DES MOINES — Newton junior Deonne Harris, who narrowly missed the finals a year ago at state, advanced to the Class 4A finals of the 110-meter high hurdles on the second day of the 2014 Iowa State High School Track and Field Championships. Harris ran second in his heat and will compete in Saturday’s 4A final at Drake Stadium.
Friday was another banner day for Newton, Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter, Prairie City-Monroe and Pella Christian. Medals were won and several personal-best times were run. Full stories on the final two days of the state track meet will be in Tuesday’s Newton Daily News.
Joining Harris in finals of 110-meter high hurdles are Lynnville-Sully’s Darin Hofer in Class 1A and defending 2A champion Bryce Kemp of CMB, who turned in the top time of the preliminaries Friday.
Newton sophomore Grace Coen runs in the 4A 800 meters and 1,500 meters Saturday. Lynnville-Sully’s Madison Rasmusson runs in the 1A girls’ 800 meters and teammate Alexa Vander Leest in in the 1,500 meters. PCM’s Rachel Peter competes in the 2A 1,500-meter run.
CMB’s Austin Moorman is in the 2A boys’ 800-meter run. The Raider boys qualified for the Class 2A 4x110-meter shuttle hurdle relay finals.
Three area girls’ 800-meter sprint medley relay teams — PCM, Pella Christian and CMB — will run in the 2A finals at 9 a.m. to open Saturday’s finals. PCM’s Lexi Kain is in the 2A girls’ 100-meter high hurdle final.
Lynnville-Sully’s boys will be busy Saturday. Meliek Meyer and Bailee Samson run in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals. The Hawks’ 4x100-meter relay team qualified for the finals.