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Author: Jeff Linder | April 17, 2014 | No comments

The deadline for Drake Relays qualification is 11:59 tonight.Here are state leaders, area leaders and the current Drake cutoffs as of Thursday morning (according to Quik Stats):The Drake Relays are April 24-26 at Des Moines. Districts and regionals are May 15, state is May 22-24 at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 27, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- He signed an autograph during his victory lap. He answered questions in an interview room generally designated only for the big shots here.Still, Josh Evans insisted, "I'm not that big of a deal."Think again, young man.Evans set a Drake Relays record and ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 27, 2013 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- For a few moments Saturday afternoon, Stephanie Jenks turned the Drake Relays into the Goodwill Games.Jenks raced to the girls' 1,500-meter championship, then invited a couple of her friends to accompany her on a victory-lap tour of Drake Stadium."I was trying to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 27, 2013 | No comments

High school results at the Drake Relays:SATURDAYGIRLS3,200 relay -- 1. West Des Moines Valley (Seibel, Shepherd, Brown, Saggau), 9:24.84; 2. Ankeny, 9:27.26; 3. Ames, 9:27.44; 4. Linn-Mar, 9:28.76; 5. Waukee, 9:28.95; 6. Pleasant Valley, 9:31.15; 7. Iowa City West, 9:32.22; 8. Bettendorf, 9:36.81.Shuttle hurdle relay ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 26, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Josh Evans suffered through a bout of insomnia in a Des Moines hotel Thursday night."I couldn't sleep," he said. "I kept thinking back to that (3,200-meter) race."That one got away. This one didn't.Evans closed with a 1:55.9 anchor and outkicked the pack ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 26, 2013 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Surrender crossed Jasmine Staebler's mind, is only for a split-second."I thought about letting her have it," Staebler said in reference to the girls' 800-meter race Friday afternoon at the Drake Relays."But then I thought, 'No, I'm here. I'm going to go for it.' "She ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 25, 2013 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Mind over matter?In the case of Stephanie Jenks, it's more like "body over mind.""My goal was to sit back and wait for my body to do what it felt like doing," Jenks said Thursday after winning the girls' 3,000-meter championship at the ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 25, 2013 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- Josh Evans gave his all."I gave 100 percent," Evans said. "But he gave 110 percent."Gilbert's Thomas Pollard outdueled Evans in a back-and-forth final lap of the boys' 3,200-meter run Thursday at the Drake Relays. Pollard passed Evans with about 150 meters to ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 24, 2013 | 1 comment

 DES MOINES -- This has all the makings of a premier distance-running rivalry.Everything, that is, but the venom."I like her a lot," Linn-Mar freshman Stephanie Jenks said of Griswold's Rebekah Topham. "I consider her a good friend. We chit-chat before races. She's so nice. I ...

Author: Jeff Linder | April 24, 2013 | No comments

The following is a form chart for girls events at the Drake Relays: SHOT PUT (8:30 a.m. Friday)State leader -- Alexa Hunt, Des Moines Roosevelt, 44-5. Drake record -- Paulette Mitchell, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, 50-4 3/4, 1992. All-time Iowa best -- Paulette Mitchell, Council Bluffs ...

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