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Track and field teams set to compete at state meet

On Thursday, May 12 both track teams took place in the state qualifying meet.

Last Thursday, May 12, the boys and girls track and field teams participated in the state qualifying meet. The meet was held at West High and the girls team placed first while the boys team took third. Around the state, six class 4A qualifying meets are held. To qualify in an event an athlete must either place in the top two in their event in their district or be in the next top 12 best performances from all six districts combined. The boys track team qualified 14 individuals and three relays. The girls team qualified 14 individuals and three relays as well. Listed below are the qualifiers, next to each athlete in parentheses is their ranking in the top 24.

BOYS:

200 meter dash- Wali Parks ’16 (11)

400 meter dash- Wali Parks ’16 (2), Austin West ’18 (15)

800 meter run- Patrick Karanja ’16 (18)

1600 meter run- Patrick Karanja ’16 (12), Ali Ali ’17 (20)

3200 meter run- Ali Ali ’17 (7)

110 meter hurdles- Max Hill ’17 (16)

400 meter hurdles- Max Hill ’17 (20), Cole Mabry ’19 (23)

4×400 meter relay (5)

4×800 meter relay (8)

High jump- Jared Sams-Merriweather ’19 (22)

Long Jump- Tremaine Hoover ’16 (16)

Discus- Blake Ealy ’17 (9)

Shot Put- Alex Kleinow ’17 (20)

Shuttle Hurdle Relay (15)

 

GIRLS:

800 meter run- Bailey Nock ’18 (9), Tia Saunders ’16 (12)

1500 meter run- Gabby Skopec ’17 (6), Bailey Nock ’18 (19)

3000 meter run- Gabby Skopec ’17 (9)

100 meter hurdles- Valerie Welch ’17 (3), Grace Young ’16 (17)

400 meter hurdles- Valerie Welch ’17 (3), Grace Young ’16 (20)

Shuttle hurdle relay (4)

4×800 meter relay (7)

Long jump- Valerie Welch ’17 (1)

Discus- Leah Dusterhoft ’17 (6), Chandler Haight ’18 (11)

Shot put- Chandler Haight ’18 (2), Zainab Makky ’16 (4)

1600 meter medley relay (3)

 

 

Meet Schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 19

For all running events, times listed are for class 1A. 4A events will follow.


2:00 p.m. Discus—girls, High Jump—boys

2:40 p.m. Shuttle Hurdle Relay preliminary— boys
3:20 p.m. 3000 Meter Run final—girls
3:50 p.m. 3200 Meter Run final—boys

4:30pm Discus—Boys
4:50pm4 X 800 Meter Relay final—girls
5:40pm4 X 800 Meter Relay final—boys
6:40pm 200 Meter Dash preliminary—boys
7:20pm 400 Meter Dash final—boys
7:40pm Shuttle Hurdle Relay preliminary—girls

FRIDAY, MAY 20

For all running events, times listed are for class 1A, 4A events will follow.)

2:00 p.m. Shot—girls, Long Jump— boys

2:40 p.m. Distance Medley Relay final—girls
3:20 p.m. 110 Meter Hurdles preliminary—boys
3:40 p.m. 100 Meter Hurdles preliminary—girls

4:30 p.m. Shot—boys, Long Jump—girls
5:00 p.m. 400 Meter Hurdles final—boys
5:20 p.m. 400 Meter Hurdles final—girls
7:40 p.m. 4 X 400 Meter Relay preliminary—boys

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21

For all running events, times listed are for class 1A. 4A will follow after 1A, 2A and 3A. Events listed in italics are finals in which athletes may compete in if they qualify.


9:50 a.m. 800 Meter Run final—girls
10:30 a.m. 800 Meter Run final—boys
11:10 a.m. Shuttle Hurdle Relay final—girls
11:40 a.m. Shuttle Hurdle Relay final—boys
12:35 p.m. 100 Meter Hurdles final—girls
12:45 p.m. 110 Meter Hurdles final—boys
1:35 p.m. 200 Meter Dash final—boys
1:45 p.m. 1600 Meter Run final—boys
2:15 p.m. 1500 Meter Run final—girls
4:05 p.m. 4 X 400 Meter Relay final—boys

 

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