City High Races to Drake Relays 4×800 Title
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City High flexed its middle distance muscle in individual races on Friday at the Drake Relays.
On Saturday the Little Hawk middle distance crew came together to lock up a Drake Relays title in impressive fashion.
City High pulled away from the field to win the 4×800 relay on the final day of the 113th Drake Relays at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
The City High foursome of Truman Thompson, Ayman Noreldaim, Ford Washburn and Ammon Smith won the title in a time of 7:48.83.
Smith won the 800 meter individual title on Friday while Thompson was fourth and Noreldaim was 14th all posting top-20 all-time marks in City High history.
Washburn finished fourth in the Elite High School Mile on Friday evening clocking a school-record 4:07.08.
Saturday that foursome was the class of Drake Relays field finishing more than three seconds in front of runner-up Johnston which was the only other team under eight minutes.
Washburn clocked a 1:54.99 split on the third leg to give City a sizeable lead and Smith secured the title with a 1:57.94 anchor leg.
West High finished fifth in the 4×800 relay with the team of Sam Showers, Mason Van Waning, Brice Wahe and Moustafa Tiea posting a time of 8:07.83.
The Trojans enjoyed another strong day at the three-day meet posting a trio of top-five finishes.
Junior Aidan Jacobsen finished third in the 400 hurdles clocking the second fastest time in school history at 52.83.
Linn-Mar senior Nicholas Gorsich won the 400 hurdles in a time of 52.28 followed by Ryce Reynolds of Mount Ayr in a time of 52.57.
West High added a third-place finish in the 4×100 as the team of Todd Rent, Izaiah Loveless, Daniel Robinson and Christian Janis blazed to a time of 42.19.
At Drake Stadium in Des Moines
Individual champions; area participants
400 hurdle relay – 1. Ali Frandsen (Ames) 1:01.16; 7. Sophia Stahle (Solon) 1:04.47; 12. Eva Reynolds (City High) 1:06.3; 15. Erinn Varga (West High) 1:06.99
1,500 – 1. Noelle Steines (Calamus-Wheatland) 4:35.22; 15. Cori Mac (Liberty High) 4:47.52
Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. West Des Moines Dowling 1:03.2; 3. Solon (Aly Stahle, Mia Stahle, Calla Foster, Sophia Stahle) 1:05.92; 15. West High (Sophia Olivo, Lily McConnell, Hebah War, Erinah Carter) 1:10.18
4×100 – 1. Des Moines Hoover 48.87; 25. Solon (Aly Stahle, Emma Wolff, Piper Stahle, Mia Duckett) 50.75; 27. Liberty High (Amira Coleman, Natalie Ramsey, Jasmine Barney, Alexi Thigpen) 50.87; 42. City High (Safia Almabrazi, Bella Skay, Eva Reynolds, Ani Wedemeyer) 51.58; 50. Clear Creek Amana (Prisca Kalala, Silvana Kabolo, Elizabeth Timmerman, Emma Descourouez) 51.69; 57. West Branch (Ava Finley, Avery Schultes, Addi Schultes, Iva Senio) 51.77
4×400 – 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3:55.11; 11. City High (Josephine LeClair, Eva Reynolds, Lucy Thompson, Ani Wedemeyer) 4:02.86; 19. Solon (Anna Quillin, Grace Hoeper, Kobi Lietz, Kerrigan Lyons) 4:10.67
4×800 – 1. Johnston 9:26.8; 12. Solon (Anna Quillin, Grace Hoeper, Ashlyn Williams, Gracie Federspiel) 9:47.57
400 hurdles – 1. Nicholas Gorsich (Linn-Mar) 52.28; 3. Aidan Jacobsen (West High) 52.83; 13. Matt Schaeckenbach (City High) 55.88
1,600 – 1. Gabe Nash (Sioux City North) 4:12.3
Shuttle hurdle relay – 1. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 58.64; 12. West High (Quinn Abbott, Christian Janis, Jesus Marungo-Murillo, Ely Smock) 1:02.28; 13. City High (Matt Schaeckenbach, Isaac Washpun, Phillip Kaplan, Austin Rindels) 1:03.21
4×100 – 1. Cedar Rapids Washington 41.71; 3. West High (Todd Rent, Izaiah Loveless, Daniel Robinson, Christian Janis) 42.19; 27. City High (Deon Brown, Jeremiah Madlock, Ronnie Major, Sam Rew) 43.92; 36. Liberty High (Aiden Maher, Carter Meyers, Jalen Wieck, Da’Shon Fisher) 44.23; 40. Solon (Brayden Moore, Nash Kotar, Milo Ashbacker, Blake Timmons) 44.31; 60. Clear Creek Amana (Andrew Schlemme, Owen Rosenberg, Nick Johnson, Eston McAlpin) 44.75; 63. West Branch (Carver Boelk, Zach Walker, Wyatt Fiderlein, Evan Striegel) 44.77
4×400 – 1. Ankeny 3:19.19; 10. City High (Ayman Noreldaim, Ammon Smith, Jeremiah Madlock, Truman Thompson) 3:24.85; 13. Solon (Jeremy Bachus, Michael Yeomans, Grant Knipper, Blake Timmons) 3:27.49; 16. West High (Mason Van Waning, Christian Janis, Carson Teghanemt, Moustafa Tiea) 3:28.28
4×800 – 1. City High (Truman Thompson, Ayman Noreldaim, Ford Washburn, Ammon Smith) 7:48.83; 5. West High (Sam Showers, Mason Van Waning, Brice Wahe, Moustafa Tiea) 8:07.83
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