The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


May 9, 2014

Camanche ends up third in River Valley

WELLMAN — Easton McDaniel, Derek Harksen and the rest of the Camanche boys track and field team turned in a 76-point performance that was good enough for third place during Thursday’s River Valley Conference meet.

Bellevue finished fourth, scoring 70 team points during the meet, while Northeast scored 49 points for seventh place.

McDaniel won the 100-meter dash in 10.96 seconds, while Bellevue’s Noah Reed got fourth place at 11.19 seconds and Nick Wall from Northeast finished eighth in 11.53 seconds.

McDaniel’s time in the 100 was his best of the season, and according to QuikStats, it’s also good enough for second fastest in Class 2A. Who’s got the fastest time in 2A? His teammate, Harksen.

Harksen turned in a first-place performance in the 200 with a time of of 21.8 seconds. That’s also a season-best time, even with the hand-held time being converted to automatic timing (22.04).

Harksen also won the 400 in 49.27, which is also a season best, and also the fastest time in Class 2A.

Camanche won three relays, and Harksen had a hand in two victories. The 400-meter relay squad of McDaniel, Thomas Brantley, Brady Beal and Harksen, as the anchor, turned in a time of 43.56 seconds. Northeast’s team finished eighth.

In the 1,600 relay, Will Seeser, McDaniel, Jeremiah Jones and Harksen won in 3:27.40. Bellevue finished fifth (3:36.48), while Northeast finished eighth.

Northeast finished second in the 3,200 relay behind Monticello at 8:25.20.

Camanche also won the distance medley relay at 3:44.38. Those who represented the Indians were Thomas Brantley, Brady Beal, Seeser and Jones.

In the 400 hurdles, Bellevue’s Jace Michels won in 56.40 seconds. Northeast’s Nick Kennicker finished fourth (58.63).

Michels was also part of the winning shuttle hurdle relay team for the Comets as well (1:01.19).


Team standings

1. Monticello 153; 2. Cascade 108.5; 3. Camanche 76; 4. Bellevue 70; 5. Iowa City Regina 63; 6. North Cedar 56; 7. Northeast 49; 8. Mid-Prairie 42; 9. Tipton 26; 10. Wilton 21; 11. West Branch 17.

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