Prep Track: Drake Relays Finals

Des Moines — The Drake Relays closed up on Saturday from the Blue Oval in Des Moines and it was a great showing for southeast Iowa.

New London junior Kade Benjamin finished 4th in the high jump, Friday.

The bouncy Tiger cleared 6’7′ as his sights get set on a 1A state field that could be his for the taking.

His teammate Carter Allen ended his trip with a 10th place finish in the shot put.

Allen’s best throw Friday was 50 feet, 9.5 inches.

On Saturday, New London’s 4×100 relay team of Boden Pickle, Joel Lacy, Reean Seberg and Josh Catala finished 57th.

That team went 44.68.

Mount Pleasant finished 48th in the same event, running 44.50.

Comprising Mount Pleasant’s group was Colton Huston, Will Davidson, Morgan Van Nyhuis and Avin Truong.

WACO junior Simeon Reichenbach ended his Drake Relays trip with a 28th place finish in the 110m hurdles.

The all-state running back, who led WACO to the state quarterfinals, ran 15.92.

In relay action from Mediapolis, the distance medley team of Cole Lipper, Kadin Salek, Anthony Isley and Logan Rosas finished 20th.

The Bulldog quartet ran 3:38.24.

That same group placed 11th in the 4×400, as well.

They ran a huge seasons best of 3:25.88