(Elk Horn) Exira-EHK is set to run, jump, and throw at West Harrison this afternoon for the state qualifying meet.
Spartan girls track coach Ross Blake looks for the Long Jump, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Dash, and 4X800 Meter Relay to all have good opportunities to advance. Perhaps the best bets comes in the 200 and 400 where Jen Neville has had a strong season. Neville owns the district’s fastest time in both of those events.
Sidney Parker has the site’s best long jump, but Coach Blake says there are a lot of challengers. Parker ranks 15th in the state in the long jump. Another chance for the Spartans to get to Des Moines comes in the 4X800 Meter Relay. That group includes Claire Paulsen, Emily Copic, Jen Neville, and Grace Hoflen.
Coach Blake says the West Harrison meet has some very good athletes, and adds the team has their work cut out for them, but feels they are prepared.
Click to listen to the interview with coach Ross Blake