It was another full day of action at the Coed State Track Meet on Friday. Runners took to the Blue Oval at 9 a.m. and events will continue through 8 p.m.
For two metro athletes in particular, the practice is paying off. In class 4-A, Urbandale’s Shaquille Wells threw 59 feet 7.5 inches to defend his state title. Roosevelt’s Alexa Hunt was out for revenge after coming in second at the Drake Relays. She threw her personal best at 45 feet 7.5 inches to defend her state title also.
In class 3-A, a slow hand-off cost the boys from Pella in the 4 by 200 relay. Lemars wins, Pella takes second.
In the girls 2-A distance medley Des Moines Christian came in as the top seed and they dominated. Giving the Lions the first relay state title in school history.
On the girls leader board, West Hancock leads 1-A, Davis County 2-A, Solon the new 3-A leader and Pleasant Valley on top of 4-A with Waukee not far behind.
On the boys side, Manson NW Webster leads 1-A, Monticello pulling away in 2-A, Fort Madison just ahead of Pella in 3-A, and Cedar Rapids’ Kennedy on top of 4-A.