Wulfekuhler fifth, Havens sixth, 4x100 relay eighth
Amy Wulfekuhler earned all-state honors by finishing fifth in the long jump at the 2003 girls state track and field meet last Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Wulfekuhler leaped 17 feet, 10 1/2 inches, which was in the top six jumps in all three classes. She ends her career with a third, a sixth, a third and a fifth place medal during her four years.
Wulfekuhler is the only Storm Lake athlete - male or female - to qualify for the Drake Relays four times. She was also a four-time state qualifier in the long jump.
Cedar Rapids Washington's LaNeisha Waller won the long jump with a state record leap of 19-5.
Paige Havens set a new school record in the preliminaries of the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 5.58 seconds.
However, she ran a 1:07.83 in the finals to finish sixth in the event. Sara Boisen of West Des Moines Valley won the race in 1:03.71.
The 4x100 relay team of Stacy Schmidt, Havens, Molly Daniels and Wulfekuhler set a new school record in the preliminaries with a time of 50.69 seconds. They ran a time of 51.53 seconds in the finals to finish eighth. Cedar Falls finished first in a clocking of 49.34 seconds.
The same foursome finished 12th in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:47.40. Mount Pleasant was first in 1:43.70.
"The girls should feel very proud of their performances at state," Storm Lake coach John Brostad said. "In the four events that we sent, we had two school records, all four events had season or career best times, qualified for the finals in three events, and we medaled in two of the four events. I was very proud of the girls and their efforts against some of the finest competition in state meet history."
l Four events placed in the top six in Class 1A. Jenni Elbert of Laurens-Marathon leaped 5-6 to finish second in the high jump. Elizabeth Berquist of Alburnett leaped 5-7 to win the event.
Galva-Holstein's Laura Jacobson finished fourth in the 800 meters by running a time of 2:20.25. Ellen Ries of North Linn had the winning time of 2:16.42.
Galva-Holstein's Abbie Bagenstos finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 17-1. Stacy Butt of Northeast Goose Lake won the event with a leap of 17-7 1/2.
Laurens-Marathon took sixth in the shuttle hurdle relay with a time of 1:06.40. Camanche was the winner with a time of 1:04.93.