 100 meter dash (11.29) and the 4x100 relay.

The Washington Warriors won the distance medley.

Monticello won the meet with 89 points. The Prairie Hawks placed second with 87 markers in the 15-team meet. Kennedy finished third, Jefferson

seventh and Washington eighth.





Jefferson - Boys Track

Lane used sports as springboard for success

The one thing Doug Lane was good at as a Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School student back in the mid-1960s was throwing a 12-pound steel ball.

He could throw it so far, in fact, that after 46 years he still holds the state shot put record as well as the high school record at the Drake Relays.

When he heaved the shot 70 feet, 11 inches at a meet in Dubuque on a mild day in May in 1968, it was a remarkable 10 feet farther than any Iowa prep had thrown before and five feet farther than any has done since.

“A perfect day,” Lane, now 64, recalled on Friday while watching this year's J-Hawk track squad practice at Kingston Stadium. “Everything came together.”

It set the national record then, too, by more than a foot and put him on the cover of the prestigious Athletic Journal.

Long since living in California after he left Cedar Rapids for an All-American and NCAA championship stint at USC, he was back in town to visit relatives. And he asked Jefferson Coach Ron Tower if he could talk to the track team.

“I've wanted to do this for a long time,” he said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 20:50



Jefferson - Boys Track

J-Hawks win relay in Dubuque

DUBUQUE — Tim Wolfe of Linn-Mar won the 55 meter dash in 6.67 seconds Saturday at the University of Dubuque Boys High School Indoor Classic.

The Jefferson J-Hawks claimed the 4x200 relay in 1:33.41, nipping Linn-Mar by two-tenths of a second. Jacob Beaton, Nate Karlan, Dan Larson and Dylan Chittick ran for Jefferson.

Karlan placed second in the 55 for the J-Hawks (6.71).

Daniel Murphy finished second in the 1600 for Linn-Mar (4:26.47). Marshall Creech grabbed third in the 400 for the Lions (56.12).

Dubuque Hempstead won the meet with 68 points. Linn-Mar tied for fifth place with 46 points. Jefferson finished seventh with 44.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 March 2014 22:03

Jefferson - Boys Track

Cook wins 2 events at MVC indoor

CEDAR FALLS - Famiek Cook of Cedar Rapids Kennedy captured the 200 meter dash and long jump at the Mississippi Valley Conference indoor track meet at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls Monday.

Cook took the 200 in 23.21 seconds and claimed the long jump at 21 feet, 3 inches.

Shawn Beyer of Kennedy won the high jump at 6 feet, 2 inches. The Cougars also claimed the shuttle hurdle relay (34.36 seconds) and captured the 4x400 relay (3:36.13).



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