It was a busy sprint medley exchange zone Friday with Turkey Valley’s Josie Weber (far left) getting ready for the baton from Breanna Busta. Also pictured are South Winn’s Shira Hageman and Josie Lennon. (Photo courtesy of Marie Conway)
It was a busy sprint medley exchange zone Friday with Turkey Valley’s Josie Weber (far left) getting ready for the baton from Breanna Busta. Also pictured are South Winn’s Shira Hageman and Josie Lennon. (Photo courtesy of Marie Conway)

The Turkey Valley track teams qualified six events to the state meet.

The Trojans raced at the Ed-Co Class 1A state qualifying meet Friday. The boys finished eighth with 40 points, qualifying three events to state. The girls finished ninth with 38 points, also sending three events to state.

The state track meet runs Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines (see the box on page A-10 for the schedule).


Qualifying process

In Class 1A, the top performance in each event at all sites throughout the state automatically qualifies for state. The next 14 best times/distances from across the state also advance, for a total of 24 per event.


Going for boys

Three relays will head to Drake for the boys. The 4x400 of Seth Huinker, Eli Nymeyer, Kade Kruse and Elliott Dietzenbach is seeded 14th in 3:34.82. They won the event at Ed-Co. Huinker, Nymeyer and Dietzenbach will be joined by sophomore Kalvin Langreck on the track in the 4x800 relay after the quartet won in 8:32.48 at the qualifier and enters the state meet seeded eighth.

medley field on time was the foursome of Ryan Olsen, Kruse, Nymeyer and Dietzenbach after finishing second in 3:44.98. They are seeded eighth.

“The boys ran well Friday. They were all competitive and the hard work they have put in was evident with the improved times,” said TV boys’ coach Mark Scott.

 

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