Highland boys head outdoors to race in the Roth Relays

By Giovanni Coronel
Posted 3/29/24


The outdoor season is upon us and what better way to ‘spring’ into the season than by visiting the home of the demons.  

The Huskies, along with 20 other …

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Highland boys head outdoors to race in the Roth Relays



The outdoor season is upon us and what better way to ‘spring’ into the season than by visiting the home of the demons. 

The Huskies, along with 20 other schools, made the trip to Washington to run, jump, and throw in the 62nd Annual Steve Roth Relays at Case Field last Thursday. 

Competition was split up into three classes: A, B, and C. Class A was won by Ankeny Cent and Prairie took second place. 

In Class B, Mediapolis won the championship and ACHS’s JV team placed second. Class C was claimed by Columbus and second place was won by Danville. 

Highland competed in Class C, and ended up not ranked in the standings after not being able to earn a top six placement in the events they competed in. 

In total the Huskies participated in nine different events. The top individual placement of the meet for Highland was performed by Cayden Day. 

Day, a junior, earned a top ten finish in the 200m, finishing the race in 25.44 to place 8th. Teammate, Brixton Rust, also raced in the 200m, placing 22nd in 29.41. 

Highland took part in three relay races at Washington with the team of Day, Rust, Jackson Schneider, and Elvin Hernandez racing together in all three relays. 

Together these four Huskies were able to capture 8th place in the 800-meter sprint medley, 9th place in the 4x400 meter, and 10th place in the 4x200 meter relay.  

Schneider, the lone senior on the team, also raced in the 110m hurdles. It was a top ten finish for Schneider as he crossed the finish in 20.69 to capture 9th place.

When it came to field events, sophomore Brody Sobolik put his throwing skills on display, competing in the shot put and the discus throw. It was a 16th place finish in the shot put and a 17th place finish in the discus for Sobolik.

In the long jump Highland was represented by sophomore Sawyer Shalla. Shalla’s farthest leap was marked at 12-03 and this placed him 13th overall. 

Shalla, along with teammate Jackson Robinson, also competed in the 100m dash. In a crowded event featuring multiple heats and over 20 competitors, Robinson placed 19th in 14.20 while Shalla placed 23rd in 16.05. 

Up next for the Highland boys is a trip to Mediapolis to compete in a track and field meet on April 2. 

Class C Results 

100m: 1, Kaden Amigon, Columbus, 11.25; 19, Jackson Robinson, Highland, 14.20; 23, Sawyer Shalla, 16.06. 

200m: 1, Ayden Dolyle, Danville, 22.83; 8, Cayden Day, Highland, 25.44; 22, Brixton Rust, Highland, 29.41. 

400m: 1, Sheaden Adams, W-MU, 55.24; 20, Jackson Robinson, Highland, 1:12.57

110m hurdles: 1, Alexander Rees, Columbus, 15.93; 9, Jackson Schneider, Highland, 20.69

4x200m relay: 1, Wapello, 1:40.42; 10, Highland (Elvin Hernandez, Jackson Schneider, Brixton Rust, Cayden Day), 1:49.85.

4x400m relay: 1, Danville, 3:40.07; 9, Highland (Elvin Hernandez, Cayden Day, Brixton Rust, Jackson Schneider), 4:49.01. 

800m sprint medley: 1, W-MU, 1:42.47; 8, Highland (Brixton Rust, Jackson Schneider, Cayden Day, Elvin Hernandez), 1:52.92. 

Long jump: 1, Kaden Amigon, Columbus, 19-02; 13, Sawyer Shalla, Highland, 12-03. 

Shot Put: 1, Russell Coil, Columbus, 48-01; 16, Brody Sobolik, Highland, 25-10.

Discus throw: 1, Russell Coil, Columbus, 141-01; 17, Brody Sobolik, Highland, 66-05.