State Track and Field- The Class 1A and 4A section of Friday’s events are completed and here are the results for our local teams.
The boys’ Class 1A distance medley relay had three local teams running in Winfield-Mt. Union, Danville, and New London. The Wolves team of Lane Genkinger, Abram Edwards, Ty Scorpil, and Kohlby Newsom took 20th place with a time of 3 minutes and 46 seconds.
Danville finished in 11th place with a time of 3 minutes and 41 seconds with the team of Drake Nicholson, Ayden Doyle, Ashton McCane, and AJ Bonnesen.
New London captured their first points of the meet with a 7th place finish with the time of 3 minutes and 40 seconds. The team of Boden Pickle, London Franklin, Brigham Porter, and Rylan Martin captured two points for the Tigers.
In Class 4A for the boys’ distance medley relay, Burlington’s team of Derrick Watson, Laderrias Shealey, Keshawn Wyldon, and Sam Morehead finished with a time of 3 minutes and 41 seconds, which was good enough for 20th place.
Keetyn Townsley of Winfield-Mt. Union ran in the girls’ 100 meter hurdles for Class 1A. Townsley grabbed 19th place with a time of 16.91 seconds.
Triston Miller of Columbus took down the boys’ Class 1A 110 meter hurdle state record that has stood since 1997. Miller sprinted to a time of 14.12 seconds making him the favorite for the finals. Simeon Reichenbach of WACO also qualified with the 6th fastest time of the preliminary, 15.11 seconds a personal record. The finals will begin at 1:15 pm.
Burlington’s girls team of Kierah Wiseman, Christella Boyer, Sophie Brown, and Mylee Stiefel in the Class 4A 4×200 meter relay, finished in 13th place with the time of 1 minute 45 second.
The team of Braden Spain, Isaac Oswald, Mason Miller, and Clayton Miller took 12th place with a time of 1 minute and 33 seconds in the 4×200 meter relay for Class 1A for WACO.
Burlington’s boys’ 4×200 meter relay team of Watson, Wyldon, Shealey, and Caden Schisel took 20th place with a time of 1 minute and 31 seconds.
Ottumwa’s boys 4×200 meter relay team of Brock Brinegar, Luke Graeve, Javen Rominger, and Mason Farrington grabbed 23rd place with a time of 1 minute and 32 seconds.
Gabriel Hemsworth of Winfield-Mt. Union earned a point for his 8th place finish in the boys 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.42 seconds. Spencer Nelson of Danville took 19th place with a time of 58.59 seconds.
The girls 4×100 meter team of Wiseman, Boyer, Brown, and Stiefel for Burlington qualified for the finals on Saturday with a time of 49.06 seconds, a season best time. The race will be run at 3:25 pm.
Columbus took home another state record in the boys 4×100 meter relay with a time of Jeff Hoback, Riley Kaalberg, Miller, and Kaden Amingon with a time of 42.69 seconds, which qualified them for Saturday’s final at 3:45 pm.
New London’s team of Pickle, Franklin, Kade Benjamin, and Porter took 11th place with a time of 44.85 seconds. WACO’s team of Spain, Oswald, Miller, and Reichenbach finished right behind with a time of 45.02 seconds. Lastly, the team of Caleb Giese, Cam Buffington, Eli Miller, and Edwards grabbed 20th place with a time of 45.42 seconds for the Wolves.
Burlington’s boys’ team of Watson, Shealey, Schisel, and Wyldon finished in 21st in the 4×100 meter relay with the time of 43.94 seconds.
The Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ team of Sheaden Adams, Hemsworth, Ty Scorpil, and Newsom finished in 11th place in the 4×400 meter preliminary with a time of 3 minutes and 31 seconds.
In the field events, Delilah Subsin of Ottumwa heaved the shot put to a 4th place finish with a throw of 39 feet 1.75 inches, which earned the Bulldogs 5 points.
Benjamin of New London and Miller of Columbus were in a showdown for the boys Class 1A high jump competition as they both cleared 6 feet 6 inches. Miller failed all of his attempts for 6 feet 7 inches. Benjamin nailed his first jump for 6 feet 7 inches clinching the state title for himself. This makes it back-to-back individual state championships for Benjamin.
In the boys’ Class 1A discus, Oleh Shtefanchuk’s throw of 150 feet 1 inch was enough to get him into the finals. In the finals, he improved his mark to 155 feet on his second throw then added on to his final total as he finished in 3rd place with a throw of 158 feet 2 inches. The Warriors claimed 6 team points from the event.
In the girls’ Class 4A long jump, Madelyn Houk of Ottumwa leaped 16 feet 3.5 inches for a 15th place finish.
Team points leaders:
Boys Class 1A: Mount Ayr: 30, Akron-Westfield and Lisbon: 20, Columbus: 19
Girls Class 1A: AGWSR: 24, Pekin: 21, Calamus-Wheatland: 20
Boys Class 4A: Johnston: 47, Linn-Mar: 45, Iowa City High: 41
Girls Class 4A: Waukee Northwest: 43, Ankeny: 42, Pleasant Valley: 38
In the boys’ Class 1A, New London is tied for 8th with 12 points. Winfield-Mt. Union is tied for 10th place with 11 points and Danville is tied for 12th place with 10 points. WACO is right behind Danville with 9 points.
The Danville girls’ team has 1 point for Class 1A.
In the girls’ Class 4A team standings, Ottumwa is in 22nd place with 6 points.
Stay tuned to KILJ for more results for Class 1A and 4A tomorrow, May 20th.