2024 Iowa High School COED State Track & Field Championships
May 17 * Drake Stadium, Des Moines, Iowa

Weather: 9 am 67 degrees, winds from southwest at 6 mph. Noon temperature 76 degrees with wind from south at 8 mph. Temperature reached a high of 80 degrees at 2 pm with wind from the south at 10 mph.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first report for Friday's session of the Iowa High School COED State Track & Field Championships from Drake Stadium. Team Scoring is complete for the day in both Class 2A & Class 3A through 10 events.

Girls Class 2A Team Scoring-10 events

  1. Van Meter 34
  2. Spirit Lake 32
  3. Tipton 31
  4. Pella Christian 20
  5. Emmetsburg 19
  6. Forest City 16
  7. Hinton 15
  8. West Lyon, Inwood 15
  9. Eddyville-Blakesburg 15
  10. Estherville LC 14
  11. Albia 14

Girls Class 3A Team Scoring- 10 events

Mount Vernon 35
Clear Lake 32
Gilbert 29
ADM, Adel 28
Hampton-Dumont 20
Pella 16
Sioux Center 16
Charles City 14
Knoxville 13

FRIDAY RECORDS- 9....TWO-DAY TOTAL -14 entering Friday's second session
Class 2A distance medley relay – 4:06.37, Tipton. Old Record 4:06.40, Van Meter, 2023.
Class 2A 4x200 relay – 1:39.72, Pella Christian. Old record 1:42.94, North Polk, 2008.
Class 3A 400 hurdles – 59.83, Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake. Old record 1:02.53, Holly Salzbrenner, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, 2010. Old overall meet record 1:00.15, Payton Wensel, Linn-Mar, 2018.
Class 2A 4x100 relay – 49.14, Roland-Story. Old record 49.29, Northeast, 2021.
Class 3A 4x100 relay – 47.87, Western Dubuque. Old record 48.21, Wahlert Catholic, 2018.
Class 3 long jump – 19-3 ½,  Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake. Old record 18-8 ¾, Isabelle Noring, Carlisle, 2022.
Class 2A 4x400 relay – Pella Christian, 3:55.22. Old record 3:55.52, Cascade, 2012.
Wheelchair 800 – 2:55.22, Ally Darter, Dubuque Hempstead. Old record 3:08.81, Keri Siebrecht, Sheldon, 2019.
Ambulatory 800 – 2:49.37, Hannah Longmire, Iowa City West.

Pella Christian, No. 2 in the 4x200 relay, 1:39.72
Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake, No. 2 in the 400 hurdles, 59.83
Western Dubuque, No. 9 in the 4x100 relay
Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake, tied for No. 7 in the long jump, 19-3 ½
Ally Darter, Dubuque Hempstead, No. 1 in the wheelchair 800, 2:55.22.

Three Titles
Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake, Class 3A 400, 400 hurdles, long jump.

Two Titles
Noelle Steines, Tipton, Class 2A 3000, DMR
Sarah Feddersen, Gilbert, Class 3A 4x800, DMR
Bailey Vos, Pella Christian, 400, 4x200 relay

Steines Shines Again For Tipton
Noelle Steines 
has been quite an addition to the Tipton track program. She won four state championships during her two years at Calamus-Wheatland and now has picked up two with the Tigers after anchoring a victory in the Class 2A distance medley relay. She held off Chariton’s Ava Krutsinge in the stretch to take Tipton to the finish in 4:06.37, breaking the meet record that Van Meter set last year. Steines, who won the 3000 on Thursday, covered the final 800 meters in a swift 2:12.76. Chariton finished in 4:08.27 for second. It’s the first title for Tipton in the event since the Tigers won it three straight years starting in 2005.

Dani Gets It Done For Gilbert
Emee Dani
 won a duel of two freshmen in the final 150 meters to give Gilbrt its second relay championship of the meet. Dani lost the lead to Sioux Center’s Audrina Jones, then passed her with 80 meters to go to give the Tigers the victory in the Class 3A distance medley relay. Gilbert finished in 4:06.13 and Sioux Center settled for second in 4:07.52. Gilbert won the 4x800 on Thursday with Sarah Feddersen anchoring. Feddersen ran the 400 leg in the medley.

Eagles Soar In 4x200 Relay
Pella Christian
 came into the meet as the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A 4x200 relay and the Eagles lived up to that mark. Did they ever. With Thursday’s 400 champion, Bailey Vos, running he second leg, Pella Christian sped to a 1:39.72 clocking, a meet record and No. 2 on the state’s all-time list. Only the 1:39.24 run by Cedar Rapids Jefferson in 2015 is faster. Rachel Kacmarynski opened for the Eages, Amaia Agre ran the third leg and Meredith Van Wyk anchored.

Make It A Double For Charlee
Charlee Morton of Hampton-Dumont/CAL
 is leaving the meet with another double in the Class 3A shot and discus. Morton, who won both at the Drake Relays last month, added to Thursday’s discus title with a throw of 41-2 to win the shot for the second straight year. She threw 140-9 in Thursday’s discus competition.

Moore Wanted More And Got It
After a second-place finish last year, Van Meter’s Eden Moore is now a champion in the Class 2A 400 hurdles. Moore became just the second athlete from her school to win an individual running event with her time of 1:03.13 – more than a second-and-half ahead of runner-up Leah Bolluyt of Spirit Lake. Clare Kelly became Van Meter’s first individual champion  when she won the 1500 in 2022.

Brownlee Dazzles In 400 Hurdles
Only one runner now stands ahead of Clear Lake’s Reese Brownlee in the 400 hurdles. Brownlee became just the second runner to go under 60 seconds in the event when she won the Class 3A race in a sizzling 59.83, the fastest ever run at the state meet. Only the great Debbie Esser has ever run faster, a time of 57.3 that she put up back in 1975. The old 3A meet record of 1:02.53 had stood since 2010.

Brownlee then hopped into long jump competition and won that event with a meet record, going 19-3 ½ to tie for seventh on the all-time list. With that victory, she became the first to win three events at this year’s meet. She won the 400 for the second straight year on Thursday. She also won the long jump in 2022.

Vos Shines For Pella Christian
Sophomore Bailey Vos 
is having a great meet for Pella Christian. She started things off by winning the Class 2A 400, then was part of two impressive relay performances in today’s action. She ran the second leg in helping her 4x200 relay team to a meet record 1:39.72 – which ranks No. 2 on the state’s all-time list – then anchored the Eagles to a record 3:55.22 in the preliminaries of the 4x400.