The Albia boys track team was back on the track at Central College last Thursday night for round two of the Pekin hosted indoor season. Albia posted three first place finishes, three second place finishes, and a third place finish.
In the JV portion of the Shuttle Relay, Beau Leshen, Doug Flattery, Cody Kosman and Zack DeMoss placed first, and the varsity team of Blake Stewart, Nick Heffron, Nathan Crall and Logan Stalzer placed second.
The JV 4x800 team of Gavin McMurray, Eli Smith, Joe Myers, and Eli Zanoni placed second. Nathan Wilson placed second in the JV 60 Hurdles. The varsity 4x4 team of Nathan Parks, Wade Myers, CJ Ratliff, and Leshen placed third.
Both JV and varsity teams in the California Mile placed first. The JV team consisted of Damon Sovern, Ratliff, Zanoni, Flattery, Wilson, Carter Anderson, Kosman and Parks. The varsity team consisted of Drew Winke, Crall, Heffron, Stalzer, Wade Myers, Stewart, Jackson Pence, and Leshen.
“We are working hard and getting better each day, and it is fun to watch them compete,” said Coach Darren Hill. “We are pretty deep with our sprint team and are looking at getting as many meet times as possible to help us decide where to put them all. Our distance guys are pretty talented, but with the long, cold winter, need more outside time to put in the miles and build up their cardio.”