Track teams compete at state championships

On Thursday May 18, Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20 the boys and girls track and field teams took on state.

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Kara Wagenknecht

Deniz Ince ’19 congratulates Claire Ronnebaum ’17 after her leg in the girls 4×800 meter relay. The team placed 10th with a time of 9:45.76.

The girls track and field team placed second overall at the track and field state championships that took place May 18-20, losing to Waukee. Individual state champions included Valerie Welch ’17 who won the long jump, the distance medley relay and the 100 meter hurdles. Welch also placed third in the 400 meter hurdles. Bailey Nock ’18 also ran a leg of the winning distance medley team. Nock won the 3,000 meter run and the 1,500 meter run. Along with winning 3 events she placed fourth in the 800 meter run.

The boys track and field team placed 9th. Kolby Greiner ’19, Austin West ’18 and Jared Sams-Merriwether ’19 all placed highly for the team. Greiner took third place in the 3,200 meter run and seventh in the 1,600 meter run. Sams-Merriwether took home a fourth place medal in the boys high jump, where he jumped 6-02. West got second in the 400 meter hurdles, sixth in the 4×400 meter relay, sixth in the 800 meter sprint medley relay and tenth  in the distance medley relay.

The boys team also competed in the State Pentathlon.  It was held in Pella on May 22nd. The boys team took 1st place with outstanding performances by West who placed first and Cole Mabry ’19 who placed seventh overall.

Below are pictures and results from all 3 days of state:

Day 1 boys results:

3,200 meter run: 3. Greiner 9:13.35 5. Ali Ali ’17 9:24.33

200 meter dash: 12. Gabe Caruthers ’19 22.36

4×800 meter relay: 13. Nate Jelinek ’17, Ethan McAreavy ’18, Kyle Sulwer ’18, Ethan Goers ’18 8:18.31

400 meter run: 21. McAreavy 52.83

110 shuttle meter relay prelims: 8. Cole Mabry ’19, Max Hill ’17, Caden Fedeler ’18, Javonte Williams ’17 59.06

Discus: 21. Jonathan Gannon ’18 135-11

High jump: 4. Sams-Merriwether 6-02 12. Dillon Doyle ’18 6-00

Day 1 girls results:

4×100 meter shuttle hurdle relay prelims: 2. Kia Noibi ’18, Kitra Bell ’18, Peyton Steva ’19, Taylor Cannon ’20 1:03.64

3,000 meter run: 1. Bailey Nock ’18 10:03.22 3. Gabby Skopec ’17 10:27.73

4×800 meter relay: 10. Deniz Ince ’19, Claire Ronnebaum ’18, Olivia Moore ’17, Skopec 9:45.76

Discus: 2. Leah Dusterhoft ’17 128-05 14. Chandler Haight ’18 109-04

Day 2 boys results: 

Shot put: 16. Landon Green ’19 47-04.00 19. Alex Kleinow ’17 46-01.00

110 meter hurdles prelims: 9. Hill 15.02

400 meter hurdles: 2. West 53.09 18. Hill 56.54

Distance medley: 10. West, Doyle, Caruthers, Nugent 3:35.30

4×100 meter relay prelims: 19. Kimball Henstrom ’19, Trumell Roberts ’18, Matthew Huff ’17, Devlin Lockman ’19 44.62

4×400 meter relay prelims: 7. Nugent, Chris Low ’17, West, Caruthers 3:21.42

Day 2 girls results:

Distance medley: 1. Steva, Bell, Welch, Nock 4:03.21

Shot put: 2. Haight 42-03.50

Long jump: 1. Welch 18-05.75 6. Bell 17-00.25

100 meter hurdles prelims: 2. Welch 14.73 14. Steva 15.73

4×200 meter relay: 20. Elizabeth Davis ’20, Steva, Katie Severt ’19, Micaela Gravelin ’17 1:48.48

400 meter hurdles: 3. Welch 1:03.21 8. Gravelin 1:06.65

4×100 meter relay prelims: 22. Noibi, Bell, Severt, Ally Bauer ’17 51.15

4×400 meter relay prelims: 22. Ince, Ronnebaum, Moore, Gravelin 4:16.87

Day 3 boys results:

800 meter sprint medley relay: 6. Henstrom, Roberts, Caruthers, West 1:33.09

800 meter run: 7. Nugent 1:56.53 22. Sulwer 2:03.22

110 shuttle hurdle relay: 6. Williams, Mabry, Fedeler, Hill 58.82

1,600 meter run: 7. Greiner 4:21.06 14. Ali 4:28.21

4×400 meter relay: 6. Nugent, Low, West and Caruthers 3:21.05

Day 3 girls results:

800 meter run: 4. Nock 2:16.74 7. Ince 2:21.04

100 meter hurdles: 1. Welch 14.48

1,500 meter run: 1. Nock 4:39.48 19. Skopec 5:00.99