Following last night’s qualifying meets for the State Track and Field High School Championship, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released their list of state qualifiers Friday afternoon.

Student-athletes from all five DMPS comprehensive high schools – East, Hoover, Lincoln, North and Roosevelt – have qualified, and will be competing in a total of 30 different events.

The State championship is held from Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19 at Drake Stadium here in Des Moines. For more information, visit the IAHSAA or IGHSAU web sites.

Congratulations and good luck to the following DMPS students who will be competing for State titles:


  • 200 Meter Dash: Savion Coleman Wilks, East
  • 400 Meter Dash: Aaron Smith, Roosevelt
  • 110 Meter Hurdles: Trevor Foley, East; Malachi Thongvanh, Lincoln; Josh Ubadigbo, Roosevelt
  • 400 Meter Hurdles: Jaxson Hannan, East; Jarias Hurst, Hoover
  • Long Jump: AJ Killion, North
  • Discus: Kendell Jackson, Roosevelt
  • Shot Put: Kendell Jackson, Roosevelt
  • 4×100 Relay: Hoover; East
  • 4×200 Relay: Hoover
  • 4×400 Relay: Hoover
  • 4×800 Relay: Roosevelt; Lincoln
  • 4×110 Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Roosevelt
  • Sprint Medley Relay: Lincoln; Hoover
  • Distance Medley Relay: East


  • 100 Meter Dash: Eriana Brown, East; Saffie Dennis, Hoover
  • 200 Meter Dash: Eriana Brown, East; Chell Claire, Roosevelt; Riawna Hunter; North, Lina Sakabu, Hoover
  • 400 Meter Dash: Breazi Preston, Hoover; Riawna Hunter, North
  • 800 Meter Run: Megan Fleming, Roosevelt
  • 1500 Meter Run: Isabel Buchanan, Roosevelt
  • 100 Meter Hurdles: Najat Bresh, East; Esther Ubadigbo, Roosevelt
  • 400 Meter Hurdles: Jolynn Harris, Lincoln; Pattanasia Wilson, Hoover
  • High Jump: Halley Brocker, Roosevelt; Tatiana Hodges-Johnson, East
  • Long Jump: Aaliyah Williams, East
  • 4×100 Shuttle Hurdle Relay: Roosevelt
  • 4×100 Relay: Hoover, Lincoln
  • 4×200 Relay: Hoover, East; Roosevelt
  • 4×400 Relay: Roosevelt, Hoover; Lincoln
  • 4×800 Relay: Roosevelt
  • Sprint Medley Relay: Hoover; Roosevelt
  • Distance Medley Relay: Roosevelt
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