• Ankeny Hawkettes 8th Grade Girls Track

    2019 Track Photo

    2019 Ankeny Southview 8th Grade Girls Track team

    Welcome to Ankeny Southview 8th Grade Girls Track!!

    Welcome to the Ankeny Hawkettes 8th Grade Girls Track website!! Track is a sport that will benefit all athletes of all ability levels and no previous track experience is necessary to participate!

    There are a wide variety of events available so each athlete can find events suited to her strengths. There are both individual and relay events available at each of the distances. Running events for both sprinters and distance athletes range from the shortest race of 100 meters for sprinters all the way up to the longest race of 1500 meters (almost a mile) for distance girls. Many additional opportunities are available for athletes in hurdling events as well as the throwing (shot put and discus) and jumping (long jump and high jump) events. 

    8th grade track will provide numerous all-around benefits to the girls. Athletes will learn proper running form and improve their speed. They will also increase their overall strength, fitness and athleticism, and will benefit from the cross training that helps prevent overuse and other repetivite injuries. Most importantly, however, the athletes will be part of a successful and positive team environment that thrives on mutual support and respect of each athlete.

    Track is a spring sport with practices beginning in early March and with meets beginning in early April and concluding in early May. If you missed the registration meetings, sign up with Coach Luttenegger in room 2211.

    There will be eight meets during the season, including some 'A' meets, some 'B' meets and some 'A'/'B' combination meets with the entire squad participating. We conclude the season with the 8th Grade Girls State Track Meet in Ankeny.

    Conflicts with other activities can typically be worked out so that athletes can participate in each activity. We encourage our athletes to participate in multiple activities.

    Check the other links on the site for more information about this season and previous seasons. Follow us on twitter @Ankeny8GirlsTF

    Please contact Coach Luttenegger if you have any questions!! See you on the track!!

  • Southview Girls Track 2019 Team Highlights

    Team Picture

    Congratulations to the Southview girls on an amazing season!! This was an especially fabulous group of girls because of their athletic ability, togetherness, enthusiasm, depth of talent, and interst in track and field!! There were so many accomplishments from top to bottom and we were thankful to have every one of these girls out this year! Everyone brought something special to this squad to make it into the fantastic team that it was throughout the entire season.

    Here are just some of the team highlights from the season:

    • Third Place Finish at 8th Grade Girls State Meet out of 37 teams entered
    • Three Team Meet Championships:
      • Norwalk Invitational Team Champions - 6 teams
      • Ames Invitational Team Champions - 4 teams
      • Waukee Relays Team Champions - 6 teams
    • 'A' team season record against other 'A' teams: 16-2
    • 'B' team season record against other 'B' teams: 6-0
    • Drake Relays 1600 Meter Medley Relay: 2nd Place Finish
    • Southview school records set in five events:
      • Discus, 1600 medley relay, 400 meter dash, 4x200 relay, 800 meter run.

    Congratualtions to everyone on the team for all of their accomplishments and a fabulous season!


  • Hawkettes Take 3rd at 8th Grade State Meet!!

      State Meet

    Hawkettes at 8th Grade State Meet after Third Place finish out of 37 teams.

    Big congratulations to the Southview girls on their strong 3rd place finish at the 8th Grade girls state track meet held in Ankeny on May 4th. There were 49 girls who participated in the meet for the Hawkettes, and the girls capped off their outstanding season with another solid performance across the board, scoring points in nine different events against the toughest competition in the state!

    Leading the way for Southview was Hannah Baier who is your 2019 state discus champion with a new Southview school record toss of 100' 3'!! Second-place finishes went to the shuttle hurdle relay team of Macie Strnad, Quionna Baptiste, Jessica Hoang, and Larissa Miller in 1:13.86, to the 800 medley relay of Kendra Winfrey, Jayda Pomrenke, Kennedy Palmer, and Rylee Riesberg in 2:02.16, and to the 4x400 relay of Pomrenke, Baier, Winfrey, and Zoe Shadravan in 4:28.58. The bronze medal went to the 4x100 relay of Pomrenke, Palmer, Riesberg, and Strnad.

