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More Siouxland athletes bring home gold from day two of Iowa Track and Field Championships

Published: May. 20, 2022 at 3:09 PM CDT
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DES MOINES, IA (KTIV) - Another day down at the blue oval at Drake Stadium as Siouxland athletes are breaking records and bringing home titles in Des Moines.

We start off the day with the class 1A and 4A events. First off in the girls distance medley class 1A, Lawton-Bronson comes in third place with a final time of 4:21.24 seconds.

Over to the boys 4x200 1A final, MMCRU represents Siouxland finishing 16 overall giving it their all and finishing with a season best time of 1:34:26

Sticking with the boys, Sioux City North continues to impress in the Boys Distance Medley 4A... The North Stars finish 6th overall with a final time of 3:33:56.

Over to the girls long jump in 4A, lots of Siouxlanders representing but Sioux City West dominates. Maya Augustine finishes 5th overall reaching 16-08 for a PR, and Holly Duax does it again. She takes home gold reaching 18-06, And its only her first year doing the long jump.

“It just makes me happy. I wouldn’t be here even if I was as good as I was, if I didn’t enjoy I wouldn’t be here. So just being here with my team and being here with my coaches and family and make them proud as well. Just make myself happy, make myself proud, that’s really just my main motivation.” Says Duax

Finish things off in the field.. for the boys discus 1A.. Justin Olson from George-Little Rock. Takes home the win finishing with a PR of 166 feet.. and he earned a well deserved celebration with family and friends.

“That’s hard work. Happy that god blessed me with a good throw, cause man I was real nervous.” Says Olson

Moving on to the afternoon session with class 3A and 2A, Spirit Lake’s Dylan Stecker set a new personal record in the 2A boys high jump clearing 6′4′' and earning 6th place overall.

In girls 2A discus, two Siouxlanders sat in the top two sports on the podium. West Lyon’s Jana Ter Wee had the long throw of the day at a whopping 131-feet, while Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central’s Allie Schweitzberger finished right behind Ter Wee with a 125 foot throw.

Going back to the track for some 4x200 action. The boys 2A team from Spirit Lake finished fourth overall with a time of 1:31.83. On the girls side, the squad from KP-WC won the schools first ever state title in the event crossing the finish line in 1:44.36

And finally in the 2A boys 400 meter hurdles, Okoboji-Milford’s Caleb Postma brought gold back to the school for the first time since 2000, and for just the second time ever with a personal record run of 55.44.

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