AREA ATHLETES PUNCH STATE TRACK TICKETS

Sioux Central’s Erin Strohmyer glides over a hurdle during the shuttle

relay event in last Thursday’s Class 1A state qualifying meet in Manson.

TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

PAC/L-M girls lead area with 11 events

Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon qualified for the girls state track and field meet in 11 events and Alta-Aurelia made it in six events after last Thursday’s Class 2A state qualifying meets held in Garner and Sioux Center.

The state meet begins Thursday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Alta-Aurelia’s Brittany Turnquist finished fourth in the 100meters, but qualified with a time of 13.12 seconds.

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