Solon Caps Strong Drake Relays With Third-place Finish in Shuttle Hurdle Relay
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The Drake Relays provides an opportunity for the best prep track and field athletes in the state to compete against one another over a three-day stretch at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Drake Relays also offers up a chance for smaller schools to prove they can compete with the biggest schools in the state.
That’s exactly what Solon did at the 113th edition of the Drake Relays.
Solon capped a strong Drake Relays performance with two more top-10 finishes on Saturday as the Spartans finished with top-12 finishes in three different relays over the three-day meet.
The Solon shuttle hurdle relay team of Aly Stahle, Mia Stahle, Calla Foster and Sophia Stahle finished third on Saturday in a time of 1:05.92.
West Des Moines Dowling won the shuttle hurdle relay title in a time of 1:03.2 while Ames was runner-up in 1:04.23.
Solon was nearly two seconds in front of fourth-place Waukee Northwest.
The third-place shuttle hurdle relay effort came after Solon finished runner-up in the sprint medley relay on Friday.
The Solon 4×800 team of Anna Quillin, Grace Hoeper, Ashlyn Williams and Gracie Federspiel finished 12th in 9:47.57.
Senior Sophia Stahle added a seventh-place finish in the 400 hurdles in 1:04.47 for the Spartans.
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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