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Southeast Iowa Track Teams Try for State Tonight

Posted: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The track and field season for area schools comes down to today, the district and regional track meets for the area schools.

In 3A and 2A the top two finishers in each event will advance automatically to the state track and field meet next week, while in 1A the top finishers will automatically advance. After that the state will take the next eight fastest times in class 3A and 2A to fill out the field, while 1A will take the next 12.

Tonight for 3A Washington goes to Mt. Pleasant with the meet starting at 4 tonight.

Demon boy’s head coach Steve Roth talked about how nice it would be to get some kids to state after a tough season.

“It has been a difficult season, with injuries and the weather, I haven’t seen a spring like this in the 37 years I’ve coached,” Roth said. “There are some kids who are very worthy of going to the state track meet, and there are some kids who are going to be at home that deserve to go to, but like I said it’s going to be an interesting night, I hope the weather holds, and I know my kids are going to be ready to go.”

For 2A Mid-Prairie travels to Eddyville-Blakesburg, while Columbus Junction will be at Tipton, and 1A schools, including Lone Tree, WACO, Winfield-Mt. Union, IMS and Highland will all be at Highland, while Keota and Sigourney go to B-G-M.

Check back to KCII tomorrow as we update you on who has what going to the state track and field meet next week.