Drake Relays 2023 Events – The Drake Relays ran throughout the week, but it really hit its stride on Thursday, with school and distance carnival events.
Friday is a big day at the Blue Oval as high school, collegiate and competitive teams take to the track to compete.
Drake Relays 2023 Events
We’ll have updates throughout the day. Fans can also watch events online (subscription required) or follow live scores from Drake.
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Men’s pole vault: 1.) Matthew Pierce (Kentucky) 17-7; 2.) Regan Ulrich (Central Missouri) 17-1. 3.) Trey Young (South Dakota) 17-1;
Women’s shot put: 1.) Aksela Johansson (Nepraxa) 56-11.5; 2. Avion Moore Jones (Southern Illinois) 55-3; 3.) Tess Keizers (Minnesota) 53-1.
Kentucky’s men’s and women’s 4×200 relay wins. The boys finished with a time of 1:23.11. The women finished with a time of 1:32.98.
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Texas Tech’s Drake Jr. passes Moh Zahavi. in the last step to defeat 1500 men. Bastin finished with a time of 3:39.11. Team Drake’s Adam Fogg was fourth.
The Kentucky women won the 4×800 with a time of 8:25.25. This is the Drake Relays record and the fastest time in the world in this sea.
Iowa State’s men won their fourth straight 4×800 title. Their time of 7:17.47 was the fastest in the world this year. Michigan finished in second place with a narrow win over Iowa
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Trussell Isaiah of Northern Iowa won the men’s 200 with a time of 20.73. Indian Hills sophomore Uriel Chanbey took second, and Trussell’s teammate Parker Kewett took third. Trousil won four Drake Relays titles while competing at West Burlington.
College results were mixed for men and women. Gustavus Adlovus won the women’s race with a time of 3:59.32. Minnesota won the men’s event in 3:22.75. Iowa Central’s men finished third.
Olympic gold medalist Randolph Ross of North Carolina A&T set a Drake Relays record in the men’s 400 with a time of 44.95.
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Not only did the senior Ankeny, who finished second in the boys 400 last season, not only finish first this year, but he did so with the fastest speed. Miller posted a time of 47.91, a Drake Relays record. Chai Hase of Spirit Lake took second. Ryce Reynolds of Mount Ayr finished third.
Cortez, a senior at Cedar Rapids Prairie, beat defending champion Erzen in the girls 400. Erzen, who won the 800 earlier today, finished second. Cortez won with a time of 56.15. I barely overtook Erzen, who finished in 56.18.
Miracle Ailes of Keokuk City won the women’s high jump at 1.82. A freshman at Iowa Western, Ailes was a hit at Drake Stadium. He is a two-time Drake Relays champion and two-time state champion.
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Jessica Himes set a Paralympic world record in the shot put with 37.28. Haymes competed alone but had no real competition for his big shots.
Iowa’s Emily Marsh won the women’s shot put in 57.88. The shot came on his sixth attempt. North Dakota native Amanda Anderson finished second.
There is a new champion in the men’s 100 category. Tyrese Miller of Ankeny won with a time of 10.88. Last year’s champion, Titus Christiansen of Southeast Polk, who had a shot at the relay title earlier in the day, finished fifth. Second was Miles Thompson of Cedar Rapids Washington.
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Sioux City West senior Holly Doakes won her second straight title in the girls 100. Doakes posted a time of 12.42. She beat Claire Farrell of Norwalk who finished with a time of 12.58. Hoover’s Jessica Kane finished third with a time of 12.72.
It was a strong performance for the Wartburg runner who came out of two heats and posted a time of 50.88 in the men’s 400 hurdles. Wright, the former partner of Carlie’s, finished third. North Carolina A&T’s Cory Ball took the top spot.
“I try not to let the situation get to me because everyone has the same things to manage,” Paul told the audience. “I just try to go out and let the wind take me.”
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Iowa runners Erin Dodd, Mariel Droxfort and Peyton Winsel rounded out the top 10 in the women’s 400 hurdles by finishing fourth, fifth and sixth. Kentucky’s Masai Russell won with a time of 56.27.
Women – 1.) Rachel Hickey (Illinois State) 2:08.32; 2) Brianna Lucas (Kentucky) 2:08.81; 3) Erin Reddy (Minnesota) 2:15.
Men’s – 1.) Akin Cooley (Western Illinois) 1:48.57; 2) Wes Ferguson (Nebraska-Kearney) 1:48.91; 3.) Jacob Rudin (North Dakota State); 1:49.06.
