Waukon boys track team qualifies six events for State Track Meet


Taking flight to Des Moines ... Waukon boys track junior Isaiah Welch takes flight in the long jump at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11. Welch flew to a distance of 19’10” to finish fourth in the event, a distance good enough to qualify for the Class 2A State Track Meet. Welch also joined forces with fellow juniors Abe Schwartz and Mitchell Snitker and senior Hunter Jensen for a fifth-place finish in the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:32.40 that was also good enough for 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.

On his way back to Des Moines ... Waukon boys track senior Tyler O’Neill battles his way down the straight stretch in the 3200 meter run in the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11. O’Neill ran to a runner-up finish in the event in a time of 10:15.92 to earn automatic qualification for the State Track Meet this week, his second consecutive season grand finale qualification in the event. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Tyler O’Neill returns in 3200 meter run, joins Mitchell Snitker and Blain Swenson as automatic qualifiers

The Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley High School in West Union Thursday, May 11 proved to be an extension of the season for six events for the Waukon boys track team. Although no event championships were won by the Indians, three of those season extensions did come automatically with runner-up finishes, while three more had to wait until the next day to see if they were among the “best of the rest” to earn qualification, all of those results helping the Indians to 71 team points and a sixth-place team finish in the final 12-team standings at the meet.

TEAM SCORES
Anamosa 117; North Fayette Valley 86; Cascade 80; Monticello 73; Bellevue 72; WAUKON 71; New Hampton 68; Dyersville Beckman 66; South Winneshiek 48.5; Oelwein 37.5; MFL/MarMac 13; Sumner-Fredericksburg 9

The six Indian events that have qualified for this season’s grand finale at Drake Stadium in Des Moines will now compete in the Class 2A State Track Meet held Thursday through Saturday of this week, May 18-20. Details of their upcoming final competition can be found elsewhere in a shaded box on these same Sports pages in the print edtion and e-edition of The Standard.

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