Bobcats climb to fourth at Ankeny’s Fred Smith Relays

ANKENY – Displaying his versatility, Imad Amenzou captured the 800 and 3,200-meter titles to propel the Marshalltown boys’ track team to a fourth-place finish at the 55th Fred Smith Ankeny Hawk Relays Tuesday.

Amenzou claimed the 3,200 in 9 minutes, 37.76 seconds and came back to win the 800 in 2:02.86 to provide Marshalltown’s two first-place finishes.

Waukee dominated the 10-team field with 199 points – 124 ahead of runner-up Dowling Catholic. Ames tallied 48 points for third to edge out the Bobcats by two, while Ankeny Centennial, Southeast Polk and Indianola tied for fifth with 44 points each.

Brady Arment reached six feet in the high jump to garner third, while also teaming with Kyler Ladehoff, Luke Severson and Michael Schrempf for bronze in the 4×100 (47.05).

The Bobcats also got fourth-place performances from the 4×200 and 4×800. Jordan Banes, Severson, Aaron Hauser and Schrempf hit the line in 1:36.73 in the 4×200, while Sam Johnson, Nate Phillips, Alex Mason and Anthony Fleck joined forces in the 4×800 (8:48.45).

The Bobcats travel to the Newton Invite Thursday at 4:30 p.m.