Drake Relays Schedule 2023 – Drake’s relays ran all week, but especially on Thursday, when the school events and distance carnival were held.
Friday is the big day at the Blue Oval, where high school, college and professional runners will take to the track to compete.
Drake Relays Schedule 2023
We will have updates throughout the day. Fans can also watch the action online (subscription required) or follow Drake’s scores live.
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Men’s Pole Vault: 1.) Matthew Pierce (Kentucky) 17-7; 2.) Reagan Ulrich (Central Missouri) 17-1; 3.) Tre Young (South Dakota) 17-1;
Women, shot put: 1.) Axelina Johansson (Nebrax) 56-11.5; 2. Aveun Moore-Jones (Southern Illinois) 55-3; 3.) Tess Keysers (Minnesota) 53-1
Kentucky men and women win 4×200. The men finished in 1:23.11. The women finished in 1:32.98.
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Drake Jr. held off Texas Tech’s Mo Zahafi in the final stretch to win the men’s 1,500 meters. Basten finished with a time of 3:39.11. Drake’s Adam Fogg finished fourth.
The Kentucky women won the 4×800 in 8:25.25. This is Drake’s relay record and the best time in the world this season.
The Iowa State men won their fourth straight 4×800 title. Their time of 7:17.47 is the best time in the world this year. Michigan finished second, narrowly beating Iowa.
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Northern Iowa’s Isaiah Trusil won the men’s 200 meters in 20.73. Indian Hills sophomore Aurel Chanby finished second and Trusil’s teammate Parker Kiewit third. Trousil won four Drake Relays titles with West Burlington.
The results of the men’s and women’s complex sprint at the university are summarized. Gustavus Adlofus won the women’s event in 3:59.32. Minnesota State won the men’s event in 3:22.75. The Iowa Central men finished third.
North Carolina A&T’s Randolph Ross, an Olympic gold medalist, set the Drake relay record in the men’s 400 meters with a time of 44.95.
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The Ankeny senior, who finished second in the Boys 400 last season, not only finished first this year, but did so in record speed. Miller posted a time of 47.91, a Drake relay record. Spirit Lake’s Kai Hussey finished second. Third is Rhys Reynolds of Mount Airy.
Cortez, a Cedar Rapids Prairie senior, defeated Erzen, the reigning girls 400 champion. Ercen, who won the 800 earlier in the day, finished second. Cortes won with a time of 56.15. She narrowly overtook Erzen, who finished in 56.18.
Keokuk’s Miracle Ailes won the women’s high jump with a 1.82. Ailes, a freshman from Western Iowa, had a big hit at Drake Stadium. She was a two-time high school champion in the Drake Relays and a two-time state champion.
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Jessica Hames set a world record in the discus with a time of 37.28. Hammes was the only contestant, but with her large cast, she wouldn’t have any real competition.
Iowa junior Emily March won the women’s discus with a time of 57.88. The throw came on her sixth attempt. In second place is Amanda Anderson from North Dakota.
There is a new champion in the boys’ 100. Tyrese Miller of Ankeny won in 10.88. Last year’s champion Titus Christiansen of Southeast Polk, who had already competed in the relay earlier in the day, finished fifth. Second was Myles Thompson of Cedar Rapids, Washington.
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Sioux City West senior Holly Duakes won her second straight title in the girls 100. Duakes posted a time of 12.42. She passed Norwalk’s Claire Farrell, who finished in 12.58. Hoover’s Jessica Cain placed third with 12.72 points.
It was a strong performance for the Wartburg runner who came out of the second heat with a time of 50.88 in the men’s 400m hurdles. Third was Wright, former Carly star. North Carolina A&T’s Cori Pool finished first.
“I try not to let the conditions affect me because everyone’s using the same thing,” Poole told the crowd. “I’m just trying to get out there and let the wind blow me away.
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Iowa runners Erin Dowd, Mariel Draxworth and Peyton Wensel finished in the top 10 in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, finishing fourth, fifth and sixth. Masai Russell of Kentucky won in 56.27.
Women – 1.) Rachel Hickey (Illinois) 2:08.32; 2.) Briana Lucas (Kentucky) 2:08.81; 3.) Erin Reidy (Minnesota) 2:09.15.
Men – 1.) Akin Koli (Western Illinois) 1:48.57; 2.) Wes Ferguson (Nebraska-Kearney) 1:48.91; 3.) Jacob Rodin (North Dakota); 1:49.06.
