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Boys 4x800, distance med, Gardarsson all finish in second place

Trojans 5th overall
Kaleb Greiner comes in a very close second behind a Cedar Rapids Prairie runner in the 4x800-meter relay Thursday, May 22, in Des Moines.(photo by Chris Umscheid)

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Iowa City West High sent 39 events to the State Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 25. The boys placed fifth overall in team points with 39 while the Women of Troy were 14th with 20.
The boys’ 4x800-meter relay of Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Daniel Gardarsson and Kaleb Greiner finished second in 10:12.35; Gardarsson was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:16.15, while Andrew Gilbaugh, Wali Parks, Alex Baller and Greiner ran the distance medley relay to a second-place finish in 3:28.07.
Tia Saunders took fifth-place in the 400-meter dash with a 58.21 seconds showing; Saunders, Katherine Mukumbilwa, Kristina Bauer and Taleah Smith took fifth-place in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:44.98 and Mukumbilwa, Smith, Bauer and Saunders ran the sprint medley relay to a fourth-place finish in 1:48.98.

IC West results
Thursday, May 22
Girls’ discus (finals): eighth, Leah Dusterhoft, 114-10. ninth, Abby Brayton, 114-09.
Girls’ shuttle hurdle relay (prelims): fourth, IC West (Grace Young, Bailey Bowman, Kristina Bauer, Valerie Welch), 1:06.11.
Girls’ 3,000-meter run (finals): 13th, Ashlynn Yokom, 10:41.74. 16th, Emmie Skopec, 10:52.32.
Boys’ 3,200-meter run (finals): sixth, Daniel Gardarsson, 9:18.26. 18th, Akash Borde, 9:44.63.
Boys’ 100-meter dash (prelims): 24th, Anfernee Frazier, 11.62.
Girls’ 4x800-meter relay (finals): 22th, IC West (Gabby Skopec, Olivia Moore, Emily Starman, Michelle Wise), 10:12.35.
Boys’ 4x800-meter relay (finals): second, IC West (Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Gardarsson, Kaleb Greiner), 7:49.93.
Girls’ 200-meter dash (prelims): 16th, Taleah Smith, 26.58.
Girls’ 400-meter dash (finals): fifth, Tia Saunders, 58.21. 17th, Michaela Gravelin, 1:00.92.
Boys’ shuttle hurdle relay (prelims): fourth, IC West (Kane Templeton, Elliot Young, John Milani, Andrew Gilbaugh), 58.57.

Friday, May 23
Girls’ shot put (finals): 20th, Brayton, 34-04.00.
Boys’ long jump (finals): 12th, Frazier, 20-03.50. 19th, Alex Baller, 19-02.00.
Girls’ distance medley relay (finals): 23rd, IC West (Alicia Hardin, Katherine Mukumbilwa, Gravelin, Amani Ali), 4:28.58.
Boys’ 400-meter hurdles (finals): 17th, Milani, 56.69.
Girls’ 400-meter hurdles (finals): 13th, Welch, 1:08.48.
Boys’ 4x200-meter relay (finals): sixth, IC West (Gilbaugh, Jacob Sanderson, Baller, Wali Parks), 1:29.40.
Girls’ 4x200-meter relay (finals) fifth, IC West (Bauer, Mukumbilwa, Saunders, Smith), 1:44.98.
Boys’ 110-meter hurdles (prelims): 20th, Young, 15.72.
Girls’ 100-meter hurdles (prelims): sixth, Welch, 15.41. 18, Young, 16.44.
Boys’ distance medley relay (finals): second, IC West (Gilbaugh, Parks, Baller, Greiner), 3:28.07.
Girls’ 4x100-meter relay (prelims): 21st, IC West (Bauer, Mukumbilwa, Carolyn Ellis, Hardin), 51.37.
Girls’ 4x400-meter relay (prelims): fifth, IC West (Rachel Collins, Saunders, Gravelin, Welch), 4:02.36.
Boys’ 4x400-meter relay (prelims): seventh, IC West (Gilbaugh, Baller, Greiner, Parks), 3:23.36.

Saturday, May 24
Girls’ sprint medley relay (finals): fourth, IC West (Mukumbilwa, Smith, Bauer, Saunders), 1:48.98.
Boys’ 800-meter run (finals): 10th, Greiner, 1:58.61. 11th, Karanja, 1:58.87.
Boys’ shuttle hurdle relay (finals): fourth, IC West (Gilbaugh, Young, Templeton, Milani), 58.16.
Girls’ 100-meter hurdles (finals): sixth, Welch, 15.53.
Boys’ 1,600-meter run (finals): second, Gardarsson, 4:16.15. 14th, Karanja, 4:25.59.
Girls’ 1,500-meter run (finals): 15th, Yokom, 4:55.21. 20, E. Skopec, 5:02.48.
Girls’ 4x400-meter relay (finals): sixth, IC West (Collins, Saunders, Gravelin, Welch), 4:01.08.
Boys’ 4x400-meter relay (finals): fifth, IC West (Gilbaugh, Baller, Greiner, Parks), 3:22.22.