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Area athletes compete in Drake Relays

West High’s Austin West wins 400M hurdles
West High’s Kitra Bell flies through the air in long jump competition Friday, April 27, during the Drake Relays in Des Moines. Bell was runner-up in the event with a 17-11 1/2 leap while teammate Katie Severt was third with a 17-11 effort. (photos by Chris Umscheid)

DES MOINES– Athletes from Clear Creek Amana, Liberty High and Iowa City West competed in the 109th edition of the Drake Relays held at Drake University in Des Moines from Thursday, April 26, through Saturday, April 28. Combined, the three schools competed in 21 events.

Clear Creek Amana (CCA) highlights

Ainsley Schrock was 16th in the discus with a 115-4 throw on Friday. Seb Johanson was 20th in the preliminary heats of the 110-meter hurdles and did not advance to the finals. Matt Brimeyer, Johanson, Trever Stockman and Alex Figueroa were 64th in the preliminary heats of the 4x100-meter relay and also did not advance to the finals.

Liberty High highlights

Camille Mac, a freshman, became the first Liberty High student athlete to compete in the Drake Relays as she ran in the girls’ 3,000-meter run on Thursday. Mac finished 18th in a 22-runner field in 10:49.20. Taylor Cannon, a sophomore, tied for 15th place in the preliminary heats of the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 15.73 seconds. Cannon did not advance to the finals.

Iowa City West (ICW) highlights

Austin West was the long jump runner-up with his 22-5 1/2 leap on Thursday. Jonathan Gannon took fifth in the discus with a 168-10 effort.
Bailey Nock and Deniz Ince finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the girls’ 3,000-meter run in 10:21.87 and 10:24.47 and were sixth (Nock) and 10th in the 800-meter run.
Chandler Haight was fourth in shot put on Thursday with a 43-10 3/4 throw.
Kitra Bell was the runner-up in the long jump on Friday with a 17-11 1/2 leap, with Katie Severt placing third with her 17-11 effort. Landon Green was seventh in the shot put with a 54-1 throw.
Kiara Malloy-Salgado, Erica Buettner, Ince and Nock took the runner-up spot in the 4x800-meter relay on Saturday with a time of 9:18.22. Malloy-Salgado and Buettner are freshmen with Ince a junior and Nock a senior.
Nock took third on Saturday in the 1,500-meter run in 4:38.32 with Ince taking 10th place in 4:48.43.
Austin West received West High’s only white Drake Relays Champion flag on Saturday after winning the 400-meter hurdles in 51.96 seconds.

Drake Relays Results
Thursday, April 26
Girls 3,000-meter run: 5, Bailey Nock, ICW, 10:21.87. 6, Deniz Ince, ICW, 10:24.47. 18, Camille Mac, Liberty, 10:49.20.
Girls shot put: Chandler Haight, ICW, 43-10 3/4
Boys 3,200-meter run: 22, Kolby Greiner, ICW, 10:08.91.
Boys long jump: 2, Austin West, ICW, 22-5 1/2.
Boys discus: 5, Jonathan Gannon, ICW, 168-0.
Friday, April 27
Long jump: 2, Kitra Bell, ICW, 17-11 ½. 3, Katie Severt, ICW, 17-11.
Girls 4x100-meter relay (preliminaries): 28, ICW (Peyton Steva, Katie Severt, Matayia Tellis, Kitra Bell), 51.08.
Boys 4x100-meter relay (preliminaries): 46, ICW (Jackson Steburg, Keyshawn Trice, Dante Eldridge, Andre White), 44.85. 64, CCA (Matt Brimeyer, Seb Johanson, Trever Stockman, Alex Figueroa), 45.55.
Boys 4x400-meter relay (preliminaries): 15, ICW (Ethan McAreavy, Cole Mabry, Seybian Sims, Austin West), 3:24.80.
Girls 800-meter run: 6, Nock, ICW, 2:16.98. 10, Ince, ICW, 2:17.50.
Boys 800-meter run: 15, Jeff Garbutt, ICW, 2:14.51.
Girls 100-meter hurdles (preliminaries): 13, Bell, ICW, 15.66. 15, Taylor Cannon, Liberty High, 15.73. 29, Steva, ICW, 16.12.
Girls discus: 16, Ainsley Schrock, CCA, 115-4. 23, Haight, ICW, 104-3.
Boys 100-meter dash (preliminaries): 15, Gabe Caruthers, ICW, 11.41.
Boys 110-meter hurdles (preliminaries): 20, Seb Johanson, CCA, 15.51. 23, Cole Mabry, ICW, 15.62.
Boys shot put: 7, Landon Green, ICW, 54-1.
Saturday, April 28
Girls 4x800-meter relay: 2, ICW (Kiara Malloy-Salgado, Erica Buettner, Ince, Nock), 9:18.22.
Girls 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay (preliminaries): 13, ICW (Steva, Amy Liao, Tellis, Bell), 68.96.
Boys 4x800-meter relay: 15, ICW (McAreavy, Raymond Yang, Ian Prescott, Garbutt), 8:21.80.
Girls 1,500-meter run: 3, Nock, ICW, 4:38.32. 10, Ince, 4:48.43.
Boys 1,600-meter run: 18, Greiner, ICW, 4:32.92.
Boys 400-meter hurdles: 1, Austin West, ICW, 51.96