• Keith Hjelle

How the Charger State Track Qualifiers Stack up Against the Competition

With nineteen individuals (11 girls, 8 boys) qualifying for the state track meet next week, let's take a look at how the Chargers compare to the competition. The first column lists the events for which the the Chargers have qualified; in the second column is (are) the individual(s) who qualified with her/his/their qualifying time or distance; the third column is her/his/their rank among the 24 qualifiers for the state meet; the fourth column is the top qualifying time or distance. The state meet runs from Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Details about when the Chargers will compete will be forthcoming.

Girls' Events Charger qualifier/time or distance Rank Best qualifying time/distance

800 m run Kate Crawford/2:25.53 4th 2:24.11

1500 m run Kate Crawford/5:01.20 3rd 4:51.76

3000 M run Kate Crawford/10:42.12 1st 10:42.12

Emma Swanson/11:19.51 8th 10:42.12

Shot put Mady McDermott/ 37'3.5" 9th 43'4.75"

Discus Mady McDermott/113'1" 13th 139'7"

800 m relay Reagan Rumelhart, Sara Schmeling,

Mady Smith, Savana Fuller/1:51.19 21st 1:46.52

3200 m relay Audrey Stowe, Sophie Danker,

Rylee Sloss, Lauryn Embleton, 10:34.66 23rd 9:57.03

1600 medley Mady Smith, Savana Fuller, Sara

Schmeling, Kate Crawford, 4:20.71 . 2nd 4:17.31

Boys' Events

800 m run Clay Billheimer/2:03.07 14th 1:58.08

Noah Nelson/2:05.07 21st 1:58.08

1600 m run Clay Billheimer/4:38.42 3rd 4:35.57

Noah Nelson/4:39.46 5th 4:35.57

3200 m run Noah Nelson/10:13.50 9th 9:57.16

Long Jump Caden Wardyn/21'5.5" 5th 22'4.75"

Hurdle relay Cole Boyer, Gabe Rowley 24th :58.71

Caden Wardyn, Grady Laabs/1:02.1

1600 medley Dylan Soper, Justin Plowman, 2nd 3:36.13

Caden Wardyn, Clay Billheimer/3:40.38

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