The Roosevelt Roughriders dominated the Drake Relays. Thursday they head to the girls state meet where they hope to bring home the school’s first state track title in history.
But the Roughriders will have to win the relays races that they dominated at Drake without one of the top sprinters in Iowa.
Coaches have decided to use Agnes Sayeh in an open event instead of on the dominant relay team in an attempt to rack up enough points for the state title.
The girls say they are excited and surprised that it hasn’t been done before, “We’ve had so many talented runners come through, all these Olympians have been at this school and it’s just weird to think that we’ve never won state.”