Chaley Rath-Treynor-UNI
©Mike Byrnes 2017

Panthers Have Big First Day at Drake

Lauren Frederick-UNI ©Jim Kirby 2017

Lauren Frederick-UNI
©Jim Kirby 2017

The University of Northern Iowa track and field program capped its opening day at the Drake Relays on Wednesday, with the Panthers competing in the decathlon and heptathlon.

Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Chaley Rath-Treynor-UNI ©Mike Byrnes 2017

UNI’s Brooke Lorenz sits in second place for the heptathlon, after scoring 2,974 points on Wednesday. The junior finished runner up in the high jump and 200 to cap her stellar day on the track. Chaley Rath is not far behind at fourth overall, after she claimed first in the high jump with a mark of 5-06. Erica Loussaert and Lauren Frederick round out the Panther competitors at fifth and sixth overall for the heptathlon.

On the men’s side, Austin Heitland is in third place for the decathlon with 3,713 points after finishing first in the 100 and 400, before taking third overall in the shot put. Michael Santi had a runner-up finish in the 100 but pulled out of the decathlon later on.

UNI will be back at the Drake Relays on Thursday, with the multi events beginning at 10:30 a.m. and track action starting at 4:30 p.m.

LIVE RESULTS
Live results and heat sheets for the Drake can be found here. A live stream is available through USATF.TV, which requires a subscription.

UP NEXT
Following this week’s action in Des Moines, the Panthers will compete at the Wisconsin Twilight on Friday, May 4 in Madison. The Panthers will compete at the MVC Outdoor Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana on May 11-13.  

SOCIAL MEDIA
Get all the latest information on the team by following @UNITrackFieldXC on Twitter and @UNITrackandField on Facebook. General athletic news can also be found at @UNIAthletics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Drake Relays
Wednesday, April 25 – Des Moines, Iowa

Top 5 Finishes
Men Decathlon Events
SP: Austin Heitland (3rd, 41-0)
100: Austin Heitland (1st, 10.97), Michael Santi (2nd, 11.07)
400: Austin Heitland (1st, 49.20)

Current Decathlon Standings
Austin Heitland (3rd, 3713)

Women Heptathlon Events
SP: Lauren Frederick (2nd, 35-08), Brooke Lorenz (5th, 33-08)
HJ: Chaley Rath (1st, 5-06), Brooke Lorenz (2nd, 5-05), Erica Loussaert (3rd, 5-04)
100H: Chaley Rath (3rd, 14.68), Erica Loussaert (4th, 14.75)
200: Brooke Lorenz (2nd, 25.99)

Current Heptathlon Standings
Brooke Lorenz (2nd, 2974)
Chaley Rath (4th, 2916)
Erica Loussaert (5th, 2877)
Lauren Frederick (6th, 2844)

Katie Nageotte-USATF Champion
©Jim Kirby 2018

Drake Relays: Suhr and Irwin Win Capital Square Vault

Jenn Suhr, a three-time Olympian and indoor world record holder ©Jim Kirby 2018

Jenn Suhr, a three-time Olympian and indoor world record holder
©Jim Kirby 2018

Jenn Suhr, a three-time Olympian and indoor world record holder, and Andrew Irwin won the third-annual Capital Square Vault presented by Catch Des Moines and the Des Moines Register in downtown Des Moines Wednesday evening, April 25.

Courtesy Drake Relays,for interviews and full article click here! Feature photo: Katie Nageotte-USATF Champion©Jim Kirby 2018

 

Suhr was nearly perfect on the night as she cleared the bar on the first attempt at the first two heights. She then cleared 15-9 on her third attempt to secure the win. Suhr attempted to break her own indoor world record at 16-6.5, but got over hyped which caused her timing to be off and wasn’t able to set a new world record.

 

Irwin got out to a tough start as he need all three attempts to clear the first height. He became more comfortable and went to match his personal best and clear 18-4.5 on his first attempt to win.

 

Katie Nageotte finished in second on the women’s side as she cleared 15-5 on her first attempt and missed all three attempts at 15-9.

 

Shawn Barber, the 2016 Drake Relays Champion, came in second in the men’s competition as he cleared 18-4.5 on his second attempt.

