Competitors at the boys state high school track meet in Des Moines dealt with a steady rain and winds of up to 20 miles per hour in the meet’s opening day. Dave Anderson of the Iowa High School Athletic Association is the guy who decides whether the meet goes on, and he says if there were lightning strikes, races would be suspended, but he says that kind of severe weather’s not in the forecast. Anderson says while it’s perhaps the worst weather of this spring, it wouldn’t be considered that unusual in a usual year. Less than a second separated first from second place in the Class 1-A 16-hundred medley relay. Tony Bothell ran the anchor leg for Iowa City Regina, which won the race, and he says there was no way he’d let anyone pass him. Woodbine’s relay team finished less than a second behind.
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