Underclassmen to aid veterans for Warrior boys track
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:28 AM
Maturation of the underclassmen will be the key to the season for the South Winn boys track team in 2014.
Returning letter winners for the South Winn boys track team are, from left, front row - Alex Shatek, Carson Lensing, Mitch Herold, Chris Brincks, Jordan Rommes, Ben Meyer, Kevin Davis. Back row - Treyton Jacobsen, Mac Faldet, Garrett Bohach, Luis Uribe, Juan Uribe, Jared Schroeder, Cody Fisher. Absent were Devin Franzen and Nathan Meyer.
The Warriors will need their younger athletes to find a spot on the varsity line-up in order for the Warriors to bring home the Upper Iowa Conference for the third year in a row.
Looking to guide the Warriors to a victory is Coach Scott Conway, who has led the team for 12 years. He will be assisted by SW girls coach Kevin Kearney.
What a year
With over 30 athletes out for the squad in 2013, the Warriors were full of potential. Leading the way were the six returning state participants.
Despite the weather wreacking havoc on the schedule and forcing several meets to be cancelled, the Warriors still grew as a team throughout April and early May. It all came together at the Upper Iowa Conference meet, where the Warriors took first for the second straight year, this time with 131 points. The Warriors had four events take first place – Devin Franzen in the 1,600, the 4x100, the 4x400 and the 4x800.
At the state qualifying meet, the Warriors finished fourth overall, sending five events to the big blue oval in Des Moines.
Once at state, the Warriors secured three points in Class 2A. Senior Austin Breitsprecher earned seventh in the discus with a throw of 154 feet, 9 inches. The 4x100 of Jared Schroeder, Jordan Rommes, Alex Shatek and Colton Hageman came in eighth in the finals in 45.08 seconds. Also competing were Rommes in the high jump (6-0, 15th), the 4x800 (Garrett Bohach, Devin Franzen, Nathan Meyer, Alex Stammeyer, 8:20.27, 11th) and the distance medley (Schroeder, Rommes, Bohach, Franzen, 3:43.32, 18th).
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