Alex Bautista, Garrett Dolan, Kyle Hoffman and Tyler Olson ran a scorching time of 8 minutes, 5.81 seconds to take third place in the 4×800 relay at the Forwald-Coleman Relays at Iowa City High last Thursday
The Muscatine boys finished sixth in the team race with 70.83 points and the girls team scored 45 points to place seventh. This meet was important because it was the last chance to qualify for the Drake Relays that will be taking place this weekend.
For the 4×800 boys, their time was 11th best and the 16 best 4×800 times in the state can qualify for Drake.
The Muskies were running against some of the top in teams in the state facing Linn-Mar and Iowa City High, with Linn-Mar’s 7:56.15 time among the best times in the state.
Some of Muscatine’s sprinters also got a chance to shine on Thursday.
Alphonso Soko won the open 100 in 11.10, the 4×100 relay team of Josh Nazareth, Marquan Sorrells, Drew Greenhaw and Soko placed third with a time of 44.17 and the sprint medley team of Greenhaw, Travis Bogart, Isaiah Smith and Olson won in 3:42.04.
Olson anchored the team closing coming back from sixth place to win the race by 41-hundredths of a second.
The Muscatine girls team was mostly giving themselves some padding in the race to qualify for Drake.
Iowa State ound Larkin Chapman won the 800-meter run in 2:14.38. She has one of the top times in the state. Brina Kraft’s finished second place in the 3000 with a time of 10:29.92.
Danielle Wegter, spun a new personal best of 132 feet, 9 inches, putting her into the conversation as one of the state’s top discus throwers.
The Drake Relays will take place at Drake University.