Kee girls track and field team looks forward to mix of returning State Championship experience and determined underclassmen for 2021

2021 Kee girls track team ... Left to right - Seated in front: Haley Meyer, Reagan Mudderman, Jada Mitchell; Standing in back: Jaylyn Walleser, Riley Troendle, Mal Mohn, Kaylee Hawes, Lilly Peterson, Jersey Mathison, Alison Wagner, Alaina Bakewell, Mado Shako. Not pictured: McKinley Sisson, Anissa Stanley. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook.

The 2021 Kee girls track season has been looked forward to for a variety of reasons, as 14 young ladies have reported for early-season duty for the Lady Hawks this spring. Not only are the Hawks likely in the vast majority of teams wanting to get back into track and field competition after last spring’s season was canceled by the early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Kee girls also have plenty to look forward to with the return of some strong remnants of State Championship accolades on this spring’s squad, both from the last completed Iowa high school track season in 2019 and just this past fall at the State Cross Country Meet.

“We return two girls that have State Championship credentials in (junior) Haley Meyer and (senior) Jada Mitchell,” Kee girls track coach Chad Winters said. “Haley was a part of two relay championships and ran to a seventh-place finish in the 1500 as a freshman (in 2019) and is coming off a cross country season where she was the individual State Champion. Jada was also a part of two relay State Championships as a sophomore. Those two give us a great foundation to build off of along with junior Reagan Mudderman, who qualified two individual events as a freshman. Add in the sophomore girls with their strong cross country performances and we should be able to put some different things together that can compete at a high level.”

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