Posts Tagged ‘Nichole Engelhardt’

City wins 4×800, leads 4A race

May 21, 2009
Iowa City High's Jessica Yagla crossed the finish line ahead of West Des Moines Valley's Emily Klemme in the girls' Class 4A 3,200-meter relay at the state track meet Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. (Photo by Brian Ray)

Iowa City High's Jessica Yagla crossed the finish line ahead of West Des Moines Valley's Emily Klemme in the girls' Class 4A 3,200-meter relay at the state track meet Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. (Photo by Brian Ray)

DES MOINES –¬†How did that feel?

Euphoric? Not exactly.

“Painful,” said Jessica Yagla.

No pain, no gain.

Yagla anchored Iowa City High to a come-from-behind victory in the girls’ Class 4A 3,200-meter relay at the state track meet Thursday morning at Drake Stadium. It helped vault the Little Hawks into the 4A lead after Day 1.

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West seeks to join elite company

May 20, 2009
Trophy celebrations, like this at the 2008 state track meet, are common for the Iowa City West girls. (Photo by Liz Martin)

Trophy celebrations, like this at the 2008 state track meet, are common for the Iowa City West girls. (Photo by Liz Martin)

DES MOINES¬†– Mike Parker counts his team’s streak of brilliance not by meets, but by days.

“We’re at 1,455 days now,” said Parker, girls’ track coach at Iowa City West, on Monday. “I’m very proud of this streak and hope we get to keep it going.”

It will be a challenge this weekend.

West begins pursuit of its fourth consecutive Class 4A state championship Thursday at Drake Stadium, and probably does so as somewhat of an underdog.

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