The Iowa Mennonite girls track and field team placed seventh in the 12 team field in the 1A state qualifier meet hosted by WACO May 12. Emma Beachy won the discus which automatically qualifies her to compete at the state meet next week in Des Moines. She won the event with a toss of 89 feet 11 inches, nearly four feet ahead of her next competitor. Rubye Ney qualified for the state track meet in the 400 meter hurdles based on her time of 1:11.12 last night at the state qualifier meet. This is a new personal best. Calli Shaw placed third in the 400 meter run with a time of 1:07.62. Suzanna Yoder placed fourth in 1:14.48 which is also her best time in the event. Avery Blauvelt placed fourth in the 3000 meter run with a personal best time of 13:53.67. Rachel Miller placed fourth in the long jump leaping 14 feet 10.25 inches in her first jump of the night. This is her best jump ever. Yoder was fifth with a jump of 14 feet 3.75 inches. Rubye Ney placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in 17.73. The relay team of Shaw, Ney, Miller and Yoder placed fourth in a season best time of 4:32.73. Taylor Guyer, Jenna Boller, Mackenzie Gutierrez and Grace Belin teamed up to place sixth in the sprint medley relay in 2:12.62, tenth in the 4 x 200 meter relay in 2:08.21 and eleventh in the 4 x 100 meter relay in 1:00.75. Alyssa Gonzales and Avery Blauvelt placed sixth and seventh respectively in the 1500 meter run with times of 6:06.04 and 6:08.06. We commend seniors Grace Belin and Jenna Boller for their contributions to the track and field team the last several years.
Congratulations to Emma Beachy and Rubye Ney on qualifying for the State Meet next week. Emma will compete Friday at 2:00 pm and Rubye will compete Friday at 5:20 pm in the Drake stadium in Des Moines.
|Girls’||Results||Girls Team Scores|
|Calli||Shaw||01:07.62||3||6||Winfield Mt. Union||42|
For the boy’s team, junior Drake Brezina won the 400 meter dash in a new personal best time of 52.77 to highlight the team’s performances for the night. He will be competing in the event at the state meet next Thursday at 7:20 pm in Des Moines. He also placed seventh in the long jump with a jump of 18 feet 10 inches. Brezina anchored the 4 x 400 meter relay team to a fourth place finish in a season best time of 3:51.92. Jim Wang, Noah Bruns and Finny Lackender carried the baton the first three laps of the race. Levi Geyer placed seventh in the 1600 meter run in 5:07.02 while Lackender was thirteenth in a new personal best time of 5:35.75. Micah Miller ran the 400 meter run in a new personal best time of 1:05.49.
You may order Iowa Mennonite state track shirts from the school office for $10. The shirts will be gray with maroon lettering. The qualifiers names and events will be on the back of the shirt. Please place any shirt orders by 9 am Monday. The shirts will be available at the school by the end of the day Wednesday.
|Boys Results||Boys Team Results|
|Name||Event||Time||Place||Points||Winfield Mt Union||139|
|Drake||Brezina||52.77||1 pr||10||New London||60|