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2018 State Track 2

State Track: Day One, Session Two Results

By Jason Van Arkel, May 17, 2018

The second 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 2A and 3A. Remember, you can get live updates from Drake Stadium on our Twitter account, @OttRadioSports, and hear updates twice an hour while the state meet is in session on 101.5 Kiss FM, 104.3 KRKN, and 1240 AM/102.7 FM KBIZ.

CLASS 2A

ALBIA: the meet couldn’t have started any better for the Blue Demons, as their boys shuttle hurdle relay team ran the fastest time of any team in the 2A prelims. They’ll run in Saturday’s final, but Drew Winke, who’s a part of the relay team, missed out by the narrowest of margins on adding to his Saturday events. He ran tenth in the 100-meter prelims, just two spots out of the last qualifying spot, and finished ninth in the 200 prelims, one spot away from earning a finals appearance there.

CENTERVILLE: with such a young set of athletes at state, it was enough for the Centerville kids to get their first taste of competition on the blue oval. On the track, the boys shuttle relay team ran 13th in the shuttle hurdle relay prelims, while the girls shuttle hurdle team managed an 18th-place finish. In the long jump pit for the Redettes, Claire Mathews finished a solid tenth, while Ysabella Berja placed 20th. At the shot put for the Big Reds, McCain Oden placed 22nd and Peyton Moore 24th.

DAVIS COUNTY: The Mustangs boys shuttle hurdle found its way into Saturday’s final, finishing eighth in the prelims. On the girls side, Alysa Shirkey came in with the best state qualifying time in 2A for the 200 meters. She didn’t match that Thursday, but did ease into the final by qualifying fourth in the prelims.

EBF: Kathryn Gutch had the final qualifying spot in the shot put, but she bettered that by a couple of spots, finishing 22nd.

PEKIN: the Panther boys got exactly the start they wanted to the state meet. Their 4×800 relay team blew away the field for the first area championship of the season, giving them 4×800 titles in consecutive seasons (the 2017 title was in Class 1A). Isaiah Wittrock anchored that win, then came back in the 400-meter dash and won his first individual state title. Colten Glosser ran the 3,200 for Pekin, finishing 22nd.

CLASS 3A

FAIRFIELD: the Trojan boys had two athletes at state this year, and they both competed on Thursday. Landon Kooiker tied for 15th in the high jump, and Trisin Waugh placed 18th in the discus. For the girls, Ashley Bloomquist ran a solid 14th in the 3,000 meters, and the shuttle hurdle relay team came in 20th.

OSKALOOSA: the Indians only had one event on the track Thursday, and it ended in misfortune. They had the early lead on the first leg of the boys shuttle hurdle relay, but a clipped last hurdle sent the runner crashing to the track. Osky could not recover, finishing 21st. In the field events, Emma Kelderman tied for ninth in the girls high jump, Casey Hill placed 19th in the boys discus, and Sophia Dykstra ended up 21st in the girls discus.