Kee boys track team places 10th at Ed-Co, claims fifth at Postville

Competes in three scoring relays ... Kee boys track sophomore Chris Wagner rounds the corner at the Foster Kiesau Relays at Postville High School Friday, April 5. Wagner led off the Hawks’ 4x400 relay that finished third at the meet in a time of 3:50.74, ran the 400 meter leg of Kee’s fourth-place distance medley relay timed in 4:15.96 and anchored the 400 meter leg of Kee’s sprint medley that finished sixth in 1:51.36. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The Kee boys track team got to experience its first outdoor competition of the 2019 season, finishing near the middle of the pack in a pair of invitational meets this past week. The Hawks claimed a 10th-place finish in the large Edgewood-Colesburg Invitational that took place Tuesday, April 2 before finishing fifth at Postville’s Foster-Kiesau Relays Friday, April 5, a day later than the meet’s original April 4 date due to cold, damp weather.

“We had two meets his week and I felt they were worthwhile,” Kee boys track coach Pat Wagner said. “The Ed-Co meet was a competitive meet, a lot of good small school track teams. At Postville, we showed a good deal of improvement. My hats off to the people at Postville; they ran a very efficient meet.  (Senior) Jacob Berns is off to an excellent start to the season. He had two first-place performances at the Foster-Kiesau relays in Postville.”

The Hawks have just one meet on their schedule this week, scheduled to compete Thursday, April 11 at MFL/MarMac. The Kee boys will then compete in another large meet at Oelwein Monday, April 15 before hosting their own home invitational meet Thursday, April 18, beginning at 4:30 p.m., the Hawks hosting Central Elkader, Clayton Ridge, Turkey Valley and West Central.

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