Greene County Rams open indoor track and field season at Dickinson Relays
The Greene County boys’ and girls’ track and field teams initiated the 2023 indoor season with a trip to Cedar Falls last week for the annual Dickinson Relays.
The girls’ division competed Monday, March 6 with a pair of Greene County relays holding their own.
The Rams’ relay quartet of Olivia Shannon, Katrina Heupel, Kamryn Sanders and Natalie Heupel was impressive in their first action of the season, finishing 15th overall out of 81 teams throughout Iowa in the 4-by-200-meter with a blistering time of 1:54.08.
Waukee Northwest took home the team title with a time of 1:47.71
The same Greene County quartet also placed top 25 in the 4-by-400-meter relay, finishing 21st out of 55 teams with a time of 4:32.96.
Waukee Northwest also won the event title with a time of 4:07.12.
Greene County sophomore Payton Kokenge finished 17th in the high jump, clearing 4-10, besting more than 75 other athletes from across the state.
Central DeWitt’s Soren Maricle won the event title by clearing 5-06.
Greene County’s Emma Hoyle was 39th out of 164 competitors in the shot put, tossing a top throw of 30-11.75. Ashlynn Hinners was 49th with a throw of 30-02.
Ankeny’s Kendra Winfrey won the event with a throw of 40-04.
LONG DISTANCE EVENTS POWER BOYS
The Greene County boys took to the track the following day on March 7.
Greene County freshman Drew Wolterman was the top placer-winner for the boys’ team, finishing 26th out of 200 runners in the 800-meter run, compiling a time of 2:11.52. Pella’s Chase Lauman won the event title thanks to a time of 1:56.98.
Fellow freshman Nick Madsen was 40th out of 200 runners in the 400-meter run, compiling a time of 55.32 seconds. Lawton-Bronson’s Theo Moseman captured the event title with a time of 51.33.
Sophomore Lane Fields was 31st out of more than 60 competitors in the high jump, clearing 5-08 feet.
Iowa City High’s Matt Schaeckenbach won the event title by clearing 6-06.
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