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North Carolina A&T 4×100 set a record at the Drake Relays with a time of 38.84. He broke the nearly 40-year-old mark of 38.96 set by Alabama in 1983.
Senior Newton won with a time of 1:54.25, finishing fifth in the 3200. Riley Witt, Saint Angsgar, was not far behind and finished second. Sioux City North’s Gabby Nash took third. Jackson Heidish of Dowling Catholics was fourth.
Carlisle Senior added to his biography. Erzen won her second straight women’s 800 title with a time of 2:09.39. Claire Kelly of Van Meter took second. Last year, Erzen also won the 400.
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“It’s always great to run in Drake Stadium,” Erzen told the crowd afterward. “There are a lot of amazing girls here.”
The Rams won their second straight 4×200 title. The team of Abousama, Titus Christiansen, Joe Zelenowicz and Cole Fillon finished with a time of 1:28.43. Johnston finished second. Cedar Rapids, Washington took third.
Christiansen: “It’s very special. Not everyone gets that opportunity to start this game, let alone win it.”
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Mackenzie Carney, who already has a title today, adds another title. She ran the second leg on Waukee Northwest’s victorious women’s 4×100 relay team that posted a time of 1:42.18. ADM finished second. Last season’s winner Ames finished third.
Northwood-Kensit Sr. won the 400 with a time of 56.91. That was the fourth-fastest time in Drake Relays history in the event.
It was the first time the men from Iowa State had won the 4×1600 since 1993. It was the 10th time the Hurricanes had finished fourth last year. Iowa’s time of 16:23.05 was the fastest time by a team in the last five years. Oklahoma State is ranked second.
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North Polk senior Jack Noble won a tough matchup against Jacob Keeler Jr. from Cedar Falls. Both sides led 6-9 before Noble won a back-and-forth battle that lasted seven (!) jumps.
South Hamilton senior Austin Bush won the shot put with a heave of 60-5.75. Bosh finished the season 12th but won by more than five shots. LeMars’ Brandon Vandersloos finished second. Jesup’s Carson Leo finished third.
English Valleys sophomore Kennedy Axmere took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 131-6, while Dallas Center freshman Kelley Lachacz took third. Faith Durond of Oskaloosa.
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Carlisle Jr., who won the Class 3A state title in the event, owns the Drake Relays title. Noring cleared 18-1.50 on his final attempt. Holly Doakes of Sioux City West took second. Molly Joyce of Bishop Garrigan took third.
Oklahoma State won its third straight 4×1600 title with a time of 19:03.37, Utah finished second and Illinois third. Iowa placed sixth with a time of 19:47.98.
The Spirt Lake and Iowa State star was the only runner in the state to break 14 seconds in the event. Latham did it again on Friday. He finished with a time of 13.99 and finished first in the 110 hurdles. Cole Baker of Lisbon, who was considered his toughest opponent, finished second with a time of 14.60.
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Waukee Northwest runner Mackenzie Carney won her second straight 100 hurdles title with a time of 14.43. She held off her partner Natalie Harris, who finished second. Ellie Rickertsen of Northeast Goose Lake took third. Carney will also seek another 400 hurdles title.
Augustana won the women’s 4×800 for the third time in four years (2018 and 2019) with a time of 8:57.75.
A year after finishing second in the boys relay, Iowa City High won with a time of 3:28.70. Iowa City High managed to stop Dallas Center. Grimes and anchor Aidan Ramsey, Drake committed. The Mustangs finished second. Waukee Northwest, which ran in two heats, finished third.
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Western Dubuque’s team of Ava Ramler, Sammy Recker, Brynn Walters, and Audrey Biermann won the 800 multiplex relay with a time of 1:46.01. The win was a bit of redemption for the school that finished second in last year’s Drake Relays, 14th in Drake Relays history. Cedar Rapids Prairie took second.
It was an off and on day and in a big way for Loras who took first in the men’s 4×800 relay with a time of 7:28.21. Anchor Mike Jasa finished in 1:50.81. Grand View finished second, with a time of 7:33.57.
Tommy Birch, founder of The Record sports and newspaper reporter, has been with the newspaper since 2008. He is the 2018 and 2020 Iowa Sportswriter of the Year. You can reach him at [email protected] or 515-284-8468. Follow him on Twitter @TommyBirch after a busy week of competition, Final