Sophia Dykstra

Oskaloosa's Sophia Dykstra became the first Oskaloosa Drake Relays champion in 25 years.

School: Oskaloosa

Grade: Senior

Sport: Track and Field

Sophia Dykstra made history last week with her victory at the Drake Relays. She became Oskaloosa’s first Drake Relays winner in 25 years and just the second Oskaloosa girl to win at Drake.

Dykstra came into Drake as the favorite to win the girls discus and she didn’t disappoint. Her second throw would be her best as it was the eventual winning throw of 140-1, more than 10 feet than second place. Dykstra would then take 16th in the shot put with a throw of 36-5.

The next day saw Dykstra compete at the Newton Invitational. She would once again win the discus with a throw of 138-4 while taking second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet.

Dykstra and Oskaloosa travel to Grinnell on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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