Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gopher Women Drake and Grand View Results

Senior Todea-Kay Willis was busy on the second day of the 104th annual Drake Relays as she aided the University of Minnesota’s 4x100-meter relay in qualifying for the finals, while she advanced to the finals in the open 100.The Gophers’ 4x100-meter relay began the day by taking third in their preliminary heat but still posted the sixth fastest time of 46.016, which is the fastest time run by Minnesota this season. The foursome of Jessica Waldvogel, Willis, Megan Geyen and Kylie Peterson runs Saturday at 3:30 PM.

Willis then ran in the final heat of the 100 and took second to qualify for the finals. She had the sixth fastest time and runs at 2:23 PM. The 4x800-meter relay capped off the running events for Minnesota as they took fourth in the event. The quartet of Katie Hill, Te’ Shon Adderly, Maggie Bollig, and Alena Brooks ran a time of 8:38.78. In the discus, Devin Stanford narrowly missed qualifying for the finals as she took tenth with a toss of 48.74m/159'11", which came on her third and final throw. Drake Relays results are HERE.

Meanwhile at a track meet hosted by Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, three of the 4x100-meter relay runners who also ran at the Drake Relays also competed in various events. Peterson took first in the 100 with her fastest time of the year, 11.92. Geyen claimed the 400 title with in 55.44, while Waldvogel won the 400-meter hurdles(62.74). In the 800, Casey Opitz(2:14.21) and Lauren Domski(:15.67) finished first and second. Grand View results are HERE.

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