West’s Markham wins 3 events, but finishes 2nd in tight 400

IOWA CITY – Alonzo Markham and Kevin Dibbern have competed against one another for six years.

The latest installment produced a photo-finish in the 400-meter dash and a more defined result in the 200 Saturday at the Class 4A district meet at Iowa City West. Iowa City High’s Dibbern edged Markham in the 400 by .012 seconds, while Iowa City West’s Markham beat Dibbern in the 200.

It took at least two minutes for the duo to confirm the winner in the 400. As they stood next to the finish line, reporters asked them who won the race. Dibbern spoke up, “I think I did.” Markham seemed to confirm: “I think I leaned too early.”

It was the only blot on Markham’s individual performance. He won the 100 in addition to his 200 crown and anchored the 4×100 to victory. But he expressed nothing but admiration for Dibbern, the defending state champion in the 400.

“That’s how it was last week between him and me at conference,” Markham said. “He ended up getting me at the end.”

The frequent 25 m.p.h. winds aided both runners in the first 200 meters but brutally challenged both on the stretch run.

“The wind it came at an angle on the backstretch, because I didn’t really work that hard on the back stretch,” Markham said. “But when I got on the straightaway, it just kicked (me). I was huffing and puffing trying to get to the finish line.”

Cedar Rapids Washington’s Lewi Manirumva won three events to pace the Warriors to the boys’ team title. Manirumva won the 1,600, the 3,200 and anchored the distance medley team to victory. With the wind a factor, Manirumva concentrated more on the final result and less on the method.

“The important thing to run and compete, not the times,” he said.  

Three-time defending girls’ state champion Iowa City West edged cross-town rival Iowa City by eight points to claim the district title. West won three of the four field events and beat Iowa City High head-to-head in the 4×400 to clinch the title.

Iowa City High’s Meg Richardson and Rebecca Rethwisch made it a goal to beat Iowa City High. But their performance in the 3,000 made it difficult for the “dynamic distance duo that dominates” as they said as they left the track following the race.

“That’s what we wanted, we wanted one and two,” said Rethwisch, who finished second at 4:55.184. “We really like to run together and we work together and we wanted to get first and second.”

The top four place-winners in each boys’ event automatically qualifies for next weekend’s state meet in Des Moines. The top two place-winners in each girls’ event qualifies for state, followed by the next-best 12 results from throughout the state.

GIRLS

Team standings – 1. Iowa City West, 208; 2. Iowa City High 200; 3. Cedar Rapids Washington 92; 4. Linn-Mar 67; 5. Burlington 49; 6. Ottumwa, 41; 7. Cedar Rapids Prairie 39. 8. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 38.

Shot put – 1. Micaela Haight (ICW), 42-31/2; 2. Majesty Tutson (ICW), 40-6; 3. Courtney Fritz (ICW), 38-61/2; 4, Tara Gott (O), 37-5. Long jump – 1. Jessica Gehrke (ICW), 17-1 1/4 ; 2. Sarah Ryan (O), 16-6 1/2 ; 3. Brittany Nelson (ICH), 15-8; 4. Shelby Crist (CRP), 15-3 ¼. High jump – 1. Khanishah Williams (B), 5-4; 2. Stephanie Brooks (ICH), 5-2; 3. Virginia Johnson (ICH), 5-1; 4. Victoria Ita (B), 4-10. Discus – 1. Courtney Fritz (ICW), 136-2; 2. Majesty Tutson (ICH) ,131-9; 3. Amanda Piche (L-M), 121-4; 4. Amy Joens (CRP), 116-1.

3,000 – 1. Nichole Engelhardt (ICW), 10:30.887; 2. Meg Richardson (ICH), 10:34.771; 3. Rebecca Rethwisch (ICH), 10:36.664; 4. Carolyn Newhouse (L-M), 10:39.040. 3,200 relay – 1. Iowa City High, 9:49.565; 2. Iowa City West, 9:59.538; 3. Cedar Rapids Washington, 10:19.991; 4. Linn-Mar, 10:28.424. 100 – 1. Ashley Wilkinson (ICH), 12.349; 2. Maddy Halyard (CRW), 12.365; 3. Jessica Gehrke (ICW),12.529; 4. Sarah Ryan (O), 12.866. Distance Medley – 1. Iowa City West, 4:18.78; 2. Iowa City High, 4:20.72; 3. Linn-Mar, 4:30.58; 4. Ottumwa, 4:31.82. Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. Iowa City High, 1:07.402; 2. Iowa City West, 1:07.430; 3. Cedar Rapids Washington, 1:08.522; 4. Burlington, 1:10.597. 400 – 1. Kalee Schilling (ICW), 1:02.147; 2. Mariah Steinburg-Garner (CRW), 1:02.712; 3. Tiffany Roth (ICW), 1:02.94-; 4. Mallory Hynes (ICH), 1:04.079. 4×200 – 1. Iowa City High, 1:45.309; 2. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 1:46.520; 3. Cedar Rapids Washington, 1:47.399; 4. Iowa City West, 1:47.658. 100 hurdles – 1. Mariah Jordan (ICH), 15.23; 2. Brooke Ludvicek (ICW), 15.774; 3. Layloni Beard (CRW), 15.909; 4. Natalie Mason (ICW), 16.20. 800 – 1. Jessica Yagla (ICH), 2:22.585; 2. Emily Fagan (ICH), 2:23.591; 3. Nichole Engelhardt (ICW), 2:25.438; 4. Jessica Shull (ICW), 2:27.878. 200 – 1. Ashley Wilkinson (ICH), 25.1313; 2. Jessica Gehrke (ICW), 25.592; 3. Shahana Williams (ICW), 27.509; 4. Krista McCright (L-M), 27.409. 400 hurdles – 1. Liza Minor (ICW), 1:07.06; 2. Brooke Foreman (CRW), 1:08.01; 3. Nicole Jensen (ICW), 1:08.55; 4. Elizabeth Larsen (ICH), 1:09.32. 800 Sprint medley – 1. Iowa City High 1:53.37; 2. Iowa City West, 1:53.82; 3. Linn-Mar, 1:54.03; 4. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 1:55.19. 1,500 – 1. Meg Richardson (ICH), 4:54.180; 2. Rebecca Rethwisch (ICH), 4:55.184; 3. Nichole Engelhardt (ICW), 4:57.918; 4. Carolyn Newhouse (L-M), 4:58.980. 4×100 – 1. Iowa City West, 49.257; 2. Iowa City High, 50.096; 3. Cedar Rapids Washington, 51.161; 4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 51.351. 4×400 – 1. Iowa City West, 4:09.678; 2. Iowa City High, 4:10.358; 3. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 4:18.127; 4. Cedar Rapids Washington, 4:23.179.

