The Eagle Grove Eagles and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Cowboys and Cowgirls track teams made the trip east on Thursday, to compete in the Class 2A, District 3 State Qualifying Meet at Grundy Center. Eagle Grove and CGD were joined by the host Spartans, Aplington-Parkersburg, Belmond-Klemme, Columbus Catholic, Denver, Dike-New Hartford, Jesup, Oelwein, South Hardin and Union, La Porte City.
In the field events, CGD’s Nevan Foss was the meet champion in the high jump, clearing 6′ 2″, a PR by 4 inches. Eagle Grove’s Addyson Jeske would win the long jump with a mark of 16′ 5″, a new PR for the freshman as well. CGD’s Mikayla Beisel would place 3rd in the high jump, clearing 4′ 10″, as CGD’s Mason Allen would place 3rd in the discus with a throw of 131′ 1″. Eagle Grove’s Justine Olson would place 6th in the girls shot put with a throw of 34′ 3″, as the Eagles Orlando Melendrez was also 6th in the boys long jump, with a mark of 18′ 11.75″.
Moving to individual events, CGD claimed one meet champion on the day, as Kennedy Trca won the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 15.90, the first sub-16 100 hurdles race for her in 2022. Mikayla Beisel would place 2nd in both the 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles in times of 15.98 and 1:10.32, both PRs for the freshman and punched her ticket to the state meet. Eagle Grove would also claim a meet champion, as Ayden Feske was the champion in the 100 meter dash in a time of 12.86, as she heads back to Drake Stadium. Blake Morgan placed 2nd in the boys 200 meter dash in a time of 22.40, a new PR for the senior. CGD’s Harley Charlson would place 7th in the girls 800 in a time of 2:37.90.
In the relays, CGD held the lone champion as they won the girls shuttle hurdle relay in a time of 1:09.40 with the quartet of Mikayla Beisel-Clarissa Hasty-Ezra Heifner-Kennedy Trca. There were a smattering of 3rd place finishers between CGD and Eagle Grove, as CGD placed 3rd in the boys 4×200 in a time of 1:32.95, smashing their season-best time, while the Eagle Grove girls placed 3rd in the 4×100 in a time of 52.17, a new season-best by over a second for the Eagles. CGD also placed 3rd in the boys 4×100 in a time of 44.32 as well. Eagle Grove would place 6th in the boys 4×400, 4×200 and 8th in the sprint medley, while the Eagle Grove girls would place 4th in the sprint medley and 8th in the 4×200. CGD would place 5th in the girls 4×200 and 7th in the boys 4×400.
Eagle Grove’s boys would place 11th with 20 points, while CGD’s boys placed 10th with 32 points. CGD’s girls would place 7th with 53.5 points, and Eagle Grove’s girls would place 9th with 39 points. The boys meet champion was Grundy Center, while Denver won the women’s title.