When: Thursday, 4 p.m.
Where: North Scott High School, Eldridge
Twitter: Follow the Journal's Jake Ryder, @jakearyder
Teams competing: Bettendorf, Burlington, Davenport Central, Davenport North, Davenport West, Muscatine, North Scott, Pleasant Valley.
How to qualify for state? The top-two finishers in each event automatically qualify for next week's state meet. Then, the next 12 best times or distances in each event across the state also receive a spot.
Boys outlook: The Muskies enter the meet after a second-place finish at the Mississippi Athletic Conference meet last Thursday and figure to make plenty of noise. The Muskies own the best marks in five events and the second-best times in two others. The hurdles are the strongest event for the Muskies, with Isaac Schroeder having the top time coming into the 110-meter hurdles at 14.81 seconds and Dakota Petersen's time of 55.08 the best in the 400-meter hurdles. The Muskies also have the top time coming into the shuttle hurdle relay at 59.97. Two Muskies — Drew Greenhaw and Garrett Roberson — are tied for the top height in the high jump at 6-2, and Greenhaw won the MAC title last week. Alphonso Soko owns the best time in the 200-meter dash in 22.55, while Brady Eversmeyer has the second-best time in the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 25.51 seconds. Muscatine's distance medley relay team has the second-best time at 3:38.37.
Girls outlook: Muscatine has the top mark in four events and the second-best time in four other events. Junior Larkin Chapman has the top time in the 400-meter dash (56.69), the 800-meter run (2:13.92) and the best leap in the long jump (19 feet, 2.75 inches). The Muskies 4x800 relay team has the best time in 9:38.26, while Brina Kraft has the second-best time in the 1,500-meter run in 2:13.92. The Muskies distance medley relay (4:26.12), the 4x400 meter relay (4:04.16) and the sprint medley relay (1:49.93) all have the second-best times in each event.
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When: Thursday, 4 p.m.
Where: Tipton High School
Twitter: Follow the Journal's Justin Rust, @justinrust
Teams competing: Columbus Community, Durant, Louisa-Muscatine, Mediapolis, Mid-Prairie, Iowa City Regina, Tipton, Wapello, West Branch, West Burlington/Notre Dame, West Liberty, Wilton.
How to qualify for state? The top-two finishers in each event automatically qualify for next week's state meet. Then, the next eight best performances in each event across the state also receive a spot.
Boys outlook: Durant's Levi Novinski not only comes in with the best throw in the district this season, but also has the fourth-best throw in 2A at 161 feet. The Wapello 4x800 relay owns the best time at 8 minutes, 28.98 seconds, while Columbus Community's Mauricio Ramirez comes in with the second-best time in the 100-meter dash in 10.94.
Girls outlook: Louisa-Muscatine's Lani Hillard looks to come out on top in two events as she enters with the best time in the 100-meter dash in 12.58 and the 200 in 26.70. Durant's Sunkyu Holbert has the second-best time in in the 200-meter dash in 27.04. Wapello's Aryka Parsons has the best time in the 400 in 1:03.72, and the Arrows have the best time in the sprint medley relay in 1:57.83. Durant has the second-best time in the sprint medley in 1:58.32, and Wildcat thrower Brinn Grunder has the best shot put throw with a distance of 41 feet, 7 inches. Wilton's Grace Austin leads the high jump pack with a height of 5 feet. Columbus Community has the second-best shuttle hurdle time in 1:09.40.