BOYS

Team standings – 1. Cedar Rapids Washington 156; 2. Iowa City West 141; 3. Iowa City High 100; 4. Linn-Mar 98; 5. Burlington 67; 6. Cedar Rapids Prairie 49; 7. Ottumwa 48; 8. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 38.

High jump – 1. Nate Hutcheson (L-M), 6-3; 2. Alex Kelly (O), 6-2; 3. Logan Ruffridge (CRJ), 6-0; 4. Peter VanVoorhis (ICW), 6-0. Discus – 1. Ryan Piche (L-M), 154-0; 2. Jacob Gannon (ICW), 153-5; 3. Mark Jennings (L-M), 141-0; 4. Spencer Heath (ICW), 136-0. Shot put – 1. Kevin Harp (ICH), 53-11; 2. Adam Prybil (ICW), 52-91/2; 3. Eric Ritter (ICW), 50-7; 4. Casey O’Connor (ICW), 50-1. Long jump – 1. Evan Davis (CRW), 20-0 1/2; 2. Gavin Smith (ICW), 19-6 1/2; 3. Robert Hogg (CRW), 19-2; 4. Kyle Dunn (L-M), 19-1 1/4.

4×800 – 1. Cedar Rapids Washington, 8:11.532; 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 8:22.204; 3. Burlington, 8:233.809; 4. Linn-Mar, 8:25.851. 3,200 – Lewi Manirumva (CRW), 9:34.691; 2. Frank Canady (ICW), 9:37.601; 3. J.T. McCarthy (B), 9:50.872; 4. Marshall Moyer (B), 9:51.275. Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. Cedar Rapids Washington, 58.072; 2. Linn-Mar 58.404; 3. Iowa City West, 59.520; 4. Burlington, 10:2.479. 100- 1. Alonzo Markham (ICW), 10.861; 2. Jamal Simmons (B), 10.910; 3. Alex Carr (CRW), 10.942; 4. Jordan Webb (B), 10.973. 400 – 1. Kevin Dibbern (ICH) 48.833; 2. Alonzo Markham (ICW), 48.845; 3. Alex Kelly (O), 49.256; 4. John Beardsworth  (CRW), 52.197. 4×200 – 1. Cedar Rapids Washington, 1:27.890; 2. Burlington, 1:31.228; 3. Iowa City High, 1:313.694; 4. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 1:33.459. 110 hurdles – 1. Larry Johnson (CRW), 15.492; 2. Kyle Dunn (L-M), 15.753; 3. Avery McBride (CRW), 15.90; 4. Peter Dolan (ICW), 16.045. 1,600 – 1. Lewi Manirumva (CRW), 4:26.94; 2. Andrew Marshall (CRW), 4:313.71; 3. Frank Canady (ICW), 4:323.90; 4. Calvin Simmons (ICH), 4:39.12. 200 – 1. Alonzo Markham (ICW), 21.93; 2. Jamal Simmons (B), 22.12; 3. Kevin Dibbern (ICH), 22.31; 4. Alex Kelly (O), 22.42. 400 hurdles – 1. Kyle Dunn (L-M), 55.101; 2. Andrew Mitchell (ICW), 55.637; 3. Nick Clark (CRW), 56.550; 4. Aaron Razo (L-M), 56.707. Distance medley – 1. Cedar Rapids Washington, 3:38.32; 2. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 3:39.02; 3. Iowa City West, 3:43.40; 4. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 3:44.23. 800 – 1. Matt Stocker (CRP), 1:59.508; 2. Andrew Marshall (CRW), 1:59.661; 3. Andrew Mitchell (ICW), 2:008.541; 4. Jeremy Krueger (ICH), 2:01.051. 4×100 – 1. Iowa City West, 42.340; 2. Cedar Rapids Washington, 42.612; 3. Burlington, 42.756; 4. Iowa City High, 43.527. 4×400 – 1. Ottumwa, 3:24.45; 2. Iowa City High, 3:313.72; 3. Linn-Mar, 3:33.60; 4. Iowa City West, 3:33.60.

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One Response to West’s Markham wins 3 events, but finishes 2nd in tight 400

  1. […] Manirumva, a Cedar Rapids Washington senior, in a sprint at the end in the race for second place. Canady, who lost to Manirumva last week at the district meet, finished in 9 minutes, 23.34 seconds, almost 1 second more than Manirumva, who stumbled about five […]

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