Sports

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May

Kee girls track team makes more history at the Big Blue Oval, shares Class 1A State Team Championship


Tracking more Hawk history ... Members of the Kee girls track team who qualified for this year’s State Track and Field Meet display all the pageantry that goes along with winning the Class 1A team State Championship at the season grand finale. The first-ever team State Championship in Kee girls track history was actually shared with Alburnett after each team scored 36 points at the season-ending event, with Kee also winning a further historical three relay State Championships to fuel that team championship fire. Pictured above, left to right, are: Front row - Freshman Reagan Mudderman, seniors Katie Brennan and Makayla Walleser, and junior Rachel Walleser; Back row - Coach Chad Winters, freshman Haley Meyer, sophomore Alexis Johnson, junior Makayla Peters and sophomore Jada Mitchell. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Three relay championships in 4x800, Distance Medley and 4x400 fuel the fire, points in individual events by Brennan and Meyer prove to be pivotal in first-ever team title

“A title a day helps bring a trophy your way!”

Although that’s not exactly how the old saying goes, that’s exactly what the doctor ordered for the Kee girls track team in writing yet another chapter in the often recently revamped history of Lady Hawk athletics. Behind the strength of three relay championships and two other point-scoring individual finishes at the State Track and Field Meet held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18, the Kee girls not only won their first running event State Championships in program history, but used those three event titles - one each day - to further fuel their way to a share of their first-ever Class 1A Team State Championship, scoring 36 team points to tie with Alburnett for this year’s Class 1A crown.

Wed
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May

Headington’s fifth-place shot put finish leads Waukon girls track team’s efforts among Class 2A elite at State Track and Field Meet


Top-five shot put result leads State efforts... Waukon girls track sophomore Annika Headington launches a shot put toss in the Class 2A competition at the State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines Thursday, May 16. Headington tied her personal-best effort of 40’2” to finish fifth in that Class 2A shot put field, and she also tossed the discus 112’7” Friday, May 17 to finish 14th among those Class 2A elite field event throwers. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon girls track team had its 2019 season brought to an ultimate close among the Class 2A elite, as nine young ladies competed in six different events at the State Track and Field Meet held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18. Battling weather extremes of heat and rain throughout the season grand finale, the Lady Indians garnered finishes from within the top five to within the bottom five of their respective competitions among the best track and field athletes Iowa’s Class 2A has to offer this season.

As she has most of this season, sophomore Annika Headington paced the Indian results efforts at this season-ending meet. Returning in the shot put, where she did not place among the event medal winners last spring, Headington returned with a vengeance in launching her way to a fifth-place finish among this year’s Class 2A shot put field.

Wed
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May

Brady Sullivan claims Class 2A State Runner-Up honors in the shot put to lead Waukon boys effort at the season grand finale


Class 2A Shot Put State Runner-Up ... Waukon boys track senior Brady Sullivan unleashes a shot put effort in the Class 2A competition at the State Track and Field Meet in Des Moines Thursday, May 16. Sullivan launched a personal-best throw of 56’5.5” to claim State Runner-Up honors in that throwing event behind fellow Northeast Iowa Conference senior Noah Fenske of New Hampton and his championship toss of 60’0.25”. Sullivan also competed in the Class 2A discus, firing a toss of 136’10” in the steady rain of Friday morning, May 17 to end up 11th in that overall field, with Fenske also winning that event with a toss of 152’11”. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys track season came to a final end where every team and athlete strives to be, as three Indians competed in four individual events at this year’s State Track and Field Meet held Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. With weather during the three-day event featuring the extremes of blistering heat Thursday and rainy, wet conditions for some of the remainder, so too were the Indians’ event results near the extremes among Iowa’s Class 2A track and field elite.

Wed
22
May

Waukon boys golf team brings 2019 season to a close with fifth-place team finish at NEIC Tournament

The Waukon boys golf team brought its 2019 season to a close with its annual Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Tournament. The golf Tribe played host to the other six NEIC teams Monday, May 20, coming up shy of having any golfers finish within the tournament’s top-15 individuals to be recognized with All-Conference honors, finishing fifth in the final seven-team standings with 354 team points.

TEAM SCORES
Waverly-Shell Rock 312; Decorah 331; Charles City 332; New Hampton 343; WAUKON 354; Oelwein 375; Crestwood 414

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Wed
15
May

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.

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May

Waukon boys track team advances four events to State Meet on the way to seventh-place team finish at Class 2A State Qualifying Meet


Double qualifier in throwing events ... Waukon boys track senior Brady Sullivan unleashes a shot put effort at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at Monticello Friday, May 10. Sullivan won the shot put with a toss of 52’9” to earn a return trip to the Class 2A State Meet with a victory in that event, and he also launched a 150’9” discus toss that placed him second in that event for another automatic State Meet qualification. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Sullivan is double qualifier in throwing events, Behrend qualifies in high jump, Hatlan in 100m

The Waukon boys track team competed for the right to extend the 2019 season for as many events and competitors as possible, doing so for three such Indians in four individual events at the Tribe’s Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Monticello Friday, May 10. The event was delayed a day due to cold weather conditions the previous night, with the Indians ending up with one event championship and two event runner-up finishes to earn automatic qualification for this week’s State Track Meet, and also getting one other at-large qualification with a fourth-place finish to help lead the way to 55 team points and a seventh-place team finish in the final 12-team meet standings.

