ELDRIDGE — Before Cody Snyder stepped into the discus ring for his final throw Tuesday evening, assistant coach Nick Sacco told him: "Don't hold anything back. You've got nothing to lose."

It turned out Snyder had everything to gain.

The Pleasant Valley senior unleashed a toss of 170 feet, 1 inch at North Scott's Deac Ryan Relays to establish a new school mark and virtually solidify a spot into the Drake Relays later this month.

Snyder eclipsed Nick Kleppe's previous PV record of 166-10.

"That's kind of been my dream since freshman year," Snyder said. "The coach my freshman year told me I'd eventually be up there one day. I just kept working, and it feels good."

Snyder won the discus and later followed with a victory in the shot put (52-7) as Pleasant Valley finished second in the 12-team meet.

Iowa City West won four events and had seven runner-up finishes to register 157 points and remain undefeated on the season. PV had a meet-high five wins and tallied 145 points.

"Iowa City West has a broad spectrum of really good athletes, a very tough team," PV coach Chris Bryant said. "We're happy to compete with them like that. I'm pleased with where this group is at right now."

Snyder never has been to the Drake Relays. The thought of competing there didn't even enter his mind until Sacco told him one of his preliminary throws of 164-5 on Tuesday likely would be good enough to qualify.

"Once coach told me that, I figured I got to keep going," Snyder said. "I've got much more in me. I feel 170 is a start."

He upended Bettendorf's Cole Webster, last year's state discus runner-up, in both throwing events.

"He's a big motivation to me," Snyder said. "Every time he throws, I'm thinking if he beats me, I've got to go after him. It is always a little (competition) we have between us. It feels good to finally come out on top."

The Spartans added victories from the sprint medley relay, Anthony Pena (3,200) and Konnor Sommer (1,600). The relay of Arthur Braden, Collin Ankton, CJ Carter and Keshaun Baker ran a state-best time of 1:34.39.

Pena clocked in at a season-best 9:52.06, and Sommer ran a personal-best 4:27.47 — third best in the state this spring.

"We wanted to use this meet as an opportunity to put up some good qualifying times for Drake," Bryant said.

Davenport North won the 400 and 800 relays. Collin Glazek, Zeke Hayslett and Isaiah Gibbs were on both of those squads. They were joined by Akrendre Abbey in the 400 relay and Cameron Butler in the 800 relay.

The 400 relay turned in 43.22, among the top 5 in the state this spring. The 800 relay finished in 1:31.38, which is currently inside the top 10.

"We're trying to find that fourth link," Glazek said. "I think we're getting closer and closer to finding that. This definitely gives us a boost of confidence showing what they can do and how well they can keep up with us."

Clayton Neff delivered North Scott's lone victory in its home meet. The senior won the 400 out of the first of three sections in 52.34 seconds.

"I had people in every corner of the (track) cheering me on," Neff said.

Neff hopes to run a sub-50 by the end of the season. He ran a 50.5 split in the 400 earlier in the outdoor season.

"I want to go out on a really good note," he said. "I want to set the standard."

Central DeWitt prevailed in the 1,600 medley relay and Terry Harris won the 200 in 22.75 seconds. Davenport Central's Kevin Kurth took the long jump.

Clinton closed the meet with a triumph in the 1,600 relay in a season-best 3:26.74. Qua Jones, who broke his ankle during basketball season, anchored the relay.

"We have the potential to be a really good (relay) in the state," Jones said. "The chemistry is really good. We've just got to continue to push as hard as we can."

Deac Ryan Relays

At Eldridge

Team scores — 1. Iowa City West 157; 2. Pleasant Valley 145; 3. Cedar Rapids Prairie 81; 4. Dubuque Hempstead 79; 5. Central DeWitt 52; 6. Clinton 49; 7. Bettendorf 40; T8. Davenport West 38; T8. Davenport North 38; 10. Davenport Central 32; 11. North Scott 25; 12. Burlington 5.

Discus — 1. Cody Snyder (PV) 170-1; 2. Cole Webster (Bett) 159-1; 3. Jonathan Gannon (IC West) 151-8 1/2; 4. Blake Ealy (IC West) 135-11; 5. Brett Spencer (Bett) 134-10 1/2

Shot put — 1. Cody Snyder (PV) 52-7; 2. Alex Kleinow (IC West) 51-9; 3. Cole Webster (Bett) 50-7; 4. Landon Green (IC West) 45-10; 5. Sam Hannah (PV) 44-3

High jump — 1. Austin West (IC West) 5-9; 2. Max Cremer (PV) 5-9; 3. Levi Whit (Bett) 5-9; 4. Tyrese Ballard (Dav. West) 5-7; 5. Ethan Graham (PV) 5-7; 6. T.J. Yates (North Scott) 5-7

Long jump — 1. Kevin Kurth (Central) 21-4 1/2; 2. Jonny Miller (Hempstead) 20-11 1/4; 3. CJ Carter (PV) 20-9; 4. DJ Mosley (Dav. West) 20-8; 5. Austin McNeil (North) 20-7 1/4

