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May 16, 2013

Fairfield senior Schwartz wins state high jump; Mustang girls lead in 2A

DES MOINES — Prior to late-season 6-7 jumps by Luke Arrowood and Reese Iversen, Fairfield's Daniel Schwartz had spent most of this season perched at the top of Class 3A as the top performer in the high jump.

For most of this season, the Davis County girls track team has stood on the top of the standings of team points.

Both held true to form on the opening day of the Iowa High School State Track and Field Meet Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Schwartz capped a spectacular day in the field for area athletes, scoring a state championship in his final high jump competition of his prep career.

The Fairfield senior won by 4 inches over Iowa Falls-Alden senior Nick Jensen, clearing the bar at 6-6 to clinch the Class 3A boys high jump crown.

Schwartz's championship was part of a great day of field event competition for area competitiors on Thursday, which was jump started in the afternoon by Davis County sophomore Kate Birchmier. The Mustangs' two-time Drake Relay and state qualifier finished third her first of two events with a toss of 40-5.25.

Birchmier's best event is yet to come today as the Mustang sophomore will compete in the discus this afternoon. When she does, Birchmier will be looking to win an individual state title as well as help bolster the Mustangs' very high hopes of a team championship as Davis County owns the first day lead in team points with 19, edging out Hudson and West Branch for the advantage heading into day two of the meet.

The Mustangs were bolstered by two more top-five finishes before day one was over. Davis County's 4x800 relay team of Shelby Graves, Maggie Hougland, Addie McKee and Ally McClure finished second in a time of 9:50.68 while sophomore Hayleigh Sharp finished fourth in the girls 2A long jump with a leap of 16-11.

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