The Lied Center at Iowa State University played host to the annual ISU High School Track Classic on Tuesday March 18. Overall the STC track coaching staff was happy with the team's performance. "We ran well at ISU and in some cases better than expected", stated head coach George Kuhter.
The coaches were especially taken with runner Blake Keller's performance. "Coach Tyynismaa and I were very impressed with Blake Keller not only with his time but with the poise in which he handled himself in the races he ran. It is sometimes hard for kids to adjust to the indoor meets but Blake ran better than he did last year outside so far this indoor season, said Kuhter".
With outdoor track season just around the corner (the first outdoor meet is scheduled for Friday March 27) the STC track team has been able to use the indoor season to get in good condition. "Our other guys ran very well and are starting to get into good shape for the outdoor season. We have to get our mind-set right to go outside, but this week of practice and the weather have let us do some good things and good work in practice, said Kuhter".
Tyler Martens starts off the 4x800 M Relay for STC at the ISU track classic. The event was held at the Lied Center on Tuesday March 18.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham
Field Events: Shot Put: 14-Slagle 44-4.75, 52-Schrock 37-08.00; Long Jump: 78-Suchanek 15-9, 86-Chyma 15-03.25; High Jump: 20-Rutledge 5'7", 44-Maas 5'1"; Running Events 3200: 22-Keller 10:35.26; 60 M High Hurdles: 6-Kalinay 8.45, 73-Rutledge 10.28, 91-Kajer 10.76; 60 M Dash: 55-Blocker 7.57, 160-Suchanek 8.16, 176-Chyma 8.41; 4x800 M Relay: 55-Martens, Rios, Morris and Yuska 10:09.46; 400 M Dash: 62-Beyer 57.69, 106-Morris 1:03.08; 1600 M Run: 29-Keller 4:57.16, 66-Tyynismaa 5:19.23; Medley Relay: 33- T. Blocker, Kalinay, Maas, Tyynismaa; 4x100 M Relay A: 39-T. Blocker, Maas, Chyma, Kalinay; 4x100 Relay B: 55- Suchanek, Kajer, Beyer and Rutledge.