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Cedar Falls Harrington sets record and gets 6th Drake Relays Win


Friday the big blue oval witnessed some masterful performances at the Drake Relays.

It started in the discus ring where Dakotah Goodall of Williamsburg uncorked a 146 foot toss, but had to settle for second after Wahlert senior Katelyn Weimerskich lofted a 148 foot, 1 inch bomb on her final throw to win the event.

While on the boys side, Cedar Rapids Washington dominated the distance medley relay. Robert Hogg anchored the Warriors home a full 2 seconds ahead of second place Waukee

Friday's conditions were a lot colder and a lot windier than they were on Thursday. As a result, we weren't seeing very many great times. That all changed in the afternoon when James Harrington took the track.

Harrington blazed the hundred meters in a Drake Relays record 10.61 seconds capturing his 6th career title while becoming just the third athlete in the state to win the hundred in 3 straight years.

It came down to West and West in the 4 by 100 meters. Waterloo West's Haris Nuhanovic made up some ground, but couldn't reel in Iowa City West's Armando Williams on the anchor leg. The Trojans took the title. The Wahawks finished in the runner-up spot.

"We've been running with each other since elementary school, and we kind of recruited him. This is his first year out for track. I said we were going to win a flag, I promised him that, and we got one," Armando Williams said.

"Second place is what we came in and we came out second, so we're pretty happy with that. This is the Drake Relays, we just came out here to have fun. We'll bring it to them at state," Haris Nuhanovic said.

"I love this track. It's a great, great environment. It's a great place to run. I'm just glad I get to run here," Harrington said.

"The last 2 years we've finished 3rd and 2nd at state in the medley, and we've got a great 2-2-4 combo, so it feels so sweet," Hogg said.

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