West Burlington/Notre Dame junior Isaiah Trousil has run in three events and set three records. After lowering marks in the 100 and 200 on Thursday, Trousil ran the anchor for the Falcons as they lowered the record in the class 2A 4 x 200 meter relay that they established a year ago.
“It’s perfect weather for the running”, said Trousil. “I knew I could get those records and I really want the all-time record in the 200 next year. I want to break 21 seconds and that is the goal.”
Xavier Williams ran the opening leg on the relay then moments later became just the fifth Iowa prep to clear seven feet at the state meet in winning the 2A high jump.
“I have never been scared of a bar until I got to that”, said Williams. I was pretty nervous when I got to that.”
The Davenport Assumption girls won the class 3A distance medley relay. Joy Ripslinger ran the 800 anchor leg for the Knights and brought home the win after getting the baton in second place.
“I knew I was going to have a little work to do in this race”, said Ripslinger. “You can’t over exert but you have got to execute the task at hand.”
After winning the state title in the 400 on Thursday Des Moines Christian’s Okasana Covey anchored the Lions to the win in the class 2A distance medley relay
“To win one state title was really cool but to come out here with a team on a relay is even better to celebrate with four people”, said Covey. “It is a big blessing.”