North Butler improves on seeds at state track meet

Mady Klingenborg of North Butler, second from left, clears the last hurdle in the 400-meter event on Friday afternoon. Klingenborg finished 14th, running a season-best at state. (Kristi Nixon photo)

DES MOINES – Both Mady Klingenborg and Chase Eiklenborg improved upon their seeds going into the state track and field meet, but fell short of scoring points for North Butler.

Eiklenborg, who was throwing in the first of two flights in the discus, finished 12th with a distance of 132 feet, 9 inches, missing the final by eight feet.

He actually finished ahead of two throwers who were at his state-qualifying district meet – one of which finished ahead of him.

Mady Klingenborg, who competed in two events, including the 800, in which she was the last in Class 1A to reach the field, improved by placing 19th out of 24 in 2 minutes, 31.33 seconds.

The full story appears in the May 23 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.