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2018 Boys Cross Country Preview

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2018 Boys Cross Country Preview

School:                        Urbandale

Nickname:                  J-Hawks

Class:                          4A

Colors:                        Blue and White

Conference:               Central Iowa Metropolitan League – Iowa Conference


Head Coach:              Lee Hammerand

                                    (BA from Wartburg College, MS Ed from Drake University)

                                    6th Season at Urbandale / 15th Season overall as Head Coach



2017 Record / Highlights:    

  • Placed 5th at the District Meet
  • Placed 3rd at the Iowa Conference Meet
  • Individual places at state meet:  Payton Marrs (10th)


2018 Returning Letterwinners (6):

  • Gage Clabaugh
  • Reece Knepper
  • Jack Larson
  • Payton Marrs
  • Sam Schweizer
  • Anthony Moran


2018 Outlook:

The J-Hawks look to return to the State Meet, led by Junior Payton Marrs who placed 10th in Class 4A last season.  Urbandale opens the season at Marshalltown in the Early Bird Invitational on August 23, 2018. 


For more information, contact Head Coach Lee Hammerand at (515) 457-6901 or or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994                                                       or