nothing but blue sky and sunshine here at Drake stadium!
National Anthem is finishing up
Blake and Jeremy will be joining us soon
They will be reporting race results and athlete reaction
I'll provide photos and video
We are here, just getting settled in the press box
I'm headed over to the 1A girls shotput where Haley Hiscocks of West Hancock will be competing
We have 71 entrants in action over four classes today.
How is it in that fancy press box Blake, Jeremy? Photographers are in a hole in the bottom of the stadium. Do they have rolls and coffee up there?
The sun is directly in front of where Blake and I are set up. The glare is brutal.
Mason City girls run in the shuttle hurdle prelims at 9 as well
No rolls or coffee that I can see. They just passed out heat sheets.
Definite possibility with B-K's McKenna and Sander and N-K's Gerken on the boys' side...Lake Mills' Thorson on the girls.
St. Ansgar's Kyle Hanson in the 100 as well
Haley Hiscocks of West Hancock and Brayton Loss of Bishop Garrigan will be in the shot put and long jump, respectively, while shuttle hurdle relay prelims will also begin at 9 a.m.
And the first running event is off...1A girls shuttle hurdle relay.
Time to beat is 1:06.73 set by Winfield-Mount Union.
Heat 3 is about to begin. West Hancock is in Heat 5 and Lake Mills in Heat 6.
Mason City will be in Heat 5 in Class 4A.
West Hancock is up. 1:11.37 is the current cutoff for finals.
It'll be Burgardt, Kronemann, Glawe and Paca for the Eagles
West Hancock out in the lead.
Eagles with a hurdle lead on the third leg.
Glawe trips over the last hurdle.
West Hancock finishes third in its heat.
1:12.79 for West Hancock. Won't make the finals.
Lake Mills is up next. The Bulldogs will run Srp, Larson, Holstad and Christianson.
Brayton loss hasn't jumped yet in the long jump as he is in the second flight.
Lake Mills gets last in its heat. 1:17.66.
The Bulldogs won't make the finals.
Winfield-Mount Union has the fastest qualifying time in the prelims in 1:06.73.
Waukee sets the pace with a time of 1:03.61.
Ankeny wins Heat 2 in a time of 1:04.24.
Class 2A is in the afternoon. Lerdal will throw the shot put at 4:30.
Halloran doesn't run until Friday and Engebretson doesn't run until Saturday.
Flight 2 about to begin in the Class 1A long jump with Brayton Loss competing.
Blake and Arian are conversing down on the infield. Mason City will be up in two heats.
Mason City will need to run somewhere in the 1:08 neighborhood I believe to have a shot at qualifying for the finals.
There's seven schools 1:08.57 or better so far.