By Sam Parsons
Yesterday, members of the Oskaloosa Indians track and field team suited up for day 1 of the state meet at the Blue Oval. The Indians competed in 4 preliminary events.
In the 3A boys Shuttle Hurdle Relay prelims, the team of Dom Piersel, JT Baker, Waylon Bolibaugh, and Tatum Westercamp finished in 1:02.21, good for 3rd out of 4 in a tough heat behind Cedar Rapids Xavier and ADM. This was good for 11th overall out of the 24 teams participating in the event.
Senior Maleah Walker ran in both the 100m and 200m prelims, and placed 15th overall (out of 24 competitors) in both. She ran a 13.10 in the 100m and a 26.47 in the 200m, placing 6th and 5th in those respective heats.
The fourth and final event that featured Oskaloosa was the girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay prelims with the team of Sadie Blommers, Lydia Van Veldhuizen, Emmalee Wells-Stout, and Hannah Quang placing 3rd in their heat behind Solon and Carlisle. Their time of 1:10.12 wound up ranking 16th in the state in prelims.
Osky’s first event today (5/19) will see Tatum Westercamp competing in the 3A boys long jump around 2pm.