2024 Iowa High School COED State Track & Field Championships

May 17

Drake Stadium, Des Moines, Iowa

Weather: Sunny skies throughout the day. 9 am— 64 degrees, winds from northwest at 6 mph. Temperature reached a high of 84 degrees at 3 pm. 6 pm -80 degrees, winds from south 12 mph

Friday Attendance: 16,033 (2nd largest one-day crowd)

Thursday Attendance: 13,718


EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final report for Friday's session of the Iowa High School COED State Track & Field Championships from Drake Stadium. ATTACHMENTS FOR FRIDAY'S COMPLETE RESULTS.

Team scoring is complete through 10 events for all four classes. Competition starts at 9am Saturday with the  final event scheduled at 4:20 p.m.  

Girls Class 1A Team Scoring

  1. AGWSR 24.5
  2. Riverside, Oakland 22 
  3. Saint Ansgar 21
      St. Albert, Council Bluffs 21
  4. Pekin  20
  5. Nashua-Plainfield  18
  6. Panorama 16
  7. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge  14
  8. Wayne, Corydon 14
  9. HLV, Victor 11Girls Class 4A Team Scoring
  1. Waukee Northwest 47
  2. Pleasant Valley 43
  3. Johnston 36
  4. Dubuque Hempstead 23
  5. Linn-Mar 22
  6. Ankeny 19
    West Des Moines Valley 19
  7. Ames 17
  8. Ottumwa  16
    Waukee  16


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 2A 4x100 relay – 49.14, Roland-Story. Old record 49.29, Northeast, 2021.
Class 2A 4x400 relay – Pella Christian, 3:55.22. Old record 3:55.52, Cascade, 2012.
Class 3A 4x100 relay – 47.87, Western Dubuque. Old record 48.21, Wahlert Catholic, 2018.
Class 3A long jump – 19-3 ½,  Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake. Old record 18-8 ¾, Isabelle Noring, Carlisle, 2022.
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 4A 4x200 relay – 1:39.15, Waukee Northwest. Old record 1:39.24, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 2015. That also was the previous overall state record.
Class 4A 4x100 relay – 47.56, Waukee Northwest. Old record 47.89, Iowa City West, 2010.
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.

—Waukee Northwest, No. 1 in the 4x200 relay, 1:39.15
—Ally Darter, Dubuque Hempstead, No. 1 in the wheelchair 800, 2:55.22.
—Pella Christian, No. 2 in the 4x200 relay, 1:39.72
—Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake, No. 2 in the 400 hurdles, 59.83
—Johnston, No. 4 in the 4x100 relay, 47.65
—Waukee, No. 7 in the 4x400 relay, 3:51.87
—Reese Brownlee, Clear Lake, tied for No. 7 in the long jump, 19-3 ½
—Western Dubuque, No. 9 in the 4x100 relay
—Avery Winter, Waukee Northwest, No. 20 in the 400 hurdles, 1:02.11
—Jessie Clemons, Pleasant Valley, No. 23 in the 400 hurdles, 1:02.17

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


Youth Movement At Northwest
Waukee Northwest is now the state’s team ever in the 4x200 relay and the Wolves did it with an incredibly young team. Northwest won the Class 4A race in a sizzling 1:39.15, beating the time that Cedar Rapids Jefferson recorded at the 2015 state meet. It was the second straight title for Northwest, which has won the event the last three years at the Drake Relays. Freshmen Ayrissa Robinson and Ketziah Caldwell ran the first two legs for Northwest, junior Auyna Van Zetten did the third carry and sophomore Katie Stahl anchored.

Not long after that record, Van Zetten, Stahl and Robinson joined sophomore Katie Willits in setting a meet record in the preliminaries of the 4x100 relay, running 47.56. That’s just one-hundredth of a second off the state’s all-time best and keeps Northwest at No. 3 on the all-time list. In the next heat, Johnston ran 47.65 for the No. 4 spot on the all-time list.

Huck Hustles Her Way To Another Title
Kadence Huck carried Nashua-Plainfield to its second victory in three years in the Class 1A distance medley relay. Huck got the baton in seventh place for her 800-meter anchor carry, worked her way up and passed Council Bluff St. Albert’s Lili Denton, the 3000 champion on Thursday, for the lead on the backstretch of the final lap. Then she pulled away and got the Huskies to the finish in 4:09.07. The runner-up in the 400 on Thursday, Huck ran her leg in 2:09.3 and walked away with her sixth state championship. St. Albert finished second in 4:11.58.

Leitzen Leads The Way In Fast DMR
Keelee Leitzen and her Dubuque Hempstead teammates set a fast pace in the Class 4A distance medley relay. With Leitzen taking the Rams from sixth to first during her anchor 800-meter carry, Hempstead won in 4:00.21 – two-hundredths of a second off the meet record and No. 4 on the state’s all-time list. Leitzen, the defending champion in the 800, ran her anchor leg in 2:07.76 – faster than her winning time in the open 800 last year. Pleasant Valley was second in 4:01.79, which is sixth on the all-time list. Johnston took third in 4:03.51, which puts the Dragons at No. 14 on the all-time list.

Burlington Freshman Looking Strong In The Shot
Burlington freshman Kylee Hill certainly looks to have a promising career in the shot put. Hill was the state leader in the event this season and won the Class 4A championship with a throw of 45-2 ½, by far the best mark among the four classes. Waukee Northwest’s Zuri Patterson was second at 41-10 ½. Hill has a best throw of 46 feet even, which is 20th on the state’s all-time list. She finished third at the Drake Relays last month.

Two Titles For Riverside, Both In Hurdles
Runners from RIverside need hurdles to win state championships. Carly Henderson became the second athlete from the school to win an individual running event when she raced to the Class 1A title in the 400 hurdles in 1:04.58. The school’s first champion was Lauran Anderson, who won the 1A 100 hurdles in 2006.