North Tama twin sisters Brooke and Blaire Dinsdale ran away from the pack in the girls class 1A three thousand meter run as the state high school track meet opened in Drake Stadium. Both finished under the previous 1A record and Brooke got the win at just over 10-minutes and eight seconds, two seconds ahead of her sister.
Brooke says it was an amazing bunch of runners and says she tried to go smooth on the first two laps and pull it out in the end after dying at the end of last year’s race. Brooke said her sister finishing second was big as she says she wouldn’t be at state without her sister. Brooke says she is proud her sister improved her time over the Drake Relays.
Blair says they ran as a team and it helped both of them. She says they tried switching leading laps at conference and districts. Blair says she likes leading the laps because then she doesn’t feel as tired.
BCLUW won the boys class 1A four-by-800 meter relay and broke a 26-year-old record in the process. Beau Dielschneider ran the anchor leg and says they hoped to get good times out of the first two guys and their first leg ran a surprising 1:58.
Dielschneider says the warm weather helped lower the time. He says it was a lot better than the freezing rain they had to run in during the Drake Relays.