    The 4x200 relay of Winfrey, Palmer, Shadravan, and Riesberg set a new Southview school record of 1:55.67 to finish in fourth. Quionna Baptiste took home an individual fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 17.73. Rounding out the medals for the Hawekettes were Zoe Shadravan with a fifth place finish in the 400 meter dash and Alex Gloviak with a sixth place finish in the 1500 meter run.

    Congratulations to the girls on a great finish to their season! Their were lots of contributors to the team throughout the season and great support and results from all of the athletes! A very deserving finish!!!

    Final Standings: 1. Merrill (DSM) 62; 2. Iowa City Northwest 61; 3. ANKENY SOUTHVIEW 51; 4. Southeast Polk 33; 5. Waukee Prairieview 31.5; 6. Norwalk 30; 7. Carlisle 24; 8. Mount Vernon 24; 9. Iowa City North Central 22; 10. Iowa City Southeast 20; 10. Waukee Timberline 20.        (37 total teams participating)


  • Southview Girls Run Strong at Drake Relays

    Drake Relays participants

    Drake Relays performers: Riesberg, Winfrey, Palmer, Strnad, Baptiste, Pitz, Shadravan.

    Congratulations to the Southview 1600 meter medley relay of Quionna Baptiste, Kennedy Palmer, Zoe Shadravan, and Jenna Pitz on an amazing 2nd place finish at the Drake Relays!!! The girls qualified on time for the event as one of top eight teams in the state. The race was exciting throughout and the girls finished a close second while setting a new Southview school record of 4:29.60!

    The 4x100 relay of Kendra Winfrey, Kennedy Palmer, Macie Strnad, and Quionna Baptiste also turned in an excellent performance as they place 11th out of 48 teams entered in a time of 55.07. Congratulations to all of the girls on their great effort and performances on the Blue Oval!!


  • Girls Conclude Season at Marshalltown

    Marshalltown Meet Photo

    Hawkettes after a rainy final meet at Marshalltown

    The 8th grade girls finished their season with the combination A/B team traveling to Marshalltown and coming away with a 2nd place finish. It was another testament to the depth of this team as most of the athletes chose to attend this optional meet and consequently were only able to participate in 1 or 2 events but still managed to place 2nd out of 8 teams there.

    First place finishes in their last middle school meet went to the 4x800 relay of Sydney Otto, Olivia Graber, Livia Routson, and Teja Pritchard, the 1600 medley relay of Sarah Rose, Alyssa Gonnerman, Maddie Walsh, and Rylee Riesberg, the 4x100 relay of Lylli Mosley, Jayda Pomrenke, Larissa Miller, and Macie Strnad, and the 4x400 relay of Kendra Winfrey, Kennedy Palmer, Rylee Riesberg, and Zoe Shadravan. Individual winners included Quionna Baptiste in the 200 hurdles and to Jenna Pitz in the high jump and the 800 meter run, where she set a new Southview school record of 2:35.84!

    Second place went to Hannah Baier in the 400 meters, Alex Gloviak in the 1500 meters, and Maddie Walsh in the 800 meters. Bronze medals went to Emina Alicehajic in the shot put, Hannah Wessels in the discus, Paige Beason in the 1500 meters, Emily Murphy in the 200 hurdles, the 4x200 relay of Jessica Hoang, Carlee Strub, Athena Singharaj, and Lauren Van Den Baard, and the 800 medley relay of Katie Kirschman, Autumn Madden, Raelyn Twedt, and Maura Paoli. Individual 4th place finishers were Reagan Enright in the shot put, Myra Carlson in discus, and Kendra Winfrey in long jump. Grace Kataoka was 5th in the 100 meter dash and the shuttle hurdle relay of Morgan McMahon, Janna Youngquist, Lauren Osburn, and Marlie Howell brought home sixth place.

    It was a great finish to the season with all of the girls having a strong final meet together!


