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Middle school track & field

Washington seventh-grade boys place second at Fairfield Relays

May 02, 2013

FAIRFIELD — The Washington seventh-grade boys’ track and field team took second place at the Fairfield Relays on Tuesday night.

The Demons won three events and scored 101 points. Mt. Pleasant won the meet with 147 points.

Jaivonn Willis cleared 4 feet, 10 inches to win the high jump competition, and he also led off for Washington’s winning 4x200 relay. The quartet of Willis, Jack Redlinger, Ryan Reighard and Dalton Myers won in 1:52.25.

Washington also won the 4x400 relay. The quartet of Tanner Murphy, Redlinger, Reighard and Myers took first place in 4:21.99.

Myers’ long jump of 15 feet, 0.5 inches was good for second place. Mark Engelken took third place in the discus competition with a throw of 88 feet, 1 inch, and teammate Thomas Zimmer was fourth with a toss of 84 feet, 11 inches. Mitchell Huisenga finished fourth in the shot put competition with a throw of 30 feet, 1 inch.

Washington’s 4x100 relay team of Brandon Kleese, Redlinger, Reighard and Myers took third place in 53.75 seconds, and the quartet of Kyle Fishback, Zimmer, Mario Tapia and Cole Dallmeyer was third in the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:18.54. The 1,600 medley relay team of Kleese, Fishback, Letts and Austin Stalder finished third in 4:48.87, and the 4x800 squad of Jacob VanOsdol, Brennan Horak, Sean Zimmer and Kiowa Keith was third in 11:45.12. Washington’s 800 medley relay team of Fishback, Cale Hobscheidt, Thomas Zimmer and Letts came in fifth in 2:05.05.

Letts took third place in the 100-meter dash in 13.52 seconds, and teammate Thomas Zimmer was fifth in 14.56 seconds. Kleese finished fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:11.47, and Hobscheidt was sixth in 1:13.53. Tapia took fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles in 18.96 seconds, and Dallmeyer was sixth in 19.37 seconds. Horak came in fourth in the 1,600-meter run in 6:02.01, and Stalder finished sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:47.18.

The Washington seventh-grade boys’ track and field team is scheduled to compete at the Southeast Iowa Junior High Meet in Mt. Pleasant on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and then again at the Mid-Prairie Invitational on Saturday at 9 a.m.

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