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DES MOINES — Mid-Prairie’s Anna Hostetler was asked if she knew what she needed to run to break the state meet record in the 3,000-meter run.
Her response was a coy grin and a few head nods.
Hostetler, just like she’s done much of the season, ran away from the field and shattered the Class 2A girls’ state meet time for 3,000 meters Thursday at Drake Stadium. Her mark of 9:47.52 was almost 15 seconds better than the previous record, set by Northeast’s Morgan Casey in 2010.
But the best part for Hostetler was getting to do it with her sister, Marie, right beside her.
“It’s something we’ll definitely never forget, that’s for sure,” Anna, a junior, said. “I’m just enjoying these years while they’re here.”
The Hostetlers went 1-2 at the state cross country meet, the Drake Relays 3,000-meter run and made it a trifecta at the state meet. Marie clocked in at 9:52.50, which also bested the previous state meet record.
“I was just trying to push her,” Marie said. “We didn’t know if we were going to break the record and we did.
“I just tried to pick up the pace and help her as much as I could.”
The duo was also the second and fourth legs in the 3,200-meter relay, finishing second in 9:33.36. Monticello repeated as champion in 9:26.97, which was just more than a second off the state meet record it set last season.
Three of the four legs of the Panthers relay were on that team, bookended by junior Paige Holub and sophomore Corinne Gadient. Holub got Monticello out to a sizable lead in her second lap and gave the foursome breathing room the rest of the way.
“It feels super good,” Holub said. “We had a good team last year and this team feels just as good as last year.”
North Fayette Valley’s Marin Ehler won the shot put by nearly three feet with a toss of 42 feet, 4.25 inches.
“I did a lot more lifting this year and I listened to my coach more,” Ehler said. “I set goals up at the beginning of the season and I’m happy to say I actually met my goal.”
North Cedar’s Grace Proesch was runner-up in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 58.39. Mid-Prairie is leading the team race with 26 points while second-place Sioux Center has 11.
STATE TRACK & FIELD: CLASS 2A GIRLS
Teams (through five events) — 1. Mid-Prairie, 26; 2. Sioux Center, 11; 3. Davis County, Bloomfield, 10; 4. Monticello, 10; 5. Alta/Aurelia, 10; 6. North Fayette Valley, 10; 7. Pocahontas Area, 9; 8. North Cedar, 8; 9. Sheldon, 8; 10. Unity Christian (7)
Results (top 3, plus area)
Shot put — 1. Marin Ehler (North Fayette Valley), 42-04.25; 2. Kenzie Sullivan (Pocahontas Area), 39-09.00; 3. Courtney Schnoor (Camanche), 39-07.00; 5. Jamie Kofron (Tipton), 39-05.50; 8. Amber Boeckenstedt (Dyersville Beckman), 37-01.25
Long jump — 1. Jaylynn Sharp (Davis County, Bloomfield), 17-03.00; 2. Ashlyn Albrecht (Sheldon), 17-01.25; 3. Lani Hillard (Louisa-Muscatine), 16-11.50
3,000 — 1. Anna Hostetler (Mid-Prairie), 9:47.52* (state record); 2. Marie Hostetler (Mid-Prairie), 9:52.50* (state record); 3. Jordan Winke (Albia), 10:13.52
3,200 relay — 1. Monticello (Holub, McDonald, Patterson, Gadient), 9:26.97; 2. Mid-Prairie, 9:33.36; 3. Sioux Center, 9:39.32; 4. Cascade, 9:43.71
400 — 1. Lily Peterson (Alta/Aurelia), 57.74; 2. Grace Proesch (North Cedar), 58.39; 3. Sophia Jungling (Aplington-Parkersburg), 58.69
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