City High Boys Track Team Prepares For Away Meet At Case Field


Julianne Berry-Stoelzle

The City High track lays deserted due to the postponement of spring sports

Brady Vanlo, Nasim Salih, and Brock Hunger

Well into the indoor track season, the boys track team is preparing to travel to Washington, Iowa on March 26th for their first outdoor meet.

With offseason behind them, the City High boy’s track team is working towards bringing home a state championship after they fell short in the 2013-14 season.

“I want nothing less than a state championship for my team,” said Bryson Runge ‘15, “As a team and as an individual,”

Last season, the Little Hawks 4×100 meter relay team finished 1st in the conference and 4th in the state.

However, after losing two of the runners from last year, Kole Butler and Cory Lindsey, the 4×100 m relay team is left with two of its original runners, Bryson Runge and Chuck Riley ‘15. Head coach, Mike Moore, who is replacing ten year veteran track and field coach, coach Carey,  is working towards filling those two remaining spots at the beginning of the season.

“We have a very talented group of individuals on the team,” said Moore, “and I think that all the kids going out this season are the right kids going out so those two spots should be filled pretty quickly”

Former Drake Relays champion, Bryson Runge, is working towards an individual state championship as well as a team state championship after finishing 2nd in the 100m dash at Drake last season, and third in both the 100 and 200 at State.

“I won the Drake Relays last year, so there is always a ton of pressure for previous champions to repeat,” said Runge

When asked about their hopes about the upcoming season, both Runge and Moore had optimistic views. Runge went as far as to say he was optimistic as possible.

“I’ve been training with the Iowa Speed track club four times a week,” said Runge, “so I’m feeling confident in myself as well as my team”

The Boys Track team will have their next meet in Washington, Iowa at Case Field on Thursday, March 26th. Competing against 8 teams including Ottumwa,Fairfield, Mount Pleasant and Burlington.

“I think we are in the exact spot we’re training the kids for,” said Moore, “I’m really excited to see how the team will perform on Saturday in Dubuque,”

The meet has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.