Waukon girls track team qualifies pair of events for this week’s State Meet

Frequent flyer miles to Des Moines ... Waukon girls track senior Erika Johnson soars to a fourth-place distance of 16’4.25” in the long jump at the Indians’ Class 2A State Qualifying Meet at North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11. That effort was enough to earn her a third consecutive State Meet 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.

Distance medley returns with veterans Bulman and Wasson; Johnson also returns in long jump

Although the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley Thursday, May 11 was the end of the road for many high school track and field athletes, the Waukon girls track team managed to extend the season for two of its events, including one final return trip for a senior trio. The Lady Indians could not muster any automatic qualifications for this week’s State Meet in Des Moines with a required top-two event finish, but did have one third-place effort and another fourth-place effort find their way into the “best of the rest” qualification on the way to scoring 36 team points and finishing 10th in the final 12-team standings.

Cascade 153; Monticello 113.5; Sumner-Fredericksburg 93.5; Anamosa 70; New Hampton 61.5; North Fayette Valley 61; Dyersville Beckman 56; Bellevue 37.5; South Winneshiek 37; WAUKON 36; MFL/MarMac 21; Oelwein 1

The two Indian events that did qualify 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 grand finale competition can be found elsewhere in a shaded box on these same Sports pages.

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