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DRAKE RELAYS 2019

Drake Relays 2019: Saturday's results, highlights and more

It was a cold and rainySaturdaybut still another day full of exciting races and field events at the Drake Relays.Find results and coverage from Drake Stadium below.

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Complete Drake Relays results

High school boys: Cedar Rapids Kennedy outduels Linn-Mar for shuttle hurdle crown

High school girls: Linn-Mar shows toughness, prevails in 1,600-meter relay

College: Iowa State men, Iowa women win Hy-Vee Cup

Elite: Indiana high schooler Noah Malone sweeps Paralympic 100 and 200

Friday's results and coverage

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Thursday’s results and coverage

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High school results

Girls' shuttle hurdle

1. Ames, 1:03.75

2. Waukee, 1:04.19

3. West Des Moines Dowling, 1:04.35

Girls' 400 hurdles

1. Janette Schraft (Glenwood), 1:03.21

2. Caroline Schaekenbach (Iowa City High), 1:04.05

3. Summer Barthelman (Sigourney), 1:05.57

Girls' 400 relay

1. Ankeny, 48.93

2. Pleasant Valley, 49.02

3. Davenport Assumption, 49.35

Girls' 1,500

1. Marie Hostetler (Mid-Prairie), 4:38.14

2. Amber Aesoph (Sioux City Heelan), 4:42.45

3. Ainsley Erzen (Carlisle), 4:42.78

Girls' 1,600 relay

1. Linn-Mar, 4:00.00

2. Southeast Polk, 4:01.35

3. Waukee, 4:07.26

Boys' shuttle hurdle

1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 58.20

2. Linn-Mar, 58.56

3. Ankeny, 59.02

Boys' 400 hurdles

1. Will Reemtsma (Davenport Central), 53.60

2. Tyson Vander Linden (Lynnville-Sully), 53.68

3. Thai Thompson (West Des Moines Dowling), 54.09

Boys' 400 relay

1. West Des Moines Valley, 42.48

2. Western Dubuque, 43.21

3. Waukee, 43.52

Boys' 1,600

1. Joe Schaefer (Johnston), 4:21.33

2. Tim Sindt (Ankeny), 4:23.48

3. Nate Mueller (Adel ADM), 4:24.47

Boys' 1,600 relay

1. Waukee, 3:19.12

2. West Des Moines Valley, 3:21.06

3. Western Dubuque, 3:23.81

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