Multi-Events Open The 110th Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee

first_img Results Teddy Frid and Emilyn Dearman, both coming off solid performances at the USA indoor championships, hold the first-day leads in the multi-events, the opening competition in the 110th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. “I’d like to get a mark for outdoor nationals,” he said. “If I could get 7,500 or 7,600, that would be a good start. I went to indoor nationals and had a blast hanging out with the guys.” Story Links She was the runner-up at the USA indoor this year, finishing the pentathlon with a personal best of 4,356 points. “I wanted to keep things from getting too high or too low,” he said. “Just keep it on a steady course. If something didn’t go quite right, just move on to the next one.” Dearman won NCAA Division II national championships in both the heptathlon and pentathlon while at Pittsburg State. She, too, turned in a consistent first-day performance in a field of 15 competitors, winning the 100 hurdles, finishing second in the 200 and shot put and taking third in the high jump. In a field of eight competitors, Frid finished third or higher in every event. He won the long jump and high jump, finished second in the 100 and was third in the shot put and 400. His long jump was an outdoor best. Frid finished fourth in the heptathlon at the indoor nationals this year and was a second-team All-American with Minnesota at the 2018 NCAA indoor meet. After this redshirt year, he’ll have one more season of eligibility with the Gophers.center_img Former Texas A&M athlete Shaina Burns will be in good position to challenge Dearman in the final three events Thursday after compiling a first-day score of 3,565 points. She finished eighth at the USA indoor this year and was the shot put winner Wednesday. Former Iowa City West High School standout Austin West is second with 3,639 points and Northern Iowa’s Austin Heitland is third with 3,593. Frid came in looking for consistency and found it. Both competitions conclude Thursday at Drake Stadium at 10:30 a.m. prior to the start of the annual Distance Carnival at 4:30 p.m. and high school field events at 4 p.m. The USA outdoor meet will be held at Drake Stadium in July. Frid, who is redshirting at the University of Minnesota this year, has 3,837 points after five events in the decathlon. Dearman, a former Pittsburg State athlete, compiled 3,604 points through the first four events of the heptathlon. Former North Dakota State standout Rose Jackson won the 200 to pull into third place with 3,270 points. High jump winner Michelle Spires is fourth with 3,230 points. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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