Members of the Wartburg Track and Field Team competed on the “blue oval” in Des Moines, Iowa at the 2016 Drake Relays on April 29-30th.
On the men’s side, the best place the Knights finished was 6th place in the 4×800 meter relay. The team of Nicholas Green, Mark Schulz, Casey Roberts and Cody Snider finished with a time of 7:39.90.
The 4×100 relay team of Ty Troutman, Chris Nothnick, Joseph Fedoris and Justin Anderlik finished in 11th place with a time of 42.19 seconds. The 4×200 meter relay team of Fedoris, Troutman, Ryan Richman and Nick Hoftender also placed 11th with a time of 1:29.87. The Distance Medley team of Roberts, Dillon DeMott, Sam McMichael and Liam Hartley placed 10th. The 1600 sprint medley team of Nothnick, Fedoris, Anderlik and Green finished in 9th place with a time of 3:30.10.
Due to Rule 4, the men’s Wartburg 4×400 relay team was disqualified.
On the women’s side, the Knights best finish was in the Distance Medley Relay team of Dakota Tell, Amy Brant, Taylor Officer and Maddie Kleve. The quartet finished with a time of 12:01.13 to place third overall.
Other top performances for the Knights include the 4×100 relay of Erica Dynes, Tessa Helmle, Laura Stenzel and Teylor Jones with a time of 47.59 for 11th place. The 4×200 and team of Stenzel, Jones, Dailen Folkedhal and Markel Mommsen placed 6th with a time of 1:41.32. The 4×800 meter relay team of Maddie Kleve, Samantha Feller, Kaityln Muhlenbruch and Dakota Tell finished in 10th place with a time of 9:34.08. The 1600 sprint medley relay of Dynes, Stenzel, Elizabeth Duehr and Officer finished in 5th place overall with a time of 4:07.75.
The 4×400 meter relay team of Muhlenbruch, Duehr, Tessa Helmle and Officer placed 15th with a time of 3:50.83 and didn’t qualify for the finals.
The Knights next meet will be at home for the Wartburg/Luther Duel.