Cherokee's Taylor Woods won the shot put and placed second in the discus at Thursday night's weather-interrupted Girls Class 2A District Track & Field action in Cherokee to earn a berth in both events at the Iowa State Co-ed Track & Field Championships in Des Moines Thursday through Saturday.
Woods heaved the shot put 37-9 to win that event, and then threw the discus 105-9 to place second.
Ridge View's Jessica Mathes led a strong showing for the Raptor girls, winning the 800 meters in 2:22. Ridge View's 4x200 relay of Gretchen Kistenmacher, Brooke Wiese, Sydney Kistenmacher, and Roxanne Grundmeier won in a time of 1:49; and the distance medley was first in 4:19 with Gretchen Kistenmacher, Sydney Kistenmacher, Grundmeier, and Mathes aboard.
The Raptors were second in the 4x400 relay with Sydney Kistenmacher, Nicole Snyder, Mathes, and Grundmeier timed in 4:19; and second in the sprint medley with Emily Kenny, Emily Schiernbeck, Sydney Kistenmacher, and Grundmeier timed in 1:57. Gretchen Kistenmacher was second in the long jump with a leap of 15-10 1/4.
For Alta-Aurelia, top finishes included Audrey Winterhof third in the 200 meters in 27.92, and Haley Payne third in the long jump with a leap of 15-7 3/4.
Hull Western Christian won the girls team title with 110.5 points, followed by Sibley-Ocheyedan 102, Ridge View 101, Estherville-LC 81, Sheldon 75, Sioux Center 67.5, Sioux Central 43.5, Orange City Unity Christian 42, Okoboji 38, Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central 33, Cherokee 24, and Alta-Aurelia 23.5.
In determining State qualifiers for both boys and girls, a preliminary qualifier list is created consisting of the top four District place winners in Class 4A, the top three in Class 3A and 2A, and the top two in 1A.
After the preliminary list is complete, the 12th place performance on the list will become the standard (time or distance) for the event. All place-winning performances equal or better than that standard will move to the final State qualifier list. District champions are automatic State qualifiers and if there are ties, the highest District place winner will be the qualifier. If the tie still remains, the school name as printed in the IHSAA (or IGHSAU) Directory is the tiebreaker, with the first school named alphabetically becoming the qualifier.
There will be no more than 24 State qualifiers in any event.