Posts Tagged ‘Hannah Willms’

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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State track: Girls’ capsules

May 20, 2009

A class by class glance at the girls’ state track meet:

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Tight girls’ races carry the day at Drake

April 24, 2009
North Tama's Sara Stoakes (left) and Sioux City East's Shelby Houlihan drive for the finish at the Drake Relays girls' 800-meter run. Houlihan won the race in 2:10.17. Stoakes finished in 2:10.22. (Photo by Jim Slosiarek)

North Tama's Sara Stoakes (left) and Sioux City East's Shelby Houlihan drive for the finish at the Drake Relays girls' 800-meter run. Houlihan won the race in 2:10.17. Stoakes finished in 2:10.22. (Photo by Jim Slosiarek)

DES MOINES — Photo finishes were the theme of the girls’ races at the Drake Relays Friday.

Gabriel Williams of Sioux City West edged Iowa City West’s Jessica Gehrke by 6-hundredths of a second in the 100-meter dash. Shelby Houlihan of Sioux City East trimmed North Tama’s Sara Stoakes by 5-hundredths of a second in the 800-meter run.

“I didn’t know I’d won until they handed me the (championship) flag,” Houlihan said.

And in the 100-meter hurdles, Susan Rodriguez of Pleasant Valley upset Logan-Magnolia’s Alex Gochenour. The difference: 2-thousandths of a second, 15.168 to 15.170.

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