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Houston Moore finished second in the discus throw at Ottumwa on Tuesday.

Photo by Kyle Ocker/Daily Iowegian
Daily Iowegian

The Centerville Big Reds placed in 10 events and recorded an average finish of 3.25 at Tuesday’s Don Newell Classic.

Ben Grothe was Centerville’s lone winner in an individual event. He recorded a first place time of 10:44.66 in the 3,200 meter run.

Centerville’s distance medley team finished first with a time of 3:35.51 for Centerville’s second win of the day.

Centerville had three second place finishes in the meet. Houston Moore finished second in the discus throw with 127’9”. Zach Lockman was second in the long jump with a jump of 19’1.5”. The Big Reds’ 4x400 meter relay team was the other runner-up finish, with a time of 3:33.19.

Centerville competed in Mt. Pleasant and Oskaloosa on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, April 14.

Centerville picked up one win and three second place finishes in Thursday’s action. In Oskaloosa on Saturday, the Big Reds finished first in three events and would place second in two others.

Centerville’s Payton Busch finished first in the 800 meter run and second in the 400 meter dash at Mt. Pleasant on Thursday. Jamey Foster finished second in the 400 meter hurdles. The other runner-up placing came from the 4x400 meter relay team of Graydon Schmidt, Lockman, Logan O’Hair and Foster.

Centerville finished fourth in Oskaloosa with 81 points. Foster picked up two of Centerville’s wins in the 400 meter dash and 400 meter hurdles. The distance medley squad of Schmidt, Michael Starcevich, O’Hair and Busch picked up the Big Reds’ other win.

Lockman finished second in the 200 meter dash and Moore picked up a second place finish in the shot put throw to round out Centerville’s top finishers at the meet.

“[It was a] hard week, very hard week,” Centerville head track coach Jim McCord said. “[We put] no emphasis on team points, just making sure we are progressing forward.”

2012 Denny White Relays

at Mt. Pleasant

April 12

Team scores — 1, Mt. Pleasant 201; 2, Mediapolis 125; 3, Pekin 105; 4, Ft. Madison 97; 5, Centerville 82; 6, Washington 61; 7, Fairfield 40; 8, Keokuk 35.

Centerville varsity results:

100 meter dash — 6, Zach Lockman 11.64; 12, Kyle Thomas 12.56. 200 — 6, Logan Brown 23.82; 8, Graydon Schmidt 24.18. 400 — 2, Payton Busch 52.24; 16, Jon Matkovich 1:06.39. 800 — 1, Busch 1:59.53; 14, Damon Hoffman 2:33.98. 1,600 — 1, Ben Grothe 4:57.58; 13, John Lawhon 5:47.65.

400 meter hurdles — 2, Jamey Foster 54.39.

4x200 meter relay — 4, Centerville (Schmidt, Lockman, Brown, Riley Denny) 1:37. 4x400 — 2, Centerville (Schmidt, Lockman, Logan O’Hair, Foster) 3:36.70. 4x800 — 5, Centerville (O’Hair, Garrett Faris, Garrett McGrann, Phoenix Wiese) 9:37.90. Distance medley — 7, Centerville (Jose Marin, Michael Starcevich, O’Hair, Grothe) 4:09.95. Shuttle hurdle — 6, Centerville (B.J. Gavigan, Michael Runyan, Grant Walker, Thatcher Carel) 1:08.26.

Long jump — 4, Lockman 19-07.75. Shot put — 4, Michael Firkins 43-3; 5, Moore 42-9. Discus — 5, Moore 131-8.5; 9, Denny 115-9.

84th Annual Oskaloosa Relays

at Oskaloosa

April 14

Team scores — 1, Pella 159; 2, Oskaloosa 110; 3, South Tama CSD 92; 4, Centerville 81; 5, Nevada 75; 6, Williamsburg 34.

100 meter dash — 6, Lockman 11.70; 12, Max Crouse 12.75. 200 — 2, Lockman 23.79; 12, Dustin Minard 29.07. 400 — 1, Foster 50.36; 3, Busch 52.28. 1,600 — 5, Grothe 4:56.65. 3,200 — 8, John Lawhon 12:17.18.

400 meter hurdles — 1, Foster 55.15.

4x100 meter relay — 6, Centerville (Thomas, Brown, Marin, Denny) 49.28. 4x200 — 5, Centerville (Thomas, Starcevich, Marin, Gavigan) 1:42.61. 4x400 — 2, Centerville (O’Hair, Schmidt, Busch, Foster) 3:29.32. 4x800 — 6, Centerville (O’Hair, Grothe, McGrann, Faris) 9:20.75. Shuttle hurdle — 4, Centerville (Gavigan, Carel, Runyan, Walker) 1:08.04. Distance medley —1, Centerville (Schmidt, Starcevich, O’Hair, Busch) 3:45.41.

Discus — 4, Moore 116-0; 9, Denny 103-10. Long jump — 5, Schmidt 17-9.5; 7, Lockman 17-7.5. Shot put — 2, Moore 44-8.5; 3, Michael Firkins 44-2.75.

Don Newell Classic

at Ottumwa

April 17

Team scores — 1, Ottumwa 124; 2, Oskaloosa 94; 3, Davis County 93; 4, Burlington 92; 5, Fairfield 80; 6, Centerville 68.

Centerville varsity results:

100 meter dash — 5, Logan Brown 11.89. 800 — 5, Logan O’Hair 2:11.8. 3,200 — 1, Ben Grothe 10:44.66.

4x200 meter relay — 4, Centerville (Graydon Schmidt, Zach Lockman, Jamey Foster, Payton Busch) 1:37.54. 4x400 — 2, Centerville 3:33.19. Distance medley — 1, Centerville 3:35.51. Shuttle hurdle — 3, Centerville (B.J. Gavigan, Thatcher Carel, Grant Walker, Schmidt) 1:07.11.

Discus — 2, Houston Moore 127-9. Long jump — 2, Lockman 19-1.5; 3, Schmidt 18-10. Shot put — 5, Firkins 43-6.5; 6, Moore 42-6.5.

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