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Kara Wagenknecht

Kara Wagenknecht, Online Editor-in-Chief, Co-Sports Editor

Kara is a senior at West and this will be her third year on staff. She is the Online Editor-in-Chief and Co-Sports Editor this year. When Kara isn't covering a sporting event, she can be found playing with her dogs, editing photos, hanging out with her friends and dancing FTK.

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May 24, 2019

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May 18, 2019

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May 18, 2019
Seniors Will Conrad, Lucy Polyak and Sophie Stephens stand together against a sculpture downtown Iowa City on Sunday, May 5.

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May 18, 2019
Sophie Stephens '19 and Maddi Shinall '19 sport their casual outfits together. Both show off the same green color throughout both outfits on Sunday, May 5.

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May 18, 2019
Will Conrad '19 and Lucy Polyak '19 pose together in their casual outfits on a walkway downtown Iowa City on Sunday, May 5.

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May 18, 2019

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May 18, 2019

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May 18, 2019
Seniors Sophie Stephens, Lucy Polyak, Will Conrad and Maddi Shinall pose on a set of stairs downtown Iowa City on Sunday, May 5.

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May 17, 2019
Sophie Stephens '19 and Lucy Polyak '19 lean on a staircase downtown Iowa City on Sunday, May 5.

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May 17, 2019
Kolby Greiner '19 runs alongside Ankeny's Tim Sindt '19 at the beginning of the 3,200 meter race on Thursday, April 25. Greiner placed 15th in 9:48.20.

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May 3, 2019
Landon Green '19 takes his first throw of the night on Thursday, April 25. Green placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 54-6.75.

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June 4, 2021
Kolby Greiner '19 runs alongside Ankeny's Tim Sindt '19 at the beginning of the 3,200 meter race on Thursday, April 25. Greiner placed 15th in 9:48.20.

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June 4, 2021
Marcus Morgan '21 competes in his first ever Drake Relays on Thursday, April 25. Morgan placed 21st in the high jump with a jump of 6-1.00.

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June 4, 2021
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June 4, 2021
Alexie Little '20 takes her second throw during the discus competition on Thursday, April 25. Little placed 16th with a throw of 116-2.

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June 4, 2021
Shamar Wyatt '19 hands off the baton to Nate Gudenkauf '22 during the 4x100 meter relay prelims on Saturday, April 27. The relay team placed 35th in a time of 44.67.

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June 4, 2021
Amy Liao '21 takes a deep breath before the 4x100 meter relay on Saturday, April 27. The relay team placed 46th in 52.03 seconds.

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June 4, 2021
Marcus Morgan '21 competes in the high jump. He placed second with a jump of 6-03.25.

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April 19, 2019
Gabe Caruthers '19 crosses the finish line during the 400 meter run on Thursday, April 18. Caruthers won the race in a time of 48.88, for which he was awarded the Dick Feeney award after the race.

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April 19, 2019
Clare Loussaert '22 sprints off the blocks at the beginning of the 400 meter run on Thursday, April 18. Loussaert finished ninth with a time of 1:08.85.

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April 19, 2019
Caden Noeller '22 runs the 800 meter leg of the distance medley relay on Thursday, April 18. The relay team placed fourth in 3:51.29.

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April 19, 2019
Peyton Steva '19 leads during her heat of the 100 meter dash. Steva placed first in 12.63 on Thursday, April 18.

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April 19, 2019
Celestina Nuro-Gyina '22 runs the last leg of the shuttle hurdle relay on Thursday, April 18. The relay team also consisted of Amy Liao '21, Matayia Tellis '21 and Florence Assumani '22 placed fourth in 1:13.78.

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April 19, 2019
Cole Mabry '19 goes over the last hurdle of the second leg of the shuttle hurdle relay on Thursday, April 18. The relay team also consisting of Jason Lu '21, Mabry, Anuj Jani '22 and Ryan Gudenkauf '19 placed second in 1:04.19.

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April 19, 2019
Kiara Malloy-Salgado '21 hugs Sara Alaya '22 and Erica Buettner '21 after they competed in the 4x800 meter relay on Thursday, April 18. The Women of Troy placed second in 10:06.21.

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April 19, 2019
Kolby Greiner leads the 3,200 meter run on Thursday, April 18. Greiner placed first in 9:40.06. He also placed first in the 1,600 meter run in 4:28.50.

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April 19, 2019
Ryan Gudenkauf '19 takes his second jump of the night on Thursday, April 18. Gudenkauf placed seventh with a jump of 20-01.75.

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April 19, 2019
Katie Hoefer runs around the curve of the track during the 3000 meter run. Hoofer placed 11th in 11:42.99 on Thursday, April 18.

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April 19, 2019
Nick Johnson '19 sprints to hand off the baton to Tyuss Bell '21 during the 800 meter relay on Thursday, April 18. The relay team finished fifth in a time of 1:39.70.

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April 19, 2019
Cole Mabry '19 hugs head track and field coach Travis Craig during the senior recognition ceremony on Saturday, April 13.

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April 14, 2019
Jason Lu '21 sprints down the last 50 meters on the track during the 4x200 meter relay on Saturday, April 13.

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April 14, 2019
Mekhi Johnson '20 hands the baton off to Chris Caruthers '20, the third runner during the 4x200 meter relay on Saturday, April 13. The Trojans placed seventh in 1:45.99.

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April 14, 2019
Gabe Caruthers '19 runs the 400 meter lap during the distance medley on Saturday, April 13. The relay team placed second in 3:41.68.

