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Paityn Noe Runs 9:38/4:28 Distance Double To Break 3A Meet Records

By Mary Albl of DyeStat

Ballard’s Paityn Noe didn’t have a ton of competition in her final high school state meet, but the senior didn’t let that stop her from two record-setting performances at the Iowa State High School Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Noe started off the meet by running 9:38.82 in the 3,000 meters, smashing the Class 3A record of 9:55.37 set in 2017 by Joy Ripslinger. Noe won the race by 52 seconds. Noe, who will run for Arkansas in the fall, followed that up on Saturday winning her first 1,500 title with the fourth-best time in state history, finishing in 4:28.80. Her time broke Ainsley Erzen’s 3A record of 4:36.96. Noe’s time is US#6. 

Solon won the 3A girls team title with 79 points. 

Spencer’s Jerra Merchant won the 100 hurdles in a meet record of 14.48. 

Jessica Kyne of Hoover claimed the 100, 200, and was part off the winning 4×100. 

Pella won the boys 3A title with 73 points. Western Dubuque finished second with 63 points. Chase Lauman won the 800 in a meet record time of 1:52.61, besting the previous record of  1:53.74 set in 2008, to lead Pella. He added titles in the 1,600 (4:16.90) and 3,200 (9:22.48). 

Duke Faley of Dubuque Wahlert Catholic won the discus title with a meet record throw of 195-1, breaking Tristan Wirfs’ 2017 record of 190-10. 

Will Neuharth of Harlan won the 100 in a meet record 10.68. He also won the 200 (21.53) and was part of the winning 4×100 and 4×200 relays. 

Mount Vernon’s Zach Fall claimed the 400 (48.53) and ran on the first-place 4×400 and SMR relays. 

Class 4A 

The Waukee Northwest girls claimed the 4A crown with 74 points. 

Ames’ Ali Frandsen won the 100 hurdles (14.10), 400 hurdles (1:01.98) and ran on the winning 4×400. 

Junior Addi Dorenkamp of West Des Moines Valley claimed the 1,600 (4:31.57) and 3,000 (9:46.33).

Olivia Kramer of Dowling Catholic won the 100 (12.12) and was part of the winning 4×100 and shuttle hurdle relays. 

The Johnston boys held off Ankeny to win the program’s first state title with 84 points. Ankeny finished second with 80 points. Johnston secured the win with a blistering 4×400 time of 3:15.26. 

Iowa City West’s Christian Janis was part of four relay victories — shuttle hurdles, 4×100, 4×200 and DMR.  

Distance star Jackson Heidesch of Dowling Catholic won the 1,600 again in 4:07.18 and claimed the 3,200…

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