The Cascade Girls Track Team won the state title in Class 2A with 65 points. The Wahlert girls finished 3rd in the 3A team race with 49. Clayton Ridge was 7th in Class 1A girls with 24. Senior with 20 points was 11th in the 4A girls race won easily by Waukee.
Western Dubuque finished 3rd in the 4A boys race with 54 won by Valley West Des Moines with 73. Wahlert finished 10th in the 3A boys standings with Marion winning with 69. Dyersville Beckman placed 4th in Class 2A with 34 points.
State Champions: In Class 4A: The Western Dubuque 4×100 team(Greg Bennett, Max Steffen, Kenny Beard, Brandon Beard) became the school’s first boys relay champ in history winning in 42:00, In the Girls 4×100, Wahlert won the 3A 4×100 meter in a 3A record time of 48.46.(Jackie Ganshirt, Anna Sherman, Libby Wedewer, Bailey Hasken). The same quartet set the a state record on Friday winning the 4×200 relay. Cascade won the 2A 4×100 (Molly McElmeel, Anne Ryan, Annie Meyer, Celine Rickels) in 49.65. It was the third state relay title for the Cougars.
Other Top Performers:
Class 4A Boys: Western Dubuque Sprint Medley relay finished state runner-up (Greg Bennett, Max Steffen, Kenny Beard, Brandon Beard) ran 1:32.64. Tay Collins was 4th and Greg Bennett of Western Dubuque was 6th in the 100 meters. Western Dubuque added to their medal count by placing 4th in the Shuttle Hurdle. The W-D 4×400 team placed 4th.
Class 3A Boys: Wahlert with a medal in the Sprint Medley finishing 6th (Ryan Rogers, Joe Friend, Alden Kuntz, Coby Adams) in 1:36.70. Luke Hilby of Wahlert finished 4th in the 800 meters. Wahlert (Danny Recker,Damon Jaeger, Freddie Hosch, Alex Kauffmann) was 6th in the Shuttle Hurdle.
Class 2A Boys: 2. Will McAllister (Cascade) finished 2nd in the 110 hurdles. Alden Kuntz of Wahlert finished 2nd in the 200 meters and 4th in the 100. Cascade (Cain Hoffman, Mitchell Gibbs, Logan Otting, Will McAllister) finished 3rd in the Shuttle Hurdle. Beckman took 2nd in the 4×100 (Riley Fangman, Mark Brown, Joel Vaske, and Evan Wulfekuhle). Beckman’s 4×400 relay finished in 3rd.
Class 1A Boys: Jace Moore of Clayton Ridge finished 2nd in the 110 hurdles.
Class 4A Girls: Senior was 4th in the Sprint Medley (Emma Sass, Emma Lambe, Hannah Cook, Stevie Lamb) finished in 1:48.46. Elayna Bahl of Western Dubuque finished 8th in the 100 hurdles. Stevie Lamb finished 6th in the 200. Senior took 3rd in the 4×100 (Emma Sass, Marissa Boleyn, Hanna Cook, Stevie Lamb). Western Dubuque 4×400 relay finished in 6th.
Class 3A Girls: Wahlert finished 4th in the Sprint Medley (Bailey Vance, Bailey Hasken, Anna Sherman, Molly McDonald) finished in 1:49.08. Maquoketa placed 6th in the Shuttle Hurdle (Hailey Schwenker, Shelby Pettyjohn, Brie Bennis, Janey Saunders). Wahlert’s Jackie Ganshirt was 6th, and Anna Sherman finished 8th in the 200. Wahlert 4×400 relay finished 3rd.
Class 2A Girls: Cascade placed 4th in the Sprint Medley (Annie Meyer, Anne Ryan, Celine Rickels, Rachel Trumm) ran 1:52.62, the Shuttle Hurdle Relay placed 2nd (Brittany Koppes, Noelle Green, Rachel Recker, Lisa Tucker), Beckman finished right behind in 3rd (Brooke Lucas, Addie McDermott, Anika Brehm, Heather Boeckenstedt). Rebecca McDermott of Cascade placed 7th in the 800. Lisa Tucker had a runner up effort in the 100 hurdles. Cascade finished 2nd in the Shuttle Hurdle(Brittany Koppes, Noelle Green, Rachel Recker, Lisa Tucker) and Dyersville Beckman(Brooke Lucas, Addie McDermott, Anika Brehm, Heather Boeckenstedt) was 3rd. Madeline Rhomberg of Cascade was 8th in the 1500 meters. The Cascade 4×400 finished 5th.
Class 1A Girls: Alyssa Kramer of Bellevue Marquette Catholic placed 8th in the 800 meters. Hayley Heitman of Clayton Ridge finished 3rd in the 100.