DES MOINES - Cherokee's Marc Husman and Taylor Woods made respectable splashes at the 2012 Iowa State Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines last week, placing high in their favorite events.
Husman placed fifth in the Class 2A 400 meters in a time of 50.05, and clocked a 23.75 in the 200 meters to finish sixth in the preliminaries and 21st over all after failing to make the finals.
Woods placed fourth over all in the shot put with a throw of 39-7 after posting that distance in the flights. Woods finished 14th over all in the discus with a 116-01 effort.
Also in Class 2A action, Ridge View's Nathan Myrice placed seventh in the shot put with a heave of 50-9.
In the preliminaries for Ridge View, Seth Johnson was seventh in his heat in the 100 meters in 12.26 and did not make finals; Dru Kenny was first in his heat in the 100 meters in 23.19 and did not make finals; and the Raptors' shuttle hurdle relay team of Kyle Wessling, Christian Egger, Derrick Williams and Sergio Carbajal clocked 100.34 to qualify seventh for the eight-team finals on Saturday.
In other 2A girls action for Ridge View, Rachel Hunt was seventh in the preliminaries of the 100 meters in 14.05 and did not make finals, and teammate Emily Kenny was eighth in the prelims in 13.73 and did not advance. Sydney Kistenmacher was fourth in her heat in the 200 meters in 27.63 and didn't advance.
In Class 1A, South O'Brien's Bret Puhrmann was 14th in the long jump with a leap of 20-1 1/2, and River Valley's Tanner Cobb was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 4909 3/4. Cole Ebel of SOS clocked 11.69 in the 100 meters to qualify eighth for the Saturday finals.
For the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls in 1A, Erica Dreckman was seventh in her heat in the 100 meters in 14.14 and missed the finals, and placed fifth in the 200 meters preliminaries in 27.86 and did not make finals.Dreckman's cousin, Nikki Schwarz,placed 12th in the 3000 meters in a time of 11:38.31.
In Friday's action in 2A, the Ridge View distance medley relay of Jadyn Mohr, Gretchen Kistenmacher, Sydney Kistenmacher, and Nicole Snyder placed ninth in a time of 4:22.32; and the South O'Brien distance medley relay of Taylor Paulsen, Karle Negus, Casie Rehder, and Halee Rahbusach was 22nd in 4:32.37.
In the 4x400 relay for A-A, the Warriors were 17th in 3:28.62 with Austin Delp, Neil Marshall, Mitchell Fritz, and Jalen Henningsen aboard.