Although the Iowa high school girls track season remains in its early stages with the indoor portion, the defending Class 4A champion Waukee girls sure didn’t act like it looking like they were in mid season form at the 25th annual Iowa State Girls High School Classic in Ames March 12th.
Nearly 90 schools from across the state of Iowa were in participation yet throughout the deep field the Warriors stole the spotlight earning eight top five finishes and eleven top 15 finishes. Of the eight top five finishes five were through individual events while the Warriors earned a top five finish in three relay events.
Last years Class 4A 800 meter runner up in now senior Lily Campbell led the charge for the Waukee girls posting a dominating performance yesterday in the 800 with a mark of 2:17.65. The remaining four individual top five finishers came in second place in their respective events including fellow Waukee senior Elma Vojic notching a second place finish in the 60 meter dash with a time of 8.10 seconds. Junior Anna Keplinger fell just 53 tenths of a second short of the top spot in the 60 meter hurdles while fellow Waukee junior Kat Moody took home second in the shot put event. Sophomore Lydia Bettis was the youngest of the Warriors to take second place doing so in the long jump event after a mark of 16 fee, five inches.
Team play was well displayed by Waukee placing second in both the 4x400 and the 4x800 meter relay events rounded out with a fifth place finish in the 800 sprint medley.
Next up for head coach Jesse Hunt and the Waukee girls will be a wrap up of the indoor season with a trip to Central College in Pella this Saturday.