STATE TRACK MEET NOTES

Written by John Kuhens on May 22, 2016

2016 IOWA COED STATE HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday, March 21,Drake Stadium

Saturday attendance: 8,757; Three-day total: record 38,161

Thursday record: 13703; Friday record: 15,701

Weather: Temperature reach high of 75 degrees under sunny skies at 3pm with winds from east-southeast at 7mph

FINAL GIRLS CLASS 1A TEAM SCORING 

1, West Hancock 50

2. Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 44

3. Central, Elkader 42

4. Maple Valley-A-O 37

5. Montezuma 36

6. East Mills 32

7. Guthrie Center 31

8. Sidney 28

9.Algona Bishop Garrigan, Danville 23

FINAL GIRLS CLASS 2A TEAM SCORING

1. Cascade, Western Dubuque 50

2. Union, LaPorte City 43

3. Monticello 40.5

4. Pekin 39

5. Northeast, Goose Lake 38

6. Des Moines Christian 34

7. Western Christian, Hull 31

8. Osage 30.5

9. Pocahontas Area 30

10. Albia 24

FINAL GIRLS CLASS 3A TEAM SCORING

1. Davenport Assumption 126

2. Pella 79.5

3. Dubuque Wahlert 61

4. Boone 45

5. Decorah 41

6. Glenwood 36

7. South Tama County, Tama 24

8. Ballard, 24

9. Benton Community 23

10. Solon 21.5

FINAL GIRLS CLASS 4A TEAM SCORING

1. Waukee 83

2. Pleasant Valley 77

3. Urbandale 60

4. Iowa City West 57

5. Linn-Mar 52

6. Ames 47.5

7. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 43

8. Waterloo East, Muscatine 30

10. Southeast Polk 28

FINAL BOYS CLASS 1A TEAM SCORING

1. Lisborn 52

2. Jesup 40

3. Audubon 38

4. Mount Ayr 34

5. Lawton-Bronson 29

6. Nishabotna 26

7. Northwood-Kensett 24

8. Algona Bishop Garrigan 22

9.Hudson, Highland 21

FINAL BOYS CLASS 2A TEAM SCORING

1. West Burlington/Notre Dame 79

2. Monticello 64.5

3. Kingsley Pierson-Woodbury Central 51

4. Dike-New Hartford 46

5. Aplington-Parkersburg 36

6. West Branch 34

7. Madrid 31

8. Iowa City Regina 28

9. Northeast Goose Lake 22

10. Treynor 18

FINAL BOYS CLASS 3A TEAM SCORING

1. Pella 62

2. Vinton-Shellsburg 56

3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 47

4. Mount Vernon 45

5. Boone 41

6. Center Point 40

7. Estherville-Lincoln Central 33

8. Marion 29

9. Dallas Center-Grimes 26

10. North Polk 21

FINAL BOYS CLASS 4A TEAM SCORING

1. Cedar Rapids Prairie 87

2. Cedar Falls 70

3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 63

4. West Des Moines Dowling Catholic 61.5

5. Waukee 42

6. Cedar Rapids Washington 35

7. West Des Moines Valley 31

8. Sioux City East 27

9. Bettendorf, Ames 23

GIRLS

   RECORDS

Class 3A 800 — Joy Ripslinger, Davenport Assumption, 2:07.51. Also overall meet record. Old 3A record 2:10.38, Ripslinger, 2015. Old overall record 2:08.15, Shelby Houlihan, Sioux City East, 2011.

Class 3A sprint medley relay — Dubuque Wahlert, 1:46.46. Old record 1:47.17, Wahlert, 2007.

Class 4A shuttle hurdle relay — Pleasant Valley, 1:01.26, all-time best. Previous all-time best 1:01.87.13, Waukee, 2013. That also was the previous Class 4A and overall meet record.

Class 3A shuttle hurdle relay — Pella, 1:03.13. Old record 1:03.39, Mount Pleasant, 2014.

  

   Wheelchair

Shot put — Marhaya Bradford, Mormon Trail, 20-7 1/2 (all-time). Previous record and all-time best 18-2, Bradford, 2015.

