Mason City head girls track and field coach Jim Lee has been pushing for a long time to get the 2003 state champion shuttle hurdle relay team into the MCHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
Nicole (Carroll) Bechstein has a very long list of accolades for her success in track and field, which isn't bad considering she was told she was too short to run hurdles in middle school.
Ian Collins left no doubt who was the best jumper in Class 3A. Abigayle Angell was a favorite in the Class 2A discus and walked away with a state title. Kiki Connell overcame her struggles on the blue oval and left with four state medals.
Tom Muller led the Osage girls track and field team to its first trophy in program history.
DES MOINES – St. Ansgar's 1,600-meter relay has three freshmen and one senior in its quartet.
DES MOINES – Medaling at the Iowa state track and field championships has been the one thing that has eluded Kiki Connell in her illustrious prep career.
DES MOINES – When the final day of the Iowa state track and field championships commenced, the Osage girls had a grand total of eight points.
DES MOINES – If there is something that can be easily detected about West Fork's Jordan Swenson, it's that each time she talks, her smile is felt.
DES MOINES – Being a long jumper was something that always intrigued Ian Collins, but he didn't know if he could do it and do it well.
DES MOINES – Cocky and confident. Those are two words Central Springs senior Abigayle Angell used to describe herself.
DES MOINES – A downpour ensued and Riley Witt began to fall back into the middle of Class 1A 3,200-meter field.
DES MOINES – Meredith Street ran three events in the span of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Her last two were separated by 30 minutes.
DES MOINES – Kiki Connell ran foot-speed workouts in the final week of practice. Ian Collins shaved his head and worked on his mentality. Keely Collins was leaping jumps higher than her season best.
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When the state track and field meet kicks off on Thursday, it will be in front of a non-restricted crowd while hearing the dulcet tones of Mike Jay as the public address announcer.
One dons braids. The other has straight hair.
Hurdling has been a part of Jeremiah Chapman's life since he was in seventh grade. He saw that not a whole lot of people did it, so he wanted to.
Track and field fans, rejoice.
A look at the area boys and girls who have qualified for the three-day state meet held next week at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Ian Collins has a Drake Relays championship. Kiki Connell ran a lifetime best in the 1,500 at Drake.
For most of the girls from the eight area teams that ran in Thursday’s Class 1A state qualifying meet at Northwood-Kensett High School, maybe sleep with the fan on.
Riley Witt was given a plan. It was his job to execute it to perfection.
It's on her spikes before every track meet. A bible verse that she says is her favorite. It's imprinted in her brain so much that she prays while running.
Jay and Sandy Thede have been coaching track and field at Central Springs for 51 years. They call the current boys hurdlers the best they've ever coached.
Clear Lake left no doubt Monday afternoon at Mason City Country Club who was the top dog in the North Central Conference.
When the gun goes off in the 3,000-meter run, there isn't really a whole lot of at-the-edge-of-your-seat drama.