Durbin second in Class 2A high jump, Osterson eight in long jump

Durbin qualifies for finals in 200m 

Greene County senior Megan Durbin ended her high school high jump career with as second in the state in Class 2A at the co-ed state track and field meet Friday.

The winning height was 5’ 7” by Cori DeJong of Western Christian (Hull). Durbin, Morgan Johnk of Panorama and Hannah Isley of Albia all cleared 5’ 5”. Places were determined by misses, putting Durbin in second, Isley in third and Johnk in fourth place.

Durbin won the high jump as a sophomore in Class 3A with a jump of 5’ 5”. Last year her jump of 5’ 7” placed her second, also in Class 3A.

In the boys high jump Carter Morton cleared 6’ 1” and tied for 11th place. Morton also ran the 400m hurdles and placed 12th with a time of 57.04 seconds.

The girls 4 X 200m relay of Melanie Doran, Makala Kafer, Brianna Osterson and Durban was second in its session but 15th overall with a time of 1:49.7. In the 4 X 400m relay, Osterson, Doran, Lilly Muir and Durbin placed eighth in their heat and 23rd overall with a time of 4:18.28.

In state track & field action Thursday Durbin finished second in her preliminary heat in the 200m dash in 26.51 seconds. That was fast enough to place her fifth overall and earn her place in the finals on Saturday.

Freshman Osterson competed in the long jump and placed eighth in the state at 16’ 5-1/2”. Classmate Muir placed 17th at 15’ 5-1/2”.

Colby Kafer placed 20th in the long jump with a leap of 19’ 2-3/4”. Kafer ran the 200m dash in 22.98, finishing in 11th place. Although he didn’t qualify for the finals, he moved up from 24th place entering the meet.

Laurin Lyons finished in 21st place in the girls 2A shot put with a toss of 33’ 6”.

In the shuttle hurdle relay, Rams Doran, Sydney Schiltz, Izzy Bravard and Muir placed 15th with a time of 1:11.09.

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