Prep Track and Field

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 400-meter relay has razor-thin margin of victory at state track

Iowa City West settles for 2nd in 4A boys' team race

Cedar Rapids Jefferson class 4A 4 x 100-meter relay anchor runner Mitchell Hall (left) holds off Ankeny Centennial’s Riley Moss to win the race at the 2018 Iowa High School Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Jefferson won in 41.894. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Jefferson class 4A 4 x 100-meter relay anchor runner Mitchell Hall (left) holds off Ankeny Centennial’s Riley Moss to win the race at the 2018 Iowa High School Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Jefferson won in 41.894. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

DES MOINES — Call it a triumphant face plant.

“It was worth it,” Mitchell Hall said his post-finish tumble.

Every bit of effort was necessary for the Cedar Rapids Jefferson 400-meter relay team. The foursome of James Baugh, Josue Bokoyo, Braxton Bolden and Hall edged Ankeny Centennial in a Class 4A race at the state track and field meet Saturday at Drake Stadium.

The margin of victory: 5-thousandths of a second. The J-Hawks were timed in 41.894 seconds, the Jaguars in 41.899.

“I was really anxious about it,” Bokoyo said. “I was watching the videoboard, and I didn’t know if we won it or not.

“I was just hoping before I saw them put the results on the board.”

Jefferson swept the 400- and 800-meter relays at the Drake Relays here three weeks ago. But the J-Hawks dropped the baton in the 800-meter relay Friday before salvaging this one.

Hall held off Centennial’s Riley Moss at the end.

“I heard him behind me,” Hall said. “I could feel him coming.”

Iowa City West led the team race for the majority of the weekend, but West Des Moines Valley passed the Trojans at the end, winning the 1,600-meter relay.

Valley finished with 60 points to win its second consecutive championship. West, which entered the day with a 19-point lead, was the runner-up with 57 points. Then it was Ames (52) and Waukee (51).

Cedar Rapids Kennedy was the first team to cross the line in the shuttle hurdle relay, but was disqualified. That moved Cedar Rapids Prairie up to second, behind champion Waukee.

Linn-Mar’s Trent Davis was the 110-meter hurdles runner-up, finishing in 14.42 seconds. Moss won it in 14.02.

STATE TRACK & FIELD: 4A BOYS

Teams (top 10) — 1. West Des Moines Valley 60, 2. Iowa City West 57, 3. Ames 52, 4. Waukee 51, 5. Ankeny Centennial 43, 6. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 42, 7. Urbandale 38, 8. Johnston 35, 9. Bettendorf 34, 10, West Des Moines Dowling 30.

Sprint medley relay — 1. West Des Moines Dowling (Steenblock, Wellmaker, Lyman, Johnson), 1:31.30; 2. West Des Moines Valley, 1:31.68; 3. Bettendorf, 1:31.69; 4. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 1:32.41; 5. Urbandale, 1:32.54; 6. Cedar Falls, 1:32.99; 7. Ottumwa, 1:33.06; 8. Waukee, 1:33.11.

800 — 1. Grant Lair (Johnston), 1:53.54; 2. Tyler Olson (Muscatine), 1:53.56; 3. Quentin Linnan (Indianola), 1:54.14; 4. Joe Schaefer (Johnston), 1:54.55; 5. Ben Daumueller (Urbandale), 1:54.74; 6. Jay Marcotte (Urbandale), 1:54.75; 7. Aniey Akok (Ames), 1:56.81; 8. Jeff Garbutt (Iowa City West), 1:56.91.

Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Waukee (Roethler, Williams, Payne, Hutchinson), 57.17; 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 57.22; 3. West Des Moines Valley, 57.30; 4. Ankeny, 57.72; 5. Southeast Polk, 58.60; 6. Davenport West, 58.72; 7. Ankeny Centennial, 1:10.89.

100 — 1. Bernard Bell (Ames), 10.60; 2. Ardell Inlay (Sioux City East), 10.80; 3. Josue Bokoyo (Cedar Rapids Jefferson), 10.82; 4. Matthew Yeager (Newton), 10.87; 5. Cairron Hendred (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 10.88; 6. Gavin Williams (Southeast Polk), 10.90; 7. Harrison Waylee (Urbandale), 10.95; 8. Jayson Murray (West Des Moines Dowling), 11.04.

110 hurdles — 1. Riley Moss (Ankeny Centennial), 14.02; 2. Trent Davis (Linn-Mar), 14.42; 3. Deyton Love (Waterloo West), 14.54; 4. Kyle Trunnell (Cedar Falls), 14.87; 5. Keeler Dix (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 14.88; 6. Trevor Foley (Des Moines East), 15.08; 7. Connor Niffenegger (Ankeny), 15.12; 8. Will Reemtsma (Davenport Central), 15.13.

200 — 1. Bernard Bell Jr. (Ames), 21.64; 2. Sam Tudor (Waterloo West), 21.89; 3. Darien Porter (Bettendorf), 21.93; 4. Max Duggan (Lewis Central), 22.02; 5. Ardell Inlay (Sioux City East), 22.14; 6. Sam Yeaway (Waukee), 22.15; 7. Austyn Casillas (Ottumwa), 22.22; 8. Gavin Williams (Southeast Polk), 22.64.

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1,600 — 1. Camden Cox (Ankeny Centennial), 4:18.36; 2. Tim Sindt (Ankeny), 4:18.70; 3. Merga Gemeda (Sioux City North), 4:22.24; 4. Jalen Hildebrand (Dubuque Senior), 4:22.65; 5. Konnor Sommer (Pleasant Valley), 4:23.63; 6. Grant Lair (Johnston), 4:24.08; 7. Dylan Dolezal (Linn-Mar), 4:24.52; 8. Kolby Greiner (Iowa City West), 4:24.97.

400 relay — 1. Cedar Rapids Jefferson (Baugh, Bokoyo, Bolden, Hall), 41.90; 2. Ankeny Centennial, 41.90; 3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 42.06; 4. Urbandale, 42.41; 5. West Des Moines Valley, 42.45; 6. Southeast Polk, 42.73; 7. Ames, 43.12; 8. Western Dubuque, 43.24.

1,600 relay — 1. West Des Moines Valley (Gass, Neu, Shaner, Keller), 3:16.55; 2. Bettendorf, 3:17.19; 3. Waukee, 3:17.37; 4. Iowa City High, 3:17.48; 5. Iowa City West, 3:19.98; 6. Cedar Falls, 3:20.56; 7. Dubuque Senior, 3:21.38; 8. Waterloo West, 3:27.09.

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