Exira-EHK’s Creighton Nelson (right) placed in all four of his events during Monday’s Rolling Valley Conference Meet, including this fourth-place effort in the 110-meter hurdles. Exira-EHK senior Evan Wilson (right) stays ahead of Woodbine’s Adam Sherer in the 1,600-meter run at Monday’s Rolling Valley Conference Championships. Wilson pulled away in the final lap to win by 10 seconds and also won the 3,200. (Photos by Mike Oeffner) Exira-EHK’s Sai Sornthong places sixth in the 100 dash at the RVC meet. Exira-EHK’s Camryn Paulsen hands the baton to Shelbi Wilson during the 4x800 relay. The Spartans placed second in the event during Monday’s RVC Championships. Exira-EHK’s Jayden Goodwin placed third in the 200-meter dash and fifth in the 100.

Wilson’s long-distance sweep lifts Spartans to 4th in RVC

Exira-EHK girls place in six events at conference meet

 DUNLAP (April 30) -- Evan Wilson earned gold medals in both the two-mile and mile runs Monday night, sparking the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton boys track team to a fourth-place finish in the Rolling Valley Conference Championships at Dunlap.
 A strong south wind gusted well over 30 miles per hour, blowing directly into the face of runners on the track’s home stretch and hampering most runners’ times.
 Wilson, who alternated between a headwind and tailwind in his two races, ran smart and within himself to win the 3,200 in 10:51.8 and the 1,600 in 4:51.72. His margins of victory were greater than 27 seconds and 10 seconds, respectively.
 Woodbine led the nine-team field with six golds (four in relays) and won the boys team title with 157 points. CAM placed second with 101 points and five gold medals, followed by Boyer Valley (99, 4 golds) and the Spartans (62, 2 golds).
 The girls’ team race was much closer as Glidden-Ralston won the RVC title with 106 points, followed by Boyer Valley (99), Woodbine (97.5) and West Harrison (70). The Exira-EHK girls placed in six events and scored 26 points to finish last among eight schools.
 Second-place finishes in the 4x800 and distance medley relays highlighted the Spartan girls’ day. Camryn Paulsen and Shelbi Wilson ran the final two legs of both runner-up relays as well as the fourth-place 4x400. The top individual finish was Selena Nichols’ fourth-place effort in the 200 dash.
 The Spartan boys placed 14 times in 12 events overall, led by Wilson’s two wins and second-place finishes in the 4x800 relay (Jayden Goodwin, Creighton Nelson, Mason Rasmussen, Josh Pettepier) and Aaron Allen in the shot put.

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