Both of the Waukee Warriors track teams ran at the State Track Meet last weekend (May 18-20), both teams placed in Class 4A.
The Warriors’ girls’ team was crowned State Champions with their team total of 116 points.
The girls’ 4x800, sprint medley and shuttle hurdle teams all placed first at the meet. The 4x800 team finished their race with a time of 9:15.17 and the sprint medley team had a time of 1:45.77.
The shuttle hurdle team of Sydney Winger, Mary Gray, Lauren Nelson and Hannah Schau finished their race with time of 1:00.61. The girls’ not only broke their own record with this time, they broke the State Record.
“We worked really hard and we knew we could do it,” said Schau, “we kept pushing and didn’t worry about anything else but finishing, we didn’t worry about our time and we ran really well.”
“We haven’t had a State Championship yet in this event with us four, and so finally getting it is just icing on the cake,” said Nelson.
Moe Nealey also placed first at the State Meet. Nealey competed in the shot put, she had a throw of 43 feet, five inches. Kat Moody also competed in the shot put, unfortunately, she scratched on every throw and did not place.
Both the girls’ distance medley and the 4x200 relay teams placed second. The distance medley team had a time of 4:03.49 and the 4x200 team finished with a time of 1:41.93.
Schau and Winger also ran the 100 meter hurdles for the Warriors. Schau placed second with her time of 14.71 seconds and Winger finished in third place with her time of 14.80 seconds.
Lily Campbell also placed second for the girls’ team. Campbell ran the 800 meter race and finished with a time of 2:11.78. Logan Akason was the second Warrior in the race, she placed sixth with her time of 2:17.77.
The girls’ 4x400 team ran a time of 3:59.40 and placed third overall. The 4x100 relay team placed fourth with their time of 48.77 seconds.
In the 400 meter hurdles was Gray and Kate Bannister. Gray placed fourth with her time of 1:05.25 and Bannister followed in fifth with a time of 1:05.35.
Akason and Sydney Schaffer were the two Warriors to run the 1500 meter race for the girls’ team. Akason placed fourth and Schaffer finished in sixth.
For the 3000, Schaffer placed fourth with her time of 10:30.99. Karson Foley also ran the race and placed 18th with a time of 10:59.75.
Moody also competed in the discus for the girls’ team. Moody placed seventh with her throw of 123 feet, six inches.
Ellie Hemesath and Chloe Havermann tied in the high jump. The two Warriors finished in 16th with a jump of five feet.
JanJay Peters ran the 400 meter dash for the Warriors. Peters placed 16th as well with her time of 1:00.97. The second Warriors in the 400 meter dash was Amy Wieland who finished in 24th.
Peters also competed in the long jump. She placed 21st in the event with her jump of 15 feet one inch.
Emma Schossow ran the 100 meter dash for the Warriors. Schossow placed 23rd in the preliminaries with her time of 13.17 seconds.