IKM-Manning Boys Track & Field Profile

2020 Spring Sports - What Might Have Been

2020 Roster
 Seniors: Raine Meneough (S), Colten Brandt (H/S), Adam Gruhn (S/MD), Jackson Johnson (D), Will Jorgensen (H/S), Parker Behrens (S/MD/HJ), Ben Lingle (S), Colby Keller (S), Carter Sorensen (D).
 Juniors: Quentin Dreyer (D), Brody Swearingen (T), James Vega (S), Connor Keller (S), Hayden McLaughlin (S), Liam Carter (S/H), Drew Doyel (S/LJ), Ryan Ahrenholtz (D).
 Sophomores: Brody Blom (S/H), Tanner Crawford (S), Jaxon Doyel (D), Eli Guzman (D), Conner Halbur (T), Drake Hansen (S), Keilyn Vazquez (D), DaLontae Pearson (S), Luke Ramsey (D), Amos Rasmussen (S/LJ), Nolan Ramsey (D).
 Freshmen: Aaron Williams (D), Reed Hinners (S/H), Hunter Smith (S/MD), Eli Dreyer (S/H), Cooper Irlmeier (S/H/J), Will Fara (S/H), Cooper Perdew (S), Nathan Johnson (D), Caden Keller (D), Joel McLaws (D), Leggy Thompson (D).
S - sprints; MD - mid-distance; D - distance; H - hurdles; T - throws; J - jumps.

Returning Western Iowa Conference Medalists
TEAM PLACED 3RD (97 POINTS)
 100 Dash - 5th: Raine Meneough, 11.90; 400 Dash - 7th: Connor Keller, 58.81; 1,600 Run - 4th: Quentin Dreyer, 5:04.46; 3,200 Run - 3rd: Q. Dreyer, 10:41.16; 8th: Nolan Ramsey, 11:32.95; 110 Hurdles - 3rd: Colten Brandt, 15.96; 7th: Liam Carter, 17.69; 400 Hurdles - 6th: Carter, 1:03.48; Long Jump - 8th: Drew Doyel, 16-2.
 4x100 Relay - 6th: IKM-M, 49.80 (Doyel, Will Jorgensen, Brandt); 4x200 Relay - 2nd: IKM-M, 1:37.81 (Adam Gruhn, Parker Behrens, Meneough); 4x400 Relay - 1st: IKM-M, 3:37.67 (Gruhn, Behrens); 4x800 Relay - 2nd: IKM-M, 8:42.29 (Gruhn, Behrens); Sprint Medley Relay - 1st: IKM-M, 1:40.15 (Behrens, Meneough). Distance Medley - 4th: IKM-M, 4:09.92 (Meneough, Jorgensen, Gruhn); Shuttle Hurdle Relay - 4th: IKM-M, 1:09.37 (Carter, Jorgensen, Brody Blom, Brandt).
Amos Rasmussen was unable to run at the conference meet or the state qualifying meet due to injury, but was a Drake Relays qualifier in the 100 dash with Class 1A’s third-fastest time of the year (11.09).

Returning State Meet Qualifiers
TEAM TIED FOR 17TH PLACE IN CLASS 1A (14 POINTS)
 3,200 Run - Quentin Dreyer (place/time unknown due to bell lap mix-up); 800 Run - 10th: Parker Behrens, 2:02.48; 1,600 Run - 21st: Dreyer, 4:49.60; 110 Hurdles - 23rd: Colten Brandt, 16.50. 4x800 Relay - 2nd: IKM-M, 8:13.39 - school record (Gruhn, Behrens). Distance Medley Relay - 15th: IKM-M, 3:45.52 (Gruhn). Sprint Medley Relay - DQ: IKM-M (Amos Rasmussen, Meneough). 4x400 Relay - 8th: IKM-M, 3:32.69 (Gruhn, Behrens) - clocked 3:29.28 in prelims.

Comments from Head Coach Kyle Vanderhorst
 “I was very excited to see what we could have accomplished as a team and what athletes could have accomplished individually. We had 39 people out for track this year, so depth would have been a great strength of ours. We also had multiple athletes that competed at the state track meet last year back this season. We would have leaned heavily on them for both leadership and scoring in meets.
 “I was really pleased with how hard the guys competed in practice for the short time that we did have. This was one of the hardest working groups we have had at IKM-Manning over the past 10 years and I really think that would have paid off for us once the meets got going. Guys were generally excited for the season and that was evident through the first month of practice.
 “Finally, enough cannot be said about our nine seniors that were out this year. We had a cross between guys out for the first or second time (Colby Keller, Ben Lingle, Jackson Johnson) who would have contributed in multiple events to guys that have been part of our program for four years (Colten Brandt, Parker Behrens, Will Jorgensen, Adam Gruhn, Raine Meneough, Carter Sorensen). I’m glad all of them were able to accomplish so much in the three seasons they competed - multiple school records, medalists at the state meet, qualifying for state meet, state qualifying meet team champion in 2019, etc. - but feel awful that they didn’t get to finish their career off the way they had envisioned. These nine have done a great job of leading all year and would have accomplished so much individually and as part of our team. They are all great young men and will be greatly missed by our track program.”

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