Eastern Iowa athletes to compete at Drake
April 23, 2011By Brian Rathjen of North Scott Senior High School
Arrrgggghhh, matey! The Mississippi Athletic Conference has a bounty of area qualifiersfor this year's Drake Relays, to take place Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
The Drake Relays is one of the oldest and most prestigious track meets in Iowa. It is where athletes from all classes and sizes compete against one another in a single class. It is a true proving ground to see where and how the state's best athletes truly match up, the small school athletes competing against the state's giants.
The MAC has entries in every girls event, while the boys have representation in all but two. In addition, Iowa Class 3A powerhouse Central DeWitt (just up the road from Davenport) has a bunch of relay and field event qualifiers.
Drake University has a list of qualifiers posted at the following link, but to help you out, we're providing a complete list of qualifiers for you. Congratulations to all who will be competing this weekend:
100-meter dash: Katie Shoultz, Muscatine; Tamika Tucker, Davenport North.
800-meter run: Mahnee Watts, Bettendorf; Megan Nickles, Bettendorf.
1,500-meter run: Megan Nickles, Bettendorf.
3,000-meter run: Anna Peer, Bettendorf; Katie Kaster, Clinton; Emily Franks, Northeast of Goose Lake; Maddie Reynolds, Pleasant Valley.
4x100-meter relay: Burlington, Davenport Assumption, Davenport Central, Davenport North, Davenport West, North Scott, Northeast of Goose Lake and Pleasant Valley.
4x200-meter relay: Davenport Assumption and Davenport Central.
4x400-meter relay: Davenport Assumption.
4x800-meter relay: Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley.
Shuttle hurdle relay: Burlington and Pleasant Valley.
Sprint medley relay: Burlington and Pleasant Valley.
100-meter hurdles: Laura Rodriguez, Pleasant Valley; Khanishah Williams, Burlington.
400-meter hurdles: Remi Riccuiti, Davenport Assumption
High jump: Victoria Ita, Burlington; Khanishah Williams, Burlington; Laura Osterhaus, Maquoketa; Kelly Hering, Pleasant Valley; Shalyn Greenhaw, Muscatine.
Long jump: Shalyn Greenhaw, Muscatine; Brena Peterson, Burlington; Chloe Miller, Pleasant Valley; Allanah McCorkle, Davenport Central; Hannah Miller, Davenport Central.
Discus: Kayla Hernandez, Clinton.
Shot put: Sam Butlett, North Scott.
100-meter dash: Tamrick Atwood, Bettendorf; Tyler Younkin, Bettendorf; Ronnie Chhim, Davenport North; Alex Sieverding, Bellevue.
800-meter run: John Sokolik, Pleasant Valley; Ben Nemann, Davenport West; Ben Witt, Burlington.
1,600-meter run: Ben Witt, Burlington; Matt Butler, Bettendorf; Tyler Meseke, Pleasant Valley; Marshall Moyer, Burlington.
3,200-meter run: Ben Witt, Burlington; Matt Butler, Bettendorf; Tyler Meseke, Pleasant Valley; Marshall Moyer, Burlington.
4x100-meter relay: Bettendorf, Burlington, Central DeWitt, Clinton, Davenport Central, Davenport North, Davenport West, Maquoketa, Muscatine, North Scott and Pleasant Valley.
4x200-meter relay: Bettendorf, Burlington, Central DeWitt, Davenport Central and Pleasant Valley.
4x400-meter relay: Central DeWitt, Davenport Central and Pleasant Valley.
4x800-meter relay: Burlington, Central DeWitt and Pleasant Valley.
Shuttle hurdle relay: No local entries.
Sprint medley relay: Bettendorf, Central DeWitt and Pleasant Valley.
100-meter hurdles: Dwayne Phillips, Davenport Central; Jake Forgie, Pleasant Valley; Jared Hetzler, Muscatine.
400-meter hurdles: Maurice Terrell, Pleasant Valley.
High jump: No local entries.
Long jump: Dwayne Phillips, Davenport Central; Maurice Terrell, Pleasant Valley; Chris Campbell, Central DeWitt; Kenny Gilmore, Davenport Central.
Discus: Jacob Hayes, Bettendorf; Joe Carber, Central DeWitt; Brady Grunder, Durant-Bennett.
Shot put: James Denkman, Davenport West; Isaac Ales, Muscatine; Grant Anderson, Bettendorf; Tom McClimon, Central DeWitt; Joe Carber, Central DeWitt.