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Drake Track and Field Records 31 Top-5 Finishes In Season Opener

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Release: December 06, 2013
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AMES, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams recorded 31 top-five finishes in its season-opening competition at the Iowa State Holiday Preview inside ISU’s Lied Recreation Center on Friday evening.

The men’s middle distance runners turned in some of the strongest performances on the evening the Bulldogs sweeping the top three spots in both the 1,000 meters and mile. James Saxton, won the 1,000 meters in 2:30.20, followed by George Webb five seconds later and Zachary Elkins in third.

In the mile, Guy Eckman recorded a personal best by crossing the line in 4:21.49. Ryan Ross and Calvin Quarterman finished in second and third, respectively. The middle-distance crew also earned a first-place finish from Brett Wright in the 600-yard race with a time of 1:12.38.

Travis Marsh led the Drake men’s hurdlers with a second-place time of 8.16 in the 60-meter hurdles while Danyelle Cole ran away with the women’s 60-meter race thanks to a personal-best time of 7.75. Cole also finished fourth in the 300 meters and ran a leg of the 4x400-meter relay that finished third.

Nine Bulldogs finished in the top-five in the field events with Adam Perkins clearing 13-7.75 in the pole vault to finish second while Ethan Turner was second in the triple jump with a leap of 42-0.5. On the women’s side, the jumpers’ top performances included  Jaclyn Aremka tying for second in the high jump at 5-5 and Kayla Bell taking third in the triple jump thanks to a jump of 37-10.5.

The Bulldogs’ indoor season continues next Friday at the same facility with the Iowa State Dual.

Iowa State Holiday Classic
Dec. 6, 2013 – Lied Recreation Center
Ames, Iowa

Drake Women’s Results
60 Meters (Finals)
1. Danyelle Cole, 7.75
4. Tiara Winston, 7.91

60 Meters (Prelims)
4. Danyelle Cole, 7.81
7. Tiara Winson, 7.85
9. Jessica Campbell, 7.88

300 Meters
4. Danyelle Cole, 40.95
5. Jessica Campbell, 41.08
10. Tiara Winston, 42.15
13. Destani Welch, 42.51
14. Ashley Johnson, 42.67
16. Lisa Huska, 43.78

600 Yards
2. India Knight, 1:27.42
3. Celia Venezia, 1:32.08
4. Cassandra Hardy, 1:32.11
7. Celeste Arteaga, 1:35.32

1,000 Meters
6. Mariah Kauder, 3:19.31
7. Shelby Varney, 3:25.28

Mile
6. Sammy Nielsen, 5:17.29
7. Erica Bestul, 5:17.68
10. Stephanie Parks, 5:25.54
13. Allie Heifner, 5:37.57

60-Meter Hurdles (Final)
3. Ashley Johnson, 8.83
4. Destani Welch, 8.93 

60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
6. Destani Welch, 8.98
8. Ashley Johnson, 9.09
17. Lisa Huska, 10.81

4x400-Meter Relay
3. Drake (Knight, Campbell, Cole, Hardy), 4:05.63

High Jump
T2. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-5

Pole Vault
5. Kathryn Ambrose, 10-6.25

Triple Jump
3. Kayla Bell, 37-10.5

Iowa State Holiday Classic
Dec. 6, 2013 – Lied Recreation Center
Ames, Iowa 

Drake Men’s Results
60 Meters (Finals)
3. Kendall Owens, 6.89
7. Demetrius Shelton, 7.09

60 Meters (Prelims)
4. Kendall Owens, 6.95
5. Demetrius Shelton, 7.01
10. Kai Asberry, 7.07

300 Meters
2. Travis Marsh, 34.81
3. Steven Jordan, 34.82
5. Ian Wells, 35.06
7. Kendall Owens, 35.26
8. Kai Asberry, 35.33
12. Demetrius Shelton, 35.83
14. Andrew Eady, 36.94
15. Jeffrey Foreman, 37.00
20. Calvin Daack, 38.55

600 Yards
1. Brett Wright, 1:12.38

1,000 Meters
1. James Saxton, 2:30.20
2. George Webb, 2:35.16
3. Zachary Elkins, 2:39.65

Mile
1. Guy Eckman, 4:21.49
2. Ryan Ross, 4:37.35
3. Calvin Quarterman, 4:45.87

60-Meter Hurdles (Final)
2. Travis Marsh, 8.16

60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)
2. Travis Marsh, 8.23
10. Julian Todd-Borden, 8.73
13. Jeffrey Foreman, 8.89

4x400-Meter Relay
4. Drake (Shull, Webb, Todd-Borden, Daack), 3:25.93

High Jump
5. Jeffrey Foreman, 6-4

Pole Vault
2. Adam Perkins, 13-7.75
T3. Matt Schimek, 13-1.75

Long Jump
6. Scott Goad, 19-2.75

Triple Jump
2. Ethan Turner, 42-0.5
3. Sean Buczek, 41-10.5

Weight Throw
5. Andrew Curtis, 55-5
8. Michael Dolan, 36-9

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