The state track meet got off to a record setting start as Dowling Catholic’s Katie Flood won her fourth straight class 4A three thousand meter title. Her winning time of 9:27.25 seconds smashed the previous record she set as a freshman by nearly 15 seconds.
Flood says she was pretty nervous as she gets nervous every time at state, but she says it’s what she has been working for all season.
Flood says she was really happy as she has not idea she would run that fast. Flood becomes the fourth four-time winner in the event and her time was the fastest in the nation this year.
After winning the state cross country title last fall Wapsie Valley’s Katy Moen added the 3,000 meter title to her list. Moen won the class 1A crown in a time of 10:31.39 seconds. She says she was happy, and could have run faster, but she wanted to save up for other races.
Moen say winning both a cross country and track title is something to be proud of, and a real honor.
By John Martenson KGRN Grinnell