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Close-call kids take another shot

23 April 2014 | 9:15 am  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

 DES MOINES -- A photo hangs on a wall in Jasmine Staebler's bedroom.It's a photo of a photo-finish. Staebler would much rather have a flag."I was so close," said the junior from Clayton Ridge High School, referring to last year's girls' 800-meter race at the ...

Drake Relays ’14: Boys form chart

23 April 2014 | 9:00 am  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

  DES MOINES -- Here is a schedule of boys events for the Drake Relays, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium.The form chart includes Drake Relays records, all-time Iowa bests and area qualifiers.(Heat and lane assignments: http://www.godrakebulldogs.com/pdf9/2685571.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=15700) DISCUSThursday, 3 p.m.Drake record -- 199-1, Chase Madison, ...

Drake Relays ’14: Girls form chart

23 April 2014 | 8:59 am  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

 DES MOINES -- Here is a schedule of girls events for the Drake Relays, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium.The form chart includes Drake Relays records, all-time Iowa bests and area qualifiers.(Heat and lane assignments: http://www.godrakebulldogs.com/pdf9/2685571.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=15700) HIGH JUMPThursday, 3 p.m.Drake record and all-time Iowa ...

Anderson resigns at Regina

21 April 2014 | 8:19 pm  in Featured, Girls Basketball, Iowa City Regina by Jeff Linder

IOWA CITY -- Four years, four league championships.But, Clark Anderson said, it was time to move on.Anderson said Monday night that he has resigned as girls' basketball coach at Iowa City Regina."The idea, when I started, was to see a class through. I had some ...

Runge, Butler pace Little Hawks

17 April 2014 | 9:20 pm  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

IOWA CITY -- It's not where he's seeded. It's where he finishes."If I'm not in Lane 4, it's a lot of motivation for me," said Iowa City High sprinter Bryson Runge. "If somebody is faster than me on paper, that's fine. I like the competition."Runge ...

Solon throwers are going long

16 April 2014 | 11:39 am  in Featured, Solon, Track and field by Jeff Linder

 SOLON -- When you attend the Wymer School of Throwing, you become stronger. You become technically sound. You become passionate.You become very, very good, and your diploma might well be a state championship.That was the story at Iowa City West. It's now the racket at ...

Track state-qualifier assignments

16 April 2014 | 9:59 am  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have released assignments for state-qualifying meets May 15.The state meet is May 22-24 at Drake Stadium.Here are districts/regionals with area teams in each class:CLASS 4A (Top 2 in each event advance, ...

One race, and Jenks makes it count

15 April 2014 | 9:27 pm  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

MARION -- Neither the conditions nor the competition lent themselves to an extraordinary performance.Stephanie Jenks acted alone.Jenks blazed to the second-fastest 3,000-meter effort by an Iowa high school girl, lapping the entire field and finishing in 9 minutes, 35.69 seconds Tuesday at the Lion Relays at ...

Jacobus sails; Cougars cruise

12 April 2014 | 6:00 pm  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

CEDAR RAPIDS -- There were multiple factors contributing to Derek Jacobus' relatively slow start to the track season.There was the lengthy basketball season, which cut down on his training. There was the medication he was taking for a kidney ailment. There was a twitchy hamstring.Saturday, ...

Bentley aims to restore the shine

11 April 2014 | 8:13 am  in Cedar Rapids Prairie, Featured, Girls Basketball by Jeff Linder

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Josh Bentley is no fool."I would have been if I didn't apply for this job," Bentley said Friday, after Prairie High School named him as the school's next girls' basketball coach, pending board approval."This program is a diamond that just needs to ...

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