 

RESULTS

 

Men

  1. Andrew Irwin, Arkansas Vault Club, 18-4.5 (5.60)
  2. Shawn Barber, Nike Canada, 18-4.5 (5.60)
  3. Sam Kendricks, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
  4. Mike Arnold, Nike, 18-0.5 (5.50)
  5. Scott Houston, Shore AC, 17-8.5 (5.40)

 

Women

  1. Jenn Suhr, adidas, 15-9 (4.80)
  2. Katie Nageotte, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
  3. Sandi Morris, Nike, 15-5 (4.70)
  4. Kristen Brown, Chula Vista Elite 13-11.25 (4.25)

Kristen Hixson, Unattached, NH

Cole Decker-Dowling-Central
©Jim Kirby

Dutch Alum Decker Wins Drake Half

Cole Decker-Dowling-Central ©Jim Kirby

Cole Decker-Dowling-Central
©Jim Kirby

Cole Decker ’17, a former member of the Central College men’s cross country and track and field programs, took the title at the Drake Relays half-marathon road race Sunday.

Courtesy Dutch Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Cole Decker-Dowling-Central©Jim Kirby

Completing the 13.1 mile course in 1 hour, 11 minutes and 51 seconds, Decker outpaced the No. 2 runner Mitchell Davis by 1:22 to win the men’s division at the 50th annual road races.

At Central, Decker was a two-time All-American in the 10,000-meter run by placing eighth in 2015 and second in 2016 at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He also was seventh in the 5,000-meter run in 2016. In cross country, Decker was an All-American in after placing 22nd at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.

As a senior in high school Dowling Catholic in West Des Moines, Decker was the 2012 Drake Relays 3,200-meter race winner.

The 109th Drake Relays kick off Wednesday at Drake Stadium, while the Dutch teams will send athletes to Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes
©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017

Hawks Set to Repeat as Relays Hy Vee Cup Winners

Karson Sommer-Pleasant Valley-Iowa ©Mike Brynes 2018

Karson Sommer-Pleasant Valley-Iowa
©Mike Brynes 2018

The University of Iowa men’s track and field team won the Drake Relays Hy-Vee Cup in 2017 and director of track and field Joey Woody isn’t content with stopping there.

Courtesy Hawkeye Sports, click here! Feature photo: Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes ©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017

Woody is not only positioning the Hawkeye men for a Hy-Vee Cup repeat from April 26-28 on Des Moines’s Jim Duncan Track, but he wants the women to join the celebration as well.

“One of our goals on both sides is to win the Hy-Vee Cup,” Woody said. “I feel good about what we’re doing. We have some great relays, so it is going to be a fun weekend.”

Started in 2013, the Hy-Vee Cup champion is the program that scores the most points in the 4×100, 4×400, 4×800, sprint medley, and distance medley relays. The Iowa men won the Hy-Vee Cup for the first time last year with a total of 39 points. The Hawkeyes won three relays: 4×800 (7:24.77), 4×400 (3:07.35), and sprint medley (3:20.40).

“It showed our overall team ability and being able to cover a lot of events; that was great to recognize our program last year,” Woody said. “It has been our goal the last few years to go in and win the Drake Relays Hy-Vee Cup. That was something we planned on doing; it was a battle, but our kids showed up.”

Woody was overwhelmed by the reaction that ensued from the Iowa City community and around the state. It also provided an assist in recruiting.

“One of my goals is to recruit the best kids in the state of Iowa and make sure they stay Hawkeyes,” Woody said. “We had a great recruiting class and I think a lot of it is (because of) what we’re doing at the Drake Relays.”

With a target on its back, Woody expects Iowa to receive stiff challenges from Big Ten Conference foes Illinois, Ohio State, and Purdue.

“We’re going to have to fight to win a lot of these events,” Woody said. “Some good Big Ten teams are going to be competing against us head-to-head, but that will give us a good idea where we stand going into the Big Ten Championships (on May 11-13).”

