Track and Field standouts
February 12, 2020
Ipswich native track and field standout Macy Heinz has traded her University of South Dakota color red and its Coyote mascot for the Kansas State color purple and is now officially a K-State Wildcat, not a Coyote.
"Macy is a Junior indoors and has this year and next year left in indoor track and field. She is not red-shirting this year," says her high school coach Todd Thorson. "In outdoor track and field she will be a Sophomore this year, so she technically will have three seasons left."
Thorson further explained: "Macy ran a 2:07.46 indoors 800 in Arkansas nine days ago. That is really fast for this time of year. They run indoors along with the rest of the country this time of year. The indoor Big 12 championships will be on February 28 and 29 in Ames, Iowa. From there will be the indoor nationals if she makes it. K-State will have a good chance to win the Big 12 indoor championship with the women's team and Texas will be their best competition. That will be a really neat experience for her and her teammates. Currently K-State has the best middle-distance squad (her specialty) in the Big 12 and that will really help Macy with her training and competing at the highest of levels."
Another area high school standout Bryce Malsam of Edmunds Central is now a senior track and field competitor for Northern State University. He is currently placing in various indoor events. Northern competes in Division II of the NCAA.
There are a couple of IHS track and field and cross country standouts still in high school and they are both seniors.
Tessa Kilber will be definitely going to Dakota Wesleyan and will be competing in both track and field and cross country. They are a NAIA school.
Maxwell Geditz, the reigning Class B state high jump champion, is still undecided but is leaning towards NDSU for track and field, according to Thorson. "He did talk to NSU this past week," Thorson said.