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Ar-We-Va, IKM-Manning athletes qualify for state track

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State track 2019

The Ar-We-Va and IKM-Manning girls and boys competed in a Class 1A state-qualifying track and field meet on Friday at Griswold.

For Ar-We-Va, the Rockets qualified five boys in three events and three girls in three events for the state track and field meet set for Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium at Des Moines.

For IKM-Manning, the Wolves will send 10 boys in 10 events and eight girls in four events to the state meet.

The list of state qualifiers from Ar-We-Va and IKM-Manning and their finishes at Griswold are below.

Ar-We-Va boys

Long Jump: Drew Schurke, 21-0, first place (Automatic)

High Jump: Keegan Simons, 6-3, first place (Automatic)

Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Schurke, Cooper Kock, Will Ragaller, Derek Oeser, 1:05.56, third place

Ar-We-Va Girls

Long Jump: Leslie Luft, 16-7 1/4, first place (Automatic)

Shot Put: Emily Hinners, 37-2 1/4, second place; Jadeyn Smith, 37-1 1/2, third place

100-Meter Hurdles: Luft, 16.56, third place

IKM-Manning boys

Discus: Grant Stracke, 145-3, first place (Automatic)

400 Meters: Alex Lingle, 53.20, second place

800 Meters: Parker Behrens, 2:05.88, first place (Automatic)

1,600 Meters: Quentin Dreyer, 4:47.46, second place

3,200 Meters: Dreyer, 10:20.92, second place

110 High Hurdles: Colten Brandt, 16.13, fourth place

Sprint Medley Relay: Stephen Grimm, Behrens, Raine Meneough, Lingle, 1:38.50, first place (Automatic)

4x800 Relay: Nathan Blankman, Adam Gruhn, Lingle, Behrens, 8:30.23, first place (Automatic)

Distance Medley Relay: Grimm, Keaton Allmon, Gruhn, Blankman, 3:48.20, first place (Automatic)

4x400 Relay: Grimm, Gruhn, Behrens, Lingle, 3:35.37, first place (Automatic)

IKM-Manning Girls

High Jump: Alexa Ahrenholtz, 5-0, second place

100 Meters: Ahrenholtz, 13.44, first place (Automatic)

4x800 Relay: Bianca Cadwell, Macie Doyel, McKenna Mullen, Emma Beermann, 10:40.30, second place

4x200 Relay: Jodi Opperman, Ahrenholtz, Lexi Branning, Gabby Cadwell, 1:52.34, first place (Automatic)

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