The Marshalltown girls' track and field team did not qualify anyone for next week's Iowa High School State Track and Field Championships automatically on Thursday, but got good news Friday morning when the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the final qualifiers for the annual event.
The Bobcats will have four entries at the state meet, which begins this Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Junior Rachel Blagg headlines the quartet with three berths for the second straight year.
T-R PHOTO BY TROY HYDE
Marshalltown senior Chione Brooks will run in her fourth and final state track and field meet next week after securing an at-large berth on the Bobcats' distance medley relay team.
She finished fourth in the open 800-meter run at Leonard Cole Field but ran against three of the top six qualifying times in Class 4A. Her finishing time of 2 minutes, 25.61 seconds was still good enough to qualify 14th overall.
She'll be joined with some teammates in both the 4x400 and the distance medley relay. Blagg will anchor both events.
The Bobcats' distance medley team came into the district meet with the eighth best time in 4A and will take the 12th best qualifying time to the state meet next week. The foursome of Chione Brooks, Tabby Steffensen, Sabrina Daugherty and Blagg hit the line in 4:25.54.
Team Standings - 1. Linn-Mar 174.5, 2. Cedar Falls 145.5, 3. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 117, 4. Newton 93, 5. Mason City 70, 6. Waterloo East 48, 7. Marshalltown 46, 8. Waterloo West 40.
(Winners plus MHS placewinners)
100 - 1. Alicia Harrington, CF, 12.63.
200 - 1. Harrington, CF, 25.76.
400 - 1. Amber Decker, L-M, 59.06.
800 - 1. Stephanie Jenks, L-M, 2:17.11; 4. Rachel Blagg, MHS, 2:25.61.
1,500 - 1. Jenks, L-M, 4:37.30.
3,000 - 1. Jenks, L-M, 10:48.08.
100 HURDLES - 1. Madison Ranschau, CR-J, 15.34.
400 HURDLES - 1. Dana Sublett, L-M, 1:10.27.
4x100 - 1. CRJ (Schneekloth, Ranschau, Meese, Blue), 49.68; 5. MHS (Brooks, Barkema, McClure, Steffensen), 52.44.
4x200 - 1. CRJ (Ranschau, Blue, Meese, Schneekloth), 1:45.32.
4x400 - 1. L-M (Saville, Japenga, Perry, Decker), 4:04.84.
4x800 - 1. L-M (Saville, Hicks, Saville, Johnston), 9:56.44; 5. MHS (Jones, Tann, Snyder, Smith), 11;12.89.
800 MEDLEY - 1. CRJ (Ranschau, Schneerkloth, Ranschau, Blue), 1:49.92; 6. MHS (Baccam, Estrada, Prebat, Murtha), 2:04.73.
1,600 MEDLEY - 1. L-M (Renner, Lorenz, Saville, Jenks), 4:21.19; 3. MHS (Brooks, Steffensen, Daugherty, Blagg), 4:25.54.
SHUTTLE HURDLE - 1. CRJ (Ranschau, Kitterman, Trosky, Ranschau), 1:06.39.
HIGH JUMP - 1. Patricia Sahr, WE, 4-10.
LONG JUMP - 1. Mackenzie Meyer, Mason City, 16-9; 5. Jasmine Scott, MHS, 14-9 1/5.
SHOT PUT - 1. Blaire Thomas, WW, 39-11 1/2.
DISCUS - 1. Sarah Kalkhoff, Newton, 125-7; 4. Maggie Carnahan, MHS, 106-6.
Jasmine Scott is expected to take the place of Daugherty next week, but Daugherty may get the chance to still run in the 4x400 as that unit qualified for the state meet with the 21st best time.
That quartet of Blagg, Scott, Daesha Underhill and Daugherty ended up seventh in their own district but their time of 4:16.10 was still good enough to sneak in.