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Waukee girls take their competition outdoors

The Waukee girls’ track team was supposed to start its outdoor season on Tuesday at home. The meet that was supposed to feature Ames and Mason City, however, was cancelled along with the junior varsity meet.

The boys’ meet on Thursday, featuring: Ankeny Centennial, Boone, Dallas Center-Grimes, Dowling Catholic, Des Moines East, Southeast Polk and Urbandale, is still on for now.

On March 22, the Warrior girls’ competed at an indoor track meet at Central College in Pella and had quite a few top-10 finishes in many events.

In the 55 meter dash, Talia Buss got first place in the finals with a time of 7.11, which was just 0.23 seconds behind Lexus Lovan from Urbandale, who finished in second place.

In the girls 400 meter dash, Waukee had two girls finish in the top 10 and one finish in 11th with while having four competitors in that event. Erika Lewis got third in the 400 meter dash, Amy Wieland got sixth and Keely Smith got 11th.

In the 800 meter run, Rachel Brush got eighth place with a time of 3:32.27 in the finals. The Warriors had six girls compete in the 1,600 meter run but none were able to get top-10 finishes, but in the 3,000 meter run, Madi Flesch finished fifth with a time of 11:48.07.

In the 55 meter hurdles, Wachie Peters Hannah Schau both made the finals. Schau finished ninth in the finals with a time of 9.14 and Peters got 13th with a time of 9.50.

Waukee had two teams get top-10 finishes in the 4x200 meter relay. One team got second with a time of 1:53.26 in the finals, just behind Pella, who got first with a time of 1:53.00. The Waukee ‘C’ team got ninth with a time of 1:58.32 in the finals.

Waukee also had two teams get top-10 finishes in the 4x400 meter relay. The ‘A’ team got second with a final time of 4:17.40, which was once again behind Pella, who got first with a time of 4:16.79. The ‘B’ team got sixth with a time of 4:34.90 in the finals.

In the 4x800 meter relay, the Warriors’ ‘A’ team got third with a time of 10:24.71 in the finals behind Mt. Pleasant and Iowa City West.

Lauren Nelson tied for third in the girls high jump with a height of 4-10.00 in the finals while Shaye Witte got sixth in the long jump with a final distance of 14-09.00.

The Warriors had six throwers compete in the girls shot put, but only Caroline Slaughter finished in the top 10, tying for fifth place with a distance of 35-06.00.

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