The Hawkeyes are standing tall based on scoring potential from outdoor season performance lists. On paper, Iowa is seeded first among Big Ten men’s teams and third among women. The Hawkeyes have Big Ten-leading performances in seven events: Brittany Brown (women’s 200-meter dash, 22.76), Mar’yea Harris (men’s 400, 45.71), Nathan Mylenek (men’s 3,000 steeplechase, 8:48.66), Laulauga Tausaga (women’s discus, 196-feet, 5-inches), Jahisha Thomas (women’s long jump, 21-1 ½), and the men’s 4×400 relay (3:04.38).

“I feel good about our chances at the NCAA level,” Woody said. “To get athletes like Brittany and Bri (Guillory) and Lagi (Tausaga) and Jahisha, that’s a great core of four athletes on the women’s team. Plus our relays and what we’re doing there.

“Then on the men’s side with the relays and Mar’yea. We have great things happening in the hurdles right now, Reno (Tuufuli) in the discus and shot. We have exciting things happening on both sides on the national level, too.”

Tuufuli is the defending Big Ten men’s discus champion with a winning mark of 194-feet, 8-inches (59.34 meters).

The Hawkeyes will not enter multi-event performers, meaning their events at the Drake Relays begin Thursday. Live results are available HERE.

“The Drake Relays is one of the premiere events on the globe,” Woody said. “We get a lot of great fan support and we want to prove that we’re one of the best teams in the country. To be able to go to Drake and get that recognition is a lot of fun for our student-athletes.”

Emily Lipari The Wins Grand Blue Mile
©Jim Kirby 2018

Lipari and Masters Win Grand Blue Mile

Riley Masters Wins The Grand Blue Mile ©Jim Kirby 2018

Riley Masters Wins The Grand Blue Mile
©Jim Kirby 2018

Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the Ninth-Annual Invitational Grand Blue Mile and USATF 1-Mile Road Championship Tuesday, April 24, evening in Des Moines.

Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Emily Lipari The Wins Grand Blue Mile ©Jim Kirby 2018

 

Masters, who was second in the event last year and third in 2016, finished in 4:03.12 to earn the USATF 1-Mile Road title against a field of 20 of the nation’s top milers. Eric Avila and Nick Harris trailed in second and third places in 4:03.90 and 4:04.31, respectively.

 

“Once I crossed the finish line it was pure ecstasy, I was so excited,” Masters said. “I told myself at the start line, ‘you worked so hard this year, why settle for anything but first?’ I’m happy to finally come out on top here.”

 

Emily Lipari, a six-time All-American at Villanova, came into the event with a road mile personal best of 4:35 and shattered that with a 4:32.77 finish. Lipari held off Olympian Brenda Martinez at the tape, who finished in 4:33.07 followed by Rachel Schneider in third in 4:33.77 among the 15-runner field.

 

“It’s pretty unreal. I set out to podium, that was the goal,” Lipari said of being the USATF 1-Mile Road Champion. “I’m really happy to come out with the win and it’s a great way to start out the year.”

 

Masters and Lipari each took home $5,000 for their titles as a total of $30,000 in prize money was distributed to Tuesday’s top finishers.

 

More the 3,500 runners navigated the 1-mile course in recreational, competitive and invitational races. One of the highlights of the men’s recreational race was 96-year-old Mike Fremont of Cincinnati, Ohio, setting the American road mile record in the 95+ age category with a time of 13:55.82. He will appear at Drake Stadium Friday morning to attempt to break the World Record in 95+ age category of the 800 meters.

 

 

Men’s Grand Blue Mile Invitational

USATF 1-Mile Road Championship

  1. Riley Masters, 4:03.12
  2. Eric Avila, 4:03.90
  3. Nick Harris, 4:04.31
  4. Daniel Herrera, 4:04.32
  5. Brandon Lasater, 4:04.39
  6. Garret Heath, 4:04.96
  7. Tripp Hurt, 4:04.99
  8. Pat Casey, 4:05.07
  9. Brannon Kidder, 4:05.38
  10. Emmanuel Bor, 4:05.77
  11. Dylan Blakenbaker, 4:06.20
  12. Brandon Hazouri, 4:07.13
  13. Henry Wayne, 4:07.99
  14. Graham Crawford, 4:09.70
  15. Leo Manzano, 4:09.83
  16. Jackson Thomas, 4:10.03
  17. Mikey Brannigan, 4:11.56
  18. Dey Dey, 4:12.03
  19. Chad Noelle, 4:14.60
  20. Eliud Rutto, 4:15.40

