Posts Tagged ‘Dike-New Hartford’

A face in the crowd

June 18, 2009

Hannah Willms’ staggering performance at the state track meet earned her a spot in Sports Illustrated.

Willms, a junior at Dike-New Hartford, was one of six athletes featured in the Faces in the Crowd segment of the weekly magazine.

She set state-meet records in the 400 meters (54.68 seconds) and the high jump (5-11) and established a 2A record in the 200 (24.49) and anchored the sprint medley relay that sey a 2A mark of 1:47.19.

Kregel rallies Wildcats to 2A 4×400 crown

May 23, 2009

DES MOINES — On one hand, Jodi Gibbs was stunned.

On the other hand, she wasn’t surprised at all.

Maquoketa Valley captured the girls’ Class 2A 1,600-meter relay at the state track meet Saturday at Drake Stadium. Rachel Hoeger, Gibbs, Sam Salow and Kendra Kregel were seeded sixth heading into the finals, but won it in 4:01.56.

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Willms wows ‘em again

May 22, 2009

DES MOINES — It was a slow day for area Class 2A girls at the state track meet.

The highlight was a third-place finish from Jesup’s Tessa Westpfahl in the 400-meter hurdles. She was timed in 1:05.34. Alex Gochenour of Logan-Magnolia won it at 1:03.71.

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Willms sets state marks in 200, 400

May 21, 2009

 

Kristen Gaffey of Iowa City Regina finished second in the girls' Class 2A shot put at the state track meet Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Kristen Gaffey of Iowa City Regina finished second in the girls' Class 2A shot put at the state track meet Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

DES MOINES — As Hannah Willms strode down the final straightaway, PA announcer Mike Jay made a public service announcement:

“She’s special, folks.”

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