Waukee Activities Blog
Four Waukee Athletes Sign In November
Two swimmers and two track athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday morning to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. All four have excelled in the classroom and in athletic competition having received All State and Academic All State recognition.
The Iowa Hawkeyes signed two of the state’s top 800 meter runners in Lily Campbell and Logan Akason. The two have helped lead Waukee to back to back State team championships in Girls Track. Campbell, a 400m and 800m specialist is a 10-time State and 10-time Drake Relays medalist. She anchored the Warriors to a state title in the Sprint Medley relay last spring as the Warriors ran the 5th fastest time in state history. She also posted the 22nd fastest 800 meters (2:11.78) ever run in Iowa, with state runner up finish. Akason, one of the state leaders in the 1500 meters as well, has 5 Drake Relays and 8 State medals to her credit. She led the Distance Medley Relay to a runner up finish and teamed with Campbell on the State Championship 4×800 relay team last spring. She also placed 4th in the 1500 and 5th in the 800 at the state meet and also placed 3rd in the 800 at the Drake Relays.
Alex Thorson will continue her swim career at Missouri State University. Thorson was the state runner up in the 200 Freestyle earning all state and all american consideration. She also placed 4th in the 100 Freestyle and anchored the 200 and 400 Freestyle relays to top-6 finishes. The 4 year all stater has 12 State Meet medals to her credit.
Kayla Rinderknecht signed with Minnesota State University. Rinderknecht is also a 4 time all state selection. She has medaled individually in the 100 Butterfly and the 200 Individual Medley and has been a member of Waukee relay teams that have placed in the top 4 at State all four years. She is a 10-time State medalist.
Thorson and Rinderknecht have led Waukee to 4th, 4th and 6th place team finishes the last 3 years. The top 3 finishes in school history.