Cody Reiher hands the baton off to teammate Shane Feller. The relay team tied a personal best of 3:31.56 in the 4x400-meter relay. Press photo by Stephen Koenigsfeld
DES MOINES -- It didn’t take long for the success to roll in for Charles City at the state meet on Friday at Drake Stadium.The girls’ distance medley relay team, comprised of Ashai Jordan, Hali Hillegas, Katie Foster and McKayla Cole, took third in its heat and eighth place overall at state. Their time of 4:18.54 was good enough for...
Dallas Weiss hurdlers one of the first jumps in her 100-meter hurdle event. Weiss said “absolutely” to the thought of being able to be a state champion this year. Press photo by Stephen Koenigsfeld
DES MOINES -- It’s been a feel good story for the North Butler boys’ 4x200-meter relay team this year. Breaking the school not once, not twice, but three different times, the 4x200 Bearcats were riding high after Friday’s state track and field meet at Drake Stadium.With the final time of 1:34.6, Dan Mouw, the lone senior runner...
If you haven’t been to the state meet and watched the sprint events, you have missed out on something special.  The best sprinters from across the state are lined up and hoping for a chance at a state title. The gun goes off and by the time you have read this first paragraph, the race is over.In order to get the state title you have to...
The shuttle hurdle race during a track meet is an interesting concept. Four runners race 110 meters while attempting to jump over ten obstacles that are each 33 inches tall. And in the history of Charles City boys track and field, no quartet has done it better than the team of Bryce Foxen, Sam Lipke, Cody Reiher, and Dylan Isakson. Their time...
Coming into this track season, Charles City junior Jon Zander had run in three consecutive state cross country meets, but had yet to run in a state track and field meet. Thursday morning, that changed. Zander ran in his first-ever state track meet and  finished 21st in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:38.80. Zander earned the...
Charles City senior Caleb Hageman knows what it’s like to be busy during a late-season track meet. During the majority of the season, Hageman competed in roughly three events at a meet, sometimes the long jump and a 400 and an 80-meter run, or the high jump and a 200 and 400-meter run. Those numbers tend to change when the post...
Cody Reiher hands the baton off to teammate Shane Feller. The relay team tied a personal best of 3:31.56 in the 4x400-meter relay. Press photo by Stephen Koenigsfeld
Dallas Weiss hurdlers one of the first jumps in her 100-meter hurdle event. Weiss said “absolutely” to the thought of being able to be a state champion this year. Press photo by Stephen Koenigsfeld

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Katie Foster runs the 100-meter dash at the state track and field meet in Des Moines on Saturday. Foster finished second place overall, something that even surprised her, she said. Foster earned the Comets 8 points with the finish and plans to be back next year. Press photo by Stephen Koenigsfeld
DES MOINES -- A smile has never been bigger for a state runner-up finish than the one that came from Charles City’s Katie Foster on Saturday.The Comet sophomore finished just 0.4 of a second...

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