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Highlights from the Drake Relays

Unable to travel to Des Monies from Thursday April 27th to Saturday April 29th? Or just did not want to sit in the wind and rain? We have you covered, here are the highlights from the Drake Relays.

The Drake Relays took place April 27-29 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. These relays attract university, college and professional track athletes from all around the nation. High school athletes also compete, and to qualify they must have their jump, throw or run be among the top in the state, all classes combined. West High returned from the Drake Relays with two first-place flags: one won by Valerie Welch ’17 in the 100-meter hurdles and another by Leah Dusterhoft ’17 in the discus. Here are some photo highlights and results from the track meet.

Jeff Garbutt '18 starts off the boy's 4x800-meter relay, where West placed ninth.

Placewinners:

Combined team scores: 12. West High

Boy’s events:

Team ranking: 13. West High

3,200 meter run: 6. Kolby Greiner ’19 9:19.75 8. Ali Ali ’17 9:20.85

High jump: 11. Jared Sams-Merriwether ’19 6-03.00

Shot put: 20. Alex Kleinow ’17 19-08.25

110 high hurdles: 22. Max Hill ’17 15.20

Distance medley: 4. West High (Austin West ’18, Dillion Doyle ’18, Gabe Caruthers ’19 and Derek Nugent ’17) 3:32.44

Discus: 7. Jonathan Gannon ’18 158-03 21. Blake Ealy ’17 138-11

800 meter run: 3. Nugent 1:56.99

4×800 meter relay: 9. West High (Jeff Garbutt ’18, Greiner, Ethan McAreavy ’18 and Nugent) 8:09.89

4×110 meter shuttle hurdle: 9. West High (Cole Mabry ’19, West, Caden Fedeler ’18 and Hill) 59.32

1,600 meter run: 10. Greiner 4:30.03

400 meter hurdles: 3. West 54.53

 

 

Bailey Nock '18 runs her 1,500-meter race in the rain. She ended up placing fifth.

 

 

Girl’s events:

Team ranking: 6. West high

3,000 meter run: 3. Bailey Nock ’18 10:00.13 8. Gabby Skopec ’17 10:26.08

Discus: 1. Leah Dusterhoft ’17 129-03

Long jump: 4. Valerie Welch ’17 17-11.50 5. Kitra Bell ’18 17-03.00

100 meter hurdles: 1. Welch 14.43

800 sprint medley: 22. West High (Katie Severt ’19, Ally Bauer ’17, Peyton Steva ’19 and Micaela Gravelin ’17) 1:53.68

Shot put: 4. Chandler Haight ’18 40-11.00

800 meter run: Nock 2:17.31

4×200 meter relay: 17. West High (Steva, Gravelin, Severt and Bell) 1:47.61

4×800 meter relay: 2. West High (Deniz Ince ’19, Olivia Moore ’17, Skopec and Nock) 9:27.49

4×100 meter shuttle hurdle relay: 2. West High (Steva, Bell, Kia Noibi ’18 and Welch) 62.54

1,500 meter run: 5. Nock 4:44.74 14. Skopec 4:55.39

400 meter hurdles: 5. Welch 66.17

 

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