  

   MULTIPLE WINNERS

   Four Titles

Carly Donahue, Pleasant Valley — Class 4A 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, 4×100 relay, shuttle hurdle relay.

  

   Three Titles

Maria Gonzalez, West Hancock — Class 1A long jump, high jump, 4×200 relay.

Okasana Covey, Des Moines Christian — Class 2A 400, 800, distance medley relay.

Aleenah Marcucci, Northeast — Class 2A long jump, 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles.

Emalee Funderman, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto — Class 1A 800, 1600, distance medley relay.

Joy Ripslinger, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 800, 1600, distance medley relay.

Stephanie Jenks, Linn-Mar — Class 4A 800, 1500, 3000.

Katie Maschmann, Montezuma — Class 1A 100, 200, 4×100 relay.

Rachel Jennings, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A distance medley relay, 4×200 relay, 4×100 relay.

Mary Grace Carroll, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 4×200, distance medley relay, 4×100 relay.

Haley Schroeder, Elkader Central — Class 1A 4×400 relay, 4×800 relay, sprint medley relay.

Keri Siebrecht, Sheldon — Wheelchair 100, 200, 400.

  

  

   Two Titles

   Kiana Phelps, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central — Class 2A shot put, discus.

Sarah Adams, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 4×800 relay, distance medley relay.

Dianna Slight, Boone — Class 3A 400, long jump.

Mallory King, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 4×800 relay, 4×200 relay.

Haley Schroeder and Emily Asche, Elkader Central — Class 1A 4×800 relay, sprint medley relay.

Jasmine Blue, Abilene Ranschau, MiAsia Bergman, Autumn Anderson, Cedar Rapids Jefferson — Class 4A 4×200 relay, sprint medley relay.

Kelli DeGeorge, Pleasant Valley — Class 4A high jump, shuttle hurdle relay.

Keaton Kester, Earlham — Class 2A 100, 200.

Kenzie Keune, Sioux Central — Class 1A 100 hurdles, shuttle hurdle relay.

Carly King, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 100, 4×100 relay.

Kerris Roberts, Waterloo East — Class 4A 200, 4×100 relay.

Jasmine Harris, Davenport Assumption — Class 3A 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay.

Ashley Funk and Ciera Deitchler, Elkader Central — Class 1A 4×400 relay, 4×800 relay.

Mary Kate Wille, Elkader Central — Class 1A 4×400 relay, sprint medley relay.

Ellie Spelhaug, Pleasant Valley — Class 4A 4×400 relay, shuttle hurdle relay.

     

REPEATING

Joy Ripslinger of Davenport Assumption won the Class 3A 800 for the second straight year.

Pleasant Valley won the Class 4A shuttle hurdle relay for the second straight year.

Katie Maschmann of Montezuma won the Class 1A 100 and 200 for the third straight year.

Briyanna Carter of Des Moines Roosevelt won the Class 4A 100 for the second straight year.

Aleenah Marcucci of Northeast won the Class 2A 100 hurdles for the second straight year.

Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar won the Class 4A 1500 for the fourth straight year and the 800 for the third straight year.

Kenzie Keune of Sioux Central won the Class 1A 100 hurdles for the second straight year.

Pleasant Valley won the Class 4A 4×400 relay for the second straight year.

  

  

   THE JENKS FILE

   Stephanie Jenks of Linn-Mar concluded her high school career with yet another victory in the 1500 and the final tally of her accomplishments is impressive. It was Jenks’ fourth straight victory in the Class 4A race and came after she won her third straight title in the 800. She earlier won the 3200 for the fourth straight time and is only the second runner to win the distance triple three times. Hall of Famer Kristin Hansen of Okoboji is the other. Jenks finishes with 11 state championships and 10 Drake Relays title. The 21 combined championships are the most for an Iowa high school girl.

 

   DASH FLIP-FLOP

   Des Moines Roosevelt senior Briyana Carter turned the tables on Waterloo East freshman Kerris Roberts in the 100. Roberts beat Carter at the Drake Relays last month, winning that race in record time, but Carter prevailed in the rematch to win her second straight Class 4A title. Carter finished in 12-flat and Roberts took second in 12:06. It’s the fourth straight year a Roosevelt runner has won the race.

