ROCKFORD — Spectators in Ames on March 13 saw royalty ascend to atop Iowa’s high jump leaderboard.
Alyssa Staudt of Rockford, the 2016 Floyd County Fair queen, is in a four-way tie for the best high jump by a girl in Iowa so far this season.
Staudt, a senior at Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock High School, cleared 5-06.00. Her personal best last season was 5-05.00.
The three other girls sharing the no. 1 spot as of Sunday, March 19, according to Quik Stats Iowa, are sophomore Sydney Durbin of OA-BCIG, senior Josie Durr of Solon, and sophomore Stacey Slaven of South Tama.
The Iowa girls record high jump is 6-01.00 by Hannah Willms of Dike-NH in 2010.
The Warriors track and field team will next see action beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Osage High School.
Also competing at the meet will be Charles City, Nashua-Plainfield, North Iowa, Riceville Community Schools, St. Ansgar and West Fork.