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15
May

Kee boys track team has 2019 season ended at Class 1A State Qualifying Meet


So close in a pair of events ... Kee boys track senior Jacob Berns clears the high jump bar at the Hawks’ Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Friday, May 10. Berns was on the brink of earning a return trip to the Class 1A State Track Meet in the high jump, clearing the same 5’10” height as the meet’s third-place finisher - who ended up being the last State Meet qualifier in this year’s Class 1A field - but ending up fourth on the criteria of more jumps required to clear that height. Berns was also third in the 400 meter dash, missing the final State Meet qualifying spot in that event by less than a second to have his Kee High School track and field career brought to a close. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee boys track team had its 2019 season brought to a close at its Class 1A State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg Friday, May 10. The meet was delayed a day due to colder weather Thursday, May 9 but that nearly 30-degree temperature improvement couldn’t quite get the Hawks over the hump to qualifying any events for this season’s State Track Meet, the Hawks managing event finishes as high as third place to help them to an 11th-place team finish in the final 14-team meet standings with 30 points.

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Wed
15
May

Waukon boys golf team’s busy week ends with sixth-place Sectional finish


Completes varsity team score ... Waukon boys golf senior Carson Jones sends a putt toward the hole in the Indians’ third-place finish in their home quadrangular Tuesday, May 7. Jones turned in a round of 46 to complete the Tribe team score. Standard photo by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Waukon boys golf team played a full week of multi-team competition, including one that dictated the future of this 2019 season. The Indians first placed third in both an 18-hole triangular at Charles City Monday, May 6 and in a home quadrangular Tuesday, May 7. The golf Tribe then played in its Class 3A Sectional Tournament at Charles City Friday, May 10, placing sixth as a team and not placing any individual golfers high enough to advance further down the postseason trail.

The Waukon boys were next scheduled to host the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament Monday, May 13. Completion of that tournament will bring an end to the golf Tribe’s 2019 season.

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Wed
15
May

Kee girls track team qualifies 10 events for State Meet, rewrites five school records on way to second consecutive Class 1A District team championship


Works for three of four qualifications each... The Kee girls track tandem of senior Makayla Walleser and freshman Haley Meyer (left to right) work a hand-off at the Hawks’ Class 1A State Qualifying Meet at Edgewood-Colesburg Friday, May 10. That hand-off combination worked for three Kee event qualifications for this year’s State Meet, including Kee wins in the 4x800 and distance medley, as well as a runner-up effort in the sprint medley. Meyer also won the 1500 meter run for State Meet qualification and Walleser also helped the Hawks to a qualifying win in the 4x400. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Brennan, Makayla Walleser, Peters and Meyer each qualify in four events, Mitchell helps three events qualify, Mudderman earns two berths, Rachel Walleser wins 3000m

The Kee girls track team continued repeating history, and making even more, when the Lady Hawks won their second consecutive Class 1A District team championship at the Friday, May 10 State Qualifying Meet hosted by Edgewood-Colesburg. The meet was delayed a day due to colder weather Thursday, May 9, but the temperature wasn’t the only thing heating up for Friday’s meet, as the Kee girls won seven events for automatic State Meet qualification and finished second in four more. Three of those runner-up finishes also earned at-large qualification for this season’s grand finale being held in Des Moines later this week and further helped the Hawks to a team championship total of 115 points.

Wed
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May

Waukon boys golf team defeats Oelwein in final home NEIC meet


Junior pair rounds out varsity team score in win over Oelwein ... The Waukon boys golf junior pair of Justin Strub (photo above) and Ryan Hanson (photo below) rounded out the Indian team score in their 172-203 home win over Oelwein Friday, May 3. Hanson turned in a round of 44 and Strub was next in line with a 45 to complete that team total. Standard photos by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase these photos and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

In its only competition of this past week, the Waukon boys golf team hosted Oelwein Friday, May 3. The meet had been postponed from Tuesday, April 30 due to rainy weather, and the Indians made the most of that delay, winning the meet by a 172-203 result. The Tribe laid claim to the meet medals, with junior Tanner Mitchell besting all players with a round of 41 and fellow junior Logan Houg sharing runner-up medalist honors with Oelwein’s top golfer, each turning in a round of 42 strokes.

The Waukon boys were next scheduled to play at Charles City Monday, May 6 before hosting both Sumner-Fredericksburg and Caledonia, MN Tuesday, May 7 to wrap up their regular season, Caledonia being added to that May 7 date after not making their original date at Waukon April 16. The Indians will open postseason play Friday, May 10 at Charles City, details of which can be found elsewhere on the same Sports pages in the May 8, 2019 print and e-edition The Standard.

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