The world famous blue oval is hosting another busy weekend. The Coed State Track and Field competition started Thursday.
It was a quiet first day for central Iowa teams.
Among the stories, the Roosevelt girls are trying to stay in the fast lane after a big win at the Drake Relays. Coaches took Agne Sayeh out of the relay races in hopes of spreading the points out to bring home a team state title. Sayeh qualified in the 100 m and 200 m preliminary races, but she tweaked her knee in the 400 m. Coach says she will be ready to go by Saturday.
In girl’s high jump, Ankeny’s Kelsey Arneson clears 5 feet 4 inches putting her in second place.
After five events in girls 4A Pleasant Valley leads the team standings, with Waukee a close second, followed by Ankeny and Dowling.
In boys class 3A the 4 by 800, Wade Pingel brings it home for Pella with a 7 minutes 58 seconds win.
In the same race for Class 2A a 13-year-old state record was in jeopardy, and Monticello knocks it out, crossing in with 7 minutes 53 seconds.
Standings for the boys 4A have Cadar Falls in first, followed by a three-way tie for second.
The only local team in the top ten is Waukee holding on in tenth.
Real-time event standings are available here.