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Track: State leaders, Drake cutoffs

17 April 2014 | 8:20 am  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

The deadline for Drake Relays qualification is 11:59 tonight.Here are state leaders, area leaders and the current Drake cutoffs as of Thursday morning (according to Quik Stats):The Drake Relays are April 24-26 at Des Moines. Districts and regionals are May 15, state is May 22-24 at ...

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 ...

Johnson steps down at Xavier

9 April 2014 | 9:56 am  in Cedar Rapids Xavier, Featured, Volleyball by Jeff Linder

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Krista Johnson's first season with the Xavier High School volleyball program was a championship season.It was also her last season.Xavier released Wednesday that Johnson has resigned.“We are thankful to Krista for her efforts in leading the volleyball program during the 2013 season," ...

Back to track for Kennedy’s Schulz

8 April 2014 | 10:00 pm  in Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

MARION -- Mark Schulz approached Brian White last winter about the possibility of a multi-sport spring.White recalled his brief reply:"Hell, yes."Schulz's return to track competition was a winner at the Clark Weaver Lion Relays Tuesday night at Linn-Mar Stadium, anchoring Cedar Rapids Kennedy to victory ...

J-Hawk relays set 3 meet records

5 April 2014 | 5:35 pm  in Featured, Track and field by Jeff Linder

 CEDAR RAPIDS -- You hear "Blue Oval" in track and field circles, you automatically think "Drake Relays."You might want to think something else.Think Jasmine.Sophomore Jasmine Blue won four events, keying Cedar Rapids Jefferson to three meet relay records at the 14-team J-Hawk Relays on a cool ...

Niemeyer scheduled to coach

3 April 2014 | 12:00 pm  in Featured, Girls Basketball by Jeff Linder

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Larry Niemeyer is penciled in to make an appearance at the girls' basketball event that bears his name. The former coach at Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Niemeyer is scheduled to coach the 3A/4A/5A Select Gray team Saturday at the Larry Niemeyer IGCA All-Star girls' ...

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