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Cedar Rapids Washington and Iowa City West captured Mississippi Valley Conference boys’ track divisional championships Friday.
Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Patrick Lewis is the overall state leader in the 100 and 200 meters.
Lewis, the 100-meter champion at the Drake Relays, has run 10.51 seconds in the 100 and 21.68 in the 200. He also is a member of the Saints’ 400-meter relay foursome that leads the state at 42.62 seconds.
MARION – Ronnie Henderson crossed the finish line, and a chorus followed.
It came from a coach, and at least two teammates.
The message: “He’s back.”
Henderson won the 100-meter and 200-meter races and ran a leg on the victorious 800-meter relay as Cedar Rapids Washington stormed to the championship of the Wilkinson Relays Friday at Thomas Park Field.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Track? What’s track?
That was Ronnie Henderson, not so long ago.
Growing up through the Cedar Rapids elementary and middle-school ranks, Henderson was fast.
But he was a basketball kid. And a football kid.
“It used to be basketball first,” he said.
“Now track comes before everything,” he said.
Track? Yeah, track.
A junior at Cedar Rapids Washington, Henderson is coming off a spectacular state meet. He was the Class 4A runner-up in the 100- and 200-meter races and anchored the Warriors to the 800-meter relay title and third in the 400-meter relay. (more…)
CEDAR RAPIDS KENNEDY
2008 state finish — 7th in Class 4A, 30 points.
Key returners — Kyle Slaymaker, sr.
Outlook — A member of four relays that placed at state last year, Slaymaker will be depended on heavily. The Cougars were impressive at the MVC Indoor meet, which boosts optimism.
CEDAR RAPIDS WASHINGTON
2008 state finish — 6th in Class 4A, 32.25 points.
Key returners — Ronnie Henderson, jr., Lewi Manirumva, sr., Keenan Davis, sr.
Outlook — This team has potential state-level scorers at most any turn. The Warriors will be strong in the sprint relays again and Manirumva gives them a distance ace. This is a potential top-five 4A team.
CEDAR RAPIDS XAVIER
2008 state finish — 1st in Class 3A, 100.5 points.
Key returners — Ryan Sander, jr., Brennan McAllister, sr., Derek Wollner, sr., Chase Cooling, sr.
Outlook — After rolling to 3A state titles each of the last two years, the Saints move up to join the big schools. They’ll certainly be competitive behind a solid cast. Their 400-meter relay time of 43.71 leads the MVC.
IOWA CITY WEST
2008 state finish — 2nd in Class 4A, 74 points.
Key returners — Alonzo Markham, sr., Frank Canady, jr.
Outlook — Graduation slapped the Trojans somewhat after a runner-up season, but they’ll reload. Canady already has run a sub-4:30 1,600, and the Trojans should be strong as always in the field events.
2008 state finish — 6th in Class 3A, 30 points.
Key returners — Casey Negrete, sr.
Outlook — The Demons perennially are one of the state’s best 3A programs, and that should continue. They’ll build around Negrete, who spearheaded the relays last year.
DREW CLARK, sr., Marion — The Class 3A runner-up in the shot put and a fourth-place finisher in the discus. Won the shot at the Drake Relays.
KEVIN DIBBERN, sr., Iowa City High — The Class 4A 400-meter champion. Also finished fourth in the 200.
RONNIE HENDERSON, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington — The Class 4A runner-up in the 100- and 200-meter dashes last year. A member of the 800-meter relay champion and third-place finisher in the 400-meter relay.
RYAN SANDER, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier — Third-place finisher at state in the 3A 110-meter hurdles, sixth in the high jump and shuttle hurdle relay.
KYLE SLAYMAKER, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy — A four-event state placewinner last year, including three relays (third in the 3,200-meter relay and medley, fifth in the 1,600-meter relay). Finished fifth in the 800.
NICK SYNAN, sr., Iowa City Regina — Placed fourth in the Class 2A 1,600-meter run and eighth in the 3,200.
ERIC THIEN, sr., Tipton — Third-place finisher in the Class 2A 3,200-meter run and eighth in the 1,600. Won the 2A state cross country title last fall.
KYLE THORESON, jr., Alburnett — Third-place 1A finisher in the 400-meter relay, sixth in the 200 and seventh in the 800 relay.