Amenzou leads MHS at Hi-Covey

AMES – Picking up where he left off from Tuesday’s home meet, Imad Amenzou turned in a pair of medalist performances Friday to pace the Marshalltown boys’ track and field team to a fourth-place finish at the Hi-Covey Relays.

Ames topped the five-team field with 94.5 points, while Cedar Rapids Prairie (79.5) and Waterloo West (57.5) rounded out the top three. MHS tallied 35.5 points and South Hamilton completed the group with nine.

Amenzou was barely edged out in the 1,600-meter run, taking second in a time of 4 minutes, 23.74 seconds – just 12 hundredths of a second behind the Little Cyclones’ Lee Grim.

Amenzou came back with a third-place tally in the 800 clocking 1:59.42, while Brady Arment claimed the Bobcats’ lone title with a height of 6 feet, 2 inches in the high jump.

Marshalltown took second in both the 4×800 and 4×400 relays. The 4×800 foursome of Sam Johnson, Konner Kacmarynski, Nate Phillips and Anthony Fleck stopped the clock in 8:55.43, while Seth Heinrichs, Kacmarynski, Luke Severson and Aaron Hauser posted a time of 3:31.62 in the meet finale.

Marco Tapia tied for second in the long jump (19-0) and was third in the 400 hurdles (59.03), while leading off the shuttle hurdle relay to bronze. Tapia teamed with Jordan Paone, Sam Arneson and Dylan Whetstine for a time of 1:08.98.

“The young men ran very well tonight, there were plenty of good efforts and many PRs,” MHS coach Mark Chardoulias said. “I’m extremely happy with their efforts tonight.”

The Bobcats will compete in the Jim Duncan Relays at Drake Stadium today starting at 8:30 a.m.