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West High to be well represented at state

Boys’ 4x800, Gardarsson No.1

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– The West High track and field teams will send athletes to 39 events at the 2014 state co-ed track meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24.
The boys 4x800-meter relay team with Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Ian McGillicuddy, and Kaleb Greiner (with alternates Daniel Gardarsson and Andrew Gilbaugh) is the No. 1 seed in the event with a qualifying time of 8:03.78. Gardarsson is also the top-seeded athlete in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:24.68.
The girls 4x400 meter relay with Rachel Collins, Tia Saunders, Micaela Gravelin and Valerie Welch, with alternates Emilee Benedict and Lizzy Klemme is the No. 2 seeded team with a qualifying time of 4:07.14, while Saunders is the No. 3 seeded athlete in the girls 400-meter dash with her time of 58.67 seconds.

Iowa City West High state co-ed track qualifiers with qualifying time/distance:

Boys
100-meter dash: Frazier Anfernee, 11.51.
800-meter run: Kaleb Greiner, 1:58.91. Wynton Karanja, 2:02.85.
1,600-meter run: Daniel Gardarsson, 4:27.57. Karanja, 4:28.96.
3,200-meter run: Gardarsson, 9:24.68. Akash Borde, 9:54.82.
110-meter hurdles: Elliot Young, 15.85.
400-meter hurdles: John Milani, 57.22.
4x200-meter relay: Jacob Sanderson, Alex Baller, Andrew Gilbaugh, Wali Parks, Shayne Thomas, Xavier Koch, 1:31.17.
4x400-meter relay: Greiner, Gilbaugh, Baller, Koch, Karanja, Parks, 3:29.66.
4x800-meter relay: Karanja, Noah Brase, Ian McGillicuddy, Greiner, Gardarsson, Gilbaugh, 8:03.78.
Distance medley relay: Gilbaugh, Parks, Baller, Gardarsson, Greiner, Sanderson, 3:35.71.
Long jump: Anfernee, 21-02.25. Baller, 20-10.00.
4x110-meter shuttle hurdle relay: Gilbaugh, Young, Kane Templeton, Milani, Anfernee, Baller, 58.40.

Girls
200-meter dash: Taleah Smith, 26.61.
400-meter dash: Tia Saunders, 58.67. Micaela Gravelin, 1:02.97.
1,500-meter run: Ashlynn Yokom, 4:58.40. Emmie Skopec, 5:01.62.
3,000-meter run: Skopec, 10:38.42. Yokom, 10:41.97.
100-meter hurdles: Valerie Welch, 16.05. Grace Young, 16.42.
400-meter hurdles: Welch, 1:07.50.
4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay: Young, Bailey Bowman, Kristina Bauer, Welch, Alicia Hardin, Leah Rhodes, 1:06.59.
4x100-meter relay: Bauer, Katherine Mukumbilwa, Carolyn Ellis, Saunders, Smith, Hardin, 51.82.
4x200-meter relay: Bauer, Ellis, Mukumbilwa, Smith, Saunders, Welch, 1:49.99.
4x400-meter relay: Rachel Collins, Saunders, Gravelin, Welch, Emilee Benedict, Lizzy Klemme, 4:07.14.
4x800-meter relay: Gabby Skopec, Olivia Moore, Emily Starman, Michelle Wise, Amani Ali, Emmie Skopec, 10:29.31.
Sprint medley: Mukumbilwa, Smith, Bauer, Saunders, Welch, Gravelin, 1:53.51.
Long jump: Smith, 16-10.50. Ellis, 16-08.50.
Discus: Abby Brayton, 111-08.50. Leah Dusterhoft, 107-00.
Shot: Brayton, 37-07.75.
Distance medley relay: Mukumbilwa, Hardin, Collins, Ali, E. Skopec, Gravelin, 4:29.91.