I want to share the story of four great female athletes from Alburnett High School. These gals have been competing in various sport together since around 3rd grade. During the years, friendships and sister-like bonds developed. They learned how to read each other on and off the field, court, or track.

Their freshman year of high school (2016) these four ladies qualified for State Track in the Sprint Medley, 4x200, and 4x100. That year, they did not place but still went home with the honor of making it to the Blue Oval! A year later, they qualified for the same three events. This time around, they placed fourth in all three events and set a school record in the 4x100! While this should have been a celebration, people doubted they could do it again. Comments like “next year is the boys' year,” “they got lucky,” or “puberty will catch up with them” stood against them.

They could have let these doubts and comments diminish them, but rather, these four strong girls let it light a fire under them. They set goals, practiced, and never looked backed. These ladies never listened once to the doubts and comments! This year as juniors, they again took all 3 events! They came home with runner up finishes in both the Sprint Medley and 4x200, and third place in 4x100; beating their own school record!

These four ladies share a bond and friendship that is unbreakable!

- submtted by Elizabeth Comried

The IGHSAU is committed to sharing the stories of high school female athletes. We believe a strong narrative can empower and inspire other females to try more, go the distance, and persevere in the face of hardship. That's why we want you -- parent, friend, athlete, coach -- to share the story of an Iowa Girl that inspires you. What makes their story special? What have they overcome or accomplished? Is there something beyond the sport that makes their story especially unique? We want to know.

To submit, you can either:
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Be sure to include the athlete's name, school, and a picture!