The 2019 Iowa state track meet is underway and area athletes had a busy day on Thursday, bringing home three medals.
Hostetler wins 3,000
Marie Hostetler gave Mid-Prairie an early boost to their team score with a win in the 3,000-meter run. The Mid-Prairie junior won the race by 25 seconds, running a 10:12.88.
Mid-Prairie boys, girls run 4x800
The girls relay of Angelina Evans, Abbagail Evans, Moriah Brase and Kate Cavanagh finished in 19th with a time of 10:23.09.
The boys relay of Quinn Schmidt, Brad Tornow, Miles Burrows and Justin Schwartz finished 15th with a time of 8:28.75.
Schwartz gave a bit of effort at the end, taking a tumble but secured another place up.
Yahnke, Stokes leap in long jump
Emily Yahnke brought home runner-up in the Class 1A long jump with a long of 17-feet 4-inches. It was a new season-best for the Highland junior.
Aly Stokes finished in 13th by jumping 15-feet 7.25 inches.
Yahnke to 100 finals
Emily Yahnke ran in the 100-meter dash shortly after her runner-up finish in the long jump and secure herself a spot in the finals with a 12.95 second effort. That was the seventh best of 24 in prelims.
Cale Yoder tosses shot
Lone Tree's Cale Yoder placed 22nd with a long of 43-03.25 in the Class 1A shot put today.
Yoder runs three in one day
Suzanna Yoder finished out her high school track career with a busy Thursday.
Starting with the 200-meter dash at 4:30, the 100-meter dash at 6:20 and the 400-meter dash at 7 p.m., the Iowa Mennonite senior took home one medal.
Her time of 1:00.22 was enough to finish sixth overall in the 400. Yoder was able to achieve that after gaining three positions over the last 150 meters of the race.
What to watch for tomorrow
See the full local schedule here. The day starts off with a Mid-Prairie girls distance medley relay that is favored to win.
Local field events finish tomorrow with Mid-Prairie's Tori Boyse and Jack Baker throwing in the discus.
The Lone Tree boys and girls will compete in the rest of their events tomorrow.
The Highland girls will seek a strong finish in the 4x200 and a spot in the finals in the 4x100.