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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 30, 2019 Norwalk High School Track Teams Excel at State Meet Girls Results By Kerri Levi The Norwalk Girls Track Team took their talent to the State Meet held at Drake Stadium on May 16 -18. While battling extreme heat and heavy rains, the Warriors tied for 30th place in the team standings by scoring six points. The 4x800 team of Torin Lackmann, Annie Balk, Emily Kehoe, and Annika Wallace broke their own school record again and placed 7th in a very fast field of distance runners. Abbie Davitt ran a personal best in the 400m hurdles (1:06.78) and placed 7th overall. The sprint medley team of Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Raegan Levi, and Abbie Davitt ran a season's best time on Saturday (1:52.95) and medaled; the team finished 7th. Congratulations to the Norwalk Girls Track Team for a tremendous showing at the State Meet and a great season! Top Finishes: Iowa Girls and Boys State Track Meet 7th, 400m: Hurdles: Abbie Davitt 1:06.78; 7th, Sprint Medley: Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Raegan Levi, Abbie Davitt 1:52.05; 7th, 4x800: Torin Lackmann, Annie Balk, Emily Kehoe, Annika Wallace 9:52.42; 11th, 1500m: Torin Lackmann 4:59.27; 19th, 4x100: Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bel]izzi, Summer Onken, Raegan Levi 52.12; 21st, 200m: Raegan Levi 27.29; and 24th, 100m: Maya Hjelden 13.50. Pictured below: -Top: 4x800 team- Emily Kehoe, Annika Wallace, Annie Balk, Torin Lackmann -2nd Row: 400m Hurdles - Abbie Davitt, and Sprint Medley team- Gianna Bellizzi, Maya Hjelden, Raegan Levi, Abbie Davitt -3rd picture: State Qualifiers Front row- Annika Wallace, Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Abbie Davitt, Marin Randall. Back row - Raegan Levi, Haley Downe, Torin Lackmann, Annie Balk, Abby Bunch, Summer Onken, Tarynn Rodman, Emily Kehoe, Kennedy Wendl, Emma Chase, Annika Schulz Boys Results By Matt Ramthun The Norwalk boys track and field team had their best finish at the state track meet in school history. The Warriors finished in 8th place out of 64 teams with 26 team points. Six of nine events scored points and all nine events finished in the top 13 in the state. This was an impressive performance for the Warriors! On Saturday, Chase McKinney led the way for Norwalk scoring points in all four of his events. He finished 3rd in the 110 high hurdles with a personal best time of 14.96. McKinney also place 4th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.50 and Scott Anderson was 7th with a time of 11.82. Chase secured 6th place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.89. All three of those races were back to back to back. McKinney got a break before the team of Jon Percy, Jake Neller, Brian Hart, and Chase McKinney took the track for the 4x100. That team broke the school record they had set the day before in prelims with a time of 43.56, to finish in 4th place, just .06 out of 2nd place. The 4x800 team of Sam Rohrer, Brody Lucas, Grant Larson, and Ethan Carlson took the track on Thursday afternoon and competed hard to finish with their second fastest time of the year to grab 13th place in a time of 8:16.00. On Friday, Tyler Endres captured 4th place in the shot put with a throw of 51'6.50". Tyler was just a foot away from 2nd place. The distance medley relay team of Scott Anderson, Brian Hart, Zach Marker, and Ethan Carlson finished with a season's best time of 3:39.66 finishing in llth place. All of the state qualifiers including alternates Carson Raper, Liam Buckley, and Max Rohrer competed hard and can be proud of what they accomplished at the state meet. The entire 73 members of the track team can be proud of all accomplishments this season. In 11 track meets, the Warriors finished in the top 3 of the team standings in 10 of those meets. When you count the state meet that would make 11 of 12! There were four school records broken in the 4x800, 4x100, shuttle hurdle relay, and the sprint medley relay. Several class records were broken by all grade levels as well. The Warriors will look to continue to build on the success of this season moving forward. Pictured below are: -4x100 team: Jon Percy, Jake Neller, Brian Hart, and Chase McKinney. -Shot put: Tyler Endres -Multiple Events: Chase McKinney -Distance Medley: Scott Anderson, Brian Hart, Zach Marker, and Ethan Carlson -4x800: Sam Rohrer, Brody Lucas, Grant Larson, and Ethan Carlson i! Q@