The Ottumwa Courier

April 4, 2013

McConnell runs well at Keokuk

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

KEOKUK — Cody McConnell had a huge night for the Ottumwa boys track team, as the junior Bulldog set personal best times in the 1,600 and 3,200 when the Bulldogs competed in the Keokuk Invitational Thursday.

McConnell took second in both the 1,600 and 3,200 with times of 4:46.03 and 10:16.54.

In addition, Ottumwa’s 4x200 team of Seth Griffiths, Isaiah Hutchison, Isaiah Cox and Titus Weller snared third with 1:40.36 and the 4x800 team of Andrew Belachew, Kaleb Norris, Shane Riley and Henry DePaz took third with 9:24.74.

Griffiths snared third in the 100 dash with 11.83 and Chris Peden grabbed third in the discus with a throw of 126 feet.

“I think we scored in just about everything, so that was nice,” coach Jim Nickerson said.

The boys will compete Tuesday at the Davis County Invitational.

The team results of the boys meet weren’t available at press time.

Ottumwa individual results

Shot put — 5. Jonah Wright 39-6, 6. John Torres 38-9.

Discus — 3. Chris Peden 126 feet, 6. Aaron Roane 115.

Long jump — 6. Osha Wylie 18-4.

3,200 run — 2. Cody McConnell 10:16.54, 6. Collin McConnell 11:25.

100 dash — 3. Seth Griffiths 11.83, 5. Osha Wylie

4x800 — 3. Ottumwa (Andrew Belachew, Kaleb Norris, Shane Riley, Henry DePaz) 9:24.74.

200 dash — Osha Wylie, D. Deiters 25.

1,600 run — 2. Cody McConnell 4:46.03

4x200 — 3. S. Griffiths, Isaiah Hutchison, Isaiah Cox and Titus Weller 1:40.36

400 dash — 4. Dakota Deiders 56.32.

400 hurdles — Matt Moreland 66.08, J. Strunk 66.58.

Shuttle Hurdle Relay — 5. Ottumwa (Jalen Strunk, Matt Moreland, Curtis Ford, Sam Moreland) 1:18.45 .

800 run — 5. Cody McConnell 2:11.08

4x100 — 47.06 Seth Griffiths, Weller, I. Hutchison, I. Cox

4x400 — 5. Deiters, M. Moreland, J. Strunk, Belachew 4:00.06.