Schutte qualifies for State Track

Photo by Grant Langhus

MFL MarMac sophomore Summer Schutte has qualified for state when she was runner-up in the district  meet at North Fayette Valley on Thursday, May 11, 2017.
She raced in the qualifier race and was “nervous” leading up to the race but thought that “deep down” that she could win.
After the start gun, Schutte took the lead for the majority of the 400-meter race. She was about 15 meters from the finish when she was overtaken. She still finished a strong second, which was enough to qualifier her for state.
It took a while for the impact of qualifying for state because her legs hurt, but she was very happy that she made it.
Now that she is on the state all she can do “is her best” and expects to have a strong showing. 
The finals will take place on Thursday, May 18 in Drake Stadium, Des Moines.