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South Tama tracksters punch ticket to State Track

May 17, 2017
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

After an automatic qualification at Districts, Sabrina Holtz, Stacey Slaven, Allison Yuska, Hunter Filloon, Ashton Graham, Shae Slaven, Lauren Yuska, and Keith Keahna will be representing the Trojans at the State Track and Field meet this week.

Stacey Slaven and Keahna will compete in the high jump while Yuska will be competing in the 400 Hurdles and Filloon in the open 400. The four qualified at Districts held in Pella on Thursday, May 11. It was a beautiful evening for track with temps in the 60's and a slight breeze from the northeast.

For STC sophomore Stacey Slaven this will be her first trip to compete at the State meet. She has competed at the Drake Relays twice but fell short at her shot at State as a freshman. Keahna will be representing the STC boys team for a second year in a row. Keahna took 2nd at Districts with a personal best jump of 6'4. Seniors Allison Yuska and Hunter Filloon each took 2nd in their events to punch their tickets to State. Yuska currently holds the 3rd fastest time in Class 3A at 106:38. Another STC senior, Sabrina Holtz, will be competing in the Shot Put.

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STC’s Keith Keahna qualified for State Track in high jump with a personal best jump of 6’4 at Districts on Thursday, May 11 in Pella, Iowa.
Chronicle Photo/Allison Graham

Keahna took to his facebook page to say, "I am honored to say that I will make a second appearance at the state meet in my second year of high school. I was able to get 2nd and jump 6'4 to automatically qualify for the state meet next week. I am blessed to represent South Tama and my sophomore classmates."

Also qualifying by times were the girls 4x100 (Shae Slaven, Lauren Yuska, Stacey Slaven and Ashton Graham), Shuttle Hurdle (Lauren Yuska, Stacey Slaven, Ashton Graham and Allison Yuska), and Sprint Medley (Shae Slaven, Ashton Graham, Lauren Yuska and Allison Yuska). Allison Yuska's District time also qualified her to run in the open 400.

STC schedule of events at State

Thursday, May 18

2:00 p.m. - boys high jump

4:30 p.m. - girls high jump

7:00 p.m. - girls 400 Meter Dash (finals)

7:20 p.m. - boys 400 Meter Dash

7:40 p.m. - girls Shuttle Hurdle Relay (prelims)

Friday, May 19

2:00 p.m. - girls Shot Put

5:20 p.m. - girls 400 Meter Hurdles

6:20 p.m. - girls 4 x 100 Meter Relay (prelims)

Saturday, May 20

9:00 a.m. - Girls Sprint Medley Relay (finals)



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