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SL boys blaze to Prairie Valley title

Thursday, April 11, 2002

The numbers are incredible.

Sixty-four points in the field events. One hundred and sixty points in all. Twenty-three events scored in out of a possible 29.

But then again, it's all in a day's work for the Storm Lake boys track and field team.

Justin Koeppe and Jeff DeHaan set new meet records and Storm Lake placed first in eight events to win the Prairie Valley Relays going away on Monday night.

Storm Lake scored 160 points. Webster City was second with 102.

Koeppe set a new meet record in the 200 meters with a time of 22.16 seconds. Koeppe also won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.97 seconds.

DeHaan captured the 110 meter high hurdles in a new meet-record clocking of 15.19 seconds.

Shane Maier was a double-winner, taking the shot put in 55 feet, 7 3/4 inches and the discus in 146-3.

Rory Fulcher was also a double-winner. He claimed the long jump in 20-5 3/4 and the 400 meters in 54.1 seconds.

Storm Lake placed first in two relays. The 4x200 tandem of Kurt Hanna, Bob Blanchard, DeHaan and Mike Keller posted a time of 1 minute, 35.61 seconds.

The 4x400 unit of Pete Harder, Fulcher, DeHaan and Koeppe turned in a time of 3:38.38.

Placing second for the Tornadoes were Chad Hotovec in the shot put in 44-6 and the discus in 143-2, Scott Ellens in the high jump in 5-8, and the 4x100 relay team of Hanna, Blanchard, Ryan Brock and Keller in 46.4 seconds.

Finishing third were DeHaan in the long jump in 19-5, Tim Brink in the 3,200 meters in 10:46.44 and the 1,600 meters in 4:55.59, and Hanna in the 100 meters in 11.31 seconds.

Tyler Youde placed fourth in the high jump in 5-8, as did the mile medley relay of Blanchard, Keller, Tyler Radke and Youde in 3:55. Fulcher was fifth in the 200 meters in 23.04, as was the 4x800 relay in 9:03.13.

Brink took sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.17, as did Ellens in the 110 high hurdles in 16.19. Brandon Ebersole was seventh in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:20.12.

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