Keota finishes inside top 10 at SICL track meet

Logan Sieren ran an important anchor leg in the 4x400m relay to keep Keota up front with Sigourney. Keota was able to win the heat and ran the sixth-fastest time overall with 3:54.15.

As the season has gone along, things have started clicking for many of the Keota boys on the track team. Some guys started out strong from the get-go, while others started to reach their peak later. Regardless, all the hard work and effort they put in came to fruition on May 1, when they were able to put together a ninth-place finish at the SICL track meet.

    A trio of guys helped lead the team including Turner Klein, Wyatt Sieren and Justin Moeller. Klein has been a leader and the primary long-distance runner for the Eagles, finishing with several top-fives in the endurance events throughout the season. His best finish of the day at conference came in the 3200m run, taking fourth place behind a time of 12:01.67. Earlier in the day, Klein found himself just outside the top five in the 1600m run, keeping himself within striking distance but finishing sixth, running a time of 5:24.44.

    Wyatt has also seen positive results throughout the season, leading up to his fourth-place finish in the 400m dash with a time of 54.75 seconds. He finished just over a half second behind the third-place runner but still earned Keota five points. Moeller has a similar story line this season, getting better and better finishes each week. He was able to cross the line at 2:19.95 in the 800m run, taking sixth place and earning three points.

    Off the track, Cole Brenneman came close to setting a new personal record in the discus. He came in with a best throw of 120’-6.00” on the season and got a best throw of 117’-10.00” at conference. That distance earned him sixth place and three points.

    Keota proved they can compete with the best in three of their relay events, all of which have a chance at making it to State. The 4x200m relay group of Luke Greiner, Sam Sieren, Logan Sieren and JD Stout ran a combined tie of 1:39.28, just slightly slower than their best time on the season. They finished fourth in the event and earned five points. The Eagles also finished fourth in the 800m sprint medley with a time of 1:41.87, their best time of the year. The best finish they had was taking second place in the 1600m DMR which was run by Greiner, Stout, Brady Duwa and Moeller. Those four ran a time of 3:56.65, crushing their previous seasons best by almost 15 seconds.

    Other results as follows:

    100-meter dash: JD Stout took eighth (12.24), Sam Sieren finished 15th (12.73)

    200-meter dash: Luke Greiner took ninth (24.45) *season best, Carson Sprouse finished 24th (29.38) *season best

    400-meter dash: Bryce Greiner finished 18th (1:12.32)

    400-meter hurdles: Conner Woltering finished 15th (1:09.59) *season best  

    Discus: Alex Heisdorffer finished 17th (97’-3.00”)

    Long Jump: Brady Duwa finished 11th (17’-2.00”)

    Shot Put: Alex Heisdorffer took 11th (36’-10.50”), Ben Shemanski finished 22nd (31’-8.00”)

    4x100-meter relay: Keota finished eighth (48.83)

    4x400-meter relay: Keota finished sixth (3:54.15)

    The Eagles had one more meet at Montezuma on May 7 to prep themselves for the District meet down at Waco, with State implications on the line.