 

 

Women’s Grand Blue Mile Invitational

USATF 1-Mile Road Championship

  1. Emily Lipari, 4:32.87
  2. Brenda Martinez, 4:33.07
  3. Rachel Schneider, 4:33.77
  4. Shannon Osika, 4:33.94
  5. Katie Mackey, 4:34.93
  6. Sarah Brown, 4:37.15
  7. Therese Haiss, 4:38.02
  8. Eleanor Fulton, 4:39.10
  9. Dana Mecke, 4:39.90
  10. Megan Mansy, 4:40.81
  11. Alexina Wilson, 4:42.94
  12. Jessica Kamilos, 4:44.27
  13. Savannah Colon, 4:46.69
  14. Anna Connor, 4:47.37
  15. Rachel Weber, 4:48.57
©Jim Kirby

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 24, 2018: Drake Relays! and Jason Cowley of the S.C. Journal

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@jim Kirby 2016

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk Drake Relays! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our hearts will be glowing…..” Sorry about that, I get carried away sometimes!

Mike and I preview the coming Drake Relays Week, who to watch and where to watch them.

We also talk with long time sports reporter from the Sioux City Journal, Jason Cowley about athletes from Western Iowa and the weather they’ve faced this year.

We also take a look back at some of the other meets from last weekend.  All this more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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World Class Vaulters Psyched For Relays Indoor Vault

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
©Jim Kirby 2017

Another lineup of world-class women’s pole vaulters is slated to thrill the Drake Stadium crowd at the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced, Tuesday, April 17.

Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo:©www.iowapublicradio.com

 

The lineup for the men’s pole vault was announced April 3.

The women’s pole vault competition includes 2016 Olympic silver medalist and Drake Relays favorite, Sandi Morris. Morris is the American record holder in the event with a personal best of 16-4.75 (5.00m) that is also the second highest clearance ever by a woman in the event.

Another record holder from North America joins Morris in the field as Canadian national record holder Alysha Newman returns to Des Moines. Newman recently won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Australia and was seventh at the 2017 World Championships. Her Canadian record stands at 15-7 (4.75m) and she finished third last season at the Drake Relays.

Katie Nageotte, who is having her finest season as a professional, will challenge the pair as a vaulter who has shattered the 16-foot mark. That personal best of 16-1.25 (4.91m) came in winning the USA Indoor Championship this past winter en route to finishing fifth at the World Indoor Championship.

Six other vaulters in the 11-athlete field have also cleared 15 feet to ensure that this year’s Drake Relays pole vault competition will live up to the excitement produced in recent years.

Fans in Des Moines will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with five members of that field with the Pole Vault at Capital Square, Wednesday, April 25, inside the atrium of Capital Square in downtown Des Moines at 6 p.m.

Morris, Nageotte and Newman are all slated to compete in the one-of-a-kind competition along with Kristen Brown and Kristen Hixson. They will be joined by previously announced competitors in the men’s field such as Olympic medalist and 2017 World Champion Sam Kendricks and 2015 World Champion Shawn Barber. Scott Houston, Andrew Irwin and Mike Arnold will also compete inside Capital Square.

Following the Wednesday, April 25, event at Capital Square, the men will compete inside Drake Stadium Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m. The women will take to the runway at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Tickets to enjoy those competitions inside Drake Stadium are available for both Friday, Saturday and all sessions by visiting DrakeTix.com.

Omar McLeod-Olympic Gold Medalist
©Mike Byrnes 2017

The World Hurdlers Back For the Relays

Kendra Harrison ©Mike Brynes 2017

Kendra Harrison
©Mike Brynes 2017

For a generation, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has been a go-to destination for the world’s top hurdlers and 2018 will continue that tradition, according to Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays.

Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Omar McLeod-Olympic Gold Medalist ©Mike Byrnes 2017

 

Boldon unveiled the competitors selected to compete in the women’s 100-meter hurdles and men’s 110-meter hurdles. The two races will feature both world record holders, four Olympic medalists and eight total Olympians hurdling down the Blue Oval homestretch.

Omar McLeod, a three-time Drake Relays champion and the 2016 Olympic gold medalist reprises his role as a Blue Oval favorite as the two-time defending champion in the event and Drake Relays record holder. The Jamaican owns his country’s national record in the event with a personal best of 12.90 and has run faster than 13.30 27 times in his young career.

Veteran Aries Merritt, the world record holder and 2012 Olympic gold medalist will continue to provide an experienced challenge to the upstart McLeod. Merritt’s world record time of 12.80 has survived as the standard of the event for five years and he has logged an impressive 72 finishes under the 13.30 mark.

As jaw-dropping as the men’s field is, the women’s 100-meter hurdles is equally without peer with a world record holder and defending two-time Drake Relays champion plus an Olympic gold medalist returning to headline another outstanding lineup.

Kendra Harrison boasts the current world record in the event at 12.20 and is in search of a third-straight Drake Relays title, a feat that has not been accomplished in the race in a decade. Dawn Harper-Nelson, a Blue Oval staple, is also in the field as a two-time Olympic medalist including a gold in 2012. The five-time World Championship qualifier owns a personal best of 12.37. Tobi Amusan, the newly crowned Commonwealth Games champion from Nigeria, was recently added to lineup as another competitor who has run faster than 13 seconds.

Others who are no strangers to the Drake Relays are also in the talent-packed field include Kristi Castlin, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time Drake Relays champion as well as the 2015 champion, Jasmin Stowers.

Beyond those household names, the men’s field boasts equally impressive credentials including 2016 Olympic finalists in Canada’s Johnathan Cabral and the USA’s Devon Allen. The newly minted USA Indoor champion and World Indoor Championships silver medalist Jarret Eaton is equally primed for an impressive 110 meters at Drake Stadium.

The women’s field also boasts Kori Carter, a world class 400-meter hurdler and the World Champion in the event, who is trying her hand at the 100-meter hurdles and British Olympian Tiffany Ofili. Devynne Charlton, a Relays favorite and collegian at Purdue, joins the elite field for the second-straight year as one of the world’s top young talents in the sport after earning a spot in the finals of the World Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles.

Serbian Olympian and national record holder Milan Ristic is slated to make his Blue Oval debut while the current USA Outdoor champion, Aleec Harris returns to the Blue Oval in search of his first Drake Relays title since 2015. Local favorite Aaron Mallett returns to Des Moines after winning the Drake Relays titles last year as a collegian at the University of Iowa and earning four All-America honors as a Hawkeye.

Both races will be contested within 15 minutes of each other inside Drake Stadium Saturday, April 28. The women’s race is slated to start at 2:37 p.m. followed shortly by the men’s race. A total of six hurdle races will be staged in a 50-minute window starting at 2 p.m. Saturday including the men’s and women’s 400-meter hurdles that features a total of 11 combined Olympians.

Tickets to enjoy those competitions inside Drake Stadium are available for both Friday, Saturday and all sessions by visiting DrakeTix.com.

©Mike Brynes 2017

“Drake Prepares For USA Outdoor Championships” by Mike Mahon

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City ©Mike Brynes 2017

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City
©Mike Brynes 2017

In less than two months all eyes around the world will be focused on venerable Drake Stadium when it hosts the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 21-24.

Feature photo: ©Mike Brynes 2017

 

World record holders and Olympic medalists as well American record holders and NCAA champions will converge on the blue oval in the biggest sporting event Iowa will host this summer.

 

“We want the top athletes and coaches in the U.S. to feel like the blue oval is a home away from away and Des Moines is a world class destination for the sport of track and field,” said Drake Relays director Blake Boldon.

 

Count on several native Iowans challenging for national titles. 2016 Olympian Shelby Houlihan, a native of Sioux City, returns to defending her outdoor title in the women’s 5,000. She also is a four-time USA Indoor champ.

