The state high school track meet opened this morning in Drake Stadium with action in class 1A and 4A. Council Bluffs St. Albert senior Abby Schlater used a late kick to win the 1A girls three thousand meter run in a time of 10 minutes and 31.98 seconds.
Schlater stayed in the pack for much of the race and says after he kick she realized she could have used her speed throughout the race, but she wasn’t sure how the rest of the girls would run. Schlater says she felt staying with the pack was the best strategy.
Dowling Catholic junior Katie Flood won her third straight 3,000 meter title in 4A. Her winning time was 9:55.11. Flood says she’s excited to finally break the 10 minute mark and is excited to win her third straight.
Montezuma junior Mason Tompkins captured the class 1A boys long jump title. Tompkins says the win was very exciting. Tompkins winning mark was 22-3 3/4 inches. Tompkins says it’s the best he has ever jumped without scratching.
Burlington’s Khanishah Williams won the girl’s class 4A high jump and set a new meet record in the process. Williams cleared 5-8 1/4. Williams calls the record “unbelievable.”
The winning jump is also a personal record for Williams as her previous best was 5-6 and her goal coming in was 5-7.