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Drake Track & Field Splits Up For a Successful Weekend

first_imgDrake Individual Men’s Results 400-Meter Hurdles1. Bas Van Leersum, 52.643. Dominic Lombardi, 54.774. Tyler Zak, 56.37 3,000-Meter Steeplechase4. Kyle Cass, 10:18.58 “It was a great outdoor opener and will qualify Reed for the preliminary round of nationals,” said Drake University co-interim head coach Dan Hostager. “He competed very well against the nation’s very best with lots of professionals and some of the best collegiate runners in the country. He’s very motivated for the big season ahead.” Long Jump7. Johnathan Osifuye, 23-5.25 In the long jump, Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) cleared 23-5.25 to finish seventh and match his personal best in the event. Bobcat Invitational – San Marcos, Texas – March 31-April 1400 Meters11. Rai Ahmed-Green, 55.9914. Ebele Okoye, 56.70 Central Invitational Results Bobcat Invitational Results 4×400-Meter Relay2. Webb, Lechleitner, Bognar, Cozine, 3:27.93 1,500 Meters1. Xavier Lechleitner, 4:02.662. George Webb, 4:03.7722. Cole Friedman, 4:27.35 A group of Bulldogs also competed in the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays presented by Spectrum in the sprints and hurdles. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) highlighted the Drake contingent by finishing 11th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.51 and was fourth in her heat against competitors from USC, LSU, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Purdue. Bobcat Invitational – San Marcos, Texas – March 31-April 1100 Meters10. Caulin Graves, 10.5121. Aaron Chier, 10.7642. Deonne Witherspoon, 11.21 400-Meter Hurdles1. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.642. Bryce Lang, 1:09.70 110-Meter Hurdles11. Mary Young, 13.51 110-Meter Hurdles36. Hudson Priebe, 15.00 800 Meters1. Meghan Kearney, 2:17.662. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:20.973. Samantha Nielsen, 2:25.454. Paige Nicholson, 2:29.045. Kaylen Rettig, 2:29.10 Stanford Invitational – Stanford, Calif., – March 3110,000 Meters16. Reed Fischer, 28:47.86 5,000 Meters7. Alex Rohlfs, 16:44.42 Discus5. Michael Dolan, 146-9 Texas Relays Results 1,500 Meters2. Olivia Rogers, 4:58.243. Mykaela Cole, 5:00.6010. Shelby Varney, 5:18.04 Stanford Invitational Results 400 Meters10. Harlan Maxwell, 52.39 800 Meters1. Matt Cozine, 1:57.304. George Webb, 1:58.345. Cory Erickson, 1:58.9812. Alec Bognar, 2:02.8218. Michael Cooper, 2:04.8624. John Freeman, 2:13.73center_img 4×400-Meter Relay1. Coombe, Giuliano, Kearney, Rettig, 4:06.32 Sprint Medley Relay1. Zak, Ejubovic, Erickson, Cooper, 3:33.64 110-Meter Hurdles2. Dominic Lombardi, 15.23 Pole Vault1. Christina LeMunyon, 10-0 Print Friendly Version While in Texas, a group of Bulldogs also competed in the Texas State Bobcat Invitational with two athletes logging personal bests. Freshman Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) clocked a 10.51 finish in the men’s 100 meters to finish 10th with his personal best. Classmate Ebele Okoye (McDonough, Ga.) also recorded a personal best with a 56.70 finish in the 400 meters, just behind junior Rai-Ahmed Green (Irvine, Calif.) who finished 11th in 55.99, just off her personal-best pace. San Francisco State Distance Carnival – San Francisco, Calif. – March 315,000 Meters87. Josh Yeager, 14:57.92 Sprint Medley Relay2. Lang, Griesbaum, Nicholson, Garcia, 4:26.99 Pole Vault1. Erik Olson, 14-9 (4.50m)5. Adam Perkins, 12-5.5 200 Meters4. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.098. Maxwell Harlan, 23.38 Hammer Throw7. Michael Dolan, 154-10 The Drake University track and field teams continued their outdoor season by splitting up and competing in five minutes in three different states March 31 – April 1. Texas Relays – Austin, Texas – March 31100 Meters77. Aaron Chier, 10.82 Action was highlighted by senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) opening his outdoor season by running the second fastest 10,000 meters in school history with a time of 28:47.86 at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, March 31. Fischer’s time was less than three seconds off the 17-year-old school record held by Jason Lehmkhule as was the 16th fastest time in his section of the 10,000 meters. However, Fischer raced against numerous professional competitors in the race and was the eighth-fastest collegian in the invitational field. Long Jump22. Taryn Rolle, 17-9 High Jump5. Tamar Mosby, 4-115. Taylor Patton, 4-11 Saturday afternoon, the bulk of the Bulldogs’ roster competed at the nearby Central Invitational in Pella, Iowa. There, the Bulldogs recorded 38 top-10 finishes and won 10 events. Drake Individual Women’s ResultsTexas Relays – Austin, Texas – March 31100 Meters80. Mariah Crawford, 10.82 100-Meter Hurdles1. Victoria Coombe, 14.597. Bryce Lang, 16.51 400-Meter Hurdles 7. Malik Metivier, 54.45 Story Links Central Invitational – Pella, Iowa – April 1100 Meters11. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.52 Friday evening also saw Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) turn in a big personal best in the 5,000 meters at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on Friday with a time of 14:57.92 to finish 20th in his section of the 5,000 meters and 87th overall as the event featured eight sections of the 5,000 meters. Central Invitational – Pella, Iowa – April 1400 Meters1. Kayla Giuliano, 58.90last_img

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