 

Jenny Simpson, reigning Olympic bronze medalist in the 1500 as well as former World Outdoor champ (2011), is expected to compete as well. Born in Webster City, Ia., Simpson has combined to win 11 U.S. indoor and outdoor national titles.

 

Five-time NCAA champ Karissa Schweizer, a former West Des Moines Dowling Catholic prep standout, also will run in distance races.

 

If past history is any indication, track and field fans should be in store for some memorable moments on and off the track at U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

 

This will mark the third time Drake Stadium has served as the host of the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

 

Each time fans have witnessed a bevy of American records.

 

Two American women’s records were set the first time Drake hosted the U.S. Championships in 2010.

 

2008 Olympian and Olympic Trials record holder Kara Patterson set an American record in the women’s javelin on her final attempt that soared 218 feet 8 inches, 2005 World Outdoor Championships silver medalist Chaunte Lowe set an American record in winning the women’s high jump with a clearance of 6-8.75 on her final attempt. Lowe remained on the high jump pit for nearly a minute in tears after setting the record.

 

Fast forward three years later when four American records were set during the Saturday session of the 2013 U.S. Championships.

 

Just two weeks after setting the collegiate record in the women’s 100 hurdles record (12.39) at the NCAA Championships, Brianna Rollins ran a stunning 12.26 that left a high-quality field in her wake while demolishing the 13-year old U.S. record.

 

Amanda Bingson set an American record twice in the women’s hammer throw. Bingson first threw an American record on her second attempt at 245-9, quickly followed by an even better mark of 248-5 on her third. Michelle Carter had the throw of her career in the women’s shot put to add her name to the American record books. Carter’s throw of 66-5.

 

In all 16 Drake Stadium records, including nine in the women’s division, were set at the 2013 U.S. Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

 

Officials from USA Track and Field, the national governing body, visited Drake Stadium April 10 touring the facilities while meeting with representatives from Drake along with Katie Fenci, director of Des Moines Conventions, Sports & Services

 

“Greater Des Moines has proven to be a Sports City…and that is due to our great location, facilities and community supporting athletics,” said Fenci, who will serve as local organizing committee meet director. “Drake University has a long standing tradition in hosting great events and we are excited to once again be hosting Championship events. We look forward to introducing new athletes and fans to competition on the famous Blue Oval and welcoming back those athletes who haven’t had a chance to compete on the Blue Oval for a few years.”

 

Drake assistant athletic director Brady Randall, directory of athletic facility and operations said that USA Track & Field representatives came away impressed with the Drake Stadium venue.

 

“One of the things that the delegation from USA Track & Field pointed out was that it was refreshing to come to a facility like Drake Stadium that can host an event of this caliber since we host a big meet like the Drake Relays on an annual basis.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual and all session tickets for the U.S. Outdoor Championships are on sale by contacting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office at 515-271-3647 or online at www.draketix.com/usatf

 

The meet will be broadcast on the NBC family of networks and webcast on NBC Sports Gold.

 

 

