After a great meet for the ladies on Monday, the boys will take the track today at the Lie Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa. Here are some great events to watch out for today!
The 3200-meter race will have a loaded field of runners that will be pushing the sub 10-minute mark. Ryan Murphy of Linn Mar, the top returner from the 2015 ISU Classic Indoor with a 4th-place finish (9:45.60), will definitely be at the front of that pack.
Waukee's Jackson Lewis ran a 9:52.98 at the Wartburg High School meet earlier in the season, and will definitely be in the mix for the win. Another veteran runner to keep your eye on is Andrew Stumbo of Ogden High School.
He is the defending 2A XC State Champion, and will certainly be competitive with the boys from larger classes. A young runner to keep your eye on is Kolby Greiner of Iowa City West. He opened his sophomore campaign with an impressive 4:27.49 at the Boys A.D. Dickinson Indoor Relays.
4X400 Meters - The Cedar Falls 4X400 team are the defending champs of the ISU Indoor Classic, though Nathan Hoy is the only returner from that team who also won the State Meet. Waukee finished second to Cedar Falls at the ISU Indoor Classic and 2016 State Meet.
They are returning 3 of their 4 runners from last year's strong team, and are certainly one of the favorites for this year's State Meet. Iowa City West will be another team that will be competing for the top spot on the podium at the ISU Indoor Classic. They will be led by Sophomore Austin West and Junior Nate Jelinek.
Long Jump - Michael Santi of Madrid jumped 20-07.00 at the 2016 ISU Indoor Classic to place first. He will be back this year to compete against a deep field including Knoxville Senior, Trent Davis, who placed 14th at the 2016 3A State Meet.
Anthony Coleman of Johnston High School placed 4th at the 4A State Meet as a freshman last year, and should be the favorite to win today. Another Sophomore that had an impressive freshman campaign is Tre Fugate from Valley High School. He finished 5th at State, right behind Anthony Coleman. These young jumpers will certainly present some can't-miss action - all season long!