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DES MOINES — The College Division men’s 400-meter hurdles, that was the Wright stuff.
The Carlisle native won it in 51.52 seconds.
“I wanted to be as technically sound as I could,” Wright said. “I knew that if I ran my race, I could win it, good Lord willing.
“To do it on a stage like this ... I’ve been pointing for this for years and years and years. It’s a big deal to me.”
Wright was in control throughout.
“I pretty much had tunnel vision,” Wright said. “I was focusing on my race. I thought I would be better that way.”
JoJo Frost, running for Hawkeye Community College and a former Center Point-Urbana standout, was fourth.
Wright came back later in the program to lead off Wartburg’s 1,600-meter relay with a 47.92-second split.
Other Drake Relays College Division highlights
- Augustana (S.D.) swept the women’s and men’s college distance medleys. Loras was second in the men’s race, third in the women’s competition. Kassie Rosenbum, a Guttenberg native who finished third in the women’s 10,000 Thursday, anchored for the Loras women.
- Minnesota State swept the 400-meter relays, the women in 45.25 (ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II), the men in 40.76 seconds.
- Loras was third in the men’s 1,600-meter relay, fourth in the women’s race. Mike Jasa, formerly of Cedar Rapids Prairie, closed with a 47.63-second anchor for the Duhawks.
- Amara Taylor, a senior from Cedar Rapids Washington, was on Grand View’s third-place women’s shuttle hurdle relay team.