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May 18, 2013

Blue Demon relay team makes history; Centerville's Busch repeats in 800

DES MOINES — The Albia boys 4x400 relay team closed out the 2013 Iowa High School State Track and Field meet in thrilling fashion on Saturday, bringing home the first championship in program history by winning the 2A state relay race. The team of brothers Ryan and Luke Sarver along with Brett Leshen and Alex Schultz brought home the championship in the third to last race of the season, winning the title over Dyersville Beckman in a time of 3:21.21.

Ryan Sarver put Albia into position early, handing Leshen the baton after putting the Blue Demons in fourth after the opening lap. Leshen quickly bolted to the lead in the first 100 meters and held a slim lead before handing off to Luke Sarver for the third leg. Sarver pulled away to a huge advantage before handing off to Schultz, who held on to a comfortable margin to hold off a late charge from Beckman to earn the first state track title for Albia's program.

The victory brought to a close a day in which three area state track champs were crowned. Centerville senior Payton Busch closed out his career in style by defending his 3A boys state 800 meter run championship in a time 1:55.43 one day after anchoring the Big Reds to a defense of their Distance Medley relay title. North Mahaska senior Beau Freeborn also won the 800 meter title in the boys 1A race in a time of 1:55.68, beating out a field that included a fourth place finish from Sigourney senior David Wehr in 2:00.25.

The Davis County girls finished seventh as a team in their bid for a state team title on Saturday. The Mustangs scored points from all three of their girls that competed on Saturday as sophomore Addie McKee finished fifth in the 2A girls 800 run in 2:20.42 while junior teammate Ally McClure was eighth in the same race in 2:22.49. Senior Kassidy Sharp capped the Mustangs state meet run with a third-place run that included a personal-best run of 15.76 in the 2A girls 100 meter finals.

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