Sigourney boys run well at Ruth Ahrens Boys 2017 Meet, EV still finding their way

MARENGO- Iowa Valley hosted the Ruth Ahrens Boys meet on Tuesday, April 11, as Sigourney and English Valleys boys were in action on the boy’s side of things a day after the ladies were in action at the Ruth Ahrens Girls event. Both schools found themselves in the Class B Division at the Ruth Ahrens Meet. Sigourney took fifth place behind Class B champion Lisbon, runner-up Belle Plaine, North Mahaska and BGM. Iowa Valley and HLV finished behind the Savages, but in front of the EV Bears, who finished in eighth place.

            Avery Moore led the way for Sigourney as he scored 30 total team points, including an 11.31 first place finish in the 100 M dash, as well as a 58.36 demolishment of his opponents in the 400 M hurdles and a second place finish in the long jump. Moore was also on the second place 4x200 M relay squad. Bryce Goldman finished with 14 team points on the day with his second place finish in the 100 M dash behind only his teammate Moore. Goldman also took fourth in the 200 M dash and was also on the runner-up finishing 4x200 M relay team. Tyler Crawford, Sigourney’s excellent senior distance runner, scored 12 points with his fifth place finish in the 1600 M run and first place run in the 3200 M run in a time of 10:52.44, a full 20 seconds plus ahead of the next runner. Payton Schauf scored nine team points with a runner-up finish in the discuss with an impressive 113’ 2’’ throw. Kyle Weber added 2.50 points for the team, as did Tristen Bell, while Sebastian Arduser and James Moore each added a half a point with their roles on their respective relay squads. Here’s what Sigourney head boys track coach Jared Jensen had to say about his team’s performance, “I think we were very competitive tonight during our back to back meets this week. We had some good competition and responded well. Tyler Crawford ran a great 3200 in a time of 10:52.44, which is his personal best in the 4 years of high school track. Avery had another great night on the oval as well as a lot of other competitors. Things are coming together and times are starting to come down.”  

            English Valleys day was a little more difficult as their numbers were thin due to other activities including FFA. John Fisher added a point as did Thomas Glandon, while Caleb Peach, Clayton Moore, Sam Kingland and Jacob Glandon all added a quarter of a point. EV took fifth place in the 4x800 M relay to score two of their five total team points, running the 4x8 in 9:57.41. They also scored a point in the 1600 M-distance medley relay with Peach, Kingland, Moore and Jacob Glandon running the event. Thomas Glandon also took sixth in the 1600 M run with a time of 5:19.34.