DES MOINES | 13 area athletes competed at the Drake Relays last week, with several of the individuals turning in some impressive finishes. Ultimately, no one came out on top, but Amanda Chizek of West Hancock and TJ Schnurr of Bishop Garrigan, both shot putters as well as basketball stars, came the closest.
Chizek finished 12th in the shot put, with a mark of 37-1.25. Riceville's Abby Marr finished 23rd in the same event, with a 35-1.50.
Algona's Wyatt Wegener ran in the boys 100 meter dash, and finished 25th in the first heat, with time of 11.29. Teammate Sammonte Bawden ran an 11.18 in his own heat, which also did not qualify him for the finals. Trey Engen finished fifth overall in the boys' 1600 meter run, with an impressive mark of 4:25.18. Joe Schaefer of Johnston was first, and ran a 4:21.33.
Josef Smith, of West Hancock, ran a 15.70 in the boys 110 meter hurdles, a time that did not qualify for the finals. Osage's Paige Kisely ran a 16.36 in the girls' 100 meter hurdles, which also did not qualify her to advance.
Amanda Chizek, of West Hancock, finished 12th in the shot put, with a mark of 37-1.25. Riceville's Abby Marr finished 23rd in the same event, with a 35-1.50.
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Brenna Paulson of North Iowa High School finished 11th in the girl's discus throw finals, with a throw of 124-11.
The Algona boys team competed in two races, the 1600 meter medley relay, and the boys 4x100 meter relay. The Bulldogs took third in the 1600, and 18th in the 4x100, with a time of 44.26.
On the girls side, three area teams participated in the 4x100 meter relay, with all three falling short of the finals. Mason City finished 61st, with a time of 52.41. Algona finished 80th, and Osage finished a distant 91st overall. The winning team, Ankeny, ran a 48.93 in the finals
Logan Benjegerdes, from Northwood-Kensett, ran a 15.93 in the 110 meter hurdles, good for 31st, in the first round. Bishop Garrigan's Schnurr finished eighth in the boys shot put, with a mark of 53-1.75.
Libby Schwamman of Osage received a no-height in the girls' high jump.
Central Springs senior Aizik Hodak finished 11th in the discus finals, at 154-3.