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Zachary Boyden-Holmes, DesMoines
The Drake Relays permits the state’s greatest monitor and area athletes to return collectively for one weekend and show who really is one of the best of one of the best.
Right here, we provide a rundown of every highschool occasion and the highest contenders to look at this weekend at Drake Stadium. Instances and distances are from Quikstats.
Boys: Spirit Lake’s Joe Stein has the quickest time this 12 months, at 10.68 seconds, however Sioux Metropolis East’s Ardell Inlay, Urbandale’s Harrison Waylee and Algona’s Samonte Bawden will all contend, too.
Women: Could possibly be a two-girl race between Waterloo East’s Kerris Roberts and Council Bluffs Lincoln’s Darby Thomas, with a slight edge going to Roberts.
Boys: Bettendorf star Darien Porter is the favourite, however solely barely. Porter, Iowa Metropolis West’s Gabe Caruthers, Waukee’s Aaron Smith and Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s Jorma Schwedler have all run below 49 seconds this 12 months.
Women: Assumption’s Carly King is the frontrunner right here, however Cedar Falls’ Mackenzie Michael and Glenwood’s Janette Schraft will push her.
Bettendorf’s Darien Porter races to the end on his technique to a win within the boys 4A 400 meter run Thursday, Might 18, 2017, on the 2017 State Observe and Subject Championship at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. (Picture: Michael Zamora/The Register)
Boys: Could possibly be a two-man race between Ames’ Aniey Akok and Johnston’s Joe Schaefer, as each have run almost two seconds sooner than the remainder of the sphere.
Women: The chief on this competitors, up to now this season, is Ashlyn Keeney, a freshman at Iowa Metropolis Liberty. She might be in for an enormous weekend.
Boys: Count on a aggressive race right here, as 25 completely different runners have run the mile in below four:30. Dowling’s Sam Corridor may be thought of the slight favourite over Ankeny’s Tim Sindt.
Women: Keeney is the chief right here, too, about 4 seconds away from the next-closest competitor.
Boys: A pair of Nice Valley runners, Parker Huhn and Max Murphy, are among the many favorites right here, however Iowa Metropolis West’s Kolby Greiner, Dubuque Hempstead’s David Holesinger and Ankeny’s Sindt will make this Thursday evening race a enjoyable one.
Women: Kenney once more, by a wider margin, too. Did we point out she’s only a freshman?
Ankeny junior Tim Sindt is a contender within the distance occasions for a Class 4A state monitor title. Sindt overcame a coronary heart situation following a surgical procedure process and slowly labored his manner again to peak form. (Picture: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)
Boys: Up to now, 17 completely different hurdlers have run this occasion in below 15 seconds, which implies a aggressive race ought to be anticipated. Linn-Mar’s Trent Davis is the slight favourite, clocking the quickest time at 14.34 seconds.
Women: Iowa Metropolis West’s Peyton Steva has the quickest time, however Council Bluffs Lincoln’s Thomas and Sioux Metropolis East’s Laken Gardner aren’t far behind.
Boys: Maybe the hardest of all monitor and area occasions, and it ought to be a thriller, as lower than 10 seconds separate the 10 quickest runners.
Women: Glenwood’s Schraft is the frontrunner right here, however Iowa Metropolis Excessive’s Caroline Schaeckenbach will contend as properly.
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Boys: Count on to see quite a lot of Waukee within the precise relay portion of the competitors, but in addition anticipate Bettendorf, Southeast Polk and even Des Moines East to provide the Warriors a superb run on this occasion.
Women: Ankeny and Waukee put up the state’s quickest instances on this occasion earlier this month. Count on them to conflict once more.
Boys: One other relay the place Waukee is favored, however Bettendorf and West Des Moines Valley have the sprinters to contend as properly.
Women: Assumption, Nice Valley, Wahlert, and Waterloo East are all of the frontrunners, however control Solon, too.
Boys: You guessed it — one other relay occasion the place Waukee is favored. That is maybe the Warriors’ strongest relay occasion, too, with Ames, Bettendorf and Urbandale rating a couple of seconds behind.
Women: Dowling Catholic is the one faculty to run this occasion in below 4 minutes. Linn-Mar and Waukee ought to push them, however the Maroons are the favorites right here.
Waukee Excessive Faculty runners Sam Yeaway, Zach Eaton, Aaron Smith, Kahlil Hicks-Jumper stand for a portrait after follow Monday, April 22, 2019. (Picture: Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Register)
Boys: Nice Valley is the favorites getting into the weekend, however Dubuque Hempstead, Cedar Falls and, sure, Waukee are all shut sufficient to convey this one residence.
Women: The Southeast Polk foursome of Tarryn Hill, Magda McGowan, Grace Larkins and Paige Blackford are 13 seconds sooner than each different group within the state.
Shuttle Hurdle Relay
Boys: Ankeny Centennial gained the 2017 state title within the shuttle hurdle relay, and the foursome of Dylan DeAngelo, Jon Wong, Tyler Johnson and Nathan Reinke have posted the quickest time this 12 months, at 59.18 seconds.
Women: A CIML-heavy competitors right here, as Ames, Dowling and Waukee ought to all conflict in a enjoyable shuttle hurdle race.
Boys: The Little Cyclones from Ames are the frontrunners within the boys’ 1,600-meter medley. Urbandale may be their prime challenger.
Women: One second separates the 5 quickest colleges within the women’ 800-meter medley. Assumption is the chief coming in, however Cedar Falls, Solon, Western Dubuque and Glenwood are all succesful, too.
Boys: Northeast’s Braeden Hoyer has the best bounce this 12 months, at 6-09 even, however 4 others have cleared 6-08.
Women: Keokuk sophomore Miracle Ailes has the best bounce this season, at 5-08, however one other 9 opponents have cleared not less than 5-05.
Boys: Western Dubuque’s Damon Jaeger is the lone jumper to clear 23 ft up to now this season. He, together with teammate Zach Butcher and Dike-New Hartford’s Parker Kiewet, are the probably favorites.
Women: Wahlert’s Aliyah Carter, Linn-Mar’s Dimia Burrell and Council Bluff Lincoln’s Thomas have all cleared 18 ft this 12 months. Count on a three-girl competitors.
Boys: Could possibly be a two-man race between New Hampton’s Noah Fenske and Pella’s Nick DeJong.
Women: South Hardin’s Brylie Ziesneiss is the favourite right here, with an extended throw of 48-10, however Tipton’s Jamie Kofron and Lewis Central’s Lauren Payne are succesful throwers, too.
Boys: Could possibly be a four-man race between Lewis Central’s Logan Jones, Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Cam Jones, Mount Vernon’s Matt Vislisel and Mount Nice’s Zach Beason.
Women: Could possibly be a two-girl race between South Hardin’s Ziesneiss and Tipton’s Kofron.
Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and highschool sports activities for the Des Moines Register. Comply with him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.