Area athletes compete at state track

Mount Ayr’s Ryce Reynolds won the Class 1A state title for the 400 meter dash Thursday at the Iowa High School State Track Meet with a time of 49.22. That was both a school record and a personal record for the sophomore.

Senior Wyatt Carlson of East Union placed fifth in the long jump for Class 1A. Southwest Valley Timberwolf sophomore Emma Cooper finished sixth place in the long jump Thursday. Her best jump was 16-03.75.

Brooklyn Ecklin, a senior at Lenox, ran the 100 meter dash and finished in 13.88 seconds. Murray Lady Mustang Leksi Gannon finished .12 seconds from qualifying for the finals in the 200 meter dash.

Diagonal junior Taylor Lumbard, in the shot put, was the first Diagonal student at state track since 2016. Lumbard finished 19th with a best toss of 33-03.