At last, outdoor season gets going for area runners

West Fork’s Spencer Nash hands off to Noah Maske in the sprint medley relay at Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday, April 10. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

IOWA FALLS – The weather hasn’t cooperated in beginning the 2018 outdoor Spring track & field season, but area runners from CAL and West Fork got a chance to finally show what they could do at the Iowa Falls’ Gerry Lenguadoro Cadet Relays on Tuesday, April 10.

Even though he was exhausted, CAL senior Luke Rapp was also beyond excited that he earned his first medal in this meet, one he has competed in all four years...

...Also running an excellent anchor in the shuttle hurdle relay was Austin Larson of West Fork. The elation of edging West Hancock’s Josef Smith for the event title was distinguished later by finding out the foursome was disqualified.

Larson had run a personal best in his split in the event.

“He had me at the start, about a 10th of a second,” Larson said (of the run)...

The complete story appears in the April 19 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.