It’s all Warriors at Wilkinson Relays

Cedar Rapids Washington's Nick Clark clears a hurdle in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Wilkinson Relays Friday at Thomas Park Field. The Warriors won the event in 58.71 seconds. (Gazette photo by Cliff Jette)

Cedar Rapids Washington's Nick Clark clears a hurdle in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Wilkinson Relays Friday at Thomas Park Field. The Warriors won the event in 58.71 seconds. (Gazette photo by Cliff Jette)

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.

“I feel like I’m close,” said Henderson, a junior who starred at the state meet last year but has been slowed by an injury to his left ankle this season. “I feel like I can still do better. I’m not fully back yet. But I’m getting closer.”

Ronnie Henderson of Cedar Rapids Washington (right) won the 100 and 200 at the Wilkinson Relays Friday at Thomas Park Field. Keenan Davis was third in the 100. (Gazette photo by Cliff Jette)

Ronnie Henderson of Cedar Rapids Washington (right) won the 100 and 200 at the Wilkinson Relays Friday at Thomas Park Field. Keenan Davis was third in the 100. (Gazette photo by Cliff Jette)

Henderson captured the 100 in 11.22 seconds, then took the 200 in 22.49. He edged Josh Lenz of Dubuque Hempstead in both by a total of 14/hundredths of a second in the two races.

The first month of the outdoor season has been a process of icing, stretching and massaging. Now, it’s back to sprinting. And winning.

“This week, I haven’t taped the ankle as much as I had been,” Henderson said. “It feels pretty good.”

Led by Henderson and triple-winner Lewi Manirumva, the Warriors claimed 10 of 18 events and scored 188 points. Cedar Rapids Kennedy was second with 110.

Manirumva owned the distance events, winning the 3,200 (9:39.40), the 1,600 (4:23.37) and the 800 (1:58.55).

“I ran four events at an indoor meet earlier this season, so this isn’t too bad,” Manirumva said. “If I had to run another race, I would.

“I just tried to keep pushing myself and finish hard.”

Keenan Davis won the high jump, Nick Clark took the 400 hurdles, and the Warriors were first in the 800-meter and 3,200-meter relays, plus the shuttle hurdle relay.

Other highlights:

Cedar Rapids Kennedy got a 1-2 finish from Caleb Mere and Cameron Bradley in the long jump.

Cedar Rapids Xavier edged Washington in a showdown in the 400 relay, in 42.86 seconds.

The meet was moved from Kingston Stadium to Thomas Park because of ongoing renovations at Kingston.

RESULTS

Teams — 1. C.R. Washington 188, 2. C.R. Kennedy 110, 3. C.R. Xavier 69, 4. Dubuque Hempstead 60, 5. C.R. Prairie 58, 6. C.R. Jefferson 40, 7. Des Moines Hoover 32.

High jump — 1. Keenan Davis (CRW), 5-11; 2. Logan Ruffridge (CRJ), 5-9; 3. Ryan Sander (CRX), 5-9; Shot put — 1. Shawn Allbee (CRJ), 44-11; 2. Matt Huffer (CRW), 44-6 1/2; 3. David Ryberg (CRX), 43-4 1/2; Discus — 1. Sam Joens (CRP), 139-0; 2. Matt Huffer (CRW), 129-11; 3. Spencer Nelson (CRW), 125-5; Long jump — 1. Caleb Mere (CRK), 21-3 1/2; 2. Cameron Bradley (CRK), 20-10; 3. Robert Hogg (CRW), 20-6 1/2.

3,200 — 1. Lewi Manirumva (CRW), 9:39.40; 2. Spencer Holton (CRK), 10:22.28; 3. Austin Steil (CRX), 10:30.52; 3,200 relay — 1. C.R. Washington, 8:17.18; 2. Dubuque Hempstead, 8:22.39; 3. C.R. Kennedy, 8:27.07; Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. C.R. Washington, 58.71; 2. C.R. Kennedy, 59.13; 3. C.R. Xavier, 1:04.27; 100 — 1. Ronnie Henderson (CRW), 11.22; 2. Josh Lenz (DH), 11.24; 3. Keenan Davis (CRW), 11.35; 400 — 1. Anthony Crawley (CRK), 50.86; 2. Rodney Silliman (DMH), 51.16; 3. Matt Stocker (CRP), 51.89; 800 relay — 1. C.R. Washington, 1:29.74; 2. Des Moines Hoover, 1:32.11; 3. C.R. Jefferson, 1:32.69. 110 hurdles — 1. Ryan Sander (CRX), 15.01; 2. Larry Johnson (CRW), 15.03; 3. Avery McBride (CRW), 16.11; 1,600 — 1. Lewi Manirumva (CRW), 4:23.37; 2. Brennan McAllister (CRX), 4:34.12; 3. Andrew Marshall (CRW), 4:38.64; 200 — 1. Ronnie Henderson (CRW), 22.49; 2. Josh Lenz (DH), 22.61; 3. Josh Simmons (CRK), 22.67; 400 hurdles — 1. Nick Clark (CRW), 56.91; 2. Jared Musil (CRP), 57.71; 3. Jake Losch (CRK), 58.11; 1,600 medley relay — 1. Dubuque Hempstead, 3:40.71; 2. C.R. Washington, 3:41.03; 3. C.R. Jefferson, 3:42.50; 800 — 1. Lewi Manirumva (CRW), 1:58.55; 2. Matt Stocker (CRP), 2:00.78; 3. Ken Voorhees (DH), 2:03.65; 400 relay — 1. C.R. Xavier, 42.86; 2. C.R. Washington, 43.08; 3. Des Moines Hoover, 44.31; 1,600 relay — 1. C.R. Kennedy, 3:25.33; 2. C.R. Xavier, 3:26.61; 3. Des Moines Hoover, 3:28.45.

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3 Responses to “It’s all Warriors at Wilkinson Relays”

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  3. Ryan B Says:

    The photo caption at the top is incorrect. The hurdler is Sophomore Adam Sailor, not Nick Clark.

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