PCM’s boys’ monitor and area crew is deep and filled with velocity. That’s what head coach Collin Harrison is aware of.
However after not having a season final 12 months, like everybody else within the state, his Mustang squad is filled with unknowns.
“It’s simply so exhausting as a result of I haven’t seen them run in two years,” mentioned Harrison, who begins his seventh season as head coach.
There are 42 athletes on the monitor crew this season. That features 13 seniors, eight juniors, 10 sophomores and 11 freshmen.
Seniors Jacob Van Winkle and Beau Webb are essentially the most skilled returners for PCM.
Van Winkle shall be one of many quickest Mustangs, whereas Webb returns because the crew’s greatest distance runner.
Van Winkle posted among the crew’s greatest instances in 2019 within the 100-meter sprint (11.95 seconds), 200 (23.59) and 400 (54.56) and likewise ran on the Mustangs’ quickest 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relay groups.
He’s the lone runner again from the 4×200 relay crew which positioned fifteenth on the state meet in 2019.
Webb ran the quickest instances within the 800 (2:12.16), 1,600 (4:53.21) and three,200 (11:22.61). He additionally was on the quickest 4×400 and distance medley relays.
Webb was twentieth within the state meet within the 1,600 in 2019.
The opposite key returner is junior Aidan Anderson, who might not be full go till mid April after struggling a leg damage throughout soccer season.
Anderson ran a 53.86 within the 400 as a freshman and likewise was on the crew’s quickest 4×400 and distance medley relay groups.
Senior Carson Duinink ran a 2:25.72 within the 800 and was on the highest 4×800 relay crew together with senior Landon Fenton, who additionally ran a 1:07.17 within the 400 hurdles.
Justin Maggard has the highest returning 400 hurdle time as he posted a 1:05.71. His greatest leap within the lengthy leap coated 18 toes. Maggard additionally will compete in 100s and 200s.
Junior Will Oelmann is the highest returning lengthy jumper as he leaped 18-8 as a freshman.
There shall be a number of newcomers who will make an impression this season.
Seniors Andrew Mitchell and Gatlin Boell are each out for the primary time as they’ll twin sport with golf this spring. Harrison mentioned Boell will do hurdles, sprints and compete within the excessive leap and Mitchell will run something from a 100 to a 400.
Duinink will compete in 800s and the 1,600, Fenton will principally run 400s and 800s and Oelmann shall be a sprinter exterior of competing within the lengthy leap.
Junior Kaden Hale and sophomore August Inventory additionally shall be sprinters. Inventory will compete in hurdles, too.
One other Mustang out for the primary time is junior Durant Van Dyke, who will run 400s and compete within the shot put and discus.
The opposite throwers are sophomore Gavin Van Baale and junior Ben Buys.
“Now we have so many unknowns, however we wish to be aggressive in most meets and end within the high two or three on the (Coronary heart of Iowa) convention meet,” Harrison mentioned. “Now we have plenty of velocity, however now we have mainly all new throwers and jumpers.”
Varsity Boys Observe Schedule
March 30 — East Marshall, 4:15 p.m.
April 1 — Roland-Story, 4:30 p.m.
April 6 — PCM Coed Invitational 4:30 p.m.
April 9 — Baxter, 4:30 p.m.
April 13 — Pella Christian, 4:45 p.m.
April 16 — ADM, 4:30 p.m.
April 20 — BGM, 4:30 p.m.
April 27 — EBF, 4:30 p.m.
April 29 — House Invitational, 4:30 p.m.
Might 6 — HOIC Invitational, 4 p.m.
Might 10 — Pella, 4:45 p.m.
Might 13 — State Qualifying meet, 4 p.m., TBA
House matches in daring