With seven meets before this year’s regional, May 12-13, Jack Engledow and the Kubs are picking up their pace. Engledow’s two-mile time during the Kubs’ home meet last week was a bit speedier than the time he logged at state last season, and it brought him a step closer to matching the sub-11 performance he posted at regionals last spring.
“It was a good race,” he said. “I had some pretty good competition. I decided to do it to get in shape, and it turned out better than I thought. For myself, right now, my goal is to place at state, get a top-six medal and make it in the two-mile, the 1600 and the 800.”
He faces strong runners out of Logos as well as Clearwater Valley’s Wyatt Anderberg. “Wyatt’s always really good competition,” Engledow said.
He has seen strong performances from teammates including freshman Tomas Gonzalez, whose March 21 800 meter run clocked in about a tenth of a second faster than Engledow’s. He also pointed out strong showings by David Kludt and Porter Whipple, Brady Cox’s first event back from injury, and performances by Laney Landmark, Logan Landmark and Emily Puckett.
Engledow is also mindful of Kamiah’s tradition in the sport. “Especially in track, because there’s history in Kamiah, it means a lot to be doing as good as I can,” he said.
The Kubs will host their next meet at 4 p.m. on April 4.
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