The Roland-Story Norse track teams made the trip south past Des Moines on Thursday, to compete in the Class 2A, District 6 State Qualifying Meet at PCM High School in Monroe. The Norse were joined by the host Mustangs, Colfax-Mingo, Des Moines Christian, East Marshall, Interstate 35, Pella Christian, Pleasantville, South Hamilton, Williamsburg and Woodward-Granger.
In the field events, it was a sweep in the long jump with Will Bunn win the boys section with a jump of 21′ 11.50″, teammate Nate Johnson placed 2nd with a mark of 20′ 8″. Adalyn Sporleder then followed up with a win in the girls long jump with a mark of 16′ 6″. Macy Friest also brought home a win in the girls shot put, with a winning toss of 37′ 4.5″. Madison Giese would place 3rd in the discus with a toss of 112′ 5″, while Patrick Gonzales was 4th in the shot put with a throw of 45′.
In the individual events, Claire Truesdell and Lauryn Kilstofte took home wins in the 3000 meter run and the 800 meter run, with Truesdell winning the 3000 in a time of 11:53.08 and Kilstofte winning the 800 in a time of 2:33.35. Kale Lande placed 2nd in the 400 meter dash, in a time of 51.06, also qualifying for the state meet. Claire Truesdell also placed 3rd in the 1500 meter run in a time of 5:26.36, while Eli Thorson placed 5th in both the 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash.
The relays is where the Norse did the most damage, as Roland-Story scored wins in the girls sprint medley and the boys 4×100 meter relay in times of 1:53.84 and 43.58. The boys 4×100 was made up of Nate Johnson-Will Bunn-Gavin Carpenter-Eli Thorson, while the girls sprint medley was made up of Adalyn Sporleder-Reagan Faber-Kamryn Lande-Lauryn Kilstofte. Roland-Story also had a smattering of 2nd place finishes, with the boys sprint medley, boys 4×200, girls and boys 4×400, boys 4×800 and girls distance medley all claiming runner-up finishes. The boys 4×400 set a new PR with a time of 3:29.50, as did the boys sprint medley in a time of 1:36.12. The girls distance medley smashed its PR in a time of 4:24.50, as the 4×400 also set a new PR with a time of 4:14.10.
Roland-Story’s boys placed 4th with 87 points on the night, while the Roland-Story girls placed 3rd with 92 points. Des Moines Christian won the boys meet, while Williamsburg won the girls meet.