FINISHING WITH FLAIR!! Annika Headington crowned Class 2A Shot Put Champion to lead three-medal State Meet result for Waukon girls


CLASS 2A STATE SHOT PUT CHAMPION!! Waukon girls track senior Annika Headington blasts out a shot put effort on her way to the Class 2A State Championship in the event at Drake Stadium in Des Moines Thursday, May 20. In the pinnacle performance of her high school career, Headington topped this year’s Class 2A shot put elite at the State Meet with a heave of 42’6”, becoming the second State Champion in the event in the history of the Waukon girls track program. Headington further proved here elite throwing status the following day with a toss of 123’5” that placed her sixth in the Class 2A discus field at this year’s State Meet. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this webpage.

Senior slinger also finishes sixth in discus, Krambeer medals in long jump debut

The 2021 Iowa High School State Track Meet represented both some final hurrahs and a new beginning for the Waukon girls track team in its season grand finale competition that took place Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. In the total of 10 track Tribe members who competed among Class 2A’s elite in seven different events, three of them were freshmen and five more were sophomores all competing in their first-ever State Track Meet and showing great promise for the program’s future, while this season’s two senior State Meet competitors, Maddy Waters and Annika Headington, had their final hurrah for both their multiple season grand finale appearances and their high school track and field careers, with no hurrah being any bigger than Headington finishing her tenure with a pair of medal-winning finishes that included reigning supreme as this season’s Class 2A Shot Put State Champion.

“I was very happy to have seven events qualify for the State Meet, especially considering the fact that last year’s season was canceled, and how young our squad was this year,” Waukon girls track coach Bob Wasson said. “It was very satisfying that Annika could bring home a State Championship in the shot and also place in the discus. Seven out of the eight girls running in our relays were ninth and 10th graders, so for them to be able to get State Track Meet experience this year will really help motivate and prepare them for next year.”

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