This is the flip side to the thrill of victory. It is a storytelling photo as
Ashlyn was beaten to the finish line by .12 seconds. Only a freshman, I have no doubt that Ashlyn will be in the good company of Jenks, Miller, Topham, Houlihan and apologies to the other Iowa girls track greats I didn’t mention.
Liberty’s Ashlyn Keeney (left) reacts after losing to Ottumwa’s Allison Bookin-Nosbisch during the 4A 800-meter run at the 2019 Iowa High School Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)