The Drake Relays will be held later this week and several area athletes will get the chance to compete. For high school students the Drake Relays are an all-star meet with the top athletes from around the state regardless of school classification are invited to the blue track. Many coaches feels aside from going against the best in the state, the biggest gain from qualifying for Drake, is the ability to run on a big stage at the site of the state track meet a few weeks before the state meet. Looking at area qualifiers:
100 Meter Dash – Heaven Chandler, Columbus
100 Meter Hurdles – Heaven Chandler, Columbus
4×1- Mid-Prairie, Lone Tree
4×4 – Washington,
High Jump – Sammy Ellingson, Washington,
Long Jump – Heaven Chandler, Columbus
Discus – Jenna Krebs, Washington
800 Meter Run – Justin Hochstetler, Mid-Prairie
110 High Hurdles – Wes Atkinson, Winfield-Mount Union
4×1 – Washington, Mid-Prairie
High Jump – Jake Redlinger, Washington, J. C. Abrahamson, Sigourney
Long Jump – Logan Klein, Sigourney
The Drake relays will start on Thursday.
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