Warrior girls 4×800 earn Class 1A title

By Becky Walz,

The SW girls 4x800 relay finished in 9:41.43 to claim gold Thursday. Members of the team included (l-r) Billie Wagner, Josie Tieskoetter, Maddy Jansen and Megan Hageman. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Becky Walz)

South Winn had girls and boys competing among the best of the best over the weekend at the 2023 state track meet in Des Moines.
The girls had three events place and earned 15 points to finish 19th in the team standings.

Golden 4×800
Thursday had a big bang for the Warrior girls, posting the top time in the 4×800 relay. In 9:41.43, it was Billie Wagner, Josie Tieskoetter, Megan Hageman and Maddy Jansen bringing home the gold.
Sophomore Abby Wagner scored four points for South Winn with a fifth-place finish in the long jump. She had a personal best of 16 feet, 5.75 inches. With a jump of 17 feet, 8.25 inches it was Highland’s Sarah Burton winning the title. A. Wagner also competed in the high jump but failed to get the opening height of 4 feet, 10 inches.
Saturday, M. Hageman added to her medal count and a point for the Warriors with an eighth-place finish in the 1500-meter run. The senior closed out her high school career with a time of 4:56.86. Teammate B. Wagner also competed in the event, finishing ninth in 4:58.25. The top time went to Noelle Steines of Calamus-Wheatland in 4:35.43.
In the 800-meter run, Tieskoetter and Jansen ran together. Tieskoetter, a junior, took 14th in 2:24.43, while the freshman Jansen concluded the race in 2:30.30, good for 18th place. The winner was Nashua-Plainfield’s Kadence Huck in 2:11.75.
The distance medley relay put up a solid time of 4:24.76. Katie Shimek, Cloey Zweibohmer, Tieskoetter and B. Wagner combined for a time of 4:24.76 for 15th place. Calamus-Wheatland won the title in 4:10.65.
Posting a season best time of 4:19.52, Jansen, Tieskoetter, Shimek and Karissa Wenthold finished 22nd in the 4×400 relay prelims Friday. It was Riverside won the prelims in 4:07.16 and went on to take the title Saturday in 4:03.07.
Closing out her high school career in her first state meet, Anna Dietzenbach rounded the Blue Oval in the 3000-meter run in a personal record time of 12:00.43 in 22nd place. Calamus-Wheatland’s Noelle Steines broke the tape in 10:13.95.

For the SW boys
Kaden Bullerman competed in two events at state. In the shuttle hurdle relay Thursday, the senior combined with Lukas Weiss, Parker Timp and Keegan Streeter in the prelims. The quartet posted a season best time of 1:04.30, good for 15th in the prelims. Lisbon’s time of 59.96 seconds was the top prelim time and that team went on to win the finals Saturday in 59.89 seconds.
Friday, Bullerman competed as an individual in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing 22nd in 59.35 seconds. Ryce Reynolds of Mount Ayr won the event in 52.70 seconds.

Class 1A girls team scores (Top 10 plus SW)
1. Calamus-Wheatland 38; 2. Nashua-Plainfield 33; 3. AGWSR 32; 4. Riverside 30; 5. Lawton-Bronson 29; 6. Grand View Christian 27; 6. Newell-Fonda 27; 8. Nodaway Valley 26; 9. Bishop Garrigan 25; 9. Pekin 25; 9. St. Albert 25; 19. South Winn 15

Class 1A boys team scores (Top 10)
1. Lisbon 60; 2. Columbus 52; 3. Lawton-Bronson 43; 4. Mount Ayr 41; 5. ACGC 41; 6. Lynnville-Sully 29; 7. St. Edmond 26; 7. Woodbine 26; 9. Lenox 20.5; 10. Akron-Westfield 20

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