 

   BOUNCING BACK

   Waterloo East Kerris Roberts shook off her loss in the 100 and came back with a victory in the 200. The East freshman had only the fifth-best time in the preliminaries but was fast when it counted, winning in 24.74. And with that victory, she became the first East athlete to win an individual event at state.

 

   SHE WAS PERFECT

   Aleenah Marcucci of Northeast was a perfect 16 in state meet competition — she qualified in the maximum 16 events in her career and medaled in all 16, including six golds. Marcucci concluded her career by winning the Class 2A 100 hurdles for the second straight. She also has two titles each in the 400 hurdles and long jump. At this year’s meet, she also anchored her team to a third-place finish in the shuttle hurdle relay. Her time of 14.42 in the 100 hurdles ties for sixth on the all-time list.

  

   ASSUMPTION IS AWESOME AGAIN

   Davenport Assumption rolled to its fourth straight Class 3A team championship — and this latest title is the most impressive of all. Assumption won four relays, including its fifth 4×100 title in the last seven years, and finished with 126 records — a record for any class. Assumption set the previous 3A record with 107 points in 2014. The overall record had been 110 points by 1A champion North Tama in 2008. Assumption passed that figure with two events remaining, then topped of its big performance with that victory in the 4×100.

 

   BALANCE CARRIES THE DAY

   Waukee showed tremendous balance in outpointing Pleasant Valley 83-77 to win its fourth Class 4A team title — all since 2009. The Warriors did it without winning event.

Class 2A champion Cascade won for the third time and Class 1A winner Britt West Hancock picked up its second championship.

  

BOYS

   RECORDS

Class 4A 800 — Ryan Schweizer, Dowling Catholic, 1:50.30. Also overall meet record. Old 4A and overall record 1:50.97, Joseph Kiptanui, Indianola, 1990.

Class 2A 100 — Isaiah Trousil, West Burlington/Notre Dame, 10.69. Old record 10.83, Trousil, 2016 prelims.

Class 2A 200 — Isaiah Trousil, West Burlington/Notre Dame, 21.33. Old record 21.40, Trousil, 2016 prelims.

Class 4A 110 hurdles — Joah Wallace, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 14.06. Old record 14.1, Chris Wycoff, Ames, 1993.

Class 2A 4×400 relay — Albia, 3:18.09. Old record 3:20.32, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 2009.

  

   MULTIPLE WINNERS

   Four Titles

   Matt Manternach, Monticello — Class 2A 800, 1600, 4×800 relay, medley relay.

Ryan Schweizer, Dowling Catholic — Class 4A 800, 1600, 3200, medley relay.

Xavior Williams, West Burlington/Notre Dame — Class 2A high jump, long jump, 4×100 relay, 4×200 relay.

Isaiah Trousil, West Burlington/Notre Dame — Class 2A 100, 200, 4×100, 4×200.

Jalen Rima, Cedar Rapids Prairie — Class 4A 100, 200, 400, 4×100.

 

   Three Titles

   Noah Thomas, Roland-Story — Wheelchair 100, 200, 400

Eli Hicks, Boone — Class 3A 100, 200, 4×100.

 

   Two Titles

   JoJo Frost, Center Point-Urbana — Class 3A 400, 400 hurdles.

Nick Phelps, K-P/WC – Class 2A shot put, discus

Derek Manternach, Monticello — Class 2A 4×800 relay, medley relay.

Kyle Dolecheck, Mount Ayr — Class 1A 800, medley relay.

Mitchell Nelsen, Audubon — Class 1A 110 hurdles, shuttle hurdle relay.

Anteres Ashley, Keesten Hanks and AJ Lefler, Lawton-Bronson — Class 1A 4×100, 4×200.

Spencer Freguson, West Burlington/Notre Dame — Class 2A 4×100, 4×200.

Ethan Wyant, Jesup — Class 1A 400, 4×400 relay.

Drew Girres and Matthew George, Sergeant Bluff-Luton — Class 3A 4×200 relay, 4×400 relay.

 

  

   REPEATING

Kyle Dolecheck of Mount Ayr won the Class 1A 800 for the third straight year.

