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Harreld makes season debut for Trojans, takes second in high jump at Cadet Relays

April 11, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

IOWA FALLS - Clay Harreld made an appearance in a Northeast Hamilton track uniform for the first time this season last night, and the Trojans picked up a pair of medals in the field events at the Cadet Relays.

Team standings weren't available as of press time.

Harreld, a senior who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the basketball season last month, finished second in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 10 inches. He was a Class 1A state place winner in the event a season ago.

"Without doing any jumping (in practice) at all, to come out and get 5-10 is pretty good," NEH head coach Josh Vanderloop said. "Clay said the knee felt pretty good, and it was good to have him back to give us some more leadership."

Trojan freshman Nick Jeffers bested his previous personal best in the discus by more than 20 feet en route to a runner-up finish. His best toss landed at 125-11.

"Nick has definitely improved and it was good to see that," Vanderloop said.

Fact Box

Cadet Relays

Tuesday at Iowa Falls

Northeast Hamilton Results

High Jump - 2. Clay Harreld 5-10.

Discus - 2. Nick Jeffers 125-11.

4x800 Relay - 6. Northeast Hamilton 10:37.92 (Kyler Rapp, Truman Chamness, Kyle Pruismann, Andy Pate).

110 High Hurdles - 4. Bryce Kauffman 16.07.

1,600 Medley Relay - 5. Northeast Hamilton 4:06.72 (Kauffman 25.57, Stephen Chamness 25.50, Jeffers 1:02.08, Tyler Smith 2:13.94).

800 Meters - 4. Pate 2:21.35.

4x100 Relay - 5. Northeast Hamilton 49.10 (Kauffman 12.51, S. Chamness 12.18, Jeffers 12.90, T. Smith 11.66).

On the track, NEH placed in five events, highlighted by individual fourth-place finishes by Bryce Kauffman in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.07 seconds) and Andy Pate in the open 800 (2:21.35).

The Trojans will head back to Nevada for the Colo-NESCO Relays on Friday.



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