Interview with a top US HS T&F Team; Des Moines Roosevelt HS, IA


Interview with a top US HS T&F Team; Roosevelt HS, Des Moines, Iowa

MileSplit national will be periodically publishing standard written interviews with the head coaches of many of the top U.S. high school track and field teams.  This interview is with Brianne Burns, Head Coach, Roosevelt HS, Des Moines, Iowa.

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School, location (city, state) – Roosevelt High School, Des Moines Iowa

Team (boys, girls, both) – girls

Head Coach –   Brianne Burns

Assistant Coaches –   Patrick Lewis, Jacob Kaemmer, Scott Schoneberg, Mike Dale

Strongest Events –   100, 200, 4x100, 4x200, 800m sprint medley

Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, events/PR’s –
Erin Hawkins, Sr, 100-11.92, 200-24.71
Destani Welch, Sr, 100 Hurdles-14.47
Agnes Sayeh, Jr, 100-12.02
Jalynn Roberts-Lewis, So, 100-12.16, 200-25.31, LJ 17’9.5”
Emma Huston, Sr, 3000-10:27.43, 1500-4:47.97 
Alexa Hunt, Junior, shot put -  42’3.75”

Top (national level) relay teams; events, PR’s –
4x100 (Welch, Sayeh, Roberts-Lewis, Hawkins) - 47.33
4x200  (Roberts-Lewis, McKenna Schnack, Sayeh, Hawkins) - 1:41.66
800 Sprint Medley (Welch, Schnack, Sayeh, Hawkins) 1:46.20

Key(s) to the success of your team –    Focus and hard work

Your favorite meet(s) -   State

Teams you most enjoy competing against –   Dowling, Valley, Waukee, Iowa City West, Iowa City High

Team goals for the season –   Finish the season healthy.  Conference Champs.  State Champs.