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Floyd Evans had quite the day at the Washington Relays.
His 9:50.33 in the 3200 meter run broke the Mid-Prairie school record in the event and he placed first in the 1600 meter run with a 4:39.76.
His 3200 time is within the current cutoff for the Drake Relays by about eight seconds according to a form chart in The Gazette.
Mid-Prairie track coach Dain Jeppson said that’s in large part due to the consistent and strong effort he’s put in since the end of his junior track season.
The Mid-Prairie relays also continued their strong showings, with Cary Schaefer, Quinn Schmidt, Grant Boyse and Peyton Miller taking first in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:34.46. Zach Pettit, Marshal Teets, Evans and Josh Slaubaugh weren’t far behind, taking third in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:49.40.
The 4x800 squad of Pettit, Teets, Schmidt and Miller took second to Class 4A Iowa City High with a time of 8:16.75.
“With the 4x800 we’ve been really excited about the progress we’ve made. We didn’t break 8:20 until the state meet last year and now we’ve done it twice in our first two outdoor meets this season,” Jeppson said.
He said the internal competition for a spot on the 4x800 relay is driving their meet success.
“The exciting thing in that is we’ve got six guys that have run 2:06 or faster. There’s lots of competition for the spots,” Jeppson said.
The 800 sprint medley of Slaubaugh, Aidan Rath, Schmidt and Schaefer took second with a time of 1:39.41.
For the hurdlers, Peyton Miller took first place in the 400 hurdles with a time of 57.19 and Miles Burrows finished seventh in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17.44.
Schaefer and Boyse went 1-2 in the 400 meter dash, with Schaefer running a 52.65 and Boyse coming in at 53.75.
In field events Kyle Miller came up big in the jumps, placing first in the high jump by being the lone athlete to clear 6-feet and then jumping 18-feet 10-inches to place fourth in the long jump.
Micah Gugel was the top thrower for Mid-Prairie, throwing the discus 119-feet 6-inches for sixth place and the shot put 38-feet 4.5-inches for seventh place.
As a team the Golden Hawks finished second overall with Mount Pleasant winning the team race.
Mid-Prairie was also slated to run an outdoor meet at Iowa City West on Saturday, but it was rescheduled due to weather concerns earlier in the week. Mid-Prairie will not be participating in the makeup meet at West High.
Their next meet will be a home meet on April 13.
Boys results (place, name, school, result):
800 sprint medley - 2, Mid-Prairie (Josh Slaubaugh, Aidan Rath, Quinn Schmidt, Cary Schaefer), 1:39.41.
3200 meter run - 2, Floyd Evans, Mid-Prairie, 9:50.33. 11, Samson Kimani, Mid-Prairie, 11:29.03. 12, Lucas Bontrager, Mid-Prairie, 11:32.80.
4x800 meter relay - 2, Mid-Prairie (Zach Pettit, Marshal Teets, Quinn Schmidt, Peyton Miller), 8:16.75.
4x110 meter shuttle hurdle - 3, Mid-Prairie (Miles Burrows, Clarke Latcham, Jack Baker, Luke Albright), 1:12.09.
100 meter dash - 20, Austin Fanatia, Mid-Prairie, 14.79. 21, Ethan Hall, Mid-Prairie, 17.53.
Distance medley - 2, Mid-Prairie (Josh Slaubaugh, Aidan Rath, Miles Burrows, Brad Tornow) 3:58.48. 7, Mid-Prairie (Josh Wallington, Jack Schlabaugh, Clarke Latcham, Ben Meader), 4:16.53.
400 meter dash - 1, Cary Schaefer, Mid-Prairie, 52.65. 2, Grant Boyse, Mid-Prairie, 53.75.
4x200 meter relay - 5, Mid-Prairie (Josh Slaubaugh, Aidan Rath, Caleb Thomas, Kyle Miller), 1:44.65. 9, Mid-Prairie (Colton Hobbs, Josh Wallington, Jack Schlabaugh, Luke Albright), 1:50.14.
110 meter hurdles- 7, Miles Burrows, Mid-Prairie, 17.44.
800 meter run - 2, Zach Pettit, Mid-Prairie, 2:06.18. 8, Brad Tornow, Mid-Prairie, 2:26.41.
200 meter dash - 18, Colton Hobbs, Mid-Prairie, 26.90. 21, Ben Meader, Mid-Prairie, 27.86.
400 hurdles - 1, Peyton Miller, Mid-Prairie, 57.19. 5, Miles Burrows, Mid-Prairie, 1:02.28.
1600 meter run - 1, Floyd Evans, Mid-Prairie, 4:39.76. 3, Marshal Teets, Mid-Prairie, 4:53.56. 11, Jacob Nonnenmann, Mid-Prairie, 5:11.47.
4x100 meter relay - 8, Mid-Prairie (Josh Slaubaugh, Aidan Rath, Clarke Latcham, Kyle Miller), 49.57.
4x400 meter relay - 1, Mid-Prairie (Cary Schaefer, Quinn Schmidt, Grant Boyse, Peyton Miller), 3:34.46. 3, Mid-Prairie (Zach Pettit, Marshal Teets, Floyd Evans, Josh Slaubaugh), 3:49.40.
Discus- 6, Micah Gugel, Mid-Prairie, 119-06. 13, Jack Baker, Mid-Prairie, 100-00.
High jump - 1, Kyle Miller, Mid-Prairie, 6-00.
Long jump - 4, Kyle Miller, Mid-Prairie, 18-10. Jacob Busch, Mid-Prairie, ND.
Shot put - 7, Micah Gugel, Mid-Prairie, 38-04.5. 15, Logan Harmsen, Mid-Prairie, 34-06.5.