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Coed State Track Day One

Coed State Track Day One

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Day 1 of the state track meet started off with a couple of record performances – the first coming from Linn-Mar's Stephanie Jenks – who erased her own state standard in the 3-thousand meters winning class 4-A by better than 30 seconds in just over 9 minutes 24 seconds –
Stephanie Jenks/State 3,000 Meters Record Holder
“My mom was over there, yelling at me when I was falling off. I though I was going on, but she said, 'you're getting close Steph!' Ok.”
On the boys side it was a 1-2-3 finish in the 32-hundred for the Cedar Rapids area – Josh Evans of Linn-Mar set a new state meet record – while teammate Daniel Murphy was just edged by Prairie's Mitch Pritts.

Josh Evans/State Meet 3,200 Meters Record Holder
“That was a fun race. I mean, there's no wind right now. It's cool temperatures. It's never going to get better for distance runners. We had a chance to break it out and bust a good one today.”
In the 1-A girls 4 by 800 – Linn Mar's Nicole Miller would pass Central Elkader's Haley Schroeder on the anchor leg for a state title –
Schroeder would get a second runner up finish in the 400 meters –
in the 4-A boys 4 by 800 – Cedar Rapids Prairie's Tysen VanDraska just edged Iowa City West's Kaleb Greiner at the tape for a state title –
and it was a top finish for Dunkerton's Dani Reicherts in the long jump – The Raider sophomore just 17 feet, 3 and a quarter inches for the title in class 1A –
Dani Reichers/1A Long Jump Champion
“It means a lot to me to get 17-3, but it's not my best. I could have done better, but I got what I needed to win and I'm proud about that.”
In the 1-A boys 400 meters – Austin Heitland of AGWSR – the top returner – needed everything he had winning his first state title by just 3 hundredths of a second over Brett Prenger of Lawton-Bronson
Austin Heitland/1A 400 Meters Champion
“Ever since I was a freshman I wanted to be a state champion. I got all-state football, all-substate basketball, but state champion is really what I wanted to be, so I got it.”
Class 2-A and 3-A took center stage in Thursday's afternoon session –
and it was a double-dip for the Monticello boys – the Drake relays 4 by 800 champs did it again as Ben Alrichs brought them home well ahead of the competition –
Michael Melchert ran the 3rd leg of that relay after winning the 32-hundred meters setting a class 2A state meet record of 9 minutes 17 seconds –
Michael Melchert/Class 3A 3,200 Meet Record Holder
“I came up with a lap to go. I had a lot of kick left. My coaches said to get first place and if the record was there, go for it, so with a lap to go I looked up at the clock. I just had to run a 66 so I went for it.”
In the boys 3-A race – Center-Point Urbana let the track on fire as Josh Yeager anchored the Stormin' Pointers to their first relay state title in school history –
in the 3-A girls race – it was Dubuque Wahlert going back to back – dominating from start to finish as Emily Moes brought them home in just over 9 minutes 28 seconds –
Betsy Duehr/Wahlert 4x800, 3rd Leg
“It's a pretty great feeling. We keep just coming down with new people and seeing what we can do.”
It was a record performance for Anamosa's Olivia Loy as the senior smoked the 4-hundred field setting a new 3-A state meet mark of 56 – point oh five seconds –
Jasmine Staebler of Clayton Ridge won the 2-A race for the 3rd time – while Hudson's Maddie Bell took third –
but her teammate Lindsay Koch made a repeat appearance as a state champ – winning the 2-A long jump in better than 17 feet – although her back to back titles were a bit of a surprise –
Lindsey Koch/2-Time 2A Long Jump Champion
“I'm actually really shocked. It was a great day, weather's fabulous, and coming in I was 5th, so I didn't really know what to expect. I was hoping I would jump like I did last year and I ended up doing it.”
and Waukon's Seth Snitker earned his first state discus title – the Indian senior got the job done with a throw beyond 175 feet –
Seth Snitker/Class 3A Discus Champion
“Well, it feels good. First is first, but I was hoping for a 180, but I'll take first.”
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