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North Carolina A&T 4×100 set a Drake Relays record with a time of 38.84. It surpassed the nearly 40-year-old mark of 38.96 set by Alabama in 1983.
Newton Sr., who finished fifth in the 3,200 meters, won in 1:54.25. Riley Witt of St. Anggar was not far behind and finished second. Sioux City North’s Gabe Nash was third. Dowling Catholic’s Jackson Heidesch was fourth.
Carlisle Sr. added his rich running history. Ertsen won her second straight title in the girls 800 with a time of 2:09.39. Van Meter’s Claire Kelly was second. Erzen also won last year’s 400.
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“It’s always fun to run at Drake Stadium,” Erzen told the crowd afterward. “There are a lot of great girls here.”
The Rams won their second straight 4×200 title. The team of Abu Sam, Titus Christiansen, Joe Zelenovic and Cole Fillon finished in 1:28.43. Johnston finished second. Cedar Rapids Washington finished third.
Christiansen: “It’s really something special.” Not everyone has the opportunity to reach this path, let alone win it.”
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Mackenzie Carney, who already has one title today, adds another. She led off the second leg of the victorious women’s 4×100 team for Valkie Northwest in 1:42.18. ADM took second place. Ames, last season’s winner, finished third.
The Northwood-Kensett senior won the 400 with a time of 56.91. This is the fourth fastest time in Drake Relays history.
Iowa State’s men won the 4×1600 for the first time since 1993. This is the 10th win for the Cyclones, who finished fourth last year. Iowa State’s time of 16:23.05 was the team’s best in five years. Oklahoma State is in second place.
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North Polk senior Jack Noble won a tough high jump match against Cedar Falls junior Jacob Keeler. The two went 6-9 before Noble won the seven(!) rebound battle.
South Hamilton senior Austin Bush won the throw with a throw of 60–5.75. Busch finished 12th last season, but won it this season with a strong fifth. Brandon VanderSluis of LeMars finished second. Jessup Carson Lio was third.
English Valley sophomore Kennedy Axmer won the shot put 131-6 in her fourth sophomore time at Dallas Center-Grimes, Keely Lachach was second and Oscaloosa’s Faith DeRond was third.
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The Carlisle junior, who won the Class 3A state title, now holds the Drake Relays title. Noring won the event with a leap of 18-1.50 on her final attempt. Sioux City West’s Holly Duakes is second. Third is Molly Joyce from Bishop Garrigan.
Oklahoma State won its third straight 4×1600 title in 19:03.37. Utah was second, while Illinois finished third. Iowa State finished sixth with a time of 19:47.98.
The Spirit Lake star and Iowa State freshman is the only runner in the state to break 14 seconds in the event. Latham did it again on Friday. He finished in 13.99 and crossed the first 110 hurdles. Kole Becker of Lisbon, who was expected to be his toughest opponent, finished second with a time of 14.60.
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Northwestern sprinter Walkie McKenzie Carney won her second straight 100 hurdles title in 14.43. She was ahead of her teammate Natalie Harris, who finished second. Ellie Rickertsen of Northeast Goose Lake placed third. Carney will also be in contention for another title in the 400m hurdles.
Augustana won the women’s 4×800 relay for the third time in the last four years (2018 and 2019) with a time of 8:57.75.
A year after the Iowa City team finished second in the boys track medley relay, they won the event in 3:28.70. The Iowa City school managed to hold on to the Dallas center. Grimes and host Aidan Ramsey, Drake. Mustangs were second. Waukee Northwest, which ran in the second run, moved to third.
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Western Dubuque’s team of Ava Ramler, Sammy Recker, Bryn Walters and Audrey Bierman won the 800-meter medley relay in 1:46.01. This win is a bit of redemption for the second-place school in last year’s Drake Relais. This is the 14th place in Drake Relais history. Cedar Rapids Prairie was second.
The day ended with a great success for Loras, who won his first men’s 4×800 relay in 7:28.21. Leader Mike Jasha finished in 1:50.81. Grand View finished second with a time of 7:33.57.
Tommy Birch, a sports business and reporter for the Register, has been with the newspaper since 2008. He is the 2018 and 2020 Iowa Sports Writer of the Year. Contact him at [email protected] or 515-284-8468. Follow him on Twitter @TommiBirch. After a week full of competitions, the finals