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April 14, 2019
Chris Caruthers '20 jumps over the last hurdle to finish the shuttle hurdle relay. West placed second in 1:09.70.

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April 14, 2019
Caden Noeller '22 runs the final leg of the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday, April 13. The relay team placed second in 8:31.15.

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April 14, 2019
Landon Green competes in the discus on Saturday, April 13. Green won the shot put with a throw of 53-02.50

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April 14, 2019
Hunter Bagan '19 runs around the curve of the track during the 3,200 meter run on Saturday, April 13. Bagan placed sixth in 11:33.11.

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April 14, 2019
Tomas Sanchez '20 runs across the field to celebrate with his teammates after scoring the only goal of the game during the first half on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 10, 2019
Kennedy Hochstedler '19 battles to get the ball back as City High's Rocxana Carrera '19 kicks it away from her on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 10, 2019
Kenedee Showalter '22 looks for an opportunity to score a goal during the second half on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 10, 2019
Hannah Cantrell '19 dribbles the ball towards the goal as City High defenders Muriel Brown '20 and Kate Wolfe '21 attempt to stop her during the second half on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 10, 2019
Makenna Vonderhaar '22 tries to get the ball back as City High's Sam Schroder '19 stops her during the first half on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 15, 2019
Marnie Vonderhaar '19 stops the ball in order to pass it further up the field to a teammate during the first half on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 15, 2019
Avery Lawler '19 watches as City High's Morgan Turner '22 dribbles the ball towards the goal during the first half on Tuesday, April 8.

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April 15, 2019
Hannah Cantrell '19 stops the ball from getting past her during the first half on Tuesday, April 9.

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April 15, 2019
Rachel Olson '19 passes the ball to a fellow Trojan to gain momentum during the first half on Tuesday, April 9.

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November 28, 2019
Josh Jasek '19 and Matthew McDonnell '19 embrace after their 1-0 win against City on Tuesday, April 9.

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November 28, 2019
Zach Albright '19 watches the game unfold as rain sprinkles down during the second half on Tuesday, April 9.

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November 28, 2019
Graham Gambrall '21 slides the keep the ball inbounds during the second half on Tuesday, April 9.

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November 28, 2019
Andy Lu '21 watches the ball go down the field as he tries to defend it during the second half on Tuesday, April 9.

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November 28, 2019
Micah Frisbie '20 reacts after missing a shot during the first half on Tuesday, April 9.

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November 28, 2019
Amy Liao '21 runs the second leg of the 4x400 meter run after Katie Severt '19 passed the baton off to her on Saturday, April 6. The relay team placed first in a time of 4:14.70. Liao also ran in the first place 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay team and 4x100 meter relay team. She also placed sixth in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 17.16.

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April 7, 2019
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April 7, 2019
Kiara Malloy-Salgado '21 runs out at the start of the 800 meter run on Saturday, April 6. Malloy-Salgado placed fourth in a time of 2:23.55. She also competed in the 4x400 meter relay race which placed first in 4:14.70.

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April 7, 2019
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April 7, 2019
Peyton Steva '19 hugs her mom and assistant girls track coach Peggy McGuire after learning that she's the new state leader in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday, April 6.

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April 7, 2019
Tyuss Bell '21 runs around the curve of the track during the 400 meter dash on Saturday, April 6. Bell placed seventh in 52.54. He also competed in the 4x400 meter relay, 800 meter sprint medley relay and 1600 meter distance medley relay.

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April 7, 2019
Alexie Little '20 throws the discus on Saturday, April 6. Little placed first in the discus with a throw of 121-02 and third in shot put with a throw of 37-11.00.

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April 7, 2019
Landon Green '19 throws his shot put on Saturday, April 6. Green won the shot put competition with a throw of 53-10.00. He also placed 4th in discus with a throw of 149-08 and ran the last leg of the 6th place 4x100 meter relay.

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April 7, 2019
Landon Green '19 throws the shot put on Saturday, April 6. Green won the shot put competition with a throw of 53-10.00. He also placed fourth in discus with a throw of 149-08 and ran the last leg of the sixth place 4x100 meter relay.

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April 7, 2019
Peyton Steva '19 jumps over the seventh hurdle during the 4x100 shuttle hurdle relay race on Saturday, April 6. Steva also won in the 100 meter hurdles and became the new state leader in the event en route to qualifying for the Drake Relays with a time of 14.63.

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April 7, 2019
Katie Hoefer '21 runs the first leg of the 4x800 meter relay on Saturday, April 6. The relay team placed third in 10:30.13.

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April 7, 2019
Kolby Greiner '19 runs during the 3,200 meter run with Dubuque Hempstead's Ryan Winger '21 close behind him on Saturday, April 6. Greiner won and qualified for the Drake Relays in a time of 9:32.45. He also competed in the 1,600 meter run and placed fourth with a time of 4:29.36.

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April 7, 2019
Cole Mabry '19 competes in the 4x400 meter relay race, the last event of the meet on Saturday, April 6. Mabry ran the third leg and the relay team placed ninth in a time of 3:35.12. He also competed in the distance medley which placed fourth in a time of 3:45.83, the 400 meter hurdles where he placed fifth in 58.03 and the 4x200 meter relay which placed ninth in a time of 1:34.80.

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April 7, 2019
Alex Carlon '21 adjusts her velvet scrunchie around her wrist in front of a mural downtown Iowa City on Thursday, March 21.

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March 29, 2019
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