Rainy day doesn’t stop the Relays

Bailey Freestone-Sports
Kat Moody was the Drake Relay Champion in the girls’ shot put on Friday with a throw of 43’10”. Fellow Warrior, Moe Nealey came in second with 43’9”. PHOTO BY CLINT COLE/EDITOR

Friday brought on rainy, cold weather for the second day of the Drake Relays. This weather didn’t stop the athletes from Dallas County.

The day began with the girls’ shot put and the boys’ long jump. Waukee Warriors Kat Moody and Moe Nealey finished first and second in the shot put, with just an inch separating them. Moody had a 43’10” throw and Nealey had a 43’9” throw.

Trey Washington from Dallas Center-Grimes competed in the long jump. Washington placed third in the event with a final jump of 21’6”.

The first finals race of the day for the Dallas County athletes was the girls’ 800 meter sprint medley. Both Waukee an DC-G ran this race.

The Warrior team of Delaney Taylor, Sydney Winger, Elma Vojic and Lily Campbell finished in third place with their time of 1:48.10. The Fillies finished almost four seconds behind the Warriors and placed ninth. Abby Ryan, Ashley Murrow, Abby Weddle and Tatum Jorgensen finished the race in 1:51.56.

The Waukee boys’ team ran the distance medley in 3:31.84. The relay team of Dan Blocker, Drew Johnson, Zach Eaton and Ryan Modlin placed second.

Earlier in the morning, Warriors Hannah Schau, Lauren Nelson and Sydney Winger ran the 100 meter hurdles preliminaries to qualify for the finals. All three Warriors made the top eight to run in the finals. Schau finished in third with her time of 14.87 seconds, Nelson placed fourth with a time of 14.91 seconds and Winger finished ran the race in 15.10 seconds for sixth place.

The next race for the the Waukee girls was the 4x200. Delaney Taylor, Kate Bannister, Hannah Schau and Elma Vojic were the Warriors to run the race, the four placed second with their time of 1:42.66.

Keaton Kester was A-D-M’s girls’ team only individual to qualify for the drake relays. Kester ran the 100 meter finals for the Tigers and placed fifth overall with a time of 12.23 seconds.

The 800 meter run was exciting for the Warriors. Logan Akason and Lily Campbell both raced for the girls. Akason placed third with a time of 2:15.69 and just half a second behind in fourth place was Campbell. For the boys team, Josh Andrews ran a 1:55.63 to finish in first place and became the Warriors second champion of the day. Ryan Modlin also ran the 800 with a time of 1:59.00 and placed ninth.

The 4x100 preliminaries were also run on Friday. The Waukee girls placed third overall with a time of 49.28 seconds. For the boys’ race, the DC-G boys place seventh with a time of 43.33 seconds and just behind them was Waukee with 43.35 seconds.

The Waukee girls’ 4x400 relay team will also be running in the finals after placing third overall with with their time of 3:57.43. The Waukee boys placed second in the 4x400 with a time of 3:20.36 to move on the finals.

Saturday brings on the shuttle hurdle relay, the 4x800, the 1500/1600 meter run, the 400 meter hurdles, the 4x100 and 4x400.