At Witt’s end: Saint caps career with 1,600 title

By Kristi Nixon

DES MOINES — From joy to determination, Saint Riley Witt started his final Class 1A state track meet with a title and ended with another, adding a pair of runner-up finishes in between.

St. Ansgar’s Riley Witt left the field behind with a look of determination on his face in his final 1,600-meter race to win the Class 1A title on Saturday, May 21. EJ Photo/Kristi Nixon

He had to take some time in between the races to get his mental state arranged, but Witt had a great contrast of looks upon his face from his first race win to his last.

“Positivity wasn’t there,” Witt said. “I didn’t run that race out of joy. I didn’t want to run the race because I liked it. I was running it out of spite, probably not a great mental state to run it in, but that’s what it was.

“Joy to determination.”

A full story will appear in the May 25 print edition of the Enterprise Journal.

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