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State Track: Day Three Blog

By Jason Van Arkel, May 18, 2019

This is our running blog for Day Three of the 2019 state high school track and field meet. Check back here regularly for the latest updates.

3:30pm: Our final result of the 2019 state track meet: the Oskaloosa 3A boys 4×400 relay team finishes 3rd, in a time of 3:22.40. That’s a wrap!

3:20pm: Moravia earns a 6th-place finish in the 1A boys 4×400, turning in a time of 3:28.32.

3:15pm: The Ottumwa girls 4×400 relay team finishes 6th. Linn-Mar finished 4th and Pleasant Valley 8th, so Ottumwa finishes in 6th as a team in Class 4A with 39 points.

2:45pm: The Pekin boys wrap up their state meet by finishing 3rd in the 1A boys 4×100, in a time of 44.45. The Albia 2A boys 4×100 relay team runs third in their final, with a time of 43.60.

2:30pm: Ottumwa’s Maria Horn completes her state meet by taking 3rd in the girls wheelchair 400, in a time of 2:21.71.

2:25pm: Ottumwa’s Carollin Mellin finishes 12th in the 4A girls 1,500 meters, with a time of 4:52.45.

2:00pm: In the 1A girls 1,500 meters, Pekin’s Lauren Derscheid runs 12th, in 5:10.22. Teammate Emily Laumeyer runs 23rd, in 5:28.94.

1:45pm: In the 2A boys 1,600 meters, Kenny Cronin of Davis County placed 5th in 4:39.89. Teammate Carson Shively runs 20th at 4:44.38.

1:40pm: Another runner-up finish, this time for Pekin’s Brady Millikin. He runs second in the 2A boys 1,600 meters, in 4:35.71. Teammate Colten Glosser comes in 13th at 4:43.95. Also, Cardinal’s Trey Albert finished 7th in the 1A boys 200-meter dash, running a time of 23.30.

1:20pm: EBF’s Kalen Walker comes home 3rd in the 2A boys 200-meter dash, running a time of 22.84. He finished 5th earlier today in the 100.

1:10pm: Davis County’s Alysa Shirkey is the runner-up in the 2A girls 200-meter dash, running a time of 26.67.

1:05pm: After the awards break, Ottumwa’s Maria Horn takes 2nd in the girls wheelchair 200 with a time of 1:10.10.

12:15pm: EBF’s Kalen Walker finishes 5th in the 2A boys 100-meter dash, running a time of 11:48.

12:00pm: Ottumwa’s Maria Horn has three races today. She starts by placing third in the girls wheelchair 100, with a time of 31.94.

11:45am: Had to wait on the final results for the Pekin 1A boys shuttle hurdle relay team. They ran a 1:03.55 and were initially shown in 6th, but after a couple of other teams were DQ’d, the Panthers officially place 4th.

10:40am: In the Class 1A girls shuttle hurdle relay, Sigourney–the two-time defending champ–settles for 5th this year, in a time of 1:09.48.

10:25am: Other boys 800 meters results: in Class 1A, Landon Becker of Cardinal ran 2:06.35 and placed 19th. In 4A, Ottumwa’s Aytonn Bar-Shimon ran 1:58.28 to place 11th, and Dante Salomon ran 1:59.33 to place 14th.

10:15am: Tough, tough break for Carter Huyser of Oskaloosa in the 3A boys 800. He was hanging near the back of the pack at the start of the 2nd lap when 2 runners fell in front of him. Carter got tangled up, and ended up finishing 12th in 1:59.59.

9:56am: We have another state champion, and it’s Alli Bookin-Nosbisch of Ottumwa. She comes from behind at the line to win the 4A girls 800 meters with a time of 2:11.45. Twin sister Grace Bookin-Nosbisch finishes 4th in 2:14.20.

9:55am: Girls 800 meters results. In Class 1A, Cari Duwa of Pekin runs 2:31.37 to place 17th, and Alexia McClure of Cardinal runs 2:35.16 to place 21st. In 2A, Sophie Spargur of Davis County runs 2:30.47 to place 19th.

9:35am: Bump the Centerville 3A boys sprint medley relay team up to 19th, thanks to a couple of DQs.

9:25am: The boys sprint medley relays are in the books. In Class 1A, Pekin finishes 11th (1:38.52). In 2A, Albia comes in 15th (1:37.50). In 3A, Oskaloosa earns 6th (1:34.44), and Centervile takes 21st (1:38.49). In 4A, Ottumwa comes in 19th (1:36.20).

8:50am: Bump that Davis County 2A girls sprint medley relay team up t0 17th. Mustangs gain a spot thanks to a DQ.

8:30am: Our area teams are done with the girls sprint medley relay. In Class 1A, Pekin places 11th (1:55.75). In 2A, Davis County places 18th (1:55.90). In 3A, Oskaloosa places 22nd (1:56.52).

8:00am: We’ve reached Championship Saturday at state track, and we’re starting an hour early, with events on a rolling schedule. The hope is to finish before the storms come this afternoon. That may be the biggest race of all today.