STORM LAKE, Iowa - Cassie Hocker (Fort Madison, Iowa/Fort Madison) broke her own school record in the 100-meter dash on Saturday, as the Kohawks wrapped up the final day of the Iowa Conference Championships.
Hocker won the event in 12.01, breaking her previous school record of 12.15 and also breaking the J. Leslie Rollins Stadium record of 12.15 set in 2010 by Wartburg's Faith Burt. Her time currently ranks 11th in the nation. Amanda Brummet (Port Byron, Ill./Riverdale) finished eighth in the 400-meter dash in 58.15. In the 4x100, Coe's team of Carlyn Cole (Baldwin City, Kansas/Baldwin), Kyna Smith (Baldwin City, Kan./Baldwin), Brummet and Hocker finished fourth in 48.35 with the 44th best time in the nation.
Coe's 4x400-meter relay team of Brummet, Cole, Josephine Bautch (Reedsburg, Wisconsin/Reedsburg) and Smith finished sixth in 4:02.17. In the pole vault, Christina Brown (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) earned All-Iowa Conference honors with a third place finish at 9' 10 3/4" (3.02m).
Erik Franklin (Greeley, Colo./West) was fifth in the men's 200-meter dash in 21.67, while Nathan Suell (Fredericksburg, Iowa/Turkey Valley) finished sixth in the 400-meter dash in 49.43. Franklin currently ranks 33rd in the nation in the 200. Beau Freeborn (New Sharon, Iowa/North Mahaska) took fourth in the 800-meter run in 1:54.85. Chris Hawkins (Chicago, Ill./St. Ignatius) won the 110-meter hurdles in 14.95. Coe's 4x100-meter relay team of Clevon Catchings (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Bulls Prep), Hawkins, Clayton Birkes (Columbia, Mo./Southern Boone Country R-I) and Franklin finished sixth in 42.30.
In the 4x400-meter relay, Suell, Franklin, Birkes and Freeborn finished fourth in 3:17.38 with the 38th best time in the nation. Hawkins was also the runner-up in the triple jump at 47' 9" (14.55m), as he was named the Iowa Conference Track & Field - Field MVP. Hawkins currently ranks 19th in the nation in the triple jump. In the discus, Robbie Peters (Mount Vernon, Iowa/Mount Vernon) was seventh at 151' 2" (46.08m).
The Kohawk women finished eighth with 29 points, while Wartburg won the title with 212.5 points. On the men's side, Coe was seventh with 61 points. Wartburg had the sweep in titles, winning the men's with 160 points.
Coe will return to action next week at a Last Chance Meet. Information will be available later in the week on those meets.