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Dawne Schminke prepares to hand the baton to Payton Leonard in the 4 x 200.

Senior Nolan Sagan led the VS boys this weekend, earning one fifth place medal for the Vikings and earning a share of a 6th place medal.

On Saturday, Sagan finished in 5th place in the 800M event, with a time of 1:57.18.

Later that day, the Vinton-Shellsburg boys 4 X 400M relay team (Chase Overton, Tyler Bartz, Ben Hyland and Nolan Sagan) finished in 6th place with a time of 3:27.33 to earn the school's second top 8 medal of the weekend.

Vikette sophomore long distance runner Lily Horst just barely missed receiving a medal on Thursday. She finished ninth in the 3000M event with a time of 11:04.67. On Saturday, Horst finished 17th in the 1500M, with a new VS school record time of 5:03.46.

Bristi Gerber ran in the 800M for the Vikettes on Saturday; she finished in 23rd place.

The best performance for the boys on Thursday was by Sagan, who set a new VS school record in the 400M, finishing 10th with a time of 50.70.

Vikette Payton Leonard finished in 11th place in both the 200M (26.43) and 400M (59.85).

Viking Chase Overton was 16th in discus, with a distance of 137 feet, 10 inches.

In the 100M dash, Viking sophomores Nick Hyland and Joel Barnes competed. Hyland finished 18th and Barnes 22nd.

In the girls 4 x 200 team, the Vikette quartet of Dawne Schminke, Payton Leonard, Sydney Robertson, & Lodorshae Mull finished with their fastest time of the season (1:48.14) and wound up in 14th place. These same four girls had competed in the Drake Relays in the 4 x 100 earlier this season.

3200 boys results How tough was the competition in the Class 3A boys 3200 M run event? This tough: Albert Meier of Boone broke the previous all-time state record by seven seconds. Yet, he finished third, more than 10 seconds behind Thomas Pollard of Gilbert, who as a junior has already won national track honors. Second place went to another Boone senior, Chandler Austin, who finished the race in 8:51.74. Viking Jordan Evans finished in 20th place (10:24.64) and Derek Dinderman was 21st (10:46.92). See complete results HERE. Friday results: Maci Griffith, long jump, 18th. Boys 4 x 100 team (Joel Barnes, Nick Hyland, Jordan Womochil, Wyatt Meyer), 14th. Boys 4 x 200 team (Joel Barnes, Nick Hyland, Tyler Bartz, Chase Overton), 20th. Boys 4 x 400 team (Chase Overton, Tyler Bartz, Ben Hyland, Nolan Sagan), finished 7th in the preliminary round and qualified for Saturday's finals. Jacob Bunge, 110M high hurdles, 12th place. See more photos here Girls Boys

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Congrats to all of the VS athletes who competed at the state track meet. What an accomplishment!
By: Laurie Hyland on May 26th 4:41pm

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