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Day 2: Coed State Track Meet.

Iowa City West made some noise on Friday. The Trojan boys picked up a big win in the 4x200 as Armando Williams anchored them home to a state title, and they got a surprise in the 400 hurdles. Charles Rogers blew past the favorites down the stretch to take top honors.

"I haven't had a state championship all high school, to finally get one here in track, moving towards a team title, I'm just here to get points for my team. That's the main thing," Rogers said.

Another surprise in the 4A distance medley as Cedar Rapids Prairie's Jake Aune put together a great anchor leg to push the Prairie Hawks to the title.

 "Honestly, I didn't know I was going to win it,"Jake Aune said. "I was looking at the clock the whole time, because I knew West...Bailey ran a heck of an anchor leg for West, so I knew I had to keep finishing strong."

In the 1A race, Lisbon's Connor Smock got the baton in 6th, but the 4 time 3,200 champ showed he could dominate the 800 leg as well rallying for a victory.

"That's probably the greatest feeling I've ever had. The only thing that I think might have been a little better is if we can get that actual team title. That's the overall goal," said Connor Smock.

On the girls side, Iowa City West's McKennan Cronbaugh captured the 4A long jump title going over 18 feet, and it was an emotional win for the NU High girls, running 3 freshmen and 1 sophomore, in the 4x200. Maddie Bell anchored the Little Panthers to victory in their final trip to state.

Sylvia Amlie, NU High Sophomore says, "It just feels really great to go out with a bang like, we couldn't have done it without all these girls on our team. I'm so thankful for them."

Cece Hawbaker, NU High Freshman said, "We're so happy to put NU High on the map right before people are going to start to lose interest, and we're just so thankful to be able to do this today."

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