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Jaylynn Sharp

Class 2A Automatic State Track Qualifiers: Albia, Davis County Vie For Spots

By Jason Van Arkel, May 12, 2017

The Albia, Davis County and Pella Christian track teams all earned multiple automatic bids to state Thursday night, at their Class 2A state qualifying meet in Eddyville. Albia’s teams combined to qualify automatically in ten events, with Pella Christian earning eight bids and Davis County totalling seven. The Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Van Buren teams each had one automatic qualifier. In Class 2A, only the top two finishers of each event qualify automatically for state. The remaining spots in the state field are filled by the next best 8 performances statewide, so all five of those schools may send more athletes to state, while Centerville may still earn a spot or two as well. The full list of state qualifiers will be announced sometime on Friday. Below are the automatic qualifiers.

ALBIA (3 girls events, 7 boys events)

Girls high jump: Hannah Isley

Girls 4×100 and distance medley relays

Boys 100 meters: Tony Lweshen

Boys 200 meters: Jake Clouse

Boys 400 meters: Kyle Sinnott

Boys 110-meter hurdles: Cade Crall

Boys 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relays

DAVIS COUNTY (5 girls events, 2 boys events)

Girls 100 meters: Augusta Hamaker

Girls 200 meters: Alysa Shirkey

Girls long jump: Jaylynn Sharp

Girls 4×100 and sprint medley relays

Boys high jump: Caleb Cowles

Boy 4×800 relay

PELLA CHRISTIAN (7 girls events, 1 boys event)

Girls 100 meters: Evie Armstrong

Girls 200 meters: Mary Kate Bandstra

Girls 400 meters: Chloe Morgan

Girls 400-meter hurdles: Morgan Fopma

Girls discus: Elizabeth Van Manen

Girls 4×200 and distance medley relays

Boys 3200 meters: Grant Dunsbergen

EDDYVILLE-BLAKESBURG-FREMONT (1 girls event)

Girls shot put: Kathryn Gutch

VAN BUREN (1 girls event)

Girls 4×200 relay

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

T-3. Albia 96

T-3. Pella Christian 96

5. Davis County 75

7. E-B-F 42

9. Van Buren 34

12. Centerville 26

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

2. Albia 97

5. Davis County 61

7. Centerville 45

9. Pella Christian 41

11. E-B-F 19

12. Van Buren 12