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Coed State Track Day One Part 1

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Great conditions and fast times set the tone on Thursday -

and for Iowa City West's Bailey Knock - that led to a state title in the 3-thousand meters - Knock held off teammate Denise Ince - for back to back wins in the event -

Chandler Haight added another West title - winning the 4A discus throwing x feet, x inches

in the 1-A 4 by 8-hundred meters - Central Elkader went back to back to back - as Jasmine Mueller brought them home in a dominant win -

Deserai Weber/Central Elkader 4x800 2nd Leg

We just wanted to keep a level mind because it's the state meet. Anything can happen. You've just got to run your race. That was our motto. If you run your race we'll get to where we need to be. It worked out today.

Adriana Kimbrough of Cedar Falls cleared 5 feet 5 inches - before missing at 5-foot-6 in winning the 4A girls high jump --

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On the boys side - Ja'Cee Clark of Waterloo East cleared 6 feet 8 inches and captured the Trojans' first high jump title since 1959 -

Ja'Cee Clark

/4A High Jump Champion

It's a big accomplishment, I mean, working so hard this season, just trying to break my personal records...man.

Ryan Miller of North Linn over 22 feet, 3 inches - winning the title in the 1-A long jump -

the Iowa City High boys kept it going in the 4-A 4 by 8-hundred meters - Senior John Paul Rethwisch brought them home with a title -

another for Iowa City - as Jocob Gannon of West threw over 178 feet for the 4-A discus title -

his teammate Austin West reeled in defending champ Darien Porter of Bettendorf in the final stretch to win the 4-hundred by less than a tenth of a second --

and Dawson Ellingson of Hudson took the shot crown in 1-A - uncorking a 59-foot, 5 inch throw on his final attempt -

Dawson Ellingson/1A Shot Put Champion

"I was wishing I could get a little farther throw out there, but I'm excited with the 59. But, you can never be content. You've got to always be hungry."

In Des Moines - Mark Woodley - News Seven KWWL

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