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Herbers, Dettmann Earn Medals

By Staff | May 27, 2009

SPRINT?TO THE?FINISH - Emmetsburg’s Trevor Dettmann, right, had the fastest qualifying time in the Class 2A 110 high hurdles with a :14.66, and would go on to finish second in Saturday’s finals with a time of :14.55. Teammate Jake Morris, second from the left, finished 17th in the 110 Highs with a time of :15.73 for the E’Hawks during preliminary heats on Friday afternoon at the 2009 State Track and Field Championships in Des Moines. -- Dan Voigt photo

DES?MOINES – Emmetsburg’s E’Hawk and Lady E’Hawks each captured a medal finish at the 2009 Iowa State Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Des Moines. The state meet, run at Drake Stadium, saw Kayla Herbers earn a fifth place medal in the Girls Class 2A 200 meter dash, while Trevor Dettmann earned second place honors in the 2A 110 High Hurdles.

“I thought the kids all ran very well,” noted E’Hawk Head Coach Tyler Beving.

Lady E’Hawk Coach Dan Dooley echoed the thought. “The girls gave good showings, Kayla ran a great race in the 200 and everyone really gave their all. I couldn’t be prouder of them.”

The Lady E’Hawks took to the track Thursday evening with Kayla Herbers running in the 200 meter dash, where she finished first in her heat with a :25.88 clocking and advancing to the finals on Saturday.

The girls shuttle hurdle relay, with Nicole Leuer, Blake Schany, Bailee Moore and Herbers, ran well but were disqualified.

On Friday, the girls 4×200 relay, with Mollie Smith, Maddison Woodruff, Katie Malm and Kayla Herbers, finished 12th with a time of 1:48.78.

The E’Hawks ran the 110 high hurdles, where Trevor Dettmann won his heat with a :14.66 and advanced to Saturday’s finals, while teammate Jake Morris finished 17th overall with his :15.73 clocking.

Nicole Leuer would run the 100 hurdles and finish with a :17.25 time, good for the 22nd finishing place.

Moving into the 4×100 relays, the boys unit, with Justin DeFord, Dettmann, Cory Schultes and Tommy Kuecker, ran a :46.02 for 23rd place and the girls 4×100, with Jordan Kerber, Leuer, Woodruff and Smith, finished 14th overall with a :51.63 clocking.

On Saturday, Dettmann would run a :14.55 to finish second in the Class 2A 110 high hurdles, while Herbers ran a :26.40 to place fifth in the Class 2A girls’ 200 meter dash.