Trojans host Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival

TJ Craig and the boys track and field team hosted the second annual Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival on April 12 after having to reschedule due to weather this past weekend.

Owen Aanestad, Online Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor

Head track and field coach TJ Craig and his squad hosted the second annual Eastern Iowa Track and Field Festival where athletes and teams from around the state looked to qualify for the famous Drake Relays at the end of the month. The event, originally scheduled for April 10, was postponed until April 12 due to weather resulting in a slimming of the field due to the last-minute schedule change. Despite the loss of some original teams, local squads signed up and made the trip to Trojan Field for a chance to compete with some of the fastest and best athletes in the state.

Highlights

Daquan Johnson ’21 took home a t-shirt and a first-place finish in the long jump with a jump of 20 feet 8 inches.

In his first two races ever, Jordan Caperon ’23 finished the 100 meter with a time of 55.66 and 200 meter in 1:20.29.

Jason Lu ’21 got second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.23 and third in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.38.

Clay Bopp ’22 finished the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.81 to take home third place.

Arionnah Sonii ’22 places third in the shot put with a throw of 38-5.

Nate Gudenkauf ’22, Fabian Brown ’21, Trey King ’21 and Mason Applegate ’22 won the 4 by 200 meter relay with a time of 1:31.90.

The boys track and field team will be back in action this Thursday, April 15 at City High for the Forwald-Coleman Relays.