Welcome to the site of the 2011, 12, & 13 State Champions Sioux Falls Washington HS Track & Field Team

Welcome to our Washington Warrior Track website! Here you will find information about current and past warriors, track schedule, record holders, and much more! WHS has a strong traditional track program with many great atheletes and coaches. Thank you for visiting!


This year will mark the 92nd Annual Howard Wood Relays with over 3,000 middle, high, and college students participating in the event. For more information on the meet and to check out the Warrior field/track results from previous years at the Howard Wood Relays click here!


View photos of our Warrior Athletes particpating in the Relays!


Senior Ty Smith


The most exciting finish at Brandon Valley’s Tuesday track meet may have come in the 300-meter hurdles, where O’Gorman’s Luke Fritsch, a senior, staved off Washington freshman Nate Freese. Fritsch held a slight edge around the bend of the last and into the final 100 meters, but Freese pumped his arms and legs furiously to push the pace.“Coming around the last curve we were about neck-and-neck,” Fritsch said, “and I had kind of gained on him a little bit and thought I was ahead there. But after the sixth hurdle he crept back. I sensed his presence right there, and at that moment I knew it was anyone’s race.”The future Augustana defensive back leaned on technique for the last hurdle. It came as smoothly as the first and he finished in 40.7 seconds, while Freese clocked in officially at 41.1, though it looked even closer than that to the naked eye.

Check out the rest of the article by the Argus Leader and Meet Results here!

Warrior Boys win the State AA Track & Field Meet for a Three-Peat

Congrats to all the Warriors who came out and shined for the 2013 State Track Meet. The boys finished strong and took the title with a 138 combined points and placing in 16 of the 18 events they competed in. The girls fell short this year but are looking good for next year as many of them will be returning. Some of our top finishers for first were: Nate Gerry (100 -Gold, 200 - Gold, 4x200 - Gold), Chris Parker (High Jump - Gold), Jonah Warwick (800 - Gold, 4x400- Gold), Michaela Mayer (Shot Put). First Place Relay Teams include: Boys 4x200 - Gold (Gerry, Determan, Breck, Cooke), Boys 4x400 - Gold (Green, Breck, Determan, Warwick), & Girls 4x200 (Miedema, Vanderbrake, Nieman, Tschappat). 


Argus: Team Concepts puts Warriors on Top of State's Track scene


Argus: Three Peat: Gerry, Washington Defend class AA boys crown


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Track Photo Posters

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Howard Wood Relays 2013

Despite the weather conditions Howard Wood Relays kicked off another year. The Warriors showed their strength regardless of the weather and still shined throughout the meet. Michaela Mayer won the shot put field event with a toss of 44-4.5. Nate Gerry took first in the 200 meter special event with breaking the HWD Relay record at 21.52 (the previous being 21.75). Gerry also took first in the 100 meter. Chris Parker continued his winning streak by doing what he does best and jumping his way into first for the boys high jump. The boys relay teams showed why they are back-to-back champions by winning the 3,200, 4 x 800, and Sprint Medley. Even though the event was cancelled due to the weather conditions - the Warriros started and finished strong. Click here for meet results!



2012 Warriors take Boys and Combined State "AA" Championships!                 

The rain and cold did not hold the Warriors back as they stepped out onto the track and fields! There were great performances from all the Warriors with many Gold and a Silver medal finishes! A number of the relays came close to breaking State records if it wasn't for the weather. The Boys took the State "AA" Title while the girls fought hard and finished 4th. They all came together as a team and finished as the State "AA" Combined Champions! Kari Heck was honored as MVP for the girls for the second year in a row. Great job to all the Warrior athletes and coaches on a amazing season and BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONSHIPS!

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2011 "AA" Boys State & Combined Team CHAMPIONS -

Girls took 2nd place!

The Warriors came out strong on the track and field - not only with their talent but with their hearts. Coach Gebhart, with tears in his eyes, shared how many of the athletes made some personal sacraficies for the team. One individual sent the team a message after the meet that truly reflects how "Special" this group of athletes were during the season:


"I just want the Warriors Track kids to know how many parents/grandparents complimented you on sportsmanship durring the year. Pretty tough being a big school, and still having the time and concern for your fellow athletes. I saw many of you as did these other towns parents, help, give a lift and smile to their racers all year. It reflects you and your coaches and how track has all building Charecter for you and them. Winning and competing is one thing, showing up for these life skills...that is the real deal. Great effort and never quit."


Kari Heck made history again by taking home 4 Gold Medals (100, 200, 400, Long Jump) - being the 2nd athlete in SD history to win Gold in all 4 events. Other Gold medal winners were Alex Waddell (400, 4x800), Alex Homes (4x800), Aaron Clemens (4x800), Scott Strand (4x800), and Chris Parker (High Jump). There were a total of 56 medals earned for the Warriors!


Meet results & pictures will be available soon. Check back later!


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2011 Season

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