Dominance is starting to become a tradition in track and field in Waukee. The Waukee boys’ track team won its third-straight Central Iowa Conference title on May 9 at Waukee Stadium with 164 team points while the girls’ track team won its fourth-straight CIC title with 169.33 team points, which was 67.83 points ahead of West Des Moines Dowling Catholic, who took second place at the meet.
The Waukee girls have won nine out of the last ten CIC titles.
For the girls, 24.50 points were contributed by Talia Buss, who won the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash, and 20 points were contributed by Erin Bramble, who won the discus throw and the shot put throw.
Buss finished the 100 meter dash in 12.30 seconds and the 200 meter dash in 26 seconds. Bramble threw the discus 129-05 feet and the shot put 37-10 feet while Waukee’s Caroline Slaughter took second place in both events.
Erika Lewis got first place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:06.13 with fellow Warrior Mary Kate Gray taking second place. Shaye Witte took first place in the long jump with a jump of 17-03.75 feet.
The Waukee girls won two relay races at the CIC meet. The girls 4x100 meter relay team of Maddie Sehman, Mallory Smith, Witte and Buss took first place with a time of 49.59 seconds, and the 4x400 meter relay team of Taylor Gates, Kayla Sabotin, Keely Smith and Lewis took first place with a time of 4:04.91.
The Waukee boys won seven events at the CIC meet, including four wins in relay races, and had second place finishes in five events.
In the 110 meter hurdles, Jared Brdicko took first place with a time of 14.54 seconds, with Josh Brdicko taking third place with a time of 14.63 seconds. Pat Gray took first place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.22 seconds.
Ross Reynolds took first place in the shot put with a throw of 52.03.50 feet. The Warriors took first place in the 4x100 meter relay, the 4x400 meter relay, the shuttle hurdle relay and the sprint medley relay.
Corbin Lowe, AJ Allen, Trevor Allen and Nihad Ejubovic made up the 4x100 meter relay team for Waukee and took first place with a time of 42.63 seconds. The 4x400 meter relay team consisted of Ross Vogel, Lowe, AJ Allen and Koy Schneiter and they took first place with a time of 3:27.66.
The shuttle hurdle relay team of Josh Brdicko, Kalen Renshaw, Scott Stanley and Jared Brdicko took first place with a time of 56.92 seconds and the sprint medley relay team of Tyler Hunke, Gavin Vaske, Schneiter and Josh Andrews took first place with a time of 3:37.04.
Taylor Martin competed in the 100 meter dash in the wheelchair division against Sheldon Leazer of Ankeny Centennial and got second place with a time of 54.19. He was the only competitor in the shot put throw for the wheelchair division and had a throw of 6-07.
The Warriors will compete at the state qualifying meet in Johnston on Thursday. The meet for both the boys and the girls will begin at 4 p.m.