HS Track; Area Athletes Ready For Drake Relays

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The 105th edition of the Drake Relays starts up today inside Drake Stadium in Des Moines. The high school portion will begin this afternoon through Saturday afternoon.

Here is a look at the schedule of events for KMCH Sports area coverage participants:


HIGH JUMP:  Thursday at 3 p.m.

Kaitlin Niedert- Independence

SHOT PUT: Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Kelsey Ratchford- Independence

100 METER HURDLES: Friday at 8 a.m. prelims; Final is Friday at 11:36 a.m.

Amanda Riniker- East Buchanan.

100 METER DASH: Friday at 8:31 a.m. prelims; Final is Friday at 12:11 p.m.

Cierra Fischer and Emily Thole of West Delaware

SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY: Friday at 10:14 a.m.

North Linn

800 METER RUN: Friday at 1:39 p.m.

Nicole Miller-North Linn

4×100 METER RELAY: Friday, 5:10 p.m. prelims; Final Saturday at 3:35 p.m.

West Delaware and North Linn


Saturday, 8 a.m. prelims; Final Saturday at 12:20 p.m.

North Linn, West Delaware.


DISCUS: Thursday at 3 p.m.

Isaac Holtz-Monticello

LONG JUMP: Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Riley Pfeiler- Western Dubuque

3200 METER RUN: Thursday at 4:25 p.m.

Michael Melchert- Monticello

SHOT PUT: Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Daniel Pike and Isaac Holtz of Monticello

100 METER RUN: Friday, 8:46 a.m. prelims; Final Friday at 12:28 p.m.

Grant Hammann- Beckman

HIGH JUMP: Friday at 9:45 a.m.

Cody Jamison and Garrett Rieniets of Monticello

DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY: Friday at 10:27 a.m.


800 METER RUN: Friday at 1:45 p.m.

Ben Ahlrichs and Michael Melchert of Monticello

4×100 METER RELAY: Friday at 6:10 p.m. prelims; Final Saturday at 3:40 p.m.

Beckman and West Delaware

SHUTTLE HURDLE RELAY: Saturday at 8:15 a.m. prelims;  Final Saturday at 12:25 p.m.

Western Dubuque and West Delaware.

4×800 METER RELAY: Saturday at 9:50 a.m.


1600 METER RUN: Saturday at 1:02 p.m.

Michael Melchert- Monticello