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2018 State Track 1

State Track: Day One, Session One Results

By Jason Van Arkel, May 17, 2018

The first session of the 2018 state high school track and field meet is in the books, and we’ve compiled the day one results for our schools from classes 1A and 4A. Remember, you can get live updates from Drake Stadium on our Twitter account, @OttRadioSports, and hear updates twice an hour on 101.5 Kiss FM, 104.3 KRKN, and 1240 AM/102.7 FM KBIZ.


On the boys side, Austyn Casillas ran in three events: the 100, 200, and 400 meters. He finished the 200 in 22.22 seconds, qualifying for the final with the seventh-best time. The senior wasn’t as fortunate in the 100 prelims, missing the final with an 11.40 that left him in 17th. In the 400-meter final, Casillas ran 11th with a time of 50.23.

In the boys high jump, both Noah Boyer and Jonathon Bossou cleared the opening height of 5-foot-9, but Bossou could go no higher and placed 23rd. Boyer fared better, clearing 5-foot-11 before coming up short at 6-foot-1. He ended tied for 20th.

The Bulldogs boys 4×800 relay team started strong, but faded a bit at the end and finished tenth with a time of 8:06.84. In the shuttle hurdle relay, Ottumwa would have been 11th in qualifying at 58.96, but were disqualified for having a hurdler leave early.

For the Ottumwa girls, the 4×800 relay team fell a bit off the pace, but an excellent third leg by Alli Bookin-Nosbisch got them back into the race, where they finished fifth in 9:28.77. Grace Bookin-Nosbisch, who anchored the relay team, also ran in the 400 meters, finishing eighth in 59.33. Teammate Kierrs Bishop was 14th in the 400, running it in 1:00.89.


CARDINAL: Mason Aschenbrenner led the Comets Thursday morning, finishing the 200-meter prelims in 23.05 second, placing fourth and qualifying for the final. Aschenbrenner also ran the lead leg on the shuttle hurdle relay, which made the final by finishing third in qualifying at 1:00.03. Colby Aschenbrenner could not make the final in the 100 meters, running 12th at 11.51. Trey Albert, who is part of the shuttle hurdle relay, also placed 11th in the long jump with a leap of 19-10.75.

MORAVIA: Tucker Babbitt competed in the long jump for the Mohawks, finishing 19th with a leap of 18-06.75. Moravia also ran in the boys 4×800 relay, placing 20th with a time of 8:40.13.

SIGOURNEY: The girls shuttle relay team got the state meet off to a flying start, winning the first heat of the day in a school-record time of 1:07.03. They qualified for the final with the best time in 1A. Autum Barthelman anchored that squad, then came back in the 100 meters and qualified fifth for the final in 12.65, her best time of the year. The Savages did suffer one setback, as Summer Barthelman, who was 4th in the long jump last year, managed only 19th this year with a leap of 15:03.25.