Indianola High School has long enjoyed outstanding success in both boys and girls track and field. The sport is designed to feature the talents of athletes in multiple disciplines. Perhaps the most decorated of all track and field events at IHS has been the boy’s high jump. During the mid-1990’s, Hall of Fame inductee Scott Armstrong became part of that legacy.
As with many outstanding student/athletes, Scott excelled in the classroom as well as the athletic arena. He was an honor roll student throughout high school, a member of multiple CIML Conference All Academic Teams, a recipient of former President Bill Clinton’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, and was an inductee of the National Honor Society. Athletically, Scott carved his niche in track and field, but also excelled in basketball, golf, and soccer.
During his years as an Indian, Scott attained his greatest laurels as a high jumper. He was a 2-time conference champion, the 1995 Drake Relays Champion, and twice finished as the state meet runner-up in class 4A. Scott’s reputation of consistency in the high jump earned him a spot on a 1995 USA Track and Field Team trip to Spain. Scott’s personal high school best of 6 feet 8 inches puts him in an elite club of five former Indian jumpers who have attained that level.
After graduating from IHS, Scott attended Simpson College for one year and continued competing as a jumper. At the conclusion of his freshmen year, Scott transferred to the University of Iowa where he graduated in 2002 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Currently, Scott resides in Urbandale and is the pharmacy manager at the Windsor Heights Hy-Vee store.