The Ottumwa and Fairfield boys opened the outdoor track season with the Steve Roth meet at Washington Thursday. Bulldog wins in Class A included Jonathan Bossou the 110 meter high hurdles (15.77) and the high jump (1st place tie 6-0), the 4 by 800 with Aytonn Bar-Shimon, Blake Foy, Javon Martin and Dante Salomon (8:34.07), the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Isaac Eaton, Bryan Cordova, Eli McDanel and Bossou (1:05.56), the 4 by 100 of Caleb Barndt, Andrew Cole, McDanel and Bossou (44.73) and the 4 by 200 including Charlie Welch, Brandt, Cole and McDanel (1:35.91). The Trojans were among the Class B schools. Winning were Landon Kooiker the high jump (6-0), the distance medley featuring Brittan Bowman, Landen Schafer, Dalton Rippey and Alex Forrest (4:03.81) and 4 by 800 of Mark Diers, Kevin Kretz, Forrest and Rippey (9:08.37)
Forrest of Fairfield was 2nd in the 1600 (5:02.8). Adding 3rds:
Bar-Shimon the 800 (2:06.74)
Barndt the 200 (24.69)
and Eaton the high jump (tie at 5-10)
Kooiker the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.3) and 400 (56.2)
Diers the 800 (2:13.08)
The Bulldogs finished 3rd of 7 scoring 96 which nipped Cedar Rapids Prairie by one point. Mount Pleasant took the title with 139 and 2nd place Iowa City High had 110.
Fairfield was 4th of 7 in Class B totaling 77 and 3/4 points. Fort Madison led the way with 165 and 3/4. Mediapolis ended up 2nd at 113. West Burlington Notre Dame came in 3rd scoring 103 and 3/4.