The Emporia State men and women travelled to Iowa for the Drake Relays track and field meet last weekend, bringing home two championships and five top-five overall finishes.

On Friday, the men’s 4x800 meter relay comprised of Jared Reinke, sophomore middle distance, Cole Bosley, junior distance, Murad Baheyadeen, sophomore middle distance, and Thomas LaRoche, senior middle distance, finished first. Following their race, ESU men’s sprint medley relay finished second, and it was run by Taysean Goodwin, junior sprinter, Duke Tibbs, senior sprinter, Luke Stenzel, sophomore sprinter, and LaRoche.

The women’s sprint medley relay placed fourth overall. It was ran by Hannah, junior sprinter, Shield, Lati Yeargin, senior sprinter, Elizabeth Blevins, graduate student sprinter, and Leah Nelson, junior middle distance.

On Saturday, the final day of competition, the men’s 4x400-meter relay won first place and broke an existing ESU school record with a time of 3:08.69. The team was made up of Parker Evans, junior sprinter, Stenzel, Tibbs and Goodwin.

The women’s 4x100 meter relay finished second with a time of 46.48, and it was run by Jazmin Williams, sophomore sprinter, Shield, Malacia Lee, senior sprinter, and Yeargin.

The Hornet track team will be back in action May 4 at the MIAA Outdoor Conference Championship meet in Kearney, Nebraska.

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