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More School Records Fall At Saturday’s Drake Relays

Posted: Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

It was a record breaking final day Saturday of the 102 running of The Drake Relays. Knoxville’s boys 4×800 meter relay team of Blake Wyatt, Tim Shepherd, Jamie VanderVeer, and Alex Edwards did not disappoint as they finished third overall and set a new school record in the process. Their time of 7:57.58 seconds was this group’s first ever sub eight minute 4×800 time. Coach Mike Cunningham the Second was excited to see his guys break seven minutes. That makes two schools records broken for Knoxville at the Drake relays this week. The other was Derek Seddon’s throw in the discus which was 165 feet five inches. Also running in that same event was a squad from Pella. The team of, Grant Gustafson, Wade Pingel, Evan Jones, Colton Haning finished 15th with a time of 8:13.73.