Turkey Valley's Ryan Izer made a statement in his first of four events at the state track meet.
The sophomore finished fifth in the 3200-meter run Thursday morning in Class 1A. His time was 10:12.89.
Last year Izer finished 15th in 10:44.26.
Izer isn't done for the day. He runs in the 4x800 at 11:10 a.m.