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Several Area Athletes, 14 Total Events Qualify For Drake Relays

The 101st Running of the Drake Relays are next week and the unofficial start lists have been announced by the Relays and several local athletes have qualified. According to Knoxville Boys Track and Field Coach Mike Cunningham the Second the Knoxville boys have qualified five events including the 4×100, 4×200, 4×400, 4×800 and the medley relay teams.

Pella coach Brent Van Hauen says Pella has qualified three events including Brett Bogaard in the 100, Zach Wittenberg in the 1600 and their 4×800 relay team, all of which he feels have a very good chance of medaling.

Pella girls coach Dak Rasmussen says they have qualified two events including their 4×100 and 4×400 relays.

P-C-M Boys Coach Ben Anderson says his 4x 100 relay team is in, Twin Cedars girls Coach Dennis Verploeg says Lindsay Hoehns has qualified for the high jump and long jump, and the P-C-M girls 4×100 team is in as confirmed by Coach Joel Grier. The official start lists will be released later this afternoon.