The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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April 17, 2013

Indians smile all the way to title

CLINTON — A broad grin covered Shykeem Williams’ face as he completed his leg of the shuttle hurdle relay.

After attacking the first couple of hurdles the way a fullback might burst through the line, he couldn’t help but laugh about his eventful journey. Of course, it was easy to laugh since he and his Camanche teammates still won the event easily, by nearly five seconds.

But that’s the kind of day it was for the Indians.

Camanche won nine of the 18 events to run away with the Class B title Tuesday at the Gateway Classic boys track and field meet on Bill Holsclaw Track. Northeast, which won six events, was a distant second with 130 points, while the Clinton junior varsity took third with 93.

“That was bad, so bad,” Williams said of his leg after the Indians won the shuttle hurdle relay in 1 minute, 3.71 seconds, their worst time of the year, according to anchor runner Mike Osaro. “I think I set the blocks wrong.

“I’m used to running the hurdles; I love running the hurdles. I think our hurdles team is great. We’ve got a good future ahead.”

Despite his misadventures in the relay, his teammates are happy for the addition of Williams, who transferred in from Argo High School in Summitt, Ill. His addition has helped the unit lower its time, and it entered the day with the seventh-fastest time in Class 2A.

Williams proved his ability later in the night, matching Osaro step for step as they raced to a 1-2 finish in the 110-meter high hurdles race. Osaro won in 16.08 seconds, two-hundredths ahead of Williams.

“It’s great (having Williams) because in practice we’re always pushing each other,” Osaro said, comparing it with his anchor legs in the shuttle hurdle when he usually is well out in front. “It makes it hard when I’m running by myself. I feel I can’t reach my full potential.”

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