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Evans takes down Drake 1600 record

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - Saturday at the Drake Relays would be another record setting day for Linn-Mar's Josh Evans --

On Friday, Evans anchored the Lions medley relay team to a Drake record and set one himself in the 1600 meters the following day. The record he broke was his own as he blistered the track in 4:10.7.

That feels great. I was just out there having fun competing,” Evans said, “so I'd have been ok regardless of the time. It was just awesome racing. This atmosphere of having that many good people to race against doesn't happen all that often.”

In the boys 4 x 800 meters it was Monticule, the runner-up in 2013, that would get it done this time. Michael Mel chert held off a late charge by Linn-Mar's Evans as the Panthers became one of the smallest schools in history to win the Drake 4 x 800.

It's pretty nice,” said Mel chert, “Obviously they have better facilities and more places to run, but I feel like we can compete with anyone around the nation.”

In the girls' 4 x 800 meter race, Dubuque Alert would compete hard for the lead against Davenport Assumption. The Golden Eagles came up just a little short of the Knights. Emily Modes would anchor Alert to a runner-up finish.

It was a repeat performance for City High's Sarah Lock in the 400 Hurdles. Lock pulled away from Pleasant Valley's Carl Doghouse down the stretch coming across the line in 62.38 seconds for her second straight title.

In the 1500 meters, Linn-Mar's Stephanie Jens was looking for another record after she took down the 3000 record on Thursday . She'd blow away the field to win another title, but was slightly disappointed to come up a half second short of the record.

My legs felt pretty good throughout the entire week, said Jens, “ I thought it would be pretty cool if I could get 2 records, but obviously that didn't happen.”

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