Boys and girls track and field qualifies for state in 24 events

During the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13, both teams competed for a chance to qualify for the state meet in Des Moines.


Owen Aanestad

Alex McKane ’22 leads the pack while running the 3200-meter race at the Class 4A district track and field meet on May 13.

Camille Gretter, Online Editor-In-Chief

Many runners and throwers got their tickets to state punched at the Class 4A district meet on May 13, giving Trojan fans plenty of athletes to watch at the three-day state meet at Drake University. Both teams combined will have competitors in 24 different events in Des Moines from May 20-22. Below is a list of all West High athletes that qualified:


100-meter dash- Mason Applegate ’22

200-meter dash- Fabian Brown ’21

Fabian Brown ’21 inches towards the finish line while running the 200 meter dash on April 15 at the Forwald Coleman Relays. (Owen Aanestad)

800-meter run- Caden Noeller ’22

1600 meter run- Alex McKane ’22

3200-meter run- Alex McKane ’22 and Seth Cheney ’23

110-meter hurdles- Jason Lu ’21

400-meter hurdles- Jason Lu ’21

4×100 meter relay team

4×200 meter relay team

4×800 meter relay team

100-meter wheelchair- Jordan Caperon ’23

200-meter wheelchair- Jordan Caperon ’23

Shot put- Mason Applegate ’22

4×110 shuttle hurdle relay team

800 sprint medley team


400 meter dash- Erinn Varga ’24

3000-meter run- Maddy Negley ’21

100-meter hurdles- Ella Woods ’22

400-meter hurdles- Erinn Varga ’24

4×100 shuttle hurdle relay team

4×400 meter relay team

4×800 meter relay team

Discus- Phoebe Burt ’21

Shot put- Arionnah Sonii ’22 and Phoebe Burt ’21