Drake Relays: Fourth place is best boys' area finish on opening day

Jack Pendergast (Prairie), Keith Keahna (South Tama), Brady Sullivan (Waukon) lead area effort

DES MOINES — A trio of fourth-place finishers highlighted area boys’ competitors on the opening day of the Drake Relays on Thursday at Drake Stadium.

Jack Pendergast of Cedar Rapids Prairie (3,200-meter run), Keith Keahna of South Tama (high jump) and Brady Sullivan of Waukon (shot put) earned fourth place in their respective events.

A junior, Pendergast ran in the top five throughout the race and finished in 9 minutes, 29.01 seconds. Tim Sindt of Ankeny was the champion in 9:14.64, pulling away from Dubuque Hempstead’s David Holesinger with about 200 meters to go. Reece Smith of Garner GHV was second in 9:15.88.

Keahna is the defending Class 3A state champion. He cleared 6 feet, 5 inches.

Grant Brouwer of Sibley-Ocheyedan and Braeden Hoyer of Northeast both cleared 6-9, with Brouwer prevailing on fewer misses. Brouwer cleared 6-9 on his second attempt, Hoyer on his third.

Sullivan’s best throw was his fifth — 55-10 3/4. Noah Fenske of New Hampton won it with an effort of 60-11 1/4, a little more than 2 feet over Logan Jones of Lewis Central. Iowa City West’s Landon Green — the 4A state champion last year — was fifth at 54-6 3/4.


At Des Moines

Shot put — 1. Noah Fenske (New Hampton), 60-11 1/4; 2. Logan Jones (Lewis Central), 58-6 1/2; 3. Jake Remsburg (West Des Moines Valley), 57-3 3/4; 4. Brady Sullivan (Waukon), 55-10 3/4; 5. Landon Green (Iowa City West), 54-6 3/4; 6. Nick DeJong (Pella), 54-6 3/4; 7. Kiaeem Mosley (Ames), 54-3; 8. T.J. Schnurr (Algona Garrigan), 53-1 3/4.

High jump — 1. Grant Brouwer (Sibley-Ocheyedan), 6-9; 2. Braeden Hoyer (Northeast), 6-9. 3. Bryce Albaugh (Cedar Falls), 6-7; 4. Keith Keahna (South Tama), 6-5; 5. Aguek Deng (West Des Moines Valley), 6-5; 6. Carter Morton (Greene County), 6-5; 7. (tie) Landon Kooiker (Fairfield) and Sam Beatty (Mount Pleasant), 6-5.


3,200 — 1. Tim Sindt (Ankeny), 9:14.64; 2. Reece Smith (Garner GHV), 9:15.88; 3. David Holesinger (Dubuque Hempstead), 9:16.64; 4. Jack Pendergast (Cedar Rapids Prairie), 9:29.01; 5. Sam Hall (West Des Moines Dowling), 9:30.18; 6. Ben Hermiston (Dubuque Hempstead), 9:32.23; 7. Jerry Jorgenson (Treynor), 9:33.29; 8. Dylan Dolezal (Linn-Mar), 9:38.29.

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