Myers 7th at Drake

DES MOINES — Mariah Myers shined bright on blue stage of the Drake Relays here Friday morning.

Myers, a St. Edmond junior, scored a seventh place finish in the discus event

After earning a spot in the finals with a throw of 125-2 on her second attempt, Myers uncorked a personal best of 127-11 on her first toss of the finals.

“The conditions were not ideal but everyone had to throw in them,” Myers said. “I went in knowing that I could not use that as an excuse. I love to compete and that is where I am going to get the best competition.

“It was a great experience and I can’t wait for more meets with my team.”

Myers also had attempts of 123-6, 123-1 and 106-3 land during the event.

“To be able to compete at Drake was an outstanding accomplishment for Mariah,” SEHS head coach CJ Tracy said. “For her to be able to go, compete, obtain a PR and place seventh is amazing.

“A big thank you to coach (Cory) Naughton for all the time and effort he has put into her throws this year.”

Humboldt’s Ashlynn Works placed 13th in the discus with a best of 120-3. Defending relays champion Charlee Morton from Hampton-Dumont/CAL scored gold with a 141-2.

Rachel Schany of Emmetsburg followed up her performance in the high jump on Thursday by placing 16th in the long jump. She had a best of 15-11.

West Bend-Mallard’s Maddie Fehr was 27th in the prelims of the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.08.

Iowa Central qualified for the 4×100 and 4×400 men’s finals with strong prelim showings. The 4×100 of Youseef Hamed, Waukeem Walters, Bongumusa Nkoski and Stephen Sydnor went 41.06 to score the second fastest time in prelims.

The 4×400 featuring Nkoski, Seon Booker, Trevon Prince and Antoine Tshimanga had the sixth best at 3:14.72. Finals in both events are scheduled for Saturday.

Abigail Frey, Tina Samson, Nicole Schaefer and Dayvione Briggs clocked a prelim time of 4:00.81 in the 4×400 to finish 26th.

Saturday’s final day will see the Fort Dodge and Algona boys compete in the 4×100-meter relay prelims at 10:12 a.m. after the Algona girls run at 9:40 a.m.


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