Girls track runs 12 state qualifying events

West High girls track team ran at Dubuque Senior for the track state qualifier May 11th.


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Annie Schwartz ’23 races in the 100-meter dash in a qualifying time of 12.59 seconds.

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West High girls track team competed on May 11th in the state qualifier at Dubuque Senior High School. The team walked away with a total of 12 qualifying events, six of which were automatically qualified, and 15 athletes across the board. A tentative list of qualifiers was released by Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. 

The girls look to compete on all three days of the state championship, May 18th-20th. They will run four relays, five individual events and three field events. A live stream will be available for supporters to watch the athletes race. Information on tickets, the live stream and meet information can be found on the IGHSAU website. 


800-meter sprint medley relay: Natalie Steva ’25, Lindsey Mckane ’25, Annie Schwartz ’23 and Erinn Varga ’24 (20)

4×800-meter relay: Lydia Evans ’26, Gabrielle Moniza ’24, Cindy Wang ’24 and Kate Van Waning ’26 (20)

4×100-meter shuttle hurdle relay: Sophia Olivio ’25, Lily McConnell ’25, Hebah War ’23 and Eriniah Carter ’24 (3)

100-meter dash: Annie Schwartz ’23 (12)

400-meter dash: Erinn Varga ’24 (21)

100-meter hurdles: Eriniah Carter ’24 (8) and Sophia Olivio ’25 (12)

200-meter dash: Annie Schwartz ’23 (19)

400-meter hurdles: Erinn Varga ’24 (10)

4×400-meter relay: Annie Schwartz ’23, Lydia Evans ’26, Anna Prouty ’23 and Erinn Varga ’24 (12)

High jump: Meena Tate ’23 (1)

Long jump: Meena Tate ’23 (8)

Shot put: Helen Penning ’24 (17)