Keota boys set new PRs on speed-friendly Blue Oval

In his final track compeition for the Eagles, Logan Sieren was able to play an important role in Keota's 15th place finish in the DMR at the State track meet. He ran the 400m leg of the event, finishing up his portion in 51 seconds. He also was part of the 4x200m relay team which finsihed with a time of 1:34.72, taking 20th place.

Keota was expected to at least qualify for one event at the State meet. They were well on their way with top-five finishes throughout most of the season in the 800m run, distance medley relay and 4x200m relay. Of those three events, two of them were able to continue competing past Districts.

    On May 10, the Keota boys track team successfully qualified to make State with their DMR and 4x200m relay teams. Many of the same faces competed in both events and while they were unable to come home with any hardware, they were able to set new personal records.

    At the Waco District meet Keota ran a time of 3:47.42 with their DMR team, seeding them 13th out of 24 schools in 1A. The group consisting of JD Stout, Luke Greiner, Logan Sieren and Justin Moeller combined to run a time of 3:44.30, taking 15th place overall.

    “I thought the guys ran extremely hard and performed well,” Keota coach Larry Lyle said. “We set a realistic goal of 3:45.00, so we were pleased with the effort. JD and Luke ran well in their 200m legs of the relay and Logan had an outstanding 400m leg, clocking at 51.00. Justin anchored with a 2:05 split in the 800m leg.”

    Keota also narrowly made the field of 24 with their 4x200m relay team, having run a time of 1:36.00 at Waco. Stout, Wyatt Sieren, Logan and Greiner were able to beat that time by running 1:34.72, improving on their seeding by taking 20th place.

    Of the four boys who made it to State, two of them saw that competition close the book on their high school track careers.

    “We had set a goal of 1:34.50 and had good carries from all four guys,” Lyle said. “Justin, JD and Wyatt, all underclassmen, enjoyed their State meet experience. I thought it was a great meet as Logan and Luke finished their careers on a very positive note.”