The Drake Relays are just over 3 weeks away... hard to believe with this weather, right? But the wintery misery hasn't held these athletes back from hitting their Blue Standards so far this season.
Here are the individuals and relays that have hit the Blue Standard so far.
|Grant Bouwer||Sibley Ocheyden||High Jump||6'6.75"|
|Blair Brooks||Marion||High Jump||6'6"|
|Camdem Cox||Ankeny Centennial||1600m||4:22.44|
|Dominic Etherington||Algona||Shot Put||57'5"|
|Braeden Hoyer||Northeast||High Jump||6'8"|
|Keith Keahna||South Tama||High Jump||6'6"|
|Owen Minshall||Waukee||High Jump||6'6"|
|Nick Phelps||KP-WC||Shot Put||65'9"|
|Cole Schroeder||Dowling Catholic||3200m||9:33.36|
|Mount Pleasant||Shuttle Hurdle Relay||57.73|
|Kitra Bell||Iowa City West||Long Jump||17'11"|
|Sydney Durbin||OABCIG||High Jump||5'5"|
|Kiesten Fisher||Southeast Valley||High Jump||5'5"|
|Lea Grady||Davenport central||Discus||134'11"|
|Anna Hostetler||Mid Prairie||3000m||10:06.84|
|Marie Hostetler||Mid Prairie||3000m||10:24.17|
|Chandler Haight||Iowa City West||Shot Put||42-11|
|Maria Gorham||North Polk||High Jump||5'5"|
|Jamie Kofron||Tipton||Shot Put||42-11.5|
|Bailey Nock||Iowa City West||1500m||4:46.17|
|Bailey Nock||Iowa City West||3000m||10:26.78|
|Skyler Presier||Linn Mar||High Jump||5'5"|
Ellie Friesen's performances are particularly intriguing. Not only is she the only athlete to qualify in three events so far (800, 1500, 3000), she also hosts the top times in all three events so far this season. It will most definitely be an exciting couple of weeks to see if others begin to challenge those times, and will be interesting to see who comes out on top on the Blue Oval!
If you know others who have hit the standard, DM us on Twitter with their name, event, and result.