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Stephen Meyer -- Athlete of the Week

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Oelwein (KWWL) -- Stephen Meyer of Oelwein High school has had a phenomenal season on the track, but his biggest accolades come in the high jump. Meyer is the class 3A returning high jump champion and only a junior, he has bigger goals in mind. As a sophomore Meyer was able to go down to the state tournament and capture a 3A title.

"I was happy I made 6'4,"  Said Stephen Meyer. "I think there was one or two jumpers after me that had the last try, kind of nervous. It didn't really sink in to me that day. People were congratulating me that day and I was like ya you know and after awhile it hit me and it's an honor."

Meyer was able to break the school record with a jump of 6 feet 6 inches and he has finished first in the high jump in every meet this season except for the Drake Relays where he finished 6th.

"He's been a real competitor, from last year to this year he's shown a lot of confidence and just in being more confident in the high jump and the high's as well he's shown a lot of leadership in that roll," Said head coach Gary Goeller.

The 6 foot 3 inch junior was able to reach another goal qualifying for four events at the state meet. The High Hurdles, Shuttle Hurdle Relay and the 4X100 meter relay along with the high jump where he will be looking for his second title.

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