Prep Track and Field: Thursday’s State Schedule for Our Local Class 1A and 4A Athletes

Des Moines, IA- The 2024 coed State Track and Field Meet is getting ready to kick off on Thursday, May 16th, and run through Saturday, May 18th. Here’s a breakdown of our local teams and their Thursday events for Class 1A and Class 4A.

Class 1A and Class 4A will have a mirrored schedule to the morning and early afternoon schedule with the boys’ shuttle hurdle relay starting at 2:40 pm and the last event scheduled to start at 7:40 pm (the girls’ shuttle hurdle relay).

Running Events

WACO and Columbus will both have teams competing in the shuttle hurdle for Class 1A, while Burlington will field a team for Class 4A.

The 3000-meter run will follow at 3:20 pm as Marie Yoder for Hillcrest Academy will be our only local competitor.

Skipping ahead to the girls’ and boys’ 200-meter dash taking place between 4:20 pm and 5 pm, Rya Scott of Hillcrest Academy will begin her busy day in the girls’ Class 1A race. Ayden Doyle of Danville and Kaiden Amigon of Columbus will compete in the boys’ Class 1A dash and Ladarrius Shealey of Burlington will compete.

The Danville boys’ team will be the only local school to have a 4×800 meter relay team run at 5:50 pm.

The 100-meter dash will consist of plenty of local talent as they run between 6:30 pm and 7 pm. For the girls’ Class 1A, Aurey Meeker of Winfield-Mt. Union and Scott will participate. Burlington’s Mylee Stiefel and Shariah Hart will run in the girls’ Class 4A race. Lastly, for the boys’ Class 1A, Doyle, Amigon, Brigham Porter of New London, and Riley Kaalberg of Columbus will all be sprinting.

Scott will run in her final running event of the day at 7 pm for the girls’ Class 1A 400-meter final. Joey Jolin of Burlington will also compete in the boys’ Class 4A 400-meter dash.

To round out the day, Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO will each field a team for the girls’ Class 1A shuttle hurdle relay at 7:40 pm.

Field Events

The first round of field events will begin at 2 pm as there will be some familiar names in the boys’ Class 1A long jump in London Franklin of New London, Owen Scot of Hillcrest Academy, and Clayton Miller of WACO.

Kylee Hill of Burlington will be one of the few freshmen competing in the girls’ discus for Class 4A.

At 4:30 pm, Danville’s Kenna Furnald will eye a state championship in the girls’ Class 1A long jump. Scott will also compete as this will mark her fourth event of the day.

Finally, Lillian Mennen of Burlington will jump in the girls’ Class 4A high jump.

How to Watch

The Iowa High School Sports Network (IHSSN) will live stream and broadcast the coed State Track Championship Thursday through Saturday. It will air on the IHSSN Cable Network and be streamed for free at or the WatchIHSSN app. You can access the stream through the IHSAA or IGHSAU websites.

KILJ will also be providing updates throughout the three-day event. A detailed schedule for Friday will be posted tomorrow for our local athletes.