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Sprint medley relay — 1. Pleasant Valley (Braden, Ankton, Carter, Baker) 1:34.39; 2. Clinton (Tholen, Boysen, Collins, McGruder) 1:38.10; 3. Dubuque Hempstead, 1:38.68; 4. Davenport North (Glazek, Gibbs, Hayslett, Reid) 1:39.42; 5. Iowa City West, 1:39.69

3,200 — 1. Anthony Pena (PV) 9:52.06; 2. Parker Huhn (PV) 9:56.91; 3. Andrew Wright (Dav. West) 9:56.97; 4. Elijah Vlasek (CR Prairie) 10:12.83; 5. Andrew Murley (IC West) 10:16.42

3,200 relay — 1. Iowa City West (Garbutt, Greiner, Ali, Nugent) 8:08.37; 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 8:13.47; 3. Dubuque Hempstead, 8:24.35; 4. Pleasant Valley (Pourin, Simmons, Sampson, Lederman) 8:30.92; 5. North Scott (Porth, Padilla, Jensen, Schrock) 8:47.89

Shuttle hurdle relay — 1. Cedar Rapids Prairie (Parks, Davis, Jasa, Fuller) 1:00.85; 2. Iowa City West, 1:01.67; 3. Clinton (Sullivan, Houzenga, Wenzel, Harris) 1:02.30; 4. Dubuque Hempstead, 1:02.99; 5. Davenport West (Mosley, Richlen, Williams, Ballard) 1:03.38

100 — 1. Tay Collins (Hempstead) 11.11; 2. Kevin Kurth (Central) 11.15; 3. Terry Harris (Central DeWitt) 11.16; 4. Dylan Kutsch (Hempstead) 11.39; 5. Sam Hannah (PV) 11.59

Distance medley relay — 1. Central DeWitt (Ellison, Smith, Campbell, DeHaan) 3:41.89; 2. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 3:47.86; 3. Iowa City West, 3:51.52; 4. Davenport North (Abbey, Pemberton, Titus Porter, Waller) 3:51.97; 5. Clinton (Tholen, Wenzel, Patterson, Sattler) 3:55.92

400 — 1. Clayton Neff (North Scott) 52.34; 2. Jackson Stoos (PV) 53.14; 3. Nate Jelinek (IC West) 53.47; 4. Mick Stephenson (Hempstead) 53.79; 5. Malik Westerfield (Dav. West) 54.58

800 relay — 1. Davenport North (Glazek, Butler, Hayslett, Gibbs) 1:31.38; 2. PV (Braden, Lester, Carter, Baker) 1:31.95; 3. Central DeWitt (Harris, Ellison, Burke, Smith) 1:33.35; 4. Clinton (Comstock, Boysen, McGruder, Collins) 1:34.29; 5. Dubuque Hempstead, 1:34.75

110 hurdles — 1. Chavi Parks (CR Prairie) 15.35; 2. Max Hill (IC West) 15.40; 3. Ian Christ (Hempstead) 15.78; 4. Will Reemtsma (Central) 16.00; 5. Tyler Williams (Dav. West) 16.10

800 — 1. Derek Nugent (IC West) 1:58.66; 2. Jeff Garbutt (IC West) 2:00.90; 3. Ben Gorman (PV) 2:01.04; 4. Mark Conway (PV) 2:01.34; 5. Max Laue (CR Prairie) 2:02.64

200 — 1. Terry Harris (Central DeWitt) 22.75; 2. Gabe Caruthers (IC West) 22.82; 3. Gavin Haugen (CR Prairie) 24.07; 4. Alex Tholen (Clinton) 24.19; 5. Logan Reavis (Hempstead) 24.19

400 hurdles — 1. Austin West (IC West) 56.02; 2. Demari Nicholson (Bett) 57.72; 3. Cole Mabry (IC West) 58.08; 4. Ty McGruder (Clinton) 58.39; 5. Max Cremer (PV) 58.44

1,600 — 1. Konnor Sommer (PV) 4:27.47; 2. Kolby Greiner (IC West) 4:28.69; 3. Cameron Steffens (CR Prairie) 4:33.54; 4. Ali Ali (IC West) 4:35.30; 5. Adam Mueller (Hempstead) 4:41.42

400 relay — 1. Davenport North (Abbey, Hayslett, Gibbs, Glazek) 43.22; 2. Dubuque Hempstead, 44.53; 3. Pleasant Valley (Braden, Ankton, Hanna, Carter) 44.69; 4. Central DeWitt (Harris, Ellison, Boesch, Smith) 45.02; 5. Davenport Central (Campbell, Reemtsma, Martin, Kurth) 45.33

1,600 relay — 1. Clinton (Comstock, Thacker, Collins, Jones) 3:26.74; 2. Iowa City West, 3:27.79; 3. Pleasant Valley (Royer, Pena, Gorman, Baker) 3:32.01; 4. Cedar Rapids Prairie, 3:35.24; 5. Dubuque Hempstead, 3:38.31.

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