The boys track team traveled to Parkersburg on Monday for the Falcon Relays. As always, this provided great competition and a tune-up for the state qualifying meet that would take place on Thursday. The Rebels had a first place performer with Wyatt Swanson in the 800 (2:05). Zach Pierce finished 3rd in the shot put with a throw of 46' 9". The 4x800 team of Wyatt Swanson, Austin Lott, Eric Stoakes and Trevor Trunck finished 4th with a time of 8:42. And Phil Zimmerman finished 5th in the 400M low hurdles with a time of 1:00.44.
The Rebels boys and girls track teams traveled to Grundy Center on Thursday for the State Qualifying Meet. Just like the spring weather of Iowa that we have faced this year, this was a tale of two halves. The first half of the meet was windy and cool, while the last half of the meet was a downpour of rain. I credit our kids for battling through the conditions. Unfortunately, this did impact some events in our region in qualifying to the state track meet. On a positive note, we were able to advance 5 events to the State Track Meet on Thursday-Saturday.
Tyler Bovy advanced in the 3200M Run. Zach Pierce will throw the shot put. Wyatt Swanson was an automatic qualifier as District Champion in the 800M Run (with the 7th fastest time in the state). The 4x800 team of Chase Clark, Trevor Trunck, Eric Stoakes, and Wyatt Swanson qualified with the 8th fastest time in the state. And Eric Stoakes advanced in the 400M Low Hurdles with the 10th fastest time in the state. This is a great opportunity for these kids to compete on the blue oval at Drake Stadium. I know this has been their goal since the start of the year.
Tyler Bovy gives a gritty performance in the 3200M run against the strongest field in Class 1A.
Boys Team Standings at the State Qualifying Meet: 1. Wapsie Valley 151 2. AGWSR 115 3. BCLUW 79? 4. North Butler 74? 5. GR 73 6. Grundy Center 57 7. Jesup 46 8. Clarksville 34 9. Valley Lutheran 30 10. Janesville 18 11. Dunkerton 11 12. Tripoli 8.
Girls Team Standings at the State Qualifying Meet: 1. Janesville 124 2. North Butler 92 3. Jesup & Wapsie Valley 78 5. Dunkerton 74 6. Grundy Center 73 7. BCLUW 72.5 8. Clarksville 42 9. AGWSR 41.5 10. Tripoli 20 11. Valley Lutheran 14 12. Waterloo Christian 8 13. GR 3.
Highlights: 800M Run 1st Place, Wyatt Swanson 2: 05.19 (State Qualifier) Shot Put 2nd Place, Zach Pierce 46' 7" (State Qualifier) 4X800 2nd Place, Chase Clark, Trevor Trunck, Eric Stoakes, Wyatt Swanson 8: 28.20 (State Qualifier) High Jump 2nd Place, Jackson Clark 5' 8" 4x200 3rd Place, Phil Zimmerman, Jackson Clark, Wyatt Swanson, Chase Clark 1: 38.44 400M Low Hurdles Eric Stoakes 57.45 (State Qualifier) Discus 4th Place, Joe Zimmerman 112' 7", 5th Place, Tyler Eiffler 112' 3200M Run 5th Place, Tyler Bovy 10: 50 (State Qualifier) 4x100 6th Place, Joe Zimmerman, Colton Dinsdale, Phil Zimmerman, Jacob Peters 49.25 4x400 6th Place, Jackson Clark, Trevor Trunck, Eric Stoakes, Chase Clark 3: 44.63