Waukon girls track team advances six events to State Meet to fuel sixth-place team finish at Class 2A State Qualifying Meet

Two-time throwing events qualifier ... Waukon girls track sophomore Annika Headington unleashes a shot put toss at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Monticello Friday, May 10. Headington won the event with a personal best launch of 40’2” to earn automatic State Meet qualification and a return to the season grand finale in that event, and she also powered out a discuss toss of 112’7” that placed her fifth overall at Friday’s meet and was good enough to earn at-large qualification for this week’s State Meet in that event as well. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Headington is double qualifier in throwing events, Snitker qualifies in 400m dash and helps 4x400 and 4x800 earn State Meet berths, shuttle hurdle relay also qualifies for season finale

The Waukon girls track team crowned just one event champion at its Friday, May 10 Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Monticello, but ended up extending the 2019 season in six different events with qualification for this year’s State Track Meet being held later this week in Des Moines. In addition to a shot put championship won by sophomore Annika Headington for the track Tribe’s lone automatic qualification for this year’s season grand finale, the Indians also had a pair of third-place event finishes and a trio of fifth-place efforts earn advancement to this week’s Class 2A State Track Meet, helping pace the Indians to 60 team points and a sixth-place finish in the meet’s final 12-team field.

The track Tribe’s nine qualifiers in six events for this year’s State Meet will now prepare to compete among Class 2A’s elite in their respective events at Drake Stadium in Des Moines this Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18. Details of their State Meet schedule appear elsewhere on the same Sports pages in the May 15, 2019 edition of The Standard.

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