Prep Track and Field

Boys' track and field 2019: Gazette area individuals and teams to watch

Kennedy, Linn-Mar, Iowa City West bring back formidable teams in Class 4A

South Tama’s Keith Keahna celebrates his championship in the Class 3A high jump at last year’s state track and field meet. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
South Tama’s Keith Keahna celebrates his championship in the Class 3A high jump at last year’s state track and field meet. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Top returning area individuals and projected area teams for the 2019 boys’ track and field season, with last year’s state results.

Individuals

Daniel Brown, sr., Iowa City High — Class 4A champion in the 3,200-meter relay. 4th in the 1,600-meter relay and 7th in the distance medley relay.

Gabe Caruthers, sr., Iowa City West — Placed 5th in the 4A 1,600-meter relay, 7th in the 400.

Trent Davis, sr., Linn-Mar — Placed 2nd in the 4A 100-meter hurdles, 8th in the 400 hurdles.

Riley Fangman, jr., Dyersville Beckman — Class 2A champion in the sprint medley relay and 400-meter relay. 2nd in the 800 relay.

Landon Green, sr., Iowa City West — Class 4A state champion in the shot put.

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Cairron Hendred, jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy — Placed 4th in the 800-meter relay and sprint medley relay, 5th in the 100.

Cam Jones, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy — Placed 2nd in the 4A discus.

Keith Keahna, sr., South Tama — Class 3A high jump champion.

Matt Vislisel, sr., Mount Vernon — Placed 2nd in the 3A discus.

Connor Whalen, jr., Marion — Placed 2nd in the 3A 1,600 relay, 5th in the 800 relay.

Evan Wulfekuhle, jr., Dyersville Beckman — Class 2A champion in the sprint medley relay and 400-meter relay. 2nd in the 800 relay.

Teams

CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY

2018 state finish: 6th in 4A, 42 points (15.75 return)

Returning state placewinners: Cam Jones, sr. (2nd, discus); Cairron Hendred, jr. (4th, 800 relay; 4th, sprint medley relay; 5th, 100); Cade Parker, jr. (4th, 800 relay)

CEDAR RAPIDS PRAIRIE

2018 state finish: 16th in 4A, 19 points (8.5 return)

Returning state placewinners: Kian Davis, jr. (2nd, shuttle hurdle relay); Colton LaGrange, sr. (3rd, 3,200 relay); Jack Pendergast, jr. (6th, 3,200); Kaden Schilling, sr. (7th, discus)

DYERSVILLE BECKMAN

2018 state finish: 3rd in 2A, 38 points (14 return)

Returning state placewinners: Riley Fangman, jr. (1st, sprint medley relay; 1st, 400 relay; 2nd, 800 relay); Evan Wulfekuhle, jr. (1st, sprint medley relay; 1st, 400 relay; 2nd, 800 relay)

IOWA CITY WEST

2018 state finish: 2nd in 4A, 57 points (15 return)

Returning state placewinners: Landon Green, sr. (1st, shot put); Gabe Caruthers, sr. (5th, 1,600 relay; 7th, 400); Kolby Greiner, sr. (8th, 3,200; 8th, 1,600)

LINN-MAR

2018 state finish: 16th in 4A, 19 points (15 return)

Returning state placewinners: Trent Davis, sr. (2nd, 100 hurdles; 8th, 400 hurdles); Trey Hutcheson, sr. (6th, high jump); Trey Martin, jr. (7th, 3,200 relay); Trent Long, sr. (7th, 3,200 relay); Dylan Dolezal, jr. (7th, 1,600)

MARION

2018 state finish: 3A champion, 69 points (8 return)

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Returning state placewinners: Connor Whalen, jr. (2nd, 1,600 relay; 5th, 800 relay); Harrison Vanderlinden, sr. (6th, 1,600; 7th, 3,200)

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