canada africa partner reservation Daylin Schaefer moves from forgettable 2023 to second place in long jump for tradition-rich Lisbon

Daylin Schaefer moves from forgettable 2023 to second place in long jump for tradition-rich Lisbon

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Class 1A boys state track and field Thursday: Lions remain a top contender in the team race

Daylin Schaefer of Lisbon makes landfall during the 1A long jump of the 2024 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Schaefer finished second with a jump of 21-08.00.  (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Daylin Schaefer of Lisbon makes landfall during the 1A long jump of the 2024 Iowa High School State Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Schaefer finished second with a jump of 21-08.00. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

DES MOINES — Daylin Schaefer sprinted down the runway, fled and then descended into the pit.

As he kicked up sand, he assumed he hadn’t made a winning jump, but it still represented huge progress for the junior from Lisbon.

“I knew I didn’t do that,” said Schaefer, who still finished to a second-place finish in the long jump at the Class 1A state track and field meet at Drake Stadium on Thursday. “I had to take that last step and thought, ‘Well, let’s hope it was somewhat decent.’ In the end everything went well, so I’m not going to worry about that.’

Schafer’s top performance of 21 feet, 8 inches allowed him to leap a quarter-inch past Hillcrest Academy’s Owen Scott in third place. Grand View Christian’s Austin Jordan won the event (22-00.25).

Both Schaefer and Scott had personal best results at state. Scott placed 11th at the state meet last season.

“I’m just looking forward to next year,” said Scott, a sophomore. “I want to win it. I’ll be back next year. I’ll win it next year, so I’m looking forward to that.”

Schaefer only started track last season. After a forgettable 2023, he devoted himself fully to the job this season and has made big gains for the tradition-rich Lions.

“There’s a reason why Lisbon is so good,” Schaefer said. “We all push each other every day. I love this sport and Lisbon as a whole (on the track). In recent years we have experienced Kole Becker, I always try to be like him. Luke Czarnecki tries to be like him. There are guys pushing us to be better.”

The Lions are the defending 1A champions and remain a top contender to repeat this weekend on the famous blue oval.

“All I’m trying to do is score points for my team so we can win this,” Schaefer said. “I really think we can do that. I think we have a very good chance here.”

State Athletics: Class 1A Boys

In Des Moines (Drake Stadium)

Top 10 Teams (through 5 events) —1.

Long Jump — 1. Austin Jordan (Grand View Christian), 22-00.25; 2. Daylin Schaefer (Lisbon), 21-08.0; 3. Owen Scott (Hillcrest Academy), 21-07.75; 5. Lane Vokoun (Belle Plaine), 21-00.25.

3,200 — 1. Landon Benign (Woodbine), 9:15.47; 2. Aidan Shannon (Wapsie Valley), 9:31.84; 3. Gunner Wagner (Woodbine), 9:36.76; 5. Gage Heyne (English Valleys), 9:37.91; 6. Matthew Schaul (Maquoketa Valley), 9:43.35.

3,200 relay — 1. Sibley-Ocheyedan ​​(xxx), 7:58.47; 2. Madrid, 8:05.01; 3. Wapsie Valley, 8:07.19; 5. Lisbon, 8:11.33.

Shot put — 1. Ian Blow (Akron-Westfield), 58-08.25; 2. Morgan Cooley (Eastern Union), 52-05.0; 3. Russell Coil (Columbus Connection), 51-10.25; 4. Ethan Thimmes (North Cedar), 50-10.75.