A-A boys send 6 events to State Meet
MANSON - The Alta-Aurelia boys finished runner-up to Emmetsburg at Thursday’s Class 2A State Qualifying Track Meet here and the Warriors will send at least six events to this week’s State Meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
First place winners for the Warriors included Nick Gaes in the Shot Put, where his toss of 51-6 set a new school record; Gaes in the Discus, where he threw 160-8; the 4 x 100 (Ricky Pizano, Anthony Krier, Michael Ryherd, Kaleb Sleezer), who ran a 44.39; and the 4 x 200 team where the same foursome turned in a time of 1:31.82.
Also qualifying for State were Kaleb Sleezer, who finished 2nd in the 100 meters in 11:57 and Gaes in the 110 Hurdles, with a time of 15.77.
A-A Coach Wendell Larson commented, “The Warriors had a big night tonight , qualifying in six events. We also have a chance in a few other events and will find out tomorrow (Friday). I am very proud of how we competed. We have had a very nice season and will look forward to competing at state next week.”