2011 Drake Relays


2011 Drake Relays
Drake Stadium, Drake University, Des Moines Iowa
April 27-30

Meet Central:http://www.godrakebulldogs.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15700&KEY=&SPID=8142&SPSID=71588
Meet Results:http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/15700/livestats/Relays/11/index.htm?&&SPSID=71588&SPID=8142&DB_OEM_ID=15700

Thursday

Men 5000 Meter Run Univ/Col
1 Jeff Schirmer             SR Southern Illinois     14:05.37
  2 Landon Peacock            SR Wisconsin             14:07.76
  3 Lewis Timmins             SR Tulsa                 14:08.42
  4 Brandon Lord              FR Georgia               14:09.69
  5 Laban Sialo               JR Central Missouri      14:12.12
  6 Sam Masters               JR Tulsa                 14:13.87
  7 Mike Spain                SR North Central         14:15.79
  8 Mitch Johnson             JR Tulsa                 14:16.13
  9 Kevin Lachowitzer         SO Minnesota             14:19.15
 10 Jim Riddle                SO Illinois              14:20.27
 11 Colin Mickow              JR Illinois              14:22.13
 12 Michael Krsnak            JR South Dakota St       14:24.32
 13 Geoffrey Njonjo           SO Oklahoma Christian    14:26.99
 14 Brett Carter              SR Central Missouri      14:32.32
 15 Martin Coolidge           FR Iowa St               14:34.08
 16 Dalton Moberly            JR Central Missouri      14:34.94
 17 Scott Krapf               SR Illinois State        14:35.47
 18 Ben Murphy-Baum           SR Iowa St               14:38.05
 19 Brian Detweiler           SO Georgia               14:39.84
 20 Clayton Carper            SR Iowa St               14:51.42
 21 Matthew Mroczynski        SR Illinois State        15:03.52
 -- Craig Padgett             JR Indiana St                 DNF
 -- Drew Sheilds              SO Wisconsin                  DNF


Part 1 of post Drake Relays 5000 race interview with Central Missouri XC/Distance Coach Kirk Pederson and his standout trio of Dalton Moberly, Brett Carter, and Laban Sialo. The trio led the Mules to the 2010 MIAA conference xc title and to NCAA Nationals. The trio qualified for indoor nationals with Sialo and Carter earning All-American honors to help the Mules take the fourth place trophy.

Part 2 of post Drake Relays 5000 race interview with Central Missouri XC/Distance Coach Kirk Pederson and his standout trio of Dalton Moberly, Brett Carter, and Laban Sialo. The trio led the Mules to the 2010 MIAA conference xc title and to NCAA Nationals. The trio qualified for indoor nationals with Sialo and Carter earning All-American honors to help the Mules take the fourth place trophy.


Friday

Men 4x200 Meter Relay College
1 Lincoln (MO)                                        1:25.56                  
     1) Steve Banton FR                 2) Terrel Cotton JR                      
     3) Dwain Bryden SR                 4) Dane Hyatt SO   




The Lincoln University quartet of Steve Banton, Dwain Bryden, Dane Hyatt, and Terrel Cotton claimed the 2011 Drake Relays College Men’s 4×200 title. The Lincoln Blue Tigers have dominated the sprint relays the last decade at the Drake Relays, earning many Drake Champion Flags.


Women 4x200 Meter Relay University
 1 Baylor                                              1:33.08   
     1) Tiffani McReynolds FR           2) Diamond Richardson JR  
     3) Brittany Bruce SR               4) Tiffany Townsend SR   




Kansas City area stars and former Missouri State Champsions Brittany Bruce-Lee’ Summit West, and Tiffani McReynolds-Pembroke Hill, join forces for the Baylor Bears and claim the 2011 Drake Relays University Womens 4×200 Championship. Bruce the senior and McReynolds the freshman talk about their journey’s to Baylor and their track seasons.



South Dakota sophomore Bethany Buell is the former Missouri Class 4 pole vault state Champ and state meet record holder. She was one of the top 30 women in DI indoors in the vault but didn’t show up on the performance list because of South Dakota is still transitioning to Division I for indoor Track and Field. She’s good to go though for outdoors and will be doing her best to qualify for the NCAA first round. She is coached by Derek Miles, one of the top vaulters in the world.


Saturday


Women Hammer Throw Univ/Col

Finals                                                                    
  1 Gwen Berry                SR Southern Illinois       70.52m     231-04
      65.05m  FOUL  62.74m  65.39m  70.52m  65.40m                        
  2 Laura Igaune              SR Western Kentucky        63.52m     208-05



Gwen Berry Southern Illinois Sr Hammer Throw Champion 2011
Drake Relays
Talks about winning her 2nd straight Drake Relays
Hammer title, competing for team USA last summer at the North America Central
American and Caribbean Championships. Her 2011 indoor season with one of the
top collegiate marks of all-time in the weight throw. Her Goals for the rest of
the season, and competing beyond college. She talks about her head coach Connie
Price Smith, the Missouri native SIU alum and four time Olympian. 
Truman State junior Jennifer Zweifel talks after the womens
triple jump at the 2011 Drake Relays.
The Maryville Missouri native is an All-American jumper for
the Bulldogs.

Men 4x100 Meter Relay College

1 Lincoln (MO)                                          39.91   
     1) Ravel Grey JR                   2) Terrel Cotton JR       
     3) Dwain Bryden SR                 4) Kimour Bruce SR        
  2 Doane                                                 40.57   
     1) Ben McCaleb JR                  2) Thomas Hodges FR       
     3) Chris Busby SO                  4) Brijesh Lawrence SO    
  3 Missouri S&T                                          40.63   
     1) Sean Martin SO                  2) Brett Vessell SR       
     3) Mike Wilson SR                  4) Adriel Hawkins FR  
    

Lincoln Men Kimour Bruce, Dwain Bryden, Ravel Grey, and
Terrel Cotton College 4×100 Champions 2011 Drake Relays

Men 800 Meter Run Univ/Col
1 Aaron Evans               JR Georgia                1:48.93 
  2 Aduo Omot                 SO Augustana (SD)         1:49.45 
  3 Aaron Dixon               SR Missouri               1:49.46 


Missouri senior Aaron Dixon interview following the men’s
800 at the 2011 Drake Relays. He talks about being a part of the great Mizzou
middle distance tradition, and joining the Mizzou program as well as his
experience at the 2010 NCAA Championships and USATF National Championships. 
Bradley senior Mary Goldkamp talks after her 8th place finish in the women’s 1500 in a school record and personal best of 4:23.29. The McCluer North graduate who played soccer and ran cross country is now shining no the track.
Central Missouri junior Lindsay Lettow interview after the
2011 Drake Relays. Lettow , the Urbandale Iowa native and Des Moines Christian
HS grad, has earned multiple all-american honors and captured the 2011 NCAA DII
Indoor Nationals Pentathlon Championship with a meet record score of 4064. She
scored 5610 in the heptathlon in March at a meet in Texas, which is currently
almost 700 points ahead of the next best DII mark while she sits fifth on the
current collegiate overall list.  

Central Missouri junior Brent Vogel interview after the 2011
Drake Relays. The Helias High School graduate is a multiple time All-American
and was the runner-up at the 2011 DII Indoor Nationals in the heptathlon. His
finish helped the mules to another team trophy with their fourth place finish.
He talks about his long sprints/middle distance ability
that’s similar to his Coach’s-Kip Janvrin. 

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