Warriors Compete at Drake Relays

Des Moines, Iowa – The Waldorf Warrior track team set out to achieve greatness at the Drake Relays over the weekend. The prestigious relays are held each year at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, home of the Drake University Bulldogs. The track is famous for its blue surface, which was installed in 1989. The Drake Relays starting in 1910 with the first running of the relays.

Both the Waldorf men’s and women’s 4×200-meter relay teams set school records giving the Warriors four school records at the Drake Relays on the weekend, as the Warrior women’s 4×100 relay team, and the Warrior men’s sprint medley relay team set records on Friday. The majority of the Warriors competed at the Viking Classic hosted by Grand View on Friday where the Warriors set three other school records.

On Saturday, the men’s relay team of Carlos Barrea, Quincy Minor Jr, Jacob Conlon, and Isaiah Craig had a key performance in the 4×200, clocking an all-time, Waldorf-best time of 1 minute, 31.47 seconds, finishing 22nd overall.
They broke the 3-year-old record of 1:35.35 run by Jonah Remker, Craig, Caleb Gilbertson, and Austin Anderson.
Adding a record performance in the women’s 4×200 relay were Maria Corbi, Quentinique Wilkinson, Morgan Straight, and Kaila Jackson, who were 18th at the Drake Relays in 1:46.24. The time was the first run in the event by a Waldorf women’s relay team. Those efforts added to a record weekend at the Drake Relays for Waldorf, which saw Corbi, Straight, Camara Green and Jackson set a new school record in the 4×100 of 49.50 on Friday, and the men’s sprint medley relay (200, 200, 400 & 800) team of Barrera, Cameron Newsome, Craig, and Conlon break that record with a time of 3:34.56. The Warriors track and field teams are back in action next Saturday at the Minnesota State-Mankato Twilight.
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Portions of this story from Mike Stetson, SID, Waldorf University.