Waukee won the Class 4A shuttle hurdle relay for the fourth straight year.

Korby Sander of Belmond-Klemme won the Class 1A 100 for the second straight year.

Isaiah Trousil of West Burlington/Notre Dame won the Class 2A 100 and 200 for the second straight year.

Ryan Schweizer of Dowling Catholic won the Class 4A 800 and 1600 for the second straight year.

West Burlington/Notre Dame won the Class 2A 4×100 for the second straight year.

Albia won the Class 2A 4×400 relay for the fourth straight year.

Cedar Falls won the Class 4A 4×400 relay for the third straight year.

  

   OH, CAN RYAN RUN

   Dowling Catholic’s accomplished a rare feat when he swept the three Class 4A distances races at last year’s state meet. He repeated that feat this year and became the first runner in 111 years of state meet competition to do it twice. Schweizer capped his high school career by winning a second consecutive title in the 1600, cruising to the victory in 4:14.70. That gave him eight state championships in his career, all in the last two years — two titles each in the 800, 1600, 3200 and medley relay.

 

   LUCKY SEVEN

   Isaiah Trousil of West Burlington/Notre Dame ran seven times during the meet. He or his team crossed the finish line first all seven times. Trousil won the Class 2A 100 and 200, anchored the winning 4×100 relay team and ran on the winning 4×200 relay unit. Trousil competed in preliminary races in the 100, 200 and 4×100 and he was the fastest across the line in those races, too.

   

   ELI’S COMING

   Boone has had some success winning distance races at the state, but until Eli Hicks came along, it had been nearly 100 years since anyone at the school won a sprint title. Hicks won the Class 3A 100 in a close race, finishing in 11.02, then claimed his second title of the meet by winning the 200 in 21.68. The last sprint champion from Boone was Arthur Higbee in the 440 in 1919. For good measure, Hicks anchored Boone to a victory in the 4×100 relay.

 

   WALLACE DOES IT AGAIN

   A Drake Relays championship in the 110 hurdles wasn’t enough for Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Joah Wallace. He came back on the same track and in the same event to win the Class 4A championship — and he did it in record time. Wallace won the race in 14.06, which ranks third on the state’s all-time list. The record he broke had been on the books for a while — the 14.1 that Chris Wycoff of Ames ran in 1993.

  

   THAT DIDN’T LAST LONG

   Isaiah Trousil’s records in the Class 2A 100 and 200 lasted only two days. He set those marks in the preliminaries on Thursday, then came back in the finals to run even faster. Trousil won the 100 in 10.69 after running 10.83 in the prelims, which broke the old mark of 10.84 that Britt’s Jeff Nielsen set in 1980. Then he won the 200 in 21.33, which ties for the No. 2 spot on the state’s all-time list, behind only the 20.80 run by the great Tim Dwight. Trousil had run 21.40 in the 200 prelims.

  

   MONTICELLO ACE STRIKES IT RICH

Monticello’s Matt Manternach ran in four races this weekend and crossed the finish line first in every one of them. Maternach completed his memorable state meet by outdueling Aplington-Parkersburg’s C.J. May, the 3200 champion, in the stretch to win the Class 2A 1600. That came after he won the 800 and anchored the Panthers victories in the 4×800 and medley relays.

  

   AAAH, BACH

   Marion sophomore Myles Bach left a strong impression on fans at the state meet. Running against good fields, Bach won the Class 3A 3200 on Thursday, then came back on the final day to notch a victory in the 1600 while pulling away. Bach had given an indication of his ability when he finished fifth at the state cross country meet last fall. All of those ahead of him were juniors and seniors.

   

   PRAIRIE PROVES ITSELF

A big-time performance from sprinter Jalen Rima carried Cedar Rapids Prairie to the Class 4A championship, its first team title in track. Rima won the 100, 200 and 400 and anchoring the winning 4×100 relay team as the Hawks finished with 87 points. Cedar Falls was second with 70.

Class 3A champion Pella won for the third time, West Burlington/Notre Dame claimed its second straight Class 2A title and Lisbon won for the second straight year in Class 1A.