  • Waukee Champs

    Waukee champs

    The Ankeny Southview girls continued their outstanding season and got to run another victory lap as they took the team title at Waukee. The girls won the 8-team meet with 162 points, outpacing Ames (123), Waukee Timberline (109), and Southeast Polk (99). The team depth showed through again as the girls finished with at least a fourth-place finish in every event on the night. Leading the way were the victorious 4x800 relay of Rachel Rolow, Teja Pritchard, Olivia Graber, and Alex Gloviak, the 1600 meter medley relay of Emily Murphy, Jessica Hoang, Kendra Winfrey, and Jenna Pitz, and the 4x400 relay of Alex Gloviak, Maddie Walsh, Kennedy Palmer, and Zoe Shadravan. Individual first place winners were Jenna Pitz in the 800 meter run and Zoe Shadravan in the 400 meter dash with a new Southview school record of 1:03.72!! Individual silver medals went to Hanna Baier in the discus, Emina Alicehajic in the shot put, Macie Strnad in the 100, Maddie Walsh in the 400, Alex Gloviak in the 1500, and Larissa Miller in the 200 hurdles. Jesa Wallace finished third in both the shot put and discus, while Alysa Lowe was third in high jump and Miller was third in the 100 hurdles.


  • Team Champions at Ames!!

    Ames Break Down Win

    The Ankeny Southview girls scored 123.5 points at Ames to edge out Waukee Prairieview (119) and Ames (100) to take the team championship! The 'B' team was the high scoring 'B' team at the meet as well, edging out Ames and Marshalltown! The overall team depth again made the difference as the 'A' team scored points in every event on the night. Pacing the way with first place finishes were Myra Carlson in the discus, Rylee Riesberg in the 200 meter dash, Jenna Pitz in the 800 meter run, the 4x800 relay of Paige Beason, Teja Pritchard, Olivia Graber, and Alex Gloviak, and the shuttle hurdle relay of Emily Murphy, Quionna Baptiste, Jessica Hoang, and Larissa Miller. Individual 2nd place finishes went to Emina Alicehajic in the shot put, Jesa Wallace in the discus, and Macie Strnad in the 100 meter dash.

    The 'B' team was led by the 4 x 200 relay of Jemma Bullock, Lauren Van Den Baard, Reagan Enright, and Raelyn Twedt with a third place finish, followed by fourth place finishes from the 1600 medley of Enright, Katie Kirschman, Maura Paoli, and Livia Routson and the 4 x 800 relay of Rachel Rolow, Chloe McGrath, Kara Juhl, and Nicki Casady.

    Congratulations to all of the girls on a great meet! Keep up the solid work!


  • Team Champions at Norwalk!!!

    Norwalk Champions

    Congratulations to the Hawkettes 8th Grade girls track team on their Team Championship at Norwalk on April 22nd! The girls were great from top to bottom and ended up with 155.5 points on the night to finish ahead of second-place DCG with 122.

    First place finishes for Ankeny went to Quionna Baptiste in the 200 hurdles; the shuttle hurdle relay of Emily Murphy, Jessica Hoang, Larissa Miller, and Hannah Baier; the 1600 medley of Kennedy Palmer, Jayda Pomrenke, Rylee Riesberg, and Jenna Pitz; the 4x100 relay of Kendra Winfrey, Palmer, Riesberg and Baptiste; and the 4x400 relay of Murphy, Pomrenke, Alex Gloviak, and Zoe Shadravan. Finishing 2nd were Jesa Wallace in the discus; Gloviak in the 1500; Pitz in the 800; the 4x800 relay of Teja Pritchard, Sydney Otto, Paige Beason, and Gloviak; Macie Strnad in the 100; and the 4x200 of Hoang, Miller, Murphy, and Winfrey. Individual finishes also went to Baier with 3rd in discus, Pitz at 4th in high jump, Miller and Baptiste were 3rd/4th in 100 hurdles, and Riesberg was 4th in the 200.

    Congratulations on a well-deserved win with all of your hard work and team support throughout the year!


  • Hawkettes Have Strong Bondurant Meet

    Bondurant warmup

    Hawkettes warming up prior to Bondurant meet.

