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Thursday, May 13, 2010 N/Warren Town and County News Page Eleven Varsity Boys' Track The season is winding down and after the first month of the season sev- eral highlights of the sea- son have risen to the top. Probably the most exciting thing for the program is the two events that quali- fied the Warriors for The Drake Relays. Austin Ward became the first in- dividual to qualify since 2001; Ward made the cut in the 110 High Hurdles, only 24 athletes from around the state made that cut. Also the Shuttle Hurdle relay team of Carson Klocko, Teagan Brown, Lance Pevestorf and Austin Ward made the cut in an event that only takes 16 teams from around the state. In doing so the same four also broke their own school record they set just last year, with a time of 59.57. Other records that have been broken include Klocko in the 110 High Hurdles, where he broke the sophomore class record by running at 15.68. He is closing in on the 400 Meter Low Hurdles record and is currently second in that evenL Kit Anderson has broken the 3200 Meter Junior class record by run- ning a 10:05.99 and he also is currently second in the 1600 Meter Run. Ward has tied the senior class record of 14.99 in the 110 High Hurdles. The freshman 4 x 200 meter relay has broken the freshman class record. The team of Kenny Floyd, Brandon Pevestorf, Sam George and Chase Onken has run a 1:41.19 to set that number. The team has finished second two times this year, both at their home meets and has had several top four team finishes. Some Of the team lead- ers at this point of the sea- son are listed as follows: High Jump: Klocko and Chase Onken at 5'8"; Shot Put: Evan Kimberlin at 38'9"; Discus: Aaron Westphalen at 115'5"; and Long Jump: Pevestorf at 17'11". 100 Meter Dash: Floyd at 11.85; 200 Meter Dash: Pevestorf at 23.36; 400 Meter Dash: Pevestorf at 51.98; 1600 Meter Run: Anderson at 4:49.36; 3200 Meter Run: Anderson at 10:05.99; 110 High Hurdles: Ward at 14.99; 800 Run: Garrett Gillen at 2:15.89 and 400 Low Hurdles: Klocko at 57.94. The Warriors have two regular season meets left and then will travel to Newton to compete in the Little Hawkeye Confer- ence Meet Monday, May 10 and then to the district meet at Dallas Center on May 14. The top three place winners will then advance to the State Meet at Drake Stadium May 20- 22. Community Service Project in Deb Stanley's Class Last week, Deb Stanley's fourth grade class had a special guest speaker. Kathy Pierce, from the Iowa Na- tional Guard Officers Auxiliary, talked about a special fundraiser that she has been involved in. Her mission is to raise funds to purchase teddy bears and medallions for children of deploying parents. The idea to help with this project came to Stanley when she received an email about the need for 5,000 bears. "As I read the article, I noticed Kathy's name. Since I have known Kathy for a long time, I wondered how my class could help." The class invited Pierce to come talk to us about this need and the class was excited to help. Pierce shared that they need 5,000 bears for the children 12 years old and under. Teens 13-90 receive a medallion that can be used as a necklace, keychain, or bag ornament. There is a need for 1,500 medallions. There will be a deployment sometime this summer. Stanlev's class is going to work on this project through the month of May. They put together folders with infor- mation. There is a picture of the actual teddy bear on the folder. A poem was written by a fifth grader named ....... Nikelle Morris. She wrote the poem called "Bear Hugs." I'm a bear, and you're my friend, We'll stay together 'till the end. I'll make you feel better when you're down, I'll make you smile, instead of Down. I know your parent isn't here, But please don't cr don't shed a tear. I'm here to help you when you're sad, When you're missing your Morn or Dad. Hug me tight, and kiss me too, 'Cause where they are, they're missing you. And plus America needs them so, You're so brave to let them go. The class goal is to raise enough money for 100 bears or medallions. That would be $600. If you would like to help us with the project to help Iowa kids, you can talk to the office at Lakewood or to Stanley, dstanley@norwalk.k12.ia.us. You can also donate and make checks payable to INGOAux. You can send those checks to Lakewood Elementary or to Polk County Bank, PO Box 79, Polk City, IA 50226 (Attention: INGOAux Donation Account). A presentation will be made to Kathy Pierce at the end of May. Going Green in a Rhoades Car Marilyine Baugh of Norwalk caused a stir Monday, May 3, when she parked her cute little yellow Rhoades Car in front of Norwalk Hardware as people stopped to look at the six-gear quad cycle. Baugh said she believes in recycling, clean energy and saving the environment. As such, she said she is pro-active in "going green". The vehicle has an optional electric motor, or one can chose to pedal. She pur- chased the cycle in Omaha, NE the first part of March for her birthday. Cost of the Rhoades Car starts around $4500 and with all the extra options, the bill can run up to $6000. Baugh lives in Norwalk with her husband, Russell, and children Amber, Garritt, Romalis and Sydney. For information on the Rhoades Car out of Tennes- see, go to Rhoadescars.com. Staff photo. I Deadline for ads, [ legals and stories I is Noon Friday! Lakewood Students Champions at Drake Relays SPACESHIPS Concluded from p.7 tive fiction to hard science, talks and demonstrations by industry professionals, workshops and parties. Featured events include an art show, dealer room, anime videos, live music, masquerade contests, gaming, Heinlein blood AND PIRATES drive and performances by the local science fiction comedy troupe Trans- Iowa Canal Company and the Adventures of Nigel and Bridgette. There is al- ways something happen- ing. Fifth grade students at Lakewood Elementary School had the opportunity to qualify for a 4 X 60 meter relay at the Drake Relays. Over 80 students participated in try- outs to narrow the field to six. The qualifiers were Claire Anderson, Brady Brandsfield, Justin South, Keegan Leaper, Cole Hopkins and Gabby Ridgeway. 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