STORM LAKE, Iowa - Junior Chris Hawkins (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) won his second straight Iowa Conference long jump title on Friday, while shattering his own school record in the event.
Cassie Hocker (Fort Madison, Iowa/Fort Madison) started the day for the women with a 12.57 in the prelims of the 100-meter dash, as she qualified third for the finals on Saturday. In the 400-meter dash, Amanda Brummet (Port Byron, Ill./Riverdale) qualified for the finals with a 57.89, the seventh best time in the prelims. Mareena Franke (Neenah, Wis./Neenah) was seventh in the 10,000-meter run in 40:40.74. Coe's 4x800-meter relay team of Katie Guinane (Grinnell, Iowa/Grinnell), Dana Koester (Wheatland, Iowa/Calamus-Wheatland), Alyssa Knudson (Hayfield, Minn./Hayfield) and Josephine Bautch (Reedsburg, Wisconsin/Reedsburg) finished eighth in 10:44.82. Tieranny Keahna was eighth in the shot put with a toss of 39' 8 3/4" (12.11m).
Erik Franklin (Greeley, Colo./West) qualified for the 200-meter dash final with the fifth-best prelim time at 22.27. Nathan Suell (Fredericksburg, Iowa/Turkey Valley) advanced to the finals of the 400-meter dash with the fifth-best prelim time at 49.20. Beau Freeborn (New Sharon, Iowa/North Mahaska) had the second-best prelim time in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:53.45. His time is the 48th best in the nation and third-best in the IIAC this year. Hawkins was second in the prelims for the 110-meter hurdles, qualifying for the finals in 15.38. Coe's 4x800-meter relay team of Ryan Izer (Lawler, Iowa/Turkey Valley), Dray Schreiber (Buffalo City, Wis./Cochrane Fountain City), Hunter Hartshorne (Mansfield, Ohio/Madison Comprehensive) and Ben Nelson finished eighth in 8:36.48.
Hawkins won the long jump at 24' 8 1/4" (7.52m), breaking his old record of 23' 10 3/4" (7.28m). He won by over a foot and broke the stadium record of 7.20m set in 2010 by Central's Ethan Miller. Robbie Peters (Mount Vernon, Iowa/Mount Vernon) was seventh in the shot put at 47' 6 1/2" (14.49m). Peters was also second in the hammer throw, earning all-conference honors with his toss of 174' 1" (53.07m). His throw ranks 40th in the nation and second in the Iowa Conference.
After the first day, the Kohawk men are in seventh with 21 points, while the women are in eighth with four points. Central has the lead on the men's side with 64 points, while Nebraska Wesleyan leads the women's race with 73.5 points. The final day of competition begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in Storm Lake.