    The Southview 8th grade girls 'B' team had a strong showing at Bondurant, finishing in fourth place overall, but ahead of the other four 'B' teams at the meet. 2nd place finishers for the team on the night included Alysa Lowe in the high jump and the 800 medley relay of Grace Kataoka, Chloe Manderscheid, Lauren Van Den Baard, and Raelyn Twedt. Taking bronze were Myra Carlson in the discus, and the 4x200 relay of Sarah Rose, Jemma Bullock, Myra Carlson, and Reagan Enright. Fourth place finishes went to Praze Buchan in shot put, the 4x800 relay of Nicki Casady, Olivia Graber, Rachel Rolow, and Livia Routson, and to the shuttle hurdle relay of Mandi Morris, Morgan McMahon, Marlie Howell and Janna Youngquist. Kataoka was 5th in long jump along with Youngquist in the high jump and the 4x400 relay of Sarah Rose, Kara Juhl, Chloe McGrath, and Olivia Graber. McMahon was 6th in the 200 hurdles and Twedt picked up a 6th place in the 100 meter dash.

    Congratulations on an all-around great night in some cooler breezy weather!

  • Hawkettes Start Season at Indianola

    The girls started their meet season Monday, April 8th at Indianola in a non-scoring meet on a beautiful spring day. The girls were excited to get the season started and turned in some great performances. The team was solid top to bottom and showed great support for each other throughout the meet.

    Taking home first place were Hannah Baier in discus; the 4 x 800 relay of Sydney Otto, Paige Beason, Rachel Rolow, and Nicki Casady; the 1600 medley relay of Quionna Baptiste, Kennedy Palmer, Zoe Shadravan, and Jenna Pitz; Maddie Walsh in the 400; and the 4 x 400 relay of Emily Murphy, Kennedy Palmer, Jenna Pitz, and Zoe Shadravan. There were several other place winners for the girls, including an individual 2nd to Jayda Pomrenke in the long jump, Macie Strnad in the 200 hurdles, and in the relays to the shuttle hurdle relay of Jessica Hoang, Larissa Miller, Murphy, and Strnad and finally the 4 x 100 relay of Lylli Mosley, Pomrenke, Rylee Riesberg, and Kendra Winfrey. Third place individuals include Emina Alicehajic in shot put; Alyssa Lowe and Olivia Kuper in high jump; Baier in the 100 hurdles, and Baptiste in the 200 hurdles.

    Congratulations to everyone on a great start to the season!


  • State Meet Medalists

    Congratulations to all of the 2019 State Meet medalists who helped lead the team to a 3rd place overall finish at the state track meet!!!

    State Meet Medalists

    Front: Kennedy Palmer, Larissa Miller, Zoe Shadravan, Jayda Pomrenke

    Back: Jessica Hoang, Macie Strnad, Hannah Baier, Rylee Riesberg, Quionna Baptiste, Alex Gloviak, Kendra Winfrey.


  • Girls Set Five New Southview Team Records in 2019

    The Southview track girls had an outstanding season as they set five new team records this year. Records are for the seasons from 2014-2019, which are the seasons since track has been run at Southview Middle School. Congratulations to these new record holders!!

    Hannah Baier - Discus Record

    Hannah Baier - State Meet Discus Champion and Southview Discus Record Holder - 100' 3"


    Jenna Pitz - 800 record

    Jenna Pitz - Southview 800 Meter Run Record Holder - 2:35.84


    Zoe Shadravan - 400 meter record holder

    Zoe Shadravan - Southview 400 Meter Dash Record Holder - 1:03.72



    4x200 record holders

    Kendra Winfrey, Kennedy Palmer, Rylee Riesberg, Zoe Shadravan - Southview 4 x 200 Meter Relay Record Holders - 1:55.67


    1600 medley relay record holders

    Quionna Baptiste, Kennedy Palmer, Zoe Shadravan, Jenna Pitz - Southview 1600 Meter Medley Relay Record Holders and Drake Relays Runners-Up - 4:29.60


  • 2020 8th Grade Girls Track Meet Schedule

Date Location
Monday, April 6 Indianola - A/B combined - All athletes
Thursday, April 9 Ankeny (NV Stadium) A/B combined. All athletes participate
Tuesday, April 14 Urbandale - A only
Thursday, April 23 Ames - A team and B team
Friday, April 24 Drake Relays - 4x100 & 1600 medley A only
Monday, April 27 Norwalk - A only
Thursday, April 30 Perry - B only
Monday, May 4 Waukee - A only
Tuesday, May 5 Bondurant-Farrar - B only
Saturday, May 9 State Meet (Optional) at Ankeny - A team. B events also available.
Monday, May 11 Marshalltown - A/B combined