DES MOINES - Cherokee junior sprinter Kyle Schuett made good on his goal of winning the 100 meters at Saturday's Class 2A State Track & Field Meet here, clocking an 11.08 seconds in the process.
Schuett, who also anchors the Braves 4x100 relay team that finished fifth here Saturday, was timed in 11.07 to qualify second at Thursday's preliminaries.
Cherokee's 4x100 relay clocked 44.50 to claim fifth place with Chris Campbell, Stephen Veit, Drew Lugar, and Schuett aboard. That foursome qualified third during Friday's preliminaries with a 44.03 time.
Cherokee's Matt Koch jumped 6-2 in the high jump to place sixth in 2A.
Lugar was fifth in his heat of the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.8 and did not qualify for the finals, finishing in 10th place. Also for the Braves, Dan Bieber finished 13th in the 400 meters after clocking a presonal best 51.86.
The Braves totaled 16.5 team points for 16th over all in the 2A competition. Mid-Prarie of Wellman won the 2A title with 69 points, including setting a national all-class record in the distance medley.
For the Cherokee girls, Alison Husman placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 16-5 1/4, and finished 13th in the 400 meters in a time of 1:01.33. Lynn Carlson was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 39-7 1/2, and Eric Nicholson was 21st in the 1500 meters in a time of 5:21.30.
The Cherokee girls finihed 30th in the 2A Meet with seven points. North Polk won the 2A team title with 46 points.
Jared Bruce paced the Aurelia boys in Class 1A with a deceptive 10:12.50 time for ninth place in the 3200 meters on Thursday. Bruce was in a soid fifth place nearing the finish line when he mistakenly thought a white line about 10 yards before the finish line was the actual finish line and shut it down, only to see four runners pass him in the final steps. A handful of other runners for both boys and girls made similar mistakes during the three-day Iowa classic.
Bruce was 13th in the 800 meters in a time of 2:02.88, and finished 15th in the 1600 meters in 4:47.70.
Also for the MMC boys, the 4x100 relay of Blake Erdman, Lukas Nelson, Blaine Dammann, and Jacob Lehnhoff clocked 45.89 and did not quallify for finals.
The MMC girls timed 52.67 in the 4x100 relay and did not make the finals. Running in that group were Jena Mittlestadt, Rachel McDermott, Amanda Hoefling, and Ashley Schneider.
For River Valley's girls, Katie Carnes timed 16.29 in the 100 hurdles and did not make the finals. Heather Husman clocked a 13.84 in the 100 meters and did not make finals, and also was timed in 27.63 in the 200 meters and did not make the finals.
The RV boys did not quallify anyone for the State Meet.
For Galva-Holstein's girls, the 4x800 relay of Jayde Boyle, Maddy McAreavy, Jessica Mathes, and Breanna Mathes was eighth in 9:59.88. Jessica Mathes also was 12th in the 1500 meters in 5:06.84. The 4x400 relay of Boyle, McAreavy, and the Mathes sisters finished in a time of 4:16.74 and did not make the finals.
The G-H boys featured John Harris third in the 400 meters in a time of 50.28, and Mark Cronin 17th in the shot put with a 45-3 effort. Sam Radke clocked 11.69 in the 100 meters and did not make the finals, and also was timed in 23.37 in the 200 meters and did not make finals.
The Pirates' shuttle hurdle relay of Tyson Thoreson, Collin Bubke, Kellen Jacobson, and Jared Schlinz was timed in 1:02.27 and did not make finals.
The G-H distance medley relay of Radke, Schlinz, Andrew Galvin, and Harris was timed in 3:39.16 for fifth place. The 4x400 relay of Radke, Galvin, Jacobson, and Harris was timed in 3:37.34 and did not make finals.
Schlinz was timed in 15.88 in the 110 hurdles and did not make finals.
South O'Brien's Aaron Giese was 10th in the 2A discus with a throw of 138-0, and Keagan Hicks placed 13th in the 1600 meters in 4:42.33. Taylor Schroeder was 14th in the long jump with a 19-3 3/4 effort.
Run in near perfect weather conditions after a bitter spring season full of cold, wind, and rain, the Iowa State Track & Field Championships - the largest co-ed meet in the country - drew a record 53,891 fans for the three day classic, breaking last year's record of 53,824.