First the Vikettes, and an hour or two later, Viking athletes who will represent Vinton-Shellsburg at the State Track Meet, took their turns painting window’s at Ehlinger’s Vinton Express/McDonald’s.

Manager Mel Davis started the tradition a few years ago with the cross country team, and now every VS team that advances to State in its sport receives the same invitation: Free dinner from McDonald’s along with a flower and a chance to paint store windows.

Vikettes who qualified for State include the following athletes/events:

Distance medley: Hannah Kalous, Hanna Timmerman, Sarah Schminke, Gracie Horst.

Gracie Horst: 800M and 1500M

Sarah Schminke: 200M

4 x 100 and 4 x 200: LaDorshae Mull, Sarah Schminke, Hannah Kalous, Hanna Timmerman

See a story about Viking state qualifiers HERE.

See more photos of the girls at Ehlinger’s HERE.