951 The Bull Sports Report (5/10)

This track and field facility is a symbol of the importance of sports and athletics as an instrument in preparing students for the future.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will hold boys and girls State Qualifying Track meets all over the State today.  The New Hampton Chickasaw girls and boys track teams will be in Osage along with Sumner-Fredericksburg for their Class 2A meet.  The meet is set to begin at 4pm.

The Nashua-Plainfield Husky girls and boys track teams will be at home for their Class 1A State Qualifying meet.  Turkey Valley’s girls and boys will be in Nashua as well.  Their meet will also start at 4pm.  The top two finishers in each of the events will qualify for the State Meet in Des Moines next week.  Each event will also have some at-large bids for each event that will take the best finishers from the other State Qualifying meets.

New Hampton High School standout and Iowa Hawkeye pitcher Cole McDonald will miss one more start with elbow inflammation. McDonald was lifted from his April 29th start against Michigan and there was concern the junior may have reinjured his elbow that forced him to miss his senior season in high school after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Hawkeye coach Rick Heller says an examination showed no tear in the ulnar nerve.

The Hawkeyes open a three game Big Ten series at Northwestern on Friday.

Freshman Jack Dreyer (dry-er) is expected to get the start on Sunday. He pitched five innings in Iowa’s 11-3 win over 17th ranked Oklahoma State.