On the girl’s side, the field events were a success as junior Dianna Slight claimed first place with a distance of 15’ 10.75” in the long jump. An impressive performance by freshman Mady Danner snagged her a second place finish with a distance of 15’ 2.5”. In the discus, sophomore Claire Sandvig made an impact with a second place finish with a throw of 104’ 4” and secured points for her team.
For the running events, the shuttle hurdle relay started off the night of many first place finishes with a time of 1:09.14. The relay was comprised of senior Claire Moline, Danner, junior Jada Wyrick, and senior Payton Lyons. In the 100 meter dash, Slight ran a blistering time of 12.29 seconds which puts her in sixth place statewide and first place in 3A by a considerable margin. Danner had another solid performance in the 400 meter dash as she took second place with a time of 62.29 seconds. She later took first place in the 400 meter hurdles as well. The 800 meter sprint medley (freshman Ellen Castle, Wyrick, Lyons, Slight) and the 4x100 relay ( Moline, Wyrick, Castle, Lyons) also took the crown. Boone won the meet with 121 points and Denison came in second with 102 points.
On the boy’s side, the field events went well as junior Colbey Wadsworth claimed first and fourth place finishes in the discus and shotput respectively. He threw the discus a distance of 153-05 and the shotput flew a distance of 44-10.
For the running events, the shuttle hurdle had a nice performance as they placed third running a time of 1:05.06. Junior Devan Baldus, junior Lantz Reed, sophomore Levi Wiggins, and senior Alex Vodenik made up this team. The star studded 4x200 relay of junior Eli Johnson, junior Kaden Sherrard, Vodenik, and senior Eli Hicks blazed a trail as they captured the crown with a time of 1:32.38. The 4x100 relay, which ironically has the same members as the 4x200, also won that event with a time of 43.62 seconds. Boone claimed second place in the meet with 102 points and trailed only Carroll with 112 points.
Hicks has been having a historic season for the Toreadors. His 200 meter dash time of 21.55 is the second fastest time in the state of Iowa since 2012 and he leads 3A by a large margin. This time broke the Boone High recond and he is only a mere .7 seconds behind the state record held by Iowa Hawkeye football legend Tim Dwight. His 100 meter time of 10.85 seconds puts him in fourth place statewide, and second place in 3A and is .2 seconds behind first. His 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams are both 2nd in 3A and are barely behind. If the puzzle pieces fit, Eli Hicks could win a state title in four different events and go down as one of the fastest men in Boone High School history.