Track & Field

Highlights

Ronnie Henderson 200m State Champion (’07) // Darius Scott-Crayton 110 Hurdles State Champion (’14) // 2 Team District Championships (’11, ‘13)

Head Coach: Matt Ruiz

The season often starts cold, wet, and rainy, but as the track & field season moves toward the end of May, the goal has always been clear for the Woodward Academy team: win meets and qualify for the State Meet annually held in Des Moines. Drake Stadium is one of the top facilities in the nation and has hosted collegiate and Olympic qualifying events.

Since 2007, the Knights have qualified for the state meet every year. In total, 50 athletes have competed at the co-ed state meet, the largest high school event in the country. The three-day event traditionally has over 20,000 spectators, watching the best in Iowa compete on the iconic blue oval. Woodward Academy has had two state champions in its history: Ronnie Henderson in the 200m dash (2007), and most recently, Darius Scott-Crayton in the 110 High Hurldes (2014).

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State Track Meet

  • 2007 – 100m, 200m, Long Jump
  • Ronnie Henderson STATE CHAMP (200m)
  • 2008 – High Jump
  • 2009 – 4×400, Shuttle Hurdle, High Jump
  • 110 Hurdles, 400 Hurdles, Shot Put
  • 2010 – 100m, 200m, 4×100, 1600m, Long Jump
  • 2011 – DISTRICT CHAMPS
  • 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 3200m,
  • 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, Long Jump
  • 2012 – 100m, 4×100, 4×200, Long Jump
  • 2013 – DISTRICT CHAMPS
  • Shuttle Hurdle, Long Jump, 400m,
  • 4×200, 100m, 110 Hurdles, Shot Put
  • 2014 – 100m, 200m, 4×100, 4×200, 110 Hurdles
  • Darius Scott-Crayton STATE CHAMP (110 H)
  • 2015 – 100m, 200m, 4×100, 4×200, Discus
  • 2016 – 100m, 4×100, 4×200, Long Jump, High Jump