2018 USATF TIME SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 21

1 p.m.                         Decathlon 100

1:50 p.m.                   Women’s 3,000 steeple 1stround

1:55 p.m.                   Decathlon Long Jump

2 p.m.                         Women’s discus FINAL

2:20 p.m.                   Women’s 800 1stround

2:40 p.m.                   Men’s 800 1stround

2:55 p.m.                   Decathlon shot put

3:05 p.m.                   Men’s 400 hurdles 1stround

3:35 p.m.                   Women’s 1500 1stround

3:55 p.m.                   Men’s 1500 1stround

4:10 p.m.                   Decathlon high jump

4:20 p.m.                   Men’s Masters mile

4:40 p.m.                   Women’s 400 1stround

5 p.m.                         Women’s javelin FINAL

5:05 p.m.                   Men’s 400 1stround

5:15 p.m.                   Women’s triple jump FINAL

5:30 p.m.                   Women’s Masters 800

5:45 p.m.                   Women’s 100 1stround

6:10 p.m.                   Men’s 100 1stround

6:40 p.m.                   Decathlo 400

7 p.m.                         Women’s 10,000 FINAL

7:4 0 p.m.                  Men’s 10,000 FINAL

8:40 p.m.                   Men’s 20k Race Walk FINAL
Friday, June 22

11:30 a.m.                 Decathlon 110 hurdles

12:30 p.m.                Decathlon discus

3 p.m.                         Decathlon pole vault

3:15 p.m.                   Men’s 3000 steeple 1stround

3:20 p.m.                   Men’s Hammer throw FINAL

3:50 p.m.                   Women’s 100 hurdles 1stround

4:30 p.m.                   Decathlon javelin

4:40 p.m.                   Women’s 400 hurdles 1stround

5:10 p.m.                   Men’s 400 hurdles 1stround

5:30 p.m.                   Women’s 100 semifinals

5:30 p.m.                   Men’s triple jump FINAL

5:45 p.m.                   Decathlon javelin throw

5:50 p.m.                   Men’s 100 semifinals

6:05 p.m.                   Women’s 400 semifinals

6:20 p.m.                   Men’s 400 semifinals

6:35 p.m.                   Decathlon 1500

6:50 p.m.                   Women’s 800 semifinals

7:05 p.m.                   Men’s 800 semifinals

7:22 p.m.                   Women’s 100 FINAL

7:30 p.m.                   Men’s 100 FINAL

7:40 p.m.                   Women’s 20K Race Walk FINAL

 

Saturday, June 23

10 a.m.                       Heptathlon 100 hurdles

11 a.m.                       Heptathlon high jump

1:05 p.m.                   Heptathlon shot put

1:10 p.m.                   Men’s 200 1stround

1:30 p.m.                   Men’s pole vault FINAL

1:35 p.m.                   Women’s 200 1stround

2 p.m.                         Heptathlon 200

2:10 p.m.                   Men’s javelin throw FINAL

2:15 p.m.                   Women’s long jump FINAL

2:20 p.m.                   Women’s hammer throw FINAL

2:20 p.m.                   Women’s 100 hurdles semifinals

2:30 p.m.                   Women’s high jump FINAL

2:35 p.m.                   Men’s 110 hurdles 1stround

2:45 p.m.                   Men’s shot put FINAL

3:03 p.m.                   Women’s 400 hurdles semifinals

3:20 p.m.                   Women’s 3000 steeple FINAL

3:36 p.m.                   Men’s 400 hurdles FINAL

4:08 p.m.                   Women’s 400 FINAL

4:30 p.m.                   Men’s 400 FINAL

4:40 p.m.                   Men’s 1500 FINAL

4:52 p.m.                   Women’s 100 hurdles FINAL

 

Sunday, June 24

11:30 a.m.                 Heptathlon long jump

12:50 p.m.                Heptathlon javelin throw

1:45 p.m.                   Men’s high jump FINAL

1:48 p.m.                   Mixed 4×100 relay exhibition

1:55 p.m.                   Women’s pole vault FINAL

2 p.m.                        Men’s 200 semifinals

2:10 p.m.                   Women’s shot put FINAL

2:15 p.m.                   Women’s 200 semifinals

2:20 p.m.                   Men’s discus FINAL

2:25 p.m.                   Men’s long jump FINAL

2:30 p.m.                   Men’s 110 hurdles semifinals

2:50 p.m.                   Heptathlon 800

3:04 p.m.                   Women’s 800 FINAL

3:13 p.m.                   Men’s 800 FINAL

3:22 p.m.                   Women’s 5000 FINAL

3:44 p.m.                   Women’s 400 hurdles FINAL

3:55 p.m.                   Men’s 3000 steeple FINAL

4:10 p.m.                   Men’s 200 FINAL

4:20 p.m.                   Women’s 200 FINAL

4:30 p.m.                   Men’s 5000 FINAL

4:52 p.m.Men’s 110 hurdles FINAL

Drake state Meet

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 17, 2018: A Little About a Lot of Things!

©Jim Kirby

©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Mike and I talk weather, Drake Relays qualifying and talk to some of our Iowans like McKenzie Yanek-PV-Alabama, Nick Phelps and Kenzie Carney.

We look ahead to some of the qualifying meets coming up and we can barely contain ourselves as we look ahead to the best week of the year, Drake Relays Week!