For all of Darby Thomas’ remarkable accomplishments at Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, some might be surprised to learn something. Entering her final day as a high school track athlete, she had never won a state championship on the Jim Duncan Track at Drake Stadium.

With Glenwood’s first girls team track championship hanging in the balance entering the final event, it would be great to report that it relied on a pair of battle-tested seniors to bring it home. Instead, for the final two legs of the 1,600-meter relay, the Rams turned to a pair of baby-faced freshman, Abby Hughes and Coryl Matheny, after junior Jaeda Wilson and senior Abi Schultz capably opened things.