State track tentative qualifiers: Spartans to compete in 16 events

Grundy Center's Caleb Kuiper takes the baton from Will Grames for a leg of the sprint medley relay in Hudson on Thursday. The relay will be one of 11 events featuring the Spartan boys at next week's state track meet. (Jake Ryder/The Grundy Register)

Of the local schools qualifying for next week's state track and field meet in Des Moines, Grundy Center will have the biggest presence with the Spartans qualifying for 16 different events, including 12 qualifiers in 11 events for the boys.

 

The boys added 11 of those qualifiers through at-large bids after a competitive district meet in Hudson on Thursday.

 

Here's the tentative list of local state qualifiers:

 

(italics denotes the qualifier is the top seed in the event)

 

Girls

 

2A

Dike-New Hartford

Jadyn Bennett, 400

4x100 Relay

4x200 Relay

Distance Medley Relay

 

1A

AGWSR

Aubrie Fisher, 800

Aubrie Fisher, 1,500

Aubrie Fisher, 3,000

Katelyn Pfaltzgraff, 400 hurdles

4x800 Relay

 

BCLUW

Lizzie Garber, 100 hurdles

Erin Asche, Shot Put

4x100 Relay

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

 

Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Lily Ehlers, 1,500

Lily Ehlers, 3,000

 

Grundy Center

Hailey Wallis, 100

Kyah Luhring, 200

Kyah Luhring, Long Jump

4x400 Relay

Sprint Medley Relay

 

Boys

 

2A

Dike-New Hartford

Dane Fuller, High Jump

Parker Kiewiet, Long Jump

4x800 Relay

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Distance Medley Relay

 

1A

AGWSR

Alec Stahl, 800

Liam Stubbe, 400 hurdles

Distance medley relay

 

BCLUW

Caleb Silver, 3,200

Jack Garber, 110 hurdles

Jack Garber, 400 hurdles

4x100 Relay

4x200 Relay

4x400 Relay

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Sprint Medley Relay

 

Grundy Center

Will Grames, 200

Caleb Kuiper, 400

Derek Ciddio, 1,600

Derek Ciddio, 3,200

Drew Rathe, 400 hurdles

Drew Rathe, High Jump

Sawyer Bowen, High Jump

Jordan Hook, Shot Put

4x400 Relay

Distance Medley Relay

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

Sprint Medley Relay