Greene County High School boys’ head track & field coach Dean Lansman told Raccoon Valley Radio he was pretty happy with his team and how they performed on Monday in Jefferson at the Greene County Coed Early Bird Meet. The meet was stopped with five girls and five boys events remaining due to extremely windy and cold conditions. Temperatures dropped more than 30 degrees in 2-1/2 hours from the start at 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. when the rest of the meet was cancelled. Wind chills were in the 20’s at the time the meet was called, and it wasn’t too long after that when actual temperatures dropped below 30 degrees.
“For the weather conditions, actually I was pretty happy with what we got in and with how we did. We haven’t been able to have this meet for two years, so getting in what we did was pretty good.” No team score was kept, but the schools that won the most boys’ events were CMB (Maxwell) and Manson-Northwest Webster. CMB returns two individuals who won state titles last year in Class 2A, and M-NW won the 2013 Class 1A State team title.
Greene County won three events on the boys’ side with victories in the discus throw, 100 meter dash, and shuttle hurdle relay. Junior Alex Rasmussen won the discus throw at 138′ 8″, a personal best. Junior Isaac Perez was third in the discus and he also threw a personal best. Senior Roman Phillips won the 100 meters in 11:63 seconds fighting a stiff wind. He also held off 2013 110 meter high hurdles state champion Bryce Kemp of CMB in the 100 meters. Dylan McConnell, Joe Doran, Tyler Beger, and Daric Whipple, two juniors and two sophomores, won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1:04.90.
The Greene County boys are scheduled to compete in the April 4 Winterset Husky Relays.