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Linn-Mar Boys Track

Linn-Mar - Boys Track

Lions run fast at Demon track meet

MOUNT VERNON – The Linn-Mar boys track team took second place in four events at the Demon Indoor meet Friday at Cornell College.

Griffin Freese was second in the 200 meters in 23.52 seconds, Daniel Gorsich was second in the 60 hurdles (8.35) and the Lions took second in the 4x400 and sprint medley relays (3:39.53 and 3:51.14, respectively).

Dallas Hobbs took second place in the shot put for Washington with a toss of 50 feet, 2½ inches and teammate Gerry Alt was third at 49-11½.

Prairie took second in the 4x800 in 8:25.68 and third in the medley relay in 3:53.45.


Linn-Mar - Boys Track

Perrion Scott wins Metro Spotlight Award

Perrion Scott of Linn-Mar is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award for high school boys this week, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Scott, a senior, helped the Lions finish second in the Class 4A standings at the state meet in Des Moines Saturday.

Scott ran a blazing anchor leg on the 4x200 relay at the state meet, coming from behind to give Linn-Mar the victory in 1 minute, 29.13 seconds with Sean Zimmerman, Tristan Freese and Daniel Gorsich.



Linn-Mar - Boys Track

Linn-Mar girls, boys take 2nd at state

DES MOINES - Linn-Mar High School became the track capital of Iowa Saturday.

In a rare show of strength across the board, the Linn-Mar girls and boys both finished second at the Class 4A state track meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

The Linn-Mar girls made a strong run for the title but had to settle for runner-up honors behind Pleasant Valley, 99-90, as the Spartans set a meet record for points.

The Linn-Mar boys, competing without injured stars Daniel Murphy and Austin Flieder, shot out of the pack to finish in second place behind Waukee, 83-53.

"We peaked at the right time," said Linn-Mar boys coach Ken Hopkins. "This is where we shine."

The Linn-Mar boys won the state meet in 2013 and placed second last year for an impressive three-year run.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2015 20:04



Linn-Mar - Boys Track

Scott helps Linn-Mar take 4x200

DES MOINES - Linn-Mar senior Perrion Scott wanted to make a last hurrah at the Class 4A state track meet before heading off to college.

He got it Friday.

Scott ran a sensational anchor leg on the 4x200 relay and led the Lions to victory in a bang-bang finish at Drake Stadium.

Scott seemingly came out of nowhere and leaned across the finish line to give Linn-Mar the victory in 1 minute, 29.13 seconds in one of the closest races in state history.

Ankeny Centennial finished second in 1:29.14 and Cedar Falls was third in 1:29.17, with only four-hundredths of a second separating the top three finishers.


Sean Zimmerman, Tristan Freese and Daniel Gorsich joined Scott on the 4x200 relay.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 21:05



Linn-Mar - Boys Track

Rima claims state title in 400

DES MOINES - Jalen Rima scrunched his face and shook his head when former Cedar Rapids Prairie football coach Mike Morrissey told him to join the track team two years ago.

Rima did not want to run around in circles, but Morrissey made it perfectly clear: No track, no football.

"I wasn't going to go out my freshman year, but because of him I went out," Rima said Thursday, all smiles. "Thank god he made me."

Rima blazed to victory in the 400 meter dash in 48.85 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet in Des Moines and is now perfectly happy to run track instead of just running pass patterns.

In fact, the faster he runs in track, the more attention he gets from Division I college football teams. Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and others called Morrissey a few days after Rima ran an incredibly fast 400 meter split in a relay at the Drake Relays this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 21:28


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