Tajah Wright

The wonder years

A blaze to glory

DES MOINES -- East Waterloo didn't pass the torch Saturday afternoon. The Trojans lit a flame out of what had been state meet darkness. Never before had East won an event at the girls' edition.

Saturday afternoon, the Trojans 4 x 100 relay team changed all of that with a dramatic victory in
Class 3A.

Jesse Wellnitz, Tajah Theroith, Fallon Jenkins and Rasheedah Jones carried the baton right into the metro area history books with a 49.34-second clocking.
Davenport North, the top qualifier in the 3A 4 x 100 preliminaries, took second in 49.36. more...

1999 State Champions
On May 23, 1999, East High School Trojan's Women's 4x100 meter relay team